2" OLV Lift Install '04 AWD to 4" Lift to 5" Lift

Re: 2" OLV Lift Install '04 AWD to 4" Lift to 5" Lift

Postby 97cargocrawler » August 9th 2013, 2:28am

Awesome! :thumbup:

Someday when I'm living in my $100,000 van and someone gives me the pooey eye, I'll say, "At least my home is paid for buddy," and I'll roll out the astro turf.
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Re: 2" OLV Lift Install '04 AWD to 4" Lift to 5" Lift

Postby Corsemoto [OP] » August 9th 2013, 2:58am

That's why I want to outfit a Provan Tiger XL, home is where you park it!

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Re: 2" OLV Lift Install '04 AWD

Postby Tegnus » September 10th 2013, 11:26pm

Corsemoto wrote:Cut the low hanging shock mounts off leaving the tabs behind for mounting e-brake cable brackets:

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Did you took off brake lines when you did this? Can't see them in this picture.
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Re: 2" OLV Lift Install '04 AWD to 4" Lift to 5" Lift

Postby Corsemoto [OP] » September 11th 2013, 6:46pm

That's the front view from the passenger side so brake line is out of the way on the backside of axle. On the driver's side, I just moved the brake line up and out of the way (it's flexible enough) and protected it while cutting and grinding.

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Re: 2" OLV Lift Install '04 AWD to 4" Lift to 5" Lift

Postby Tegnus » September 11th 2013, 7:10pm

Got it - Thanks a lot for info! :)
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Re: 2" OLV Lift Install '04 AWD to 4" Lift to 5" Lift

Postby c.zhou57 » January 11th 2014, 5:42am

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Here is the tire clearance at full lock on inner subframe rails at full lock, can see why I am considering 1/2" hubcentric wheel spacers.

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How are others taking care of this rubbing problem? Larger backspace wheels? Banging in the frame rails? Can imagine this may be a problem if the van is flexed.
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Re: 2" OLV Lift Install '04 AWD to 4" Lift to 5" Lift

Postby Corsemoto [OP] » May 23rd 2014, 6:28pm

^ It's not a problem as it barely kisses, just enough to rub paint off. As the tire wears a bit, the problem is gone. You could do different backspaced wheels, I wanted to use factory wheels.
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Re: 2" OLV Lift Install '04 AWD

Postby andrew678122 » November 16th 2015, 8:57pm

Corsemoto wrote:Thanks Hank, everything in the kit was just as you described.

What are you planning with the lift shackles?

You can get them from airbagit.com, it's where I got the replacement bushings for the ones you sold me.

http://www.airbagit.com/product-p/sha-as8400a.htm


Thanks Corsemoto! I know this is an ancient thread but I tried the link and Airbagit still has the Astro shackles listed, so I bought a pair. I just want to lift my Astro a little, 2 inches should be fine. For the front I think I'll try adjusting the torsion bars and see if I can get 2 inches that way, if not I'll get the 2 inch lift keys.

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Re: 2" OLV Lift Install '04 AWD to 4" Lift to 5" Lift

Postby AstroWill » November 16th 2015, 9:17pm

Corsemoto wrote:That's why I want to outfit a Provan Tiger XL, home is where you park it!

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Just the other day I was parked down by the river ;)
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Re: 2" OLV Lift Install '04 AWD

Postby Corsemoto [OP] » November 16th 2015, 11:06pm

andrew678122 wrote:
Corsemoto wrote:Thanks Hank, everything in the kit was just as you described.

What are you planning with the lift shackles?

You can get them from airbagit.com, it's where I got the replacement bushings for the ones you sold me.

http://www.airbagit.com/product-p/sha-as8400a.htm


Thanks Corsemoto! I know this is an ancient thread but I tried the link and Airbagit still has the Astro shackles listed, so I bought a pair. I just want to lift my Astro a little, 2 inches should be fine. For the front I think I'll try adjusting the torsion bars and see if I can get 2 inches that way, if not I'll get the 2 inch lift keys.

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Sure thing. If you decide on the torsion lift keys you can get the Airbagit keys a lot cheaper on eBay, username chassis_tech $54 shipped.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/KEY-X-ASTRO-30-ASTRO-LIFT-30-1985-2005-Torsion-Keyways-pr-Small-1-5-Hex-/261540181932?hash=item3ce50277ac:g:lGQAAOSw3d1Tzq53&vxp=mtr

My, how I've neglected this thread... :doh:
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Re: 2" OLV Lift Install '04 AWD

Postby andrew678122 » November 16th 2015, 11:35pm

Corsemoto wrote:Sure thing. If you decide on the torsion lift keys you can get the Airbagit keys a lot cheaper on eBay, username chassis_tech $54 shipped.

[url]http://www.ebay.com/itm/KEY-X-ASTRO-30-ASTRO-LIFT-30-1985-2005-Torsion-Keyways-pr-Small-1-5-Hex-/261540181932?hash=item3ce50277ac:g:lGQAAOSw3d1Tzq53&vxp=mtr[img]

My, how I've neglected this thread... :doh:


Yeah, I see them there, but hopefully I won't need them...
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