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Interior

Discuss the cabin from the headliner to the carpeting of your Astro or Safari van. Topics include door panels, and seat belts or the dash and carpet, trim, and seats. Talk about your center console, seats, door handles, upholstery, steering wheels or any other item in the cab of your van.
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Exterior

Anything to do with the outer exterior of your van. Discuss all body modifications and repairs including fenders and bumpers, hoods and grilles, or doors and windows. All body related things like body panels and handles, wipers and roof racks, mirrors and trim.
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Suspension

Discuss the system of springs, shock absorbers, and linkages that connects your van to it's wheels. The suspension is the the system contributing to the vans handling, and keeps vehicle occupants comfortable and isolated from road noise, bumps, and vibrations.
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Engine

The engine forum is where all of our engine discussion and conversation takes place. Talk about engine diagnostics, adjustments, modifications, performance and care. Motor tuning and repair to gain horsepower and fuel efficiency.
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Exhaust

Topics regarding exhaust systems beginning at the headers down the pipes and through the catalytic converter and the mufflers and exhaust tips. We can also discuss emissions, performance cat back exhausts, or any exhaust related topics.
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Transmission / Drivetrain

Transmission and drivetrain related components. Discuss automatic and manual trans repairs and performance or talk about driveshafts or rear-ends and differentials. Diagnostics of 4-speed, 5-speed, or even 6-speed transmissions.
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Brakes

Lets talk about brakes and brake performance. Disc, drum, anti-lock brakes(ABS). Discuss brake components like the pads, rotors, calipers, shoes. Pads can be ceramic, metallic, or other. Rotors can be standard, cross-drilled, or slotted.
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Wheels/Tires

Discussion about wheels and tires also called rims and rubber. Tires come in low profile radials, all-terrain passenger tires, sport or off-road tires and even swampers or mud boggers. Talk about backspacing, aluminum or alloys, inflation and wear.
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Climate Control

Topics regarding the climate control in the cabin of the van. Discuss things like air conditioning, refrigerant recharging, and dual climate controls, a/c vents, accumulator or defrosters, heater core, or fan inside the van.
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Electrical

Discussion specific to electric components of vans. Category for alternators or batteries, starters and ignition parts, anything 12v and electrical issue like fuses, circuitry, wire, terminals, switches, connectors, bulbs, relays, and wiring. Voltage and amperage diagnosis.
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Towing/Trailers

Discuss towing and trailers and plows, or overdrive and hitch towing capacity (GVW) and tongue weight for heavy loads. This is the place for tow hitches, receivers, and trailer wiring as well as snow plowing.
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Mobile Electronics

Talk about audio systems and mobile video, navigation systems and GPS, car alarms and security systems. Discuss auto competition with amplifiers, subwoofers, sound quality, and SPL. Entertain with satellite radio, CB radio, DVD players, and game consoles.
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Technical Information

Share wiring schematics or discuss color codes. Run diagnostics, diagnose SES light, check engine light, RPO Codes, or decode VIN numbers and error codes. Get in over your head with prom burning, ALDL data, or ECM topics.
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Projects/Builds

Each members' project build thread. Post details and photos, past and present, of your projects coming together. Restorations, modifications, or customizations of a vehicle and a sequential history of the progress. Build-up threads only!
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Uncategorized

An all-purpose area for Astro/Safari van related discussion. These forums typically contain van-related but ill-assorted topics unfit for any other category. General questions and information relating to Astro and Safari Vans only.
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General A general all-purpose area of AstroSafari.com.

Member Introductions

Hello and welcome to the best and original home for Astro & Safari owners. Please introduce yourself to the community and make yourself at home. Tell us about yourself and post your introductions and welcome messages here.
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Events

Car Shows, Meetups, Campouts, Show & Shines, Cruises, Clubs, Meet & Greets, Competitions, Contests, Exhibitions, Demonstrations, Auto Shows, Performances.
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Road Trips

Show off where you've been, where you plan to go to next and inspire others to do the same! :) Please make this very eye'candy!
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Photochop Forums

Vehicle Image Manipulation Forums. Photos Of Vans Edited To Reflect The Desired Effect.
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Owner Manuals

Owner Manuals

Instruction Manual, Instructional Book, Booklet, Manual Supplied With The Vehicle, Vehicle Information Manual, Information On Safety Systems, Service Manual, Maintenance Schedules, Appearance Care, Comfort Controls, Audio Controls.
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Marketplace This area of the forum is for commerce related posts. When shopping for items for your van - this is a good first place to look at what other members have found is available, and recommendations for where to look.

Classifieds

This area of the forum is for posting and browsing classified ads. All classified ads MUST be specifically related to Chevrolet Astro or GMC Safari ONLY.
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Member Reviews

Tell about your experiences! Who to buy from and who to stay away from. If there are excellent shops in your area make sure you share your experiences with any products or services here; good or bad!
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Deals Online

If you find things on-line (Craigslist, eBay etc.) that are of general interest to Astro/Safari van owners, post the info and links here.
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Vendors Deals

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Forum Support

Website Concerns

Website questions, comments, feedback, change requests. Topics of troubleshooting or complaints regarding components directly relating to this web site. Get help with all aspects of the site or offer suggestions and constructive criticism.
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Announcements

Important announcements that everyone should take a moment to read. Site news, updates, and the latest AstroSafari.com happenings
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Off Topic Discussions

Off Topic

Off-Topic Forums. Anything Not Van Related You Want To Talk About. Discussion Of Current Events And Participation In Intelligent Conversation With Others
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  1. Edit: Thanks to the efforts here we now have an option from Sway-A-Way for our AWD vans: Would you be interested in higher-rate torsion bars? --AstroWill Hello all, I'm in the midst of some upgrades on my lifted van and I wanted to get a sense of how many other people might also be interested...
  2. Hey All! I have a 2002 AWD Astro and the rear hatch like to dramatically fall on my head...but only sometimes. Does anyone know where to get the correct size lifts to keep the door up? I saw some links from awhile back but they aren't available.
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  4. Hey there folks, I wasn't planning on starting this build thread until I really started working on the van but I have a few questions that I wanted to drop in here. It wont get super exciting for another couple weeks, I apologize for that. Here it is: my 2000 Astro AWD image0 The first thing...
  5. I bought this van sight-unseen, through pictures on the phone, and a fairly informative carfax. It was the only AWD within range (I was also shopping AMC Eagles) and still it required a 300 mi delivery. I paid more than the actual value to me, but the functional handicap conversion made it...
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