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Astro/Safari Production Timeline

(First Generation)
1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994
(Second Generation)
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
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    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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    No unread posts 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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    Engine Repairs, Modifications, Diagnostics, Tuning, Upgrading, Questions.

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    Swapping A V8 Engine Into An Astro/Safari Van, 8-Cyclinder Upgrade, V8 Conversion, Power Increase, V6 to V8.
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    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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    The purpose of an Automatic Transmission is similar to that of a manual transmission, the auto tranny's primary duty is to allow the engine to operate in its narrow range of speeds while providing a wide range of output speeds.
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    GM Astro/Safari vans were produced with a 4-speed manual or a 5-speed manual transmission. Manual transmissions feature a driver-operated clutch and a movable gear stick which are commonly swapped with automatics in custom applications and transmission conversions.
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  • No unread posts Rear-End
    A differential is a device employing gears capable of transmitting torque and rotation through shafts. Essentially the differential allows each of the driving wheels to rotate at different speeds in the rear axle.
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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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  • No unread posts 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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  • No unread posts 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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    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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    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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