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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

September 11th 2013, 7:10pm

Got it - Thanks a lot for info! :)

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

January 11th 2014, 5:42am

Corsemoto wrote:
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.

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

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.

Re: 2" OLV Lift Install '04 AWD

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.

andrew678122

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

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 ;)
Sincerely,
Mr. Foley

Re: 2" OLV Lift Install '04 AWD

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.

andrew678122


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

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...

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

October 7th 2020, 6:22am

Corsemoto wrote: ...
One item to note, (I may have mentioned earlier in thread but probably good to rehash) is that I originally was going to keep the stock rear shock mounts and use longer shocks, however longer Rancho RS9000XL RS999112 rear shocks are the massive 2.75" diameter tube (instead of 2.18") and do not fit because of their larger diameter. They looked really tough being so big, and I did test fit them upside down, however this isn't something Rancho recommends for this style shock so decided to the shock tab relocation instead.

*edited to correct shock lengths*
Folks looking for longer rears may want to take a look at the RS999010. Its the smaller diameter body (2.18") so fits in the axle brackets, and has about 1.3" longer compressed and 3" longer extended than the RS999147. It comes with a series of tubes for mounting, one set of which is 1/16" narrower than stock- and the stock brackets seem to pull into that width. I think it would work well for bolt-in shocks on 3" lift in rear, albeit you may want to extend the bump stops a little bit.

I haven't installed them yet, and would appreciate anyone that feels like double-checking / fact checking the info i provided...
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