Noob here! First time lifting! Need help! 2000 2wd

Noob here! First time lifting! Need help! 2000 2wd

Postby Jakob1994 [OP] » August 19th 2020, 2:36pm

Hey everyone! Just recently joined. I got a steal on a 2000 2wd astro with 60k miles and I really want to do a 8 inch lift on her but haven't found anything in that size for a 2wd? What's the difference between the kits? Can I use a awd kit on my 2wd? Sorry if I'm asking noob/dummy questions. Can someone please point me in the right direction, I'd appreciate it oh so greatly!!! Thanks yallll!! Much love from Austin Texas!!!
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Re: Noob here! First time lifting! Need help! 2000 2wd

Postby 97cargocrawler » August 20th 2020, 11:23am

The hardest part about lifting these vans is the front end components. NO, an AWD "kit" will not work for a RWD van (aside from body lift spacers). Rear components will apply to both but the front ends of AWD and RWD are completely different animals.

8" is certainly not easy to achieve. You will need 4" lift spindles and and combo of higher capacity coil springs and body lift spacers.

The spindles will be difficult to find and you won't get above 4" without them. They are expensive and require 1/2 ton brake calipers. It's a $1K investment for the spindle conversion parts.

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But with all that said, it's much easier to lift a RWD vans front end than AWD. So if you do plan to shoot for 8" at least it is possible. You have A LOT of research to do first. As a "noob" 8" is probably not within your reach unless you have experience lifting other vehicles.

I'm at about 11" and it took a whole lot of experimentation, failures and success to get there over MANY years.
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Re: Noob here! First time lifting! Need help! 2000 2wd

Postby deafman » August 24th 2020, 6:20am

2''-3'' lift would be much easier on you and the kind of job a buddy can help you with.
CC's lift is at the Jedi level.

What was the ''steal'' price you got on the van?
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Re: Noob here! First time lifting! Need help! 2000 2wd

Postby Jakob1994 [OP] » September 17th 2020, 5:04pm

Thanks for all that info! Much appreciated! I definitely have a long way to go to get her lifted how I want. I paid 1500$ when I got the astro.
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