Journeys Off Road 2-3" lift kit

Re: Journeys Off Road 2-3" lift kit

Postby Lumpy » July 16th 2015, 8:57am

Be sure and post pictures of your lift.


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Re: Journeys Off Road 2-3" lift kit

Postby SandpointSafari99 » July 20th 2015, 7:01am

Can anybody confirm these numbers for me?

Stock wheel size is 15”x6.5”
Wheel backspace is 3.25”
Centerline is 3.25”
Offset is 0”
Bolt pattern is 5x5 (127) RH 1/2" lug bolt.
Center bore is 78.3 mm
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Re: Journeys Off Road 2-3" lift kit

Postby Lumpy » July 20th 2015, 12:52pm

SandpointSafari99 wrote:Can anybody confirm these numbers for me?

Stock wheel size is 15”x6.5”
Wheel backspace is 3.25”
Centerline is 3.25”
Offset is 0”
Bolt pattern is 5x5 (127) RH 1/2" lug bolt.
Center bore is 78.3 mm


Depends.

If the question is "Is the above a stock wheel that GM supplied?" The answer is "Maybe".

If the question is "Is this stock wheel I'm holding in my hand the above measurements?" The answer is "Maybe, let's measure it".

15" diam is stock for 85 - 02.
6.5" width is pretty common, but there were others.
Centerline - I don't know what that means. Backspace?
Backspace/Offset for my stock 89 wheels was -
103mm (4.1") Backspace
15mm (0.6") Offset
Bolt pattern 5x5(127) RH 1/2-20 lugs is stock for 85-02
Centerbore 78.3mm is stock for 85-02 RWD. (May be for AWD and may be for 03-05, I don't know and don't have notes for those years)

About the only thing predictably universal for 85-02 models is diameter (15") and bolt pattern (5x5, 1/2-20). Export models, factory options (Maher's Gen I), "What was handy at the time" may mean other parameters are different.


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Re: Journeys Off Road 2-3" lift kit

Postby SandpointSafari99 » July 20th 2015, 9:13pm

These are the wheels in question. I'd measure them myself, but they are 3000 miles away.
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Re: Journeys Off Road 2-3

Postby Lumpy » July 20th 2015, 9:22pm

SandpointSafari99 wrote:These are the wheels in question. I'd measure them myself, but they are 3000 miles away.


If, then, I were going to guess, my guess would be that all the measurements you posted ARE reliably correct EXCEPT the backspace/offset. That one could go either way. The book says 4.1/0.6 inches is OEM. So it's likely that we'd find more of that than any variants.

But there certainly were variants. Again, Maher's wheels are a factory variant (an option).

The 5/8 inch difference in offset may not be critical at all if you're measuring/estimating for clearance.

Where did your posted numbers come from? Maybe that 0 offset is more popular than we might think.


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Re: Journeys Off Road 2-3" lift kit

Postby SandpointSafari99 » July 21st 2015, 6:06am

Another forum but I can not remember.
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Re: Journeys Off Road 2-3" lift kit

Postby Nomad » July 21st 2015, 7:06am

Lumpy wrote:
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do you keep that wall of text in a file to copy and paste, or do you retype it every time?


No, I don't copy and paste. I re-learn it every single day as I work on my van. That's just what you have to do when you start pushing the parameters. Imagine me or Cargo taking our van to a dealer and saying "I've got a noise when I turn left".

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Re: Journeys Off Road 2-3" lift kit

Postby dblcaptn » August 23rd 2015, 10:38am

Any 1996 + van ...Astro / Safari ... 3.5 - 4 inch lift ... installed ,,,, 995.00 ...
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Re: Journeys Off Road 2-3" lift kit

Postby haze5736 » August 23rd 2015, 12:48pm

dblcaptn wrote:Any 1996 + van ...Astro / Safari ... 3.5 - 4 inch lift ... installed ,,,, 995.00 ...


Are you offering this as a service? If so, where are you located?
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