Astro 1988 Lift 3.5" front, 4.0" back / add your 4" lift pic

Astro 1988 Lift 3.5" front, 4.0" back / add your 4" lift pic

Postby George1571 [OP] » June 30th 2014, 6:58pm

This is mi 4" lift project, add your 3" or 4" lift Pic and tire etc. for ref. :ty:
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Re: Astro 1988 Lift 3.5" front, 4.0" back / add your 4" lift

Postby 97cargocrawler » June 30th 2014, 7:08pm

How's about adding what was used to achieve the lift..(shackles, add-a-leafs, etc.)
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Re: Astro 1988 Lift 3.5" front, 4.0" back / add your 4" lift

Postby George1571 [OP] » June 30th 2014, 8:16pm

mi astro lift project
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Re: Astro 1988 Lift 3.5" front, 4.0" back / add your 4" lift

Postby George1571 [OP] » June 30th 2014, 8:26pm

the first pic is: Front = 2" body block, 1.5" 1500 full van coil spring. Back= 2" auto zone shackle, monoleaf to metal leaf spring, 2" leaf block with 4 grade angle.
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Re: Astro 1988 Lift 3.5" front, 4.0" back / add your 4" lift

Postby George1571 [OP] » June 30th 2014, 8:39pm

short Steering shaft 1988 upgrade to 2001 shaft.
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Re: Astro 1988 Lift 3.5" front, 4.0" back / add your 4" lift

Postby 97cargocrawler » June 30th 2014, 8:51pm

Good info :thumbup:

For a minute there I thought you bought your kit from Harbor Freight. :D
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Re: Astro 1988 Lift 3.5" front, 4.0" back / add your 4" lift

Postby 97cargocrawler » June 30th 2014, 8:53pm

Good info :thumbup:

For a minute there I thought you bought your kit from Harbor Freight. :D

I can't post my 4" lift pix because I went from 2" to 6" to 10". :snooty:
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Re: Astro 1988 Lift 3.5" front, 4.0" back / add your 4" lift

Postby George1571 [OP] » June 30th 2014, 9:02pm

I install a old tire 31x10.50 passenger in a junk yard stock rim for measure proposal. I add picture later.
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Re: Astro 1988 Lift 3.5" front, 4.0" back / add your 4" lift

Postby George1571 [OP] » June 30th 2014, 9:46pm

The Lift 2" shackle parts is 13-4100 chevy in autozone 1" or 2" Lowering, but lift the astro.
I add pic soon for the shackle installed and the new leaf spring. 2" New U bolt and 4 bolts is necessary ( 2 U Bolt 7" long x 2.75" round diameter x .50" 8 grade) I buy this in a 4x4 jeep parts store in Puerto Rico, and 4 bolt 3.5"x.50" 8 grade and buy this in "La Casa de Los Tornillos" in English The house of bolts. jeje. This store is near from my House. Thanks
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Re: Astro 1988 Lift 3.5" front, 4.0" back / add your 4" lift

Postby Mmusicman » July 1st 2014, 12:47am

Loaded with work tools and passenger seat.

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Re: Astro 1988 Lift 3.5" front, 4.0" back / add your 4" lift

Postby 97cargocrawler » July 1st 2014, 8:08am

Mmusicman...that's your 4" lift? What's your agenda mister? :angry-tappingfoot:
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Postby Mmusicman » July 1st 2014, 12:49pm

LOL! :shifty:
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Re: Astro 1988 Lift 3.5" front, 4.0" back / add your 4" lift

Postby George1571 [OP] » July 1st 2014, 4:19pm

:banana: :o :text-bravo: :rockon:
Astro van new U-Bolts and bolts for 2" lift block with 4* angle for oem leaf brackets.
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Re: Astro 1988 Lift 3.5" front, 4.0" back / add your 4" lift

Postby Lumpy » July 2nd 2014, 5:35pm

Nice job, George, on the Fab-up and pic. Like CargoCrawler, I too don't care for the clamshell. I replaced that with a .375 top plate and U-bolts on both sides. I'm guessing you've already gotten this well in hand but I always recommend, esp with clamshells, check and recheck the torque every hundred miles or so for the first several hundred. And watch for signs of that stamped metal to stress/tear.


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Re: Astro 1988 Lift 3.5" front, 4.0" back / add your 4" lift

Postby George1571 [OP] » July 3rd 2014, 8:31pm

hi lumpy
I had seen your and CargoCrawler lift work, precisely is my next weekend upgrade.
In this work there cutting, polish, etc.. and not yet had the top plate.
Thanks, I see your project from the beginning, you and CargoCrawler inspired me, lol :bow: :clap:

I Have a dilemma ( 30x9.50 or 235/75/15) what you thinks :confused: :shrug:
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Re: Astro 1988 Lift 3.5" front, 4.0" back / add your 4" lift

Postby 97cargocrawler » July 3rd 2014, 9:16pm

MUCHO GRANDE.
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Re: Astro 1988 Lift 3.5" front, 4.0" back / add your 4" lift

Postby Lumpy » July 4th 2014, 12:11am

Tires and Boobies.


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