How can you make these vans faster

How can you make these vans faster

Postby DustySafari [OP] » January 23rd 2015, 3:17am

Is there anyway of making these vans faster then they already are, without doing some crazy modding? Like a cold air intake tutorial or something. Thank you!
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Re: How can you make these vans faster

Postby 97cargocrawler » January 23rd 2015, 4:25am

Yep. Do a tune-up, inflate your tires propely, remove any extra crap inside and add some flame decals on the front fenders. Making Vrooooom vroooooooooooom! sounds help too. That's my secret.
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Re: How can you make these vans faster

Postby RECox286 » January 23rd 2015, 7:35am

Just turn up the knob that controlls the speed of the assembly line,

at least that is how I would do it !

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Re: How can you make these vans faster

Postby markmitch » January 23rd 2015, 7:46am

yank the V6 and drop in an LS2
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Re: How can you make these vans faster

Postby chevymaher » January 23rd 2015, 11:14am

Without crazy modding? No there is no magic wish that makes them faster. You got to do something to make it happen.
At the very least you need a expensive tuner program. Change the timing curve and block the EGR. Better exhaust.
A cam works wonders.

I have no problem making them run good but it seems to baffle most. It is a engine. Same things work that work on any other engine. 300 plus horse isn't hard to get. They sell crate marine engines dynoed and garenteed with that amount. All they are doing is using a cam with actual lift and duration in them.

They are compared to many other engine due to lack of performance. All you got to do is pull your head out and compare cam specs. Nothing will run well with the cams these things got factory. Put the same cam specs as the other engines have in suddenly it runs just like they do.

It is a hated red headed stepchild by most people. There is a decent performance market for them tho.
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Re: How can you make these vans faster

Postby DustySafari [OP] » January 23rd 2015, 12:51pm

I wonder if you could drop enough hp in these things and do wheelies lol (I'm 19 so just coming up with probably unrealistic things lol) I just might get like a performance air filter maybe? As a start. And whenever i drive to work i see these vans all over it's crazy, i live in Michigan btw.
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Re: How can you make these vans faster

Postby chevymaher » January 23rd 2015, 1:22pm

DustySafari wrote:I wonder if you could drop enough hp in these things and do wheelies lol (I'm 19 so just coming up with probably unrealistic things lol)

LOL I don't think so without serious boost. Some power in these vans they are fun. But it is still a van. A top heavy parachute. To much and they get dangerous quick. They don't like going real fast. Cross winds are a nightmare going 100 MPH.
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Re: How can you make these vans faster

Postby Big_kid » January 23rd 2015, 1:57pm

I've had a 1996 up to 100 before, probably never do it again.

Like has been said, driving a van is like pushing a wall down the road. to make mine go faster I just point it downhill. Mine had a cold air intake on it when I got it. I got rid of it as soon as I could, it made no difference. It also had some holes in it, as there was really no room for it under the hood. I remember seeing a post here that gave lab results of air flow vs filtration, AC Delco was the way to go anyway.
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Re: How can you make these vans faster

Postby WoodButcher » January 23rd 2015, 2:32pm

I liked Jasen's description best,

"aerodynamics of a 4,000 lb brick"


These vans can be made to handle pretty good and can be made fast with a V8 swap but as advertised, they are a brick. If you want it get ready to spend some cash. Start with a clean van and then rust proof the beast. If you want fast open your wallet, bank acct and credit lines.
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Do as much as you can yourself, keep her bottom clean and don't look in your wallet. If your van becomes your obsession as mine has your wallet will be empty.
enjoy! :thumbup:
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Re: How can you make these vans faster

Postby icebrrg3rd » January 23rd 2015, 4:24pm

DustySafari wrote:I wonder if you could drop enough hp in these things and do wheelies lol (I'm 19 so just coming up with probably unrealistic things lol) I just might get like a performance air filter maybe? As a start. And whenever i drive to work i see these vans all over it's crazy, i live in Michigan btw.


Ahhhh, youth. I miss my younger days, when I thought I could soup up my K-car and it'd be cool...

To get a van to do wheelies you'd have to relocate the engine to the rear. Remember, most of the weight is over the front axle, the back of the van is an empty cave. And with a larger engine to give you that hp, you'll have even more weight up front. Best you'll do is smoke the tread off the tires.

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Best thing to do? Learn how to do it yourself. That is the best way to make it fast, learn how it works. Then you'll be able to make the changes that takes your vehicle to the next level. Want it lifted? Lumpy did trial & error with spings & shocks til he now can scrape the moon. How about making it look badass? Cargo crawler learned how to weld (among other things) and look at his beast. Chevymaher can take a wrecked van and re-animate it multiple times with it being better than stock and quick too. And there are more people on here that get down & dirty with their van and come back with it better and faster because they're doing it. These vans don't have a ton of aftermarket support, so it's all fabricating and modding to get what you want. Just be prepared to either pay someone else or DIY.

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Re: How can you make these vans faster

Postby markmitch » January 23rd 2015, 4:31pm

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Re: How can you make these vans faster

Postby icebrrg3rd » January 23rd 2015, 4:40pm

And as for an Astro popping a wheelie, it can be done. There is video proof. Just wonder how much $$$ is sunk into it.

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See you-tube ASTRO WHEELIE

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Re: How can you make these vans faster

Postby chevymaher » January 23rd 2015, 4:44pm

Or this one.
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Re: How can you make these vans faster

Postby Mmusicman » January 23rd 2015, 4:48pm

Headers! Headers = Free Horsepower! This is a simple mod that ALWAYS returns more free available HP. Dual free flowing exhaust will yield better results as well... including performance mufflers and catalytic converters. But headers will work fine with a stock system as well. Do not increase exhaust pipe size.. as properly matched pipes are vital to velocity and flow.. which help evacuate exhaust from the engine. This particular improvement will also benefit fuel mileage as well!

Short of boost... the intake is pretty much already optimized with fuel-injection.

In some cases, you can trick the computer into giving you a little more fuel and timing by modding the IAT (intake air temperature) sender. I unplugged mine (the motor now thinks it is -40 degrees) and I saw some very minor improvement in power.. in my case the timing went up about 5 degrees. Ironically, the boost in power also gave me a slight bump in fuel economy. There is a wealth of info on the net about this. Typically, the O2 sensors will compensate for most changes.. but in this case the computer is telling the system to richen up a bit to compensate for (what it thinks is) denser colder air.

Gearing! More rear end gearing will ALWAYS give you more launch and rear-wheel torque! Easy mod! A 3.73 gear is ideal. (compare to most that have 3.42)

A V8 is by far the best option for power and speed.. but certainly a little more involved. But note that a V8 will fit these vans like they were made for it!

These are a couple "simple" mods you can easily do to make your van faster!

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Re: How can you make these vans faster

Postby SilverBullet1997 » January 23rd 2015, 6:13pm

You guys missed the most important wheelie video :whack:

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Re: How can you make these vans faster

Postby Lumpy » January 23rd 2015, 6:47pm

DustySafari wrote:I wonder if you could drop enough hp in these things and do wheelies...



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Re: How can you make these vans faster

Postby Meterpig » January 23rd 2015, 7:10pm

This on surprised me. When I reinstalled the distributor, I was off by one tooth advancing the timing. I noticed a difference when driving, on takeoff. I also noticed on hot days that there was a slight bit of preignition on start up too.

Clean your MAF with MAF cleaner.

Raise your gearing to 3.73 or even to 4.10.

Remove all your seats.


Crazy mods are above. The downside of more power is more fuel and heat. The stock radiator is barely sufficient without mods. Your tranny stock is built for 180HP. Your rear axle is the minimum size as well.

I went out and drove an Express 3500 with the 4l80 with 6.0 motor. All the power I could ever want for only 12 mpg. Go drive a V10 Ford van. Wow.

The van is fast enough for me. You can't stop the thing at all with factory brakes as it is. So....there ya go.
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Re: How can you make these vans faster

Postby ProStreet_LS1 » January 23rd 2015, 7:11pm

Aluminum blocked LS1 V8, 100 lbs less than 4.3, narrowed 9 inch ford with 4.11 gears, ladder bars & coil-over suspension, 33x22 rear tires (no traction problem). I went crazy with mods, doesn't do wheelies, good way to back stuff, just squats & goes.

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Re: How can you make these vans faster

Postby Lumpy » January 23rd 2015, 8:12pm

I started with Magnets and Slick-50. I think a spoiler is next.


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Re: How can you make these vans faster

Postby DRZ » January 23rd 2015, 8:18pm

If GM had put any HP in the gen2s with the extra body over hang providing way more weight transfer / traction they would have had to do something about the stock tin rear springs that wrap up like rubber bands and wheel hop enough to throw the ash tray right out of the dash and require a rear anti sway bar to cut down on the "rear steer" that is trying to kill you. At least with an open rear end it can spin some but with a limited slip set up the rear end trys to tear its self right out of the van.
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