Lifting Without A Lift Kit

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Old 12-19-05, 06:57 PM
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Lifting Without A Lift Kit

Whats a easy way to jack up the back of my van without buying a lift kit that cost 600$?
 
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I'm not sure why you want to jack up the rear of the van. Is it to increase the payload capacity?

If not then don't bother. It effects the way it handles.
 
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Old 12-20-05, 05:56 AM
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just for the look, i just wanted to raise it 2 inches
 
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just for looks?

Just for looks get some air shocks you can jack it up that way.But if you go too high it will drive squirley.
 
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Old 12-20-05, 10:34 PM
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i dont think 2 inches would do much to the handling do you?
 
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you are right

Two inches wont hurt the way it drives you are right just dont go nuts like I did and put lots of air in and jack the back end way up like I did when I was a kid many many years ago Tip if you go air shock route use one filler valve you have a option.Also keep lines away from sharp edges.
 

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Old 12-21-05, 11:25 AM
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is there a cheaper way to do it, im a young adult not much money, just trying to look cool...lol, i was thinking would bigger shocks do it?

Is this what your talking about and does this come with the pump to inflate them and how hard is it to install
 
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I would think all you need to lift the rear of your van is a lift spacer and longer u-bolts. That should be dirt cheap from something like jcwhitney.com

I decided to look for you
http://www.jcwhitney.com/autoparts/P...003436/c-10101

Maybe that will work
 
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Old 12-21-05, 02:03 PM
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no pump

Here is something I found you would use gas station air to fill just like on your tire.

Gabriel Hijacker Air Shocks at $68.00 PAIR *
Designed for vehicles that haul boats, trailers or carry heavy loads. These 200 psig shocks provide up to 1100 lbs. of extra lifting capacity, improve handling, and prevent bottoming out. They are adjustable to different pressures for improved stability, leveling, and ride comfort
 
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another idea

Toms idea is also good depends on how much money and work you can dish out.Air shocks are easy to put on but at about 68 bucks for two that might be a factor.But then you would have two new shocks to boot.
 
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Old 12-21-05, 08:05 PM
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Originally Posted by tom93r1
I would think all you need to lift the rear of your van is a lift spacer and longer u-bolts. That should be dirt cheap from something like jcwhitney.com

I decided to look for you
http://www.jcwhitney.com/autoparts/P...003436/c-10101

Maybe that will work


this is what i was looking for but i cant find one for a chevy astro
 
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if you want "cool" drop the rear, tub the fenders toss some 50 series tires on the rear and slam the front down low enough to scrape gum off the road with the front spoiler. now that's cool
 
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Originally Posted by flopshot
if you want "cool" drop the rear, tub the fenders toss some 50 series tires on the rear and slam the front down low enough to scrape gum off the road with the front spoiler. now that's cool
thats alot harder and cost more
 
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