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Forum: Tweaks, Mods & Projects 02-16-2018, 07:28 PM
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Views: 126,242
Posted By Photog
Thanks Mat, I just came across WeldTec, when I...

Thanks Mat,
I just came across WeldTec, when I was looking for custom lower arms, to see if there is a way to use custom coil-overs in the front suspension. They had built a complete suspension...
Forum: Tweaks, Mods & Projects 02-16-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,230
Posted By Photog
I am liking this thread. All this time, I...

I am liking this thread.

All this time, I figured the Tow/Haul mode would keep the converter locked most of the time.

I will be nice to set up a proper converter locking schedule, and extend...
Forum: Tweaks, Mods & Projects 02-16-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,645
Posted By Photog
GpnAZ, What leaf spring changes did you make to...

GpnAZ,
What leaf spring changes did you make to the rear?

Do you have any idea what your front and rear weight is?

Last question: Is your rear axle a semi-float or a full-float design?
...
Forum: Tweaks, Mods & Projects 02-16-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,075
Posted By Photog
The gas tank fills much easier, if you can get...

The gas tank fills much easier, if you can get the front of the van to be nose down. This can be done if the ground at the station is not level, or you can pull up onto a set of your leveling blocks.
Forum: Tweaks, Mods & Projects 02-16-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 126,242
Posted By Photog
Here is another supplier of a 3" spindle lift....

Here is another supplier of a 3" spindle lift. This one is welded chro-moly steel, instead of the cast ones from Boulder Off Road, that I have. They are expensive, and they won't solve any of the...
Forum: Tweaks, Mods & Projects 02-15-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 126,242
Posted By Photog
Booster, Wow, that is a bit ugly! Way...

Booster,
Wow, that is a bit ugly!

Way back, when I first started messing with the springs, I acquired a set of aluminum spring spacers. I believe they are 1" thick. This may lift the front...
Forum: Tweaks, Mods & Projects 02-15-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 126,242
Posted By Photog
The only difference from 2012 is the use of Tuff...

The only difference from 2012 is the use of Tuff Truck modified (set down) 1618 springs. Honestly, I don't know if TT makes any springs the same as these TTC-1618-Mod or the old TTC-1617's. I think...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 10-25-2016, 09:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,986
Posted By Photog
I couldn't actually measure the hub directly, as...

I couldn't actually measure the hub directly, as there is a plastic hub-cover. I measured the lug nut and center of the wheel, to estimate the hub temps.

They were within a 1 degree of the tires.
Forum: General Discussion Forum 10-25-2016, 08:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,986
Posted By Photog
Incomplete testing, but I did get tire and hub...

Incomplete testing, but I did get tire and hub temps, front & rear.

Front temps 71-72 degrees F
Rear temps 81-83 degrees F

Ambient 62 degrees F

About 10 degrees difference,...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 10-12-2016, 07:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,986
Posted By Photog
I have been out of the loop for a while. I will...

I have been out of the loop for a while. I will try to stay ion touch better.

We will be out on a trip in a couple weeks. I will record temperatures for the ambient air, tires, hub and diff. ...
Forum: Tweaks, Mods & Projects 10-11-2016, 09:00 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 126,242
Posted By Photog
My 3" lift spindles came from Boulder Off Road. ...

My 3" lift spindles came from Boulder Off Road. They look like the ones in their photo, using 4 bolts to retain the bearing unit (you can see the square, 4 bolt pattern on the spindle). This would...
Forum: Tweaks, Mods & Projects 10-11-2016, 08:35 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 126,242
Posted By Photog
Fenix, Sorry for the delay, it has been a while...

Fenix,
Sorry for the delay, it has been a while since I had time to check in here.
I removed my front sway bar, and added a rear sway bar. The front sway bar made the ride very harsh, on rough...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 04-01-2015, 11:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,343
Posted By Photog
Re: Axle weight capacity (GAWR)

A Dana 70 has a monster size differential housing. Any idea how much the ground clearance will change under that particular point?

There is a factory axle that can be purchased from GM that bolts...
Forum: Tweaks, Mods & Projects 12-12-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 126,242
Posted By Photog
Re: Photog's Lifted Suspension 2009 Roadtrek 190V

Also, did you do anything to lift the rear, matching the 2" front lift?
Forum: General Discussion Forum 09-23-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,301
Posted By Photog
Re: Weight

Ref: viewtopic.php?f=17&t=1802 (https://www.classbforum.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=1802)
I suspect the van is nearly the identical, B250 or B350.
The big difference will be the springs, axle,...
Forum: Tweaks, Mods & Projects 09-04-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,482
Posted By Photog
Re: Lift '95 RoadTrek body (Dodge chassis)?

If you are upgrading the front coil springs, it is not likely that you will need airbags in the front.
Forum: Tweaks, Mods & Projects 09-03-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,482
Posted By Photog
Re: Lift '95 RoadTrek body (Dodge chassis)?

On our Chevy vans, the front shock absorber is mounted up through the center of the coil spring.
If your dodge van has the front shock mounted outside the spring, there is an airbag that can be used...
Forum: Tweaks, Mods & Projects 09-03-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,357
Posted By Photog
Re: Rear Sway Bar

Do you all still have the front swaybar installed on the B's?
Forum: Tweaks, Mods & Projects 09-02-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 126,242
Posted By Photog
Re: Photog's Lifted Suspension 2009 Roadtrek 190V

Hello Everyone,
Sorry for the silence. We have been very busy this summer; but not as much camping as I would like.

There have been questions about how the longer/lighter springs have been...
Forum: Tweaks, Mods & Projects 11-06-2013, 11:47 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 126,242
Posted By Photog
Re: Photog's Lifted Suspension 2009 Roadtrek 190V

Booster, That is a nice bit of writing.

I will attempt to measure the spring gaps, and remaining up-travel, to see if the springs might go solid.

The times when it feels like the shocks are...
Forum: Tweaks, Mods & Projects 11-05-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 126,242
Posted By Photog
Re: Photog's Lifted Suspension 2009 Roadtrek 190V

The OTC compressor did the job. It was a bit tedious.
I went in from the balljoint side, but, if I were to do it again, I would definitely drop the pivots and come in from that side. Doing that...
Forum: Tweaks, Mods & Projects 11-05-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 33,770
Posted By Photog
Re: Spare Tire Carrier Spring Lift

Here is the info I got back from Aluminess:

We can certainly make an accommodation in our rear bumper for your propane attachment. I'll first need to see some pictures of it and then I'll need to...
Forum: Tweaks, Mods & Projects 11-04-2013, 10:36 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 33,770
Posted By Photog
Re: Spare Tire Carrier Spring Lift

Nothing attaches to the door, and only a stabilizer bar attaches to the hinge fitting, under the tail lights.
When the gates are closed, all their weight is supported by the center locking point on...
Forum: Tweaks, Mods & Projects 11-04-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 126,242
Posted By Photog
Re: Photog's Lifted Suspension 2009 Roadtrek 190V

Here is a minor update on our front coil springs.

In July, Otto-Max sent me another (shorter) set of prototype springs. With these installed, we had a 2" lift, after they settled in. We have had...
Forum: Tweaks, Mods & Projects 11-04-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 33,770
Posted By Photog
Re: Spare Tire Carrier Spring Lift

Like most folks, we have not had a flat tire, and therefore have not been in a position to swap the spare onto an axle. And yet, I am always lifting and lowering this pig, just to open the rear...
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