Boxdin
Vanning.com logo
We host with and recommend Your-Site.Com - This site works best with FireFox - this site is powered by UBBCentral



Site Navigation


Advertisements
Recent Posts
Vannin Music....
by CatFish
6 minutes 59 seconds ago
Finally made it!
by lostinthe70eees
10 minutes 18 seconds ago
Freeze Out 2015
by CatFish
24 minutes 24 seconds ago
** PARK THE VAN ** -- Free Video Game I made re CUSTOM VANS
by Puzzele
Today at 10:05 PM
Vanfest 19 Canada's Largest Custom Van & Truckshow
by newkirkinc1
Today at 08:29 PM
Van Definitions
by Doc 2% of Canada, EH!!!!
Today at 07:52 PM
42nd Van Nationals 1983GMCvan's Youtube VIDEO
by Nightmare
Today at 07:46 PM
Need ARTISTIC help. . . .
by Uncle_Fester
Today at 06:12 PM
Keystone Madness, September 18-21, 2014, Summit Station, PA
by Wizard78
Today at 04:56 PM
Jokes Thread
by Wizard78
Today at 04:56 PM
Featured Links


-->
Cluster Map
Locations of visitors to this page
Page 3 of 4 < 1 2 3 4 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#495773 - September 10th 2011 3:49 pm Re: My first Dodge [Re: diamond dan]
downie519 Offline
old hand

Registered: September 09th 2009 1:21 pm
Posts: 891
Loc: York, PA
Reed, I put the heaviest shocks in that I could find. It also has the tow package, Installed by the conversion company. I actually like the truck feel to the ride. Once I get this van to a more finished state, I will relax the suspension and get another work horse.
_________________________
1989 Dodge Shorty, Scarlette Widow(A demon in disguise)
1992 Chevy G-20 Conversion (the White Elephant)Gone on to the Final truckin

Memeber of the Toopa Sinner Tribe (2011)
Independent Trucker for now (since 2009)

Top
AdSense
#495781 - September 10th 2011 4:26 pm Re: My first Dodge [Re: diamond dan]
Reed Offline
carpal tunnel

Registered: August 27th 2001 12:00 pm
Posts: 8377
Loc: Fircrest, WA
I'm not talking about the shocks, I'm talking about the spring rate. Dodge vans could be had with springs ranging from a paltry 1100 pound rating up to over 4000 pounds. Spring stiffness is directly related to ride comfort. Every spring rating has its purpose, and if you do heavy hauling then the stiffer springs are great. however, most people don't like the "truck-like" ride that stiff springs cause. If your 150 is riding stiff, then you have a problem, but don't expect a 350 to feel like a passenger car, is all I'm saying.
_________________________
Windows- they're what make a van worth owning!

Top
#495787 - September 10th 2011 4:41 pm Re: My first Dodge [Re: Reed]
downie519 Offline
old hand

Registered: September 09th 2009 1:21 pm
Posts: 891
Loc: York, PA
where would I find that rating?
_________________________
1989 Dodge Shorty, Scarlette Widow(A demon in disguise)
1992 Chevy G-20 Conversion (the White Elephant)Gone on to the Final truckin

Memeber of the Toopa Sinner Tribe (2011)
Independent Trucker for now (since 2009)

Top
#495793 - September 10th 2011 5:01 pm Re: My first Dodge [Re: diamond dan]
Reed Offline
carpal tunnel

Registered: August 27th 2001 12:00 pm
Posts: 8377
Loc: Fircrest, WA
Well, I would start by looking for the build sticker on the bottom of the hood. it usually lists the front and rear spring ratings. If that doesn't work, check the driver's door jamb. There are usually build stickers there that also list the spring rating. If those are gone, you are down to looking at the badges on the doors (100, 200, 300, or 150, 250, 350, if present and original) or counting rear leaf springs and guessing. I can't recall if the VIN number has a digit for the chassis/suspension rating, but it might.
_________________________
Windows- they're what make a van worth owning!

Top
#495802 - September 10th 2011 5:24 pm Re: My first Dodge [Re: Reed]
downie519 Offline
old hand

Registered: September 09th 2009 1:21 pm
Posts: 891
Loc: York, PA
ok, kinda hijacking the thread here but figure a guy on his first Dodge wont mind a little teaching. so my springs are3 long, one mid length and one short. Van build sticker, not factory, rates the van at GVWR 5300, FT 3180 and rear 2904
_________________________
1989 Dodge Shorty, Scarlette Widow(A demon in disguise)
1992 Chevy G-20 Conversion (the White Elephant)Gone on to the Final truckin

Memeber of the Toopa Sinner Tribe (2011)
Independent Trucker for now (since 2009)

Top
#495834 - September 10th 2011 7:30 pm Re: My first Dodge [Re: diamond dan]
Sweet_Spot Offline
addict

Registered: August 27th 2008 1:54 pm
Posts: 681
Loc: Queens NY and East Islip, NY
For all the years that I had my van it pretty much drives the same. I can go 60-70 mph, holds the road pretty good. It's not a sports car. My buddy has a BMW sports car...he took an curved exit ramp at 80 mph with me in it...held like it was glued to the pavement. Now he has to clean the brown stuff off of the passenger seat...Oh well. But back to the van, it is better when I have her with more weight in it, either cargo or passengers. At least the cargo doesn't backseat drive! But after all, it is basically a truck, that's why I bought it... to last, and it has. smile
_________________________
1983 E-100 Shorty
East Islip,NY - Queens,NY
"Sweet Spot"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwGj_03UHqk




Top
#495836 - September 10th 2011 7:38 pm Re: My first Dodge [Re: diamond dan]
vanman2 Offline
old hand

Registered: December 29th 2009 1:02 pm
Posts: 1024
Loc: South Florida
Congrats on your new van & welcome to Dodge World yay enjoy pics we love pics

Top
#495844 - September 10th 2011 8:05 pm Re: My first Dodge [Re: diamond dan]
CatFish Offline
pooh-bah

Registered: September 13th 2005 12:00 pm
Posts: 6707
Loc: Georgia
I need to get me a Dodge.
I stopped by the junkyard the other day and nobody there even recognized me! grin
_________________________
Member of Peach State Vanners
Member of the South East Van Council
Member of the Florida Van Council




Top
#495845 - September 10th 2011 8:06 pm Re: My first Dodge [Re: diamond dan]
CatFish Offline
pooh-bah

Registered: September 13th 2005 12:00 pm
Posts: 6707
Loc: Georgia
Oh yeah....where's the pics
_________________________
Member of Peach State Vanners
Member of the South East Van Council
Member of the Florida Van Council




Top
#496056 - September 11th 2011 8:22 pm Re: My first Dodge [Re: CatFish]
FinallyaVanner Offline
old hand

Registered: June 04th 2010 12:47 pm
Posts: 1096
Loc: Westchester Calif.
Great choice, you can't go wrong with a Dodge. So let no one tell you different. Heck my Dodge B200 rides like a car. Cruises on the freeway 65-70 mph with no problem, I sometimes forget I am driving a large box on wheels. Yet with the sway bar and heavier shocks it also handles pretty good.
Need pics!!!!!


Richard
_________________________
It is better to have Van'd once in your life, then to never had Van'd at all!








Top
Page 3 of 4 < 1 2 3 4 >

Moderator:  Lil_Ed, nautic1 
Upcoming Events
AdSense
Instagram Feed
Who's Online
1 registered (JEEPNHAL), 1 Guest and 10 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
Mickeyt9, badgirlsandy, 1986mopar, Rusty_Pancelode, takukhan
7870 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
newkirkinc1 95
Reed 93
lukester 90
HighwayStar 87
kursed 67
MACE 65
Captain_E 61
jules73 60
kawrider 56
Uncle_Fester 51
Forum Stats
7870 Members
70 Forums
30734 Topics
467675 Posts

Max Online: 177 @ May 08th 2013 5:58 am

This site works best with
Download Firefox