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#726795 - August 14th 2017 11:41 am G30 van spring swap?  
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I haven't been able to find any info regarding this as I suppose its not common.
Is is possible to put the softer springs of a G20 van into a G30 van?
The van wont be doing any heavy duty work

#726796 - August 14th 2017 12:15 pm Re: G30 van spring swap? [Re: Visionist]  
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Welcome to the site ..... How big is the motor, if its a 454 dont go soft ... the weight of the motor. Even if its not going to be haulin things. If you do go soft I can bet that you will haul something some day,

Again welcome...


SUNSHINE VANS-VAN DIEGO
ADRENALIN BY THE GALLON & CHASIN RACIN
ONE FOR THE DIRT & ONE FOR THE STREETS
'93 CHEVY G30 454 4X4 SPORTVAN EXT 146" WB
'92 CHEVY G30 454 BEAUVILLE EXT 146" WB
#726797 - August 14th 2017 12:19 pm Re: G30 van spring swap? [Re: frscke1]  
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At the moment i am unsure of the moment,just know its a fuel injected v8 on a 1995.
Its got a hightop but the interior is currently empty.
Concerned about the ride quality on an empty van thats meant to carry heavy cargo

#726798 - August 14th 2017 12:27 pm Re: G30 van spring swap? [Re: Visionist]  
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Whats the 8th digit of your vin ... if its a "K" then its a 350, if its a "N" then its a 454.

An empty van is a canvas for a new interior, which will add some weight & smooth out your ride.

All the seats are gone in my '93 & I keep a 350 Yamaha quad in the back.

All the seats are gone in my '92 & I have built a interior with 2 TV's one has a play station on it, frig, microwave, A chase lounge couch & a full bed pedestal with a 4 draw dresser in the rear.

So having a empty van you may want to think into your future on what your doing with it.


SUNSHINE VANS-VAN DIEGO
ADRENALIN BY THE GALLON & CHASIN RACIN
ONE FOR THE DIRT & ONE FOR THE STREETS
'93 CHEVY G30 454 4X4 SPORTVAN EXT 146" WB
'92 CHEVY G30 454 BEAUVILLE EXT 146" WB
#726799 - August 14th 2017 12:32 pm Re: G30 van spring swap? [Re: frscke1]  
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I 100% will be using it to do up with a camper interior. I dont have the vin right now as im Still in the process of buying it, but I think its the 350 engine.

Even with the camper interior, most conversion hightop vans used the g20 as a base so I dont think the weight would be an issue?

Appreciate the help as well.

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#726816 - August 14th 2017 6:56 pm Re: G30 van spring swap? [Re: Visionist]  
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Welcome to the site Visionist! Nice G30, good find. Awesome Camper.

I have a 8600 GVWR G30 454 Ext. Yeah, empty it's stiff. But it's good for my needs, and the Weather here in West Texas, so. I personally wouldn't do it. That Hightop is not light.

I'm also running a tall stiff tire, stiff shocks. It is stable at speed in a 45 mph crosswind. 50+ mph gusts angled across the bow barely faze it.

My B350 Xplorer Van has a hightop, plus full 230 Camper package. I run the same tire/shock combo, Xplorer factory Hellwig 2500 overload springs, Plus AirBags plumbed independently. I use every bit of that going down the road.

Severe winds would definitely be more interesting, removing 2000 pounds of load capacity in yours.
Way more Pucker Factor!


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1990 Chevy G30 454
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#726840 - August 15th 2017 10:27 am Re: G30 van spring swap? [Re: Visionist]  
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You will want the G30 springs with that hi top, as noted cross winds will be a challenge!

You will also be surprised just how much weight an interior adds. My 83 only has 1/4" fabric covered paneling on the walls and roof, 1/2" plywood floor, and a small cabinet enclosing the spare tire and a 19" flat screen TV. This still adds up to over 200lbs.


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#726845 - August 15th 2017 12:23 pm Re: G30 van spring swap? [Re: Visionist]  
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Ride quality is not too bad at all, I drove the van today.
The long wheelbase seems to help with the stiff rear leafs

The wind however with hightop is another story....

#726853 - August 15th 2017 5:07 pm Re: G30 van spring swap? [Re: Visionist]  
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Besides having G30 coils I also have Bilstien shocks, which are among the stiffest in the industry, I also run dual Monroe steering stabilizers & anti-sway bar . All of these help in high wind.



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SUNSHINE VANS-VAN DIEGO
ADRENALIN BY THE GALLON & CHASIN RACIN
ONE FOR THE DIRT & ONE FOR THE STREETS
'93 CHEVY G30 454 4X4 SPORTVAN EXT 146" WB
'92 CHEVY G30 454 BEAUVILLE EXT 146" WB

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