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Lift a 92 e150 cheaply #728324
September 28th 2017 2:37 pm
September 28th 2017 2:37 pm
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Dear Vannin community.

I'm so confused about front suspension lifts for my van. It's about 3 inches shorter than the rear. I see 2k dollar kits and that's too much. But then I find coil spring spacers for like 100 bucks. Has anyone installed these in their van? I hear you cant align the van after you do this? Anyone done this have any advice. I'm just really confused about liftin options.

Re: Lift a 92 e150 cheaply [Re: Drwecki] #728326
September 28th 2017 2:40 pm
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Welcome to the site Doc ...

The the higher you go the stronger you need to make it.

Cheep isnt the way to go on a lift ...

Again welcome ...


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ADRENALIN BY THE GALLON & CHASIN RACIN
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'93 CHEVY G30 454 4X4 SPORTVAN EXT 146" WB
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Re: Lift a 92 e150 cheaply [Re: Drwecki] #728328
September 28th 2017 3:01 pm
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Thanks for the welcome. So are coil spacers inherently crap? My front end is sitting 3 inches lower than my rear and I want it to level it up. Are those little air bags inherently crap too?

Re: Lift a 92 e150 cheaply [Re: Drwecki] #728329
September 28th 2017 3:05 pm
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Id start with a taller coil. No spacers or air bags. Who lifted the rear ?


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
Re: Lift a 92 e150 cheaply [Re: Drwecki] #728345
September 29th 2017 9:06 am
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I bought HD rear springs from SDtruck. And I also bought HD moog springs. I installed them, but I didn't know that it would be raked. I'm very new to truck suspensions and fords; how do you figure out how to buy taller springs?

Re: Lift a 92 e150 cheaply [Re: Drwecki] #728348
September 29th 2017 10:57 am
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Cheap should never be used in the same sentence as suspension or brakes. DO it right or don't so it at all.


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Re: Lift a 92 e150 cheaply [Re: Drwecki] #729217
October 23rd 2017 9:49 pm
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I put 3/4 ton coils in a friends 96, they fit, but took finagling to get the spring strap back on and it lifted the from a lot, #1 his springs were broken down quite a bit due to his wheelchair lift, getting in/out puts a strain on the one side that can't be corrected, as it's only during use that it does it, #2, his van sat lower than any other Econoline I've seen from the very beginning. This I know will raise it up, requiring an alignment and new camber inserts, be ready for the cost, and it'll ride considerably rougher too.


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