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Re: The Blue Dajiban build [Re: catahoulabulldog] #740627
September 20th 2018 10:13 am
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might have a significant update soon.... muhahaha

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Re: The Blue Dajiban build [Re: catahoulabulldog] #744392
January 10th 2019 12:00 pm
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So, after finding a 2002 shorty 1500 I was going to sell blue along. that didn't happen dude sold it out from under me after paying to have it trucked to me. Oh well, Off season race bike projects started so the van has had to wait. and while bike progress is paused for engine work and the weather here in the North East has been warm enough to do work on it outside, it was time to give blue some love. New front brakes rotors and calipers as well as New Serp belt, Idler pulley and belt tensioner a few smaller replacements while the dog house was off and shes running like a top. Next doable project is the exhaust and tow setup. saving the drop for warm weather.

Work was "Drive free candy van to work day" on Tuesday
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looks good from here..
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Re: The Blue Dajiban build [Re: catahoulabulldog] #744403
January 10th 2019 5:37 pm
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Re: The Blue Dajiban build [Re: catahoulabulldog] #746158
March 13th 2019 2:17 pm
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so after a little more work the van seems to be running great Ive been able to sub it in for some runs here and there and things have been fantastic its warming up in the NE and I need to turn my eye to lowering the 2500 still unable to really lock down info but hey..

Re: The Blue Dajiban build [Re: catahoulabulldog] #746164
March 13th 2019 3:58 pm
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this guy is pretty low ...


Originally Posted by RoboforcerX2000
Let's put more boogie in the van!!! I lowered it again:)
I put my summer wheels on which are 2 inch less in diameter (17s with low profile tires vs original 15s) and that dropped 1 inch. Cut one full turn of each coil and dropped around 2 inches. Now between 2 inch drop spindles, lower wheels and cut coils I have a total of ~5 inch drop at the front, he he:)) The back is coming next as it is only 1 inch drop due to wheels. I will take out 2 leaf springs- one overload that does nothing and next short one, what will be 1 inch drop plus that extra little sag due to weaker leafs. And I can drill another hole in a bracket where front part of leaf springs mounts, approx 3-4 inches higher, what will totally raise my axle by ~3 extra inches. I'd like to milk another inch somewhere for the van to sit level but I can't mechanically without frame mods like C-cut. So my rear will drop ~3 inches and will be ~1 inch higher than my front, that'll be good enough for me until there's time for air bags:)
I officially no longer can drive through speed bumps diagonally. Between the road and my lower A-arm I have 2 inches and a c*nt hair:))

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Now I need a set of nice alloys... I'm pretty sure my evil financial adviser that I'm married to will kill me for that anyway, but still- does it hurt less when you ask for permission or forgiveness? LOL


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Re: The Blue Dajiban build [Re: 225] #746186
March 14th 2019 12:11 am
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I'm in, love projects like this:)

Originally Posted by 225
New guy here...

What suspension components are you guys using to lower the Dodge vans with?

I've always wanted on of these and would make a great "daily" to compliment my 4WD Ford 7.3L van.

Thanks!

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Lower 4WD? To me it looks like you should *lift* 4WD and lower 2WD, unless you want a 4WD mean-drift-machine:)


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Re: The Blue Dajiban build [Re: 225] #748142
May 07th 2019 9:46 pm
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Originally Posted by 225
New guy here...

What suspension components are you guys using to lower the Dodge vans with?

I've always wanted on of these and would make a great "daily" to compliment my 4WD Ford 7.3L van.

Thanks!


Nice van, not sure if you still need this info but there are a couple ways to lower Ram vans. You could either use drop spindles for a mid 90s Dodge Dakota made by Bell-tech. I'm pretty sure this requires the Dakota brakes/ caliper brackets and wheel bearings. You can change the springs in the front but would have to cut or modify the bump stops since the ram vans do not have all that much travel before they bottom out on the rubber stoppers. Its been a while since I looked into lowering mine but there should be good info on lowering one in some older threads.

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