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Re: Dads Van...a few changes [Re: DadsVan] #754269
November 19th 2019 2:22 pm
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van is an 87....i never even thought about the impact on the u-joints...shes only a slant 6 with 1 bbl so no burnouts or jackrabbit starts....just cruisin

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Re: Dads Van...a few changes [Re: DadsVan] #754271
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DadsVan... We only cruise and rarely above 55 but are still evaluating height changes that occurred when we changed springs and shocks. Were blowing through u joints every 12,000 miles. Now back to oem specs and will see how it goes. Prior to our first changes she was still running original 28 year old u joints no problem. Several folks mentioned the angle of the drive shaft and how there is a very small tolerance or something of that nature. Anyway.. your van looks amazing! Ours is an 88 front and tail lights are very similiar that's why I was curious. Our front grill got busted out in a hail storm and required some mods but it's still going strong otherwise.


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Re: Dads Van...a few changes [Re: DadsVan] #754272
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Niko - can you shim your rear end to adjust the angle? Generally is practiced by 4x4 folks when they lift their rigs. Many times lift blocks are standard use for rear end lift


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Re: Dads Van...a few changes [Re: DadsVan] #754275
November 19th 2019 9:13 pm
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Blowing through U-joints is all part of the fun, man.

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Re: Dads Van...a few changes [Re: DadsVan] #754276
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We could probably shim or other things but on our case we don't want the stance too be higher in the rear. We live in the van full time so the less we have to mess with leveling things up at night the better.


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Re: Dads Van...a few changes [Re: DadsVan] #754323
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That's a killer Dodge! Digging the hotrod rake with your wheel/tire combo. Do you have the 318 in it now?

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thanks...no 318...still buzzin half a dozen and love it but will be upgrading to 2 bbl and custom exhaust...

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Looks great man. We need to get together again for a show and tell. I got 2 inch blocks on the rear of Black Magic. No problem with the u joints so far.


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