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#80474 January 30th 2001 10:32 am
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I'd love to lower the rear of my '89. Anyone know of a "kit"?

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#80475 January 30th 2001 11:32 am
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Are you taling about your 89 astro? How much do you want to drop it? what about the front? I know there are kits out there, but ill have to wait till I get home to find the info.

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yea, the Astro. I'd like to level it out.

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#80477 January 30th 2001 6:21 pm
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here is one link, but it is for a 3 inch drop.... might be alittle much.
[urlhttp://www.customautoparts.net/images/suspension/rearflipkit.html#Chevy/GMC%20Trucks[/url]

I know there are a few places out there that make astro suspension stuff. I'll let you know of any more links when I find them.


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#80478 January 30th 2001 10:18 pm
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AIM industries, Stillen, Salesco, DJM Suspension, Performance Suspension, plus many others - you can find a bunch in any truck magazine - look for suspension suppliers, most have kits for the Astro.

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#80479 January 31st 2002 2:36 am
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Several kits are available, most of them are similar and usually drop the rear 3 inches. It will depend how low the front of your van is as to whether this is too much. Check out the suspension section at "www.racecraftconversions.com"

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How'd your lowering project work out? I'd like to do the same to my '95stro but not sure whether to use dropped spindles or coils on the front & drop blocks or new dropped springs on the rear. Anyone have any thoughts/experience with this ??? Thanks !!!

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when there stock the rear is one inch higher than the front. so most that want good drivablity use the 2/3 drop. 3 flip kit for the rear and a 2in drop spindle up front. you could use a coil but you have a lot more work to do if so. and i havent used the springs yet so no comment.
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Own a 89 chevy astro lots of body work, 402 bbc and airbags all getting done.
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nitropyro #126834 March 14th 2007 8:31 am
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DJM makes shackles for dropping the rear 2" or 3". The one's I have actually measured out after installation at 1.5". Which was about what I wanted to get it level.
Am I in the GM area?? opps!

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