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by sonic reducer
Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:05 pm
Forum: Axle swap
Topic: radius arm idea
Replies: 5
Views: 4623

Re: radius arm idea

What I'd use is toyota fj80. The component are better than land rover :vom: and the axles themselves are strong and wide enough for an astro. I had amassed a bunch of fj80 junk for a Tacoma I had but never made it happen. The radius arms are perfect for a streetable 4x4 that doesn't need mad flex bu...
by sonic reducer
Sun Jan 12, 2014 12:49 pm
Forum: BRAKES
Topic: brake job... which brands of parts to get?
Replies: 4
Views: 3321

brake job... which brands of parts to get?

Hi, I'm about to do a brake job on my '00 awd cargo, 5 lug. I want to get everything at one time at rockauto.com but they have so damn many brands and price levels I don't know where to start. I'd rather not get the cheap crap but don't want to go for the most expensive stuff either if I don't have ...
by sonic reducer
Mon Aug 12, 2013 3:36 pm
Forum: Astro & Safari - General
Topic: Power steering pump on 2000 AWD astro van
Replies: 8
Views: 9434

Re: Power steering pump on 2000 AWD astro van

I listed some of the reasons why I think it's worth it to spend the extra dough on the res. version. But to each their own. Mine was a major pain.
by sonic reducer
Sun Aug 11, 2013 5:19 pm
Forum: Astro & Safari - General
Topic: Power steering pump on 2000 AWD astro van
Replies: 8
Views: 9434

Power steering pump on 2000 AWD astro van

The following will chronicle how I removed my power steering pump from my 2000 awd astro cargo with hydroboost and AC. About a week ago I let my GF's friend borrow my astro so she could move her house. then I get the call a day later that the van won't steer or brake. Apparently they were parallel p...
by sonic reducer
Sat May 11, 2013 11:53 am
Forum: Welcome New Members
Topic: just got a '00 awd cargo
Replies: 5
Views: 2703

Re: just got a '00 awd cargo

That would be cool man. As of now I'm thinking some pieces of 3x3x1/4 angle plug welded and stitch welded as a base for the attachment point. The bumper will probably mostly be 1.5 sch40 and 1" tube because that's what I have dies for. Ill do a rear bumper first but may not get to it for a minu...
by sonic reducer
Thu May 09, 2013 8:39 pm
Forum: Welcome New Members
Topic: just got a '00 awd cargo
Replies: 5
Views: 2703

Re: just got a '00 awd cargo

Well that's good to know, is there any real mpg gains to be had by going to s10 stuff, or just the benefits of low range?
by sonic reducer
Thu May 09, 2013 5:38 pm
Forum: Welcome New Members
Topic: just got a '00 awd cargo
Replies: 5
Views: 2703

just got a '00 awd cargo

Hi, I just picked up an '00 awd cargo. it's got 190k on it but 30k on the transmission. it's been a work van in the past but is in much better condition than I would have thought for the miles. Ive got to do the brakes, trans flush, remove decals, better stereo, pull the running boards, and then I'm...