New 2003 AWD asto owner wants to lift


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No Slicky I am going top use the stock diameter bolts , just longer.
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Re: New 2003 AWD asto owner wants to lift

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Do you mean hardware "grade", like 8.8, 10.9, etc or bolt length, ie not going too long and risk shearing?

OLV supplied 130mm 8.8 bolts with 2" body lift even though stock are 96mm and additional 2" would be closer to 150mm. Perhaps that is what he is talking about.

Unless you're going to weld in subframe spacers and use stock length hardware, I don't see aluminum spacers offering much if anything over nylon but everyone has there own approach.
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My account does not seem to let me attach photos??

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Re: New 2003 AWD asto owner wants to lift

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Also not able to upload photos......... What's up?
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Not sure but can upload to a site like Imgur and paste link provided here.
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I've never tried to upload pics here... always host them on Photobucket and embed them.
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Re: New 2003 AWD asto owner wants to lift

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Going to use the Journey:

Super lift Kit
Brake line extention
Bump Stops
All fasteners included

ATS springs
22-1195XHD - Chevy Astro and Safari Compact rated at 2550lbs
Van Leaf Spring, Rear XHD
Leaf Spring Eye Bolt Kit, Grade 8 (2 Bolt Kit)
Chevy/GMC Astro Safari Upper U-Bolt Kit(2
U-Bolt Kit w/ Stud Bolts)

I want to replace the body mount bushing when I install the 2" body lift pucks. Will this kit work?
Prothane 7-108-BL Black Body and Standard Cab Mount Bushing Kit - 12 Piece
http://www.amazon.com/Prothane-7-108-BL ... B003AVR8FQ

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Re: New 2003 AWD asto owner wants to lift

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Pretty sure that is the body rubber kit I used . It was a big improvement and I don't think I would do a body lift again without them . Looking forward to seeing some pics when you're done.
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Re: New 2003 AWD asto owner wants to lift

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Are there two threads? :)

Yes, that is the Prothane kit I used or Energy Suspension 3.4116
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Yes there 2 threads :swords:

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What can I say I was over anxious and posted in 2 places when I joined, LOL.
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Re: New 2003 AWD asto owner wants to lift

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Hey, it happens when you've got Astrovanliftitis! :cheers:
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