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 Post subject: Re: Lifted Van Pics...
PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 4:41 am 
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Very nice!! =D> =D>

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-74 Ford Bronco -->Far from perfect but mine!
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 Post subject: Re: Lifted Van Pics...
PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:13 am 
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Astro in Iceland :yikes: :heart:

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Not to change the topic......But anyone notice the side door on this van???.Wonder how he did that??.I think that is just too cool!!. =D> =D>

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 Post subject: Re: Lifted Van Pics...
PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 9:34 pm 
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97CargoCrawler wrote:
Here's mine.....at the moment. 6" lift total. 2" sub-frame spacers, 4" HD spindles, 4" HD leaf springs and shackles. 31"x10.5" BFG Mud Terrain tires on ProComp 1079 wheels with 3.75" backspacing and -19mm offset. Spindles create a 3" wider trackwidth so I have 1.5" wheel spacers on each side in back to even things out. It's wide and very tall!


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It's changing on a daily basis. There is still a lot of work to do and a lot more goodies to be installed. I will update pix as I go!

UPDATE, OCT. 12, 2008
Bumper fascia, fender trim and grille gaurd installed. Still need to do some work on the gaurd to make it look like it belongs on there. I had to do a lot of trimming on both the bumper fascia and the plastic fender trim piece near the doors. And of course major cutting into the wheel wells, pix of which can be found in my other topics somewhere.


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Now if I could only afford some offroad lights!

I'm still experimenting with the spare tire.....

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Where did you buy the bumper? If you dont mind me asking?


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 Post subject: Re: Lifted Van Pics...
PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 9:42 pm 
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OK, so you have posted pics. Really nice Safari. Is it the front bumper that you want to change? I like it. \:D/

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 9:59 pm 
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From stock height to 2" lift with stock wheels to P235/75/15 BFG Winter tires to LT235/75/15 Toyos: http://techez.ca/awc/pictures/GMC/

Then to 4-5" lift
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And for fun if you have not done the 4-light mod do it :)
http://techez.ca/awc/pictures/GMC/4lamp/

I now currently running KC HiLites and converted the driving lights to HID. The following is before the HID convert so you can imagine the brightness now heh he: http://techez.ca/awc/pictures/GMC/kchilities/

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 10:31 pm 
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Are those the bright blue lights I feel like smashing out, everything a car with them approaches me?

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 Post subject: Re: Lifted Van Pics...
PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 11:53 pm 
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Are those the bright blue lights I feel like smashing out, everything a car with them approaches me?


Some people do that and it is bad :(
My HIDs are used for off-roading and occasional city driving. They are Hella ballast w/ Philips 4300K 35W bulbs = white light (Porsche white light, not the 5000-6000K of BMW / Acura). They are quite bright but the KC HiLites are good enough for city driving.

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 Post subject: Re: Lifted Van Pics...
PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 1:23 am 
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are you hids on both low and high beam? Like are you using a 4 ballast setup,one for each low and high beam,or just 2 one for each side? Van looks great btw


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 Post subject: Re: Lifted Van Pics...
PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 1:28 am 
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phr1$k37 wrote:

From stock height to 2" lift with stock wheels to P235/75/15 BFG Winter tires to LT235/75/15 Toyos: http://techez.ca/awc/pictures/GMC/

Then to 4-5" lift
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And for fun if you have not done the 4-light mod do it :)
http://techez.ca/awc/pictures/GMC/4lamp/

I now currently running KC HiLites and converted the driving lights to HID. The following is before the HID convert so you can imagine the brightness now heh he: http://techez.ca/awc/pictures/GMC/kchilities/


When did our vans come with 235/75 15 as a stock tire size?


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 Post subject: Re: Lifted Van Pics...
PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 1:46 am 
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They did not ...
The photos show from stock size TO 235/75/15 :)

One Ballast per side and for lo-beams only. The hi-beams are still on the Toshiba HIRs.

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 Post subject: Re: Lifted Van Pics...
PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 2:26 am 
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OK, I got ya. Very nice. Looks good. The larger tires are needed to fill out the wheel wells.


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 Post subject: Re: Lifted Van Pics...
PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 2:40 am 
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phr1$k37 wrote:

They did not ...
The photos show from stock size TO 235/75/15 :)

One Ballast per side and for lo-beams only. The hi-beams are still on the Toshiba HIRs.


Oh ok,that's what i thought just wasn't 100 percent sure. And i totally agree with the 235's


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 Post subject: Re: Lifted Van Pics...
PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 5:52 am 
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Smiliesafari wrote:
OK, so you have posted pics. Really nice Safari. Is it the front bumper that you want to change? I like it. \:D/

Well I have the 1995 newer style body. I want to get either the same bumper like above or similar


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 Post subject: Re: Lifted Van Pics...
PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 7:18 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Lifted Van Pics...
PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 8:59 pm 
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2005 GMC Safari "raSafari"
4+ Overland Lift
31" GoodYear Wranglers
Custom Grill Guard
Box + Bike rack on back
Custom exhaust pipe
+ lots of other goodies...

Fully converted interior for vansion dwelling...
-rotating passenger seat, deep cell battery for lights, cooler, heater, + inverter, bed, storage
kickin' sound system :guitar:

I've got photos of the entire build if you're interested. Just drove the raSafari across the country and she did extremely well!


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