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Updated on May 06, 2012
The Ground Pounder
Let me start out with how my van got to be named. It's kind of a funny story. I bought this lil guy bone stock. It had the roof rack, stock wheels and tires, and this ugly gold ground effects kit on it from the factory. I started out by removing that hideous stuff and set out to give it a " 'lil drop ". I road trip out to the snow in the winter so, with sub-zero conditions ... bags were out of the question. I went for some 2" spindles up front, and some 3" drop-leaves out back. That was supposed to get me an even stance. The rear went about 3.5" and it was anything but even. Not to mention the fact that it only looked lowered when I was next to another van. Out I went and got some 2" coils for the front. This was supposed to get me at a .5" rake to the front. Well, the coils went about 2.75" - 3". If you can guess, a 5" drop onto stock wheels and tires was a bit of a "smokey" situation! Ok, out I went and picked up some 17" TSW's and some 235/45/17 rubber to get some air between the fender wells and the tires.
I have since removed the spindles for a near 3"/3" drop (5"/5" overall with tires). It had a good enough stance and is still functional enough for road trips to wherever I need to go.
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Badass van, I really like how you made your own molded door piece, come check out my 89 Safari nothen great right now but hoping to get bags very soon.
that rear door molded sub peace turned out sick looking good work man
great van dude! I love Safari's! Anyways to the point here...i'm looking for a solution to a small problem i have with my van....under hard braking and cornering i have a dramatic drop in oil pressure.....almost goes right noff the scale! ever run into something like that? Any help would be very appreciated! JS
i really like it cuz it looks clean ...the look i mean its kinda simple and sweet ..wit the wheels too good luck wit it ight ...
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