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Old 03-22-2010, 09:39 PM   #1
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2wd E-series Lift?

Does anyone have any experience with this company, and the suspension kit they offer?

http://www.actionvansuspension.com/

In my ever-present search of an affordable SMB, my latest thought is to buy a low miler E250 and install this kit.
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Old 03-23-2010, 12:37 AM   #2
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Re: 2wd E-series Lift?

Of the 3 that I am looking at, I am gonna go with the ActionVan suspension. LeadDoggy has that kit (i think) and maybe he will chime in here shortly!
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Old 03-23-2010, 12:34 PM   #3
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Re: 2wd E-series Lift?

You can't go wrong with the Action Van lift.
J Flame Custom also makes a nice lift. I like the looks of their brackets but all in all it's the same stuff.

http://www.jflamecustoms.com/
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Old 03-23-2010, 12:38 PM   #4
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Re: 2wd E-series Lift?

Does the J Flame system come with replacement coils? Looks like the ActionVan does...
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Old 03-23-2010, 12:56 PM   #5
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Re: 2wd E-series Lift?

Does not look like it has front coils. They have a kool looking coil bracket and maybe it repositions the top or bottom of the coil thus allowing the use of the stock spring. Never noticed the missing coil springs from there website.
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Old 03-23-2010, 01:00 PM   #6
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Re: 2wd E-series Lift?

The ActionVan looks pretty cool. If you look on the Nicoll Racing website, they have a smaller pic of the components (I forget, do you have it on your rig Leaddoggy?).

How about installation? There is a guy in town that says he'd install it for a couple hundred bucks

A buddy and I installed a RE 4.5" system on a Cherokee I had a few years back. I'd say I have MILD mechanical aptitude.
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Old 03-23-2010, 03:48 PM   #7
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Re: 2wd E-series Lift?

I'm running the Action Van kit complete with springs, shocks and steering stablizer. Got 285/70LT17 (33") on American Racing Thugs.
Spend the money and have the kit installed. Sure beats laying on the ground trying to get the OE brackets off. Frontend alignment is a must also.
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Re: 2wd E-series Lift?

I called jflame customs about their kit and they do not offer any coils. They just move everything down thus causing the lift.

Action Vans kit comes with coils and I think you actually get more wheel travel over the jflame kit.

LeadDoggy, did you notice any ride difference after you installed the kit?


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Old 03-23-2010, 08:36 PM   #9
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Re: 2wd E-series Lift?

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LeadDoggy, did you notice any ride difference after you installed the kit?
Never drove the van before the kit was installed. But I must say that it does drive very nice and smooth, even offroad.
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Re: 2wd E-series Lift?

Thanks Lead, I was hoping it would be a better ride!
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