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Old 06-05-2010, 04:48 PM   #1
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Anyone dealt with Advanced 4WD Systems in SLC?

Kinda looks like they use front leaf springs like SMB.

http://www.advanced4x4vans.com/conversion.htm

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Old 06-07-2010, 10:33 PM   #2
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Re: Anyone dealt with Advanced 4WD Systems in SLC?

When I ordered my second Sportsmobile in 2002 I had
http://www.advanced4x4vans.com/conversion.htm
install their 4x4 leaf spring conversion. With their operation located in Salt Lake City and me living in Moab it seemed to make sense. Their leaf spring no frills conversion allows for tight turns that is used by most of the 4x4 Shuttle Vans in the Salt Lake City area that run to the ski resorts.
Check out their site under "Clients" for my comments. Over 8 years my van never let me down driving mostly off-road all across Utah's Colorado Plateau and the Colorado Rockies.

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Old 06-08-2010, 07:33 AM   #3
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Re: Anyone dealt with Advanced 4WD Systems in SLC?

These guys have been doing conversions for a long time and keep getting better. One thing I really like is the angle of their drive shaft to the front axle. It's not all skewed like some of the other conversions out there.
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Old 06-08-2010, 08:50 PM   #4
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Just spent time there ordering my Aluminess bumpers yesterday. Good guys and impressive shop.
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Old 06-08-2010, 10:06 PM   #5
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Re: Anyone dealt with Advanced 4WD Systems in SLC?

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. One thing I really like is the angle of their drive shaft to the front axle. It's not all skewed like some of the other conversions out there.
The flip side is the in order to maintain a flatter front driveline angle, the T-case must be clocked. This can reduce your breakover ground clearance a little.

That said.... when I do 4x4 I will go with the clocked T-case so that I can retain the Banks PowerPack. Normal T-case position would put the front driveline and left header collector in the same place.
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Old 06-09-2010, 07:06 AM   #6
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Re: Anyone dealt with Advanced 4WD Systems in SLC?

They did my van. Happy to send pictures or chat about it. I have broken a couple of welds and there are a few things to look out for. Also I did switch to deaver springs after I g o th evan back and added a sway bar on the rear,

Let me know if I can help
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Old 06-12-2010, 11:16 AM   #7
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Re: Anyone dealt with Advanced 4WD Systems in SLC?

Can't comment on their conversion but can comment on their service. I took my SK 4x4 to them and had them put in ARB lockers and do some other small work. They did a great and clean job and (contrary to some internet reports) were very friendly. I'm taking my van there for all it's future 4x4 work.

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Re: Anyone dealt with Advanced 4WD Systems in SLC?

i like randy at Advanced. he did a good job for me on 2 vans and i'd go back again....and he's local for me. If you make an appointment for a conversion, he will most likely be done on time. I left him my van for a week.
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Old 03-11-2011, 08:51 PM   #9
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Re: Anyone dealt with Advanced 4WD Systems in SLC?

Had my 1999 E350 done there in 2000. Not happy at all.
Maybe mine was built on a Friday.
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Had my 1999 E350 done there in 2000. Not happy at all.
Maybe mine was built on a Friday.
What was the problem(s)?
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