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Old 10-14-2013, 03:27 AM   #11
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Thanks Freeagent! I'll give them a call tomorrow and see what they have to say. Your right about them not being in a convenient location but if it's worth it...
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Old 10-15-2013, 01:32 AM   #12
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Well Boulder off-road is out. Never was able to speak to either Erin or the owner but I was told by their receptionist that it's not a project that they wanna take on! Wow, I didn't think it would be this hard, these vans are clones of the trucks.

Gonna try sportsman4x4 tomorrow.
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Old 10-15-2013, 03:41 PM   #13
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Clydesdale 4x4 also does an IFS conversion for 2004 and newer Chevys, 2500 and 3500's, all motors. Their shop might not be in the most convenient location, but maybe a good resource for info.

http://www.sportsman4x4.com/
Talk to Justin at Clydsdale and he said they've done 7 IFS conversions so far and have another 8 in the books and are booked until January. But that's a good thing because I'm not sold on it doing it just yet but I'm glad I've found someone whose doing it and is willing to do it. They are using 1 ton parts which requires them to lift the Van 4-5 inches but he said if they were to use the half ton differentials than they could get away with not raising the van at all.
And I already have all the parts collected for the conversion. Anyways, Thanks for the heads up, might just have to drive up there at some point for some conversion fun!



If anyone knows of anyone else let me know!
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Old 10-15-2013, 11:48 PM   #14
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Did they give you an idea of the costs?
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Did they give you an idea of the costs?
Yup, for the conversion including parts they were asking just north of 14K. It's a bit less if I supply the parts which is good since I have most of them already. It's still a little high but not that much more than what others are asking for front axle swaps. I dunno what I'm gonna do yet, still debating how important 4wd is for me, especially at those prices.
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They are using 1 ton parts which requires them to lift the Van 4-5 inches but he said if they were to use the half ton differentials than they could get away with not raising the van at all.
Sticking the 1/2 ton front end under a Duramax sounds like a recipe for disaster
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They are using 1 ton parts which requires them to lift the Van 4-5 inches but he said if they were to use the half ton differentials than they could get away with not raising the van at all.
Sticking the 1/2 ton front end under a Duramax sounds like a recipe for disaster

That's what a friend whose opinion I trust mentioned to me when I told him about it. He agreed with your opinion and didn't think it was a good idea. I wonder if I could beef up a 1/2 differential? I'm guessing the strength of the diff comes from it's additional mass. I wonder what the AWD vans are using, they aren't lifted at all.
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I wonder what the AWD vans are using, they aren't lifted at all.
They are all 1500s.
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Here is a little GMC eye candy:









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...that doesn't help me get the idea of 4wd out of my head, that makes it all the more difficult!!

Who did that conversion? Looks great, would be nice to see the ride height when on the ground, doesn't look too bad from those pictures!
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