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Old 08-26-2008, 10:45 PM   #1
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Prototype 2008 Lifted Quigley Chevy 4X4 IFS

Here are a few pictures from my visit to Quigley on August 12. These are of a Prototype 2008 Chevy 4X4 with IFS. The big difference is that they lifted it. I believe that it was lifted 3". Quigley hasn't decided whether they are going to produce it or not. Time will tell.

If you ever have a chance to stop by Quigley for a visit, by all means stop & check it out. This is a 1st class operation with great people working there! It's worth the time to see their shop & talk with them. They welcome it.

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Old 08-27-2008, 01:37 PM   #2
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So Sam the difference between the old chevy Quigley is this one is it's lifted 3"? Was the older version stock height? It looks nice.
I'm sure they ride better than the Ford.
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Old 08-27-2008, 07:37 PM   #3
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Dave:

The stock height of the Chevy van with the IFS is the same as the 2WD. Mine was 36" at the center of the wheel well before & after the conversion. I have an Express 3500 (1 ton). Quigley also does a solid axle on the Chevy as well. Of course, that raises the height.
I drove their Ford (solid axle) & Chevy (IFS) conversion before I got mine. I didn't drive the Dura Max van they had there.

Quigley hasn't decided if they are going to produce the raised IFS yet or not. As of now, if you want a Quigley Chevy IFS, it comes at the stock height.

This is just my thought on this but if they decide to produce it, it might be at Moab next spring for testing before they decide to put it out to the public. They are not going to sell something that they feel is not a top notch product.

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Our 2007 GMC 3500 had a 1" lift after the Qigley IFS converson. Were told that this was standard.
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OK, a little off topic.... but does that van have doors on both sides??
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OK, a little off topic.... but does that van have doors on both sides??
Sure seems to. Good eye.


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I drove a 2006 GMC 3500 with the Duramax and the IFS. It was very nice ride. Too bad the vans aren't as well built as the Ford because the drive trains are superior in my opinion.
I'd LOVE to have doors on both sides. Very cool.
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Doors on both sides may be cool, but you loose too much wall space for cabinets and other camper features.

Probably great for a passenger van though.

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The doors on both sides could create some flexibility IF you could acquire interior furnishings that were "mobile". If you had some furnishing that could go right or left, the having the doors on both sides allows for things fitting into more situations.

example: we are going to be using McBeast for its first day long tailgate party tomorrow. We went on a scouting trip just tomake sure we knew what parking spots would work with the vans configuration. If we had a flexible interior layout and could move things left or right, and had doors on both sides, that would double the places that would work....

....hmmm... but then the awning would have to move....

...and what would happen to electrical outlets and flexibility there.....

OK, maybe it would still be hard even if we had doors on both sides.

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The doors on both sides could create some flexibility IF you could acquire interior furnishings that were "mobile". If you had some furnishing that could go right or left, the having the doors on both sides allows for things fitting into more situations.

example: we are going to be using McBeast for its first day long tailgate party tomorrow. We went on a scouting trip just tomake sure we knew what parking spots would work with the vans configuration. If we had a flexible interior layout and could move things left or right, and had doors on both sides, that would double the places that would work....

....hmmm... but then the awning would have to move....

...and what would happen to electrical outlets and flexibility there.....

OK, maybe it would still be hard even if we had doors on both sides.

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