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Old 07-28-2015, 06:53 PM   #1
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My modded Traverse

As for a bit of history, I got a Westfall a in my early 20s and loved everything but how gutless it was. Now, (later) after searching long and hard for a Sportmobile, and sadly not being able to afford the perfect one I found a Traverse. the bushings and shocks were shot which allowed me to replace/upgrade it.

Mods:
Action Van suspension
New shocks
Balanced and restored driveline
Had a shimmey and found it was an off balance rotor (always use good parts) so put in new rotors
Regeared real difference and added limited slip
New headlights that I'd like to further mod in the future with projectors
Made some custom screens
Led interior lights

Coming soon
Building new door cabinet (will post some pics)
Custom shade solution (will post pics of that too when done)

Wants
New bumpers front and rear. Love the aluminess rear but not the front. May do custom.
Shower solution

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Old 07-28-2015, 08:12 PM   #2
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Great looking Traverse!
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Old 07-28-2015, 09:28 PM   #3
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I love the way that looks . How much lift is the action van Lift?
I Grew up always wanting a westy but friends of mine that had them steered me clear of them as they are so $$$ to maintain and drive in British Columbia where I live.
So I have had class b vans until I found my dream van A westy on a ford chassis.A traverse!!
that I have been modding.
Led strip light in all cabinets with switches, usb ports and RGBW wifi controlled under counter stealth lights.
I am 90% done a galley cabinet for it.
http://www.sportsmobileforum.com/vie...p?f=40&t=15753
And Just got a bumper I designed and had fabricator build for me.
http://www.sportsmobileforum.com/vie...p?f=10&t=16154
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Old 07-29-2015, 04:20 AM   #4
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Re: My modded Traverse

Really a nice start! The van looks great.
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Old 07-30-2015, 07:56 PM   #5
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Dude! That thing looks ridiculous! Nice job with the mods. Wheels and tires make it and the racks.

Love the color!

Do you have any interior shots with the new lights and any more shots of the van at different angles? Would love to check it out.

I threw a few L.E.D.s in my reading lamps over the couch recently (1156 replacements) and I wasn't thrilled. I know they pull so much less off the house battery but they seem too "office" like. Kind of like fluorescent overhead lights. I like the homier, softer feel of the halogens.

I guess I'll be firing my van up during camping trips to keep the house charged...
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Try the led replacement bulbs in a "warm", much nicer and less blue/white.
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Try the led replacement bulbs in a "warm", much nicer and less blue/white.
So true, I first used 65K daylight leds in some fixtures thinking i would like the sharper white but in the end there is something about the warm white versions I iiked better as well.They seem to throw more light even at the same wattage.
I ended up installed RGB+w led strip under the counter lip.
I know have 6 million colours to choose from
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Dude! That thing looks ridiculous! Nice job with the mods. Wheels and tires make it and the racks.

Love the color!

Do you have any interior shots with the new lights and any more shots of the van at different angles? Would love to check it out.

I threw a few L.E.D.s in my reading lamps over the couch recently (1156 replacements) and I wasn't thrilled. I know they pull so much less off the house battery but they seem too "office" like. Kind of like fluorescent overhead lights. I like the homier, softer feel of the halogens.

I guess I'll be firing my van up during camping trips to keep the house charged...
Thx. I'll try to get some pics of the lights later.
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I love the way that looks . How much lift is the action van Lift?
I Grew up always wanting a westy but friends of mine that had them steered me clear of them as they are so $$$ to maintain and drive in British Columbia where I live.
So I have had class b vans until I found my dream van A westy on a ford chassis.A traverse!!
that I have been modding.
Led strip light in all cabinets with switches, usb ports and RGBW wifi controlled under counter stealth lights.
I am 90% done a galley cabinet for it.
http://www.sportsmobileforum.com/vie...p?f=40&t=15753
And Just got a bumper I designed and had fabricator build for me.
http://www.sportsmobileforum.com/vie...p?f=10&t=16154
You can get different lifts. I think it is 4". But with the new 33" tires probably 6" total gain. You can get it as a 6" lift as well.

Saw the bumper, nice. I need to get working on my cabinets. Just enjoying the summer too much.
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I love the way that looks . How much lift is the action van Lift?
I Grew up always wanting a westy but friends of mine that had them steered me clear of them as they are so $$$ to maintain and drive in British Columbia where I live.
So I have had class b vans until I found my dream van A westy on a ford chassis.A traverse!!
that I have been modding.
Led strip light in all cabinets with switches, usb ports and RGBW wifi controlled under counter stealth lights.
I am 90% done a galley cabinet for it.
http://www.sportsmobileforum.com/vie...p?f=40&t=15753
And Just got a bumper I designed and had fabricator build for me.
http://www.sportsmobileforum.com/vie...p?f=10&t=16154
The cabinet pics look great. Sorry about the loss of your mum.
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