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Old 12-30-2017, 09:44 AM   #31
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I called Quigley and got the parts list for my van awhile back and most of what is on my 2015 van corresponds with 2014 model year 2500 Silverado. Quigley of course makes their own brackets for mounting etc.

Quigley gives a short list of what they use as stock GM on their website so you can check there but I know it includes the torsion bars and transfer case and I believe the upper control arms (could be lower?)
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Old 01-08-2018, 08:56 AM   #32
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At Aluminess in Santee, Ca to have a lil work done on the new van. Lots of work being done here! Lets see, what should I get...



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Old 01-08-2018, 11:07 AM   #33
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For whom might these be made for?

Custom Aluminess roof rack, 3-inch raised top bar, and boat rollers.



Fiamma Awning:


Custom 3-hinge rear bumper:


Custom front bumper with dual Rigid light cut-outs:
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Old 01-08-2018, 12:01 PM   #34
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Oh snap, how could I forget the awesome folks over at Weldtecdesigns. Last Wednesday they made me some awesome rock sliders. No aluminum here, these things will not only protect the van, but make great side steps.

Getting the fit just right. The attention to every detail these guys put into their work is second to none. Im a part time metal fabricator myself, and can really appreciate the quality of their work.



Im currently at Aluminess as I type, having some aluminum upgrades added to the Chevy Van, then driving down the street to have Jeremy bolt on the sliders he custom made for me.

Note: the slider mounts are two pieces; one side is welded to the frame, the other is welded to the slider, and then the two are bolted together with grade 8 bolts. -A real solid setup that allows for the removal of the slider for powder coating or future repair work (a very ingenious idea).

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The finished product (to be installed around 1430 hrs today, Lord willing).
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It’s coming together! Can’t wait to see an updated shot of the rig after installs. Front and rear bumpers?
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Old 01-08-2018, 01:30 PM   #36
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Nice goodies GAR!

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Old 01-09-2018, 06:20 PM   #37
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Thanks guys!

A few more pics for ya. Full van pics coming soon.

Unboxing brand new Method Race Wheels.
305 NV HD 17x8.5
Offset: 0
Backspace: 4.75



Heavy duty load rating (4500 lbs)!
If the part # does not end with an H its not the HV heavy duty wheel.


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Very nice. The El Cajon area is certainly a hotbed of wallet sucking van accessory vendors isn't it? If you have any money left after Aluminess and Weldtec, you should stop by Advanced Adaptors to check out the Atlas transfer cases, then you can swing into Agile for a RIP kit and finish the day at Off Road Warehouse.
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$$$$$$$$!!!!!! In all seriousness, you should consider the custom tuned Fox shocks. Pretty incredible the difference they made for me.
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All murdered out!

And so it begins... "hay, thats a nice van, where did you, how do you, etc..."

Its only been a few days all set up like this and I've been approached several times with compliments and questions. Was kinda nice when it was just another cargo van. Haha. All things considered, I am pleased with the set up and progress (a few issues here and there, but nothing that the manufactuing venders can't fix). Definitely a lot cheaper doing all this oneself.







For those who care: No trimming on the fenders needed to drive it home. The plan is to trim the lower corners of the removable fender pieces just a tad for better off road clearence. I know Weldtech Designs sells a fiberglass replacement that gives an extra inch, but I may trim two inches off just the corners.

As far as clearance with the suspension components, ZERO issues there; these wheels and tires fit great in that respect!
Note: Quigley 3-inch lift option needed! (which I ordered with the van).

Wheels: Method Racing 305 NV HD 17x8.5 PN# MR30578580500H
Load rating: 4500 lbs.

Tires: Toyo Open Country M/T LT295/70 R17 (33.5 inch) (33" measured after mounting).
Load rating: 3970 lbs.

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