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Old 01-30-2018, 11:05 PM   #11
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Hi Cbadbox Nice to see another traverse here. I have a 2002 in the same colour. I vae had mine for 3 years now. Done a fair bit of upgrades to her. But really love the westy style layout.
Ive done a spring lift on mine with tire change that gave me 3.5 inches of lift .
There are a a lot of tweaks that can make traverses better.
1) switch all interior lights to led's
2) the battery box with very minor mods will fit two 6v 27 series agm batteries (205) AH!
3) charge wizard module add on to the converter charger unit gives you control over charging profiles
4)Add lights inside the storage areas
and much more.

ReelChef67 thanks for the ideas, read your posts, good info.
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Old 02-06-2018, 09:30 AM   #12
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Sweet set up!
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Old 02-06-2018, 08:42 PM   #13
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Sweet set up!
Thanks! Had a chance to get out this weekend, things worked great. How do I rotate the pics? They are correct on my laptop.
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Old 02-07-2018, 10:21 AM   #14
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Ive done a spring lift on mine with tire change that gave me 3.5 inches of lift .
3) charge wizard module add on to the converter charger unit gives you control over charging profiles
Sent you a PM.

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Old 02-07-2018, 09:01 PM   #15
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I was considering my first Van purchase, attending the So Cal Meet-up on October 22nd and lurking through this forum increased the momentum of my search. A 2WD 2003 Traverse popped up in Portland towards the end of November, I flew up and drove it back to So-Cal with no issues.

After reading all the posts on lift kits and talking to Mountain Bike Roamer (thanks Mike!) I headed to El Cajon to talk with Jeremy at Weldtec. Jeremy gave me the shop tour. So many awesome builds going on the day of my visit. Jeremy spent well over a hour with me providing an education, advising me of my options and answering all my questions.

Ability to park in the garage was a significant factor in my decision to go with the Weldtec 4" Ocotillo Cruiser package with two Add-A-Leaf and the Negative Overload Spring in the rear. I really like the one-stop shopping Weldtec was able to provide. They handled the install, new brake pads and turned rotors front and rear, inspect and repack the bearings and sent it out for a new alignment.

When I drove on from Oregon it wallowed, floated and felt like a marsh mellow on the road. After the install it feels secure, tight, the body roll has been minimized yet it rides surprising smooth. Thank you Jeremy!

Wheels are Walker Evans 501 Legend, 16X8, +01 offset with 4.54 backside setting. I went with 265/75R16 load range E Cooper Discoverer A/T3 tires. I'll include a couple of before and after pics. Originally I was sure I would remove the fiberglass flares and skirting. I have decided to live with them for a while. I do have a few other minor mods in mind but want to get in a few outings first.

This site is a great source of information and entertainment!


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Thanks so much for the post and kind words! It was a pleasure working with you and "making your van great again"
It looks like you van is ready for blast off in the last pics... LOL
Let us know when the next meet up is, Kaiden and i will be sure to try to make it.

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Old 02-08-2018, 09:55 AM   #16
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Thanks! Had a chance to get out this weekend, things worked great. How do I rotate the pics? They are correct on my laptop.
cbadbox,

Nice looking ride man! Good to hear about another happy Weldtec Designs customer.

Just a note on posting pictures. If you go to photos (on your phone/ iPad), where the picture is stored on your device, and chose “edit” for the picture you are going to upload, then resize it, even if just a little, it can then be uploaded to this forum and will post right side up.

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cbadbox,

Nice looking ride man! Good to hear about another happy Weldtec Designs customer.

Just a note on posting pictures. If you go to photos (on your phone/ iPad), where the picture is stored on your device, and chose “edit” for the picture you are going to upload, then resize it, even if just a little, it can then be uploaded to this forum and will post right side up.

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Good tip!

Also / similarly:
If you'on on iPad (or iPhone), you can also go into your iPad/iPhone's photo album, click on your desired image (such that the image goes full-screen on your device), and then do a screen capture of it. (This effectively makes a **duplicate image** in your photo album, but it's now one which can be uploaded to the SMB Forum without any sideways/upside-down issues.)

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Thanks so much for the post and kind words! It was a pleasure working with you and "making your van great again"
It looks like you van is ready for blast off in the last pics... LOL
Let us know when the next meet up is, Kaiden and i will be sure to try to make it.

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To the moon!!!

Jeremy there is a meet up on the 18th in the OC. I am pretty sure I will be there.

I'll try those suggestions next time I post pics.

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