Originally Posted by Lilnuts2
I thought you had to have a 8" lift to run full size 37"s
I know Derek (CCV) has a 8" lift. Chris at U joint says 8" also. Would be awesome to be able to run 37"s with a 6" lift.
Well with everything with vans that can be debated. Justin at Ujoint Colorado runs 37s on his 6” lift. But only recommends running BFG KOs.
I plan on doing the same when I wear out my Toyos moving up to 37s & not changing my lift or going up to 8”. An 8” lift is a bit much & doesn’t really make the van any more capable over an 6” lift.
If doing a CCV 4x4 is in the works I wouldn’t recommend an 8” lift especially if your planning on doing a buildout inside. Weight goes up fast & drivability will go down on the hwy. This goes for any 8” lift.
Which leads me to coil vs leaf spring. I know off topic… My other van is lifted about as high as Derek’s Van (1/2 lower) so basic the same lift & weight is sitting at 10,000 lbs. I tend to have to replace the front coils every 2 years in order to keep great (not good) hwy drivability. Justin at Ujoint drove my coil lifted van the other day & said it was the nicest coil van he’s ever driven.
After having both coil & leaf sprung 4x4 vans & i have driven every upfitters vans on the market. When I was at CCV I had the ability to take vans out for shake down drives (usually a30 to 35 mile drive) after build outs or pop tops. My preference is a Ujoint van over all others. Top 3 are Ujoint, timberline, CCV. You mileage my vary…