The last couple weeks has been full of projects on the van some intended and some not....
Front brake line came off couple weeks ago and lost all brakes. No one in San Diego had the parts to replace or fix the issue. Fortunately BajaSportsMobile (Ramsey) lives here in SD and what able to help. I had my van flatbed towed to his house and he was able to get it up and running the next day with Stainless Steel lines on both sides.
We have been chatting for awhile about the limited up travel I have and what to do about it. Last Friday we (Mostly he) pulled the front end apart and checked all the travel adjustments off everything under the front end. We picked up two sets of new springs. One that had a 2.5" increase in ride height and another with 1". I really liked the 2.5" spring from a look and feel standpoint but it would have required a ton of modification to make them work. We decided on the 1" increase spring which gives me a total of 3" up travel now. I am not bottoming out like I was before. I have a couple GoPro videos of the wheel travel I will try to post up soon. We also made a trip to Fox Shocks to measure the spring rates on my stock Quadvan Springs for reference. Turns out we have the same contact there. Small world.
We also pulled the front sway bar. It was binding to begin with and even more so with the increased lift.
I have also had a driveline vibration issues since installing the Deaver's rear spring pack in. Ramsey and Glen reversed and adjusted the rear shims to alter the driveline angles which did not help so they suggested having the driveshaft removed and balanced. Sure enough that fixed 90% of the issue. They stated it was slightly bent. I can not drive over 65mph without the van falling apart.
My AC system went completely out as I was driving away from the shop from working on the springs. $1200.00 later the whole system was replaced.
Lots of things happening with the van in the last two weeks. Good times.
I can't thank Ramsey enough for his help on all these issues!! I am sure he would be happy to answer any of the tech questions if you have any. I was mostly an observer through this whole process so my stats could be way off.