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Old 01-05-2017, 09:53 AM   #1
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Javier Special with only 862,000 miles!

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Old 01-05-2017, 09:57 AM   #2
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S0 basically a Pro Comp lift kit and an F Series axle up front.
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Old 01-05-2017, 10:18 AM   #3
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Would someone please put a Crow's 4x4 van on an alignment rack and report back the numbers? The other day I saw a picture of one of his vans where the radius arms were at least 15 deg off horizontal. That is downright scary steering geometry. Shouldn't even be on the road in my opinion.

Using the '05 up axles isn't just a matter of making brackets. There's a considerable amount of thought one must put in to the geometry of the whole system due to the fact that caster on a radius arm rig changes throughout the suspension travel. You have to get the best numbers for all factors involved to make the suspension work right.

That Pro-Comp radius arm is designed to be horizontal. Unless it has been modified, that van probably has Zero degrees or a few degrees of caster in the WRONG direction.
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Old 01-05-2017, 10:27 AM   #4
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What is it about people posting sketchy vehicles for sale that compels them to write in all caps? I personally immediately dismiss any ad on forums, CL, or Ebay where OP has done that.
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The radius arms also don't appear to be square in the mounts either. They angle in, at least on the one side.

Looks like 6" blocks on the back as well.
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Old 01-05-2017, 10:34 AM   #6
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You have to get the best numbers for all factors involved to make the suspension work right.
I don't think he cares as long as it sells. Let the buyer beware........
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Old 01-05-2017, 10:38 AM   #7
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I gotta say, that is one well polished turd; looks awesome!
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Old 01-05-2017, 03:01 PM   #8
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Dang it! You guys outed my next potential van purchase!

Totally kidding.
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Old 01-05-2017, 05:43 PM   #9
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862k? What could go wrong? Why not chance it, it's only 20,000+ hard earned dollars!
Actually, doesn't matter how long the engine lasts. With that kind of mileage they just start coming to pieces. We've had leaf springs (with no rust) break in half on older fleet vans, and these were 2wds that never left pavement.
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(The motor has been replaced) yet dealer maintained lol
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