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    Gnarvan AWD Express build.

    I added two inches using a DOM steel tube as a sleeve. I cant recall the size, but the ID was roughly the size of the steering shaft. I recall having to machine the inside slightly to make it fit.
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    GM fullsize AWD Van Info thread

    I think the the 4111 on the axle tag is the tooth count on the ring and pinion 41/11= ~3.73.
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    Gnarvan AWD Express build.

    As far as I know there is no complete body lift kit available. I bought the spacers individually off ebay and then ordered 2" longer bolts (1" in your case) from McMaster. You will have to work out the fan to shroud clearance. I lowered the bottom half of the shroud with 1x2 rectangular...
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    2014 Chevy 1500 AWD - Family Road-Camp-Havoc-Mobile

    There is a wiring boot on the firewall just to the drivers side of the steering column that I have had good success adding more wires to.
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    GM fullsize AWD Van Info thread

    With my van fully loaded at or a touch above GVWR. It sits perfectly level with 1" more lift in front . With the lift and before my buildout it still sat higher in the back. I did 3" front and 2" rear suspension lift.
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    GM fullsize AWD Van Info thread

    These vans sit about 1-2" higher in the back from the factory.
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    Gnarvan AWD Express build.

    You could probably get away without raising the bumpers with only 1" too.
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    Gnarvan AWD Express build.

    I have no issues with the body lift. If you are going to go through all the work I would go for the 2" its the same amount of work. Every so often I get the bug to go bigger and build a suspension lift, but for what I use the van for it there really is no advantage to go bigger except looks.
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    GM fullsize AWD Van Info thread

    The only ones I have seen in the Express vans are the ones that mount to the back of the passenger seat. GM part number 15056576 (neutral) or 15070535(Pewter)
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    GM fullsize AWD Van Info thread

    AWD Express vans have rack and pinion steering.
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    GM fullsize AWD Van Info thread

    Those wheels will fit with no issues.
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    Fox shocks for 2008 chevy express van awd 5.3l v8

    Heh thank you for the response. I'm looking at the bottom mounts on the stock shocks. Totally different than what you find on the fox shocks. I don't think the fox shocks will work on the front Fox does make a clevis mount for the bottom. I think the shock that fits the front of our vans is...
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    Transit AWD vs Express AWD vs Transit Quigley: which one for me?

    I think the two biggest adavntages you will get by upgrading to a Transit (AWD or Quigley) is the ability to have more headroom with a medium or high roof, a longer van with extended versions, and the ability to carry more weight with a 3/4 or 1 ton van. You will likely get a little better gas...
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    Express/Savana Swing-out Tire Carrier DIY Starter

    A couple of my thoughts on the rear swing outs. I have been thinking about this for a while for mine. If you are planning a side mount ladder (similar to Alumness) you could incorporate the rear ladder rail into the swing out hing mounts that bolt to the rear door hinges. Instead of latches to...
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    Gnarvan AWD Express build.

    I have a 5" lift (3" suspension and 2" body lift) I am running 25mm offset wheels, but have 1" wheel spacers so essentially a 0mm offset wheel. I have barn style doors, I don't think my wheel setup would work with an unmodified slider door (especially with a factory inside door panel).
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