2wd van lifts

FROADER

Adventurer
I've got the WeldTec Ocotillo Cruiser 4" lift running 285/75/16 (33s) on my 97 E350, and I love it. The tuned fox shocks that come with it make it drive 10 times better than stock. I installed it with a buddy in a few (~6 hours) and I couldn't be happier.

I live 4 blocks from Camburg and have had beam and a-arm Rangers with their lifts on them, but they are overpriced.

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LumpyCanuck

Observer
wow.....$4000 for a 2wd lift. 4x the price of the van. I'll hold out for a van of the right vintage and just get a 4x4 conversion done then. Their design and parts look awesome, but thats a steep price to still only have 2wd.
 

watson.robin

New member
wow.....$4000 for a 2wd lift. 4x the price of the van. I'll hold out for a van of the right vintage and just get a 4x4 conversion done then. Their design and parts look awesome, but thats a steep price to still only have 2wd.
I'm not sure where you're getting your vans from, but while you're at it, can you get me one too!?
 

Gtdad

Adventurer
wow.....$4000 for a 2wd lift. 4x the price of the van. I'll hold out for a van of the right vintage and just get a 4x4 conversion done then. Their design and parts look awesome, but thats a steep price to still only have 2wd.
ya looks into clydesdale sportsman conversions. remember weldtec is still us dollars plus plus. Buy in canada in you can :)
 

LumpyCanuck

Observer
Yeah, chatted with sportsman a bit........looks like I'm still holding out for a 1992+ van, and getting ujoint kit. Sportsmans price was a little more realistic seeing how they use "new" parts (refurbished) and their labour, and the fact its a 4x4 conversion, but immediately my suggestion of me sourcing as good parts personally was shot down, for mark-up I assume.

I try to buy canadian, but fact of the matter is that there is limited aftermarket manufacturers in Canada, for anything offload related. I go where I need to to get what I want...just business.
 

Gtdad

Adventurer
How much lift do you want? I did a 2 ¼ lift on my van with just new springs and bushings and a and trip to canada spring to get my leafs redone and a leaf added plus a 1 inch block.
Was very cheap. It gave me 2 ⅝ bump stop clearance not bad considering the next 1 ⅜ added bump stop clearance of 4 INCH LIFT will cost you 4 grand:)
 

Johny5

Adventurer
Not sure where the dirt cheap vans are in Vancouver , although I'm only looking at 5.3 and 6.0 gm vans because I have a 4x4 conversion kit for them.
 

ujoint

Supporting Sponsor
I've discussed a 2wd lift vs 4x4 conversion many times and multiple guys over the years have decided to spend a bit more and at least get a partial 4x4 swap instead of the 2wd lift to help spread the cost of the 4x4 conversion out. I've done it on personal rigs too.
 

LumpyCanuck

Observer
Yeah, I agree a 2wd lift is like buying a boob job for your grandma. I apologize for any brashness conveyed last post. We are putting off a van purchase, until the exact, 4wd swappable rig comes along. And as for the cheap vans, They are older....1980's.........and frankly I would have been a little leary rust wise. But now we have a gameplan, and when the time comes, joint will get the call. Until then, we will collect a transfer case, front axle, and gear sets

and johny5, I've seen your chevy van builds. cool stuff for sure! still running a little diesel heater in there? or did I get yours mixed up with someone else's?
 

Mat Mobile

Adventurer
Yeah, I agree a 2wd lift is like buying a boob job for your grandma. I apologize for any brashness conveyed last post. We are putting off a van purchase, until the exact, 4wd swappable rig comes along. And as for the cheap vans, They are older....1980's.........and frankly I would have been a little leary rust wise. But now we have a gameplan, and when the time comes, joint will get the call. Until then, we will collect a transfer case, front axle, and gear sets

and johny5, I've seen your chevy van builds. cool stuff for sure! still running a little diesel heater in there? or did I get yours mixed up with someone else's?
That is a wise decision.
 
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