'Twas a meaty loaf of a man that once said "Two out of three ain't bad".
Why not get the best of both worlds?
I guess I don't know what you are converting and how in depth you were looking to go with the conversion but I chose the AWD/4WD route.
I won't get into my build much because it's...
I guess the real question is how many people with all these fuel cans strapped any and everywhere have actually had to use them?
I plan to add a small tank (4-5 gal) under my van to combine with the stock tank to net me about 20 gallons, which should equate to about 400 miles.
Heck the Dalton...
Yeah sorry about the updates.
I've fallen victim to too-many-irons-in-the-fire syndrome which has made the updates slow to roll in.
Things are progressing a little bit.
So I think in the last update I was dealing with a differential issue that I did not anticipate.
I have since pieced...
It really does depend on the size and which General AT you go with.
The older AT2 can be $50 or $60 less than the same size BFG AT.
The A/TX are little more pricey but most are still $20 or $30 less than the BFG.
For the most part, at least on tirerack.com, the generals are $25-55 less per...
Two pages about budget all terrains and no one has mentioned the General Grabber AT2.
I have used these on vans, trucks and two Subarus and have zero complaints.
Even some of Generals new tire designs are still priced pretty good compared to the competition.
I have also had good luck...
Man you would not believe the combinations I have come up with so I could bail on the stock Vanagon transmissions.
I started looking at Porsche stuff and even contemplated swapping to a mid engine set up so I could use a bunch of available transmissions.
If I did not have so much time and...
Yes I totally think it was an overhaul by someone who maybe did not know what they were doing.
The fellow I bought it from said it was rebuilt recently.
He also went on to say that it slipped between shifts for the first two or three runs through the gears when it was cold outside but stopped...
More updates are in order.
So I tore into my new transmission only to find a wee bit O'carnage.
Ok its not that bad but its not good either.
I noticed, while cleaning my trans before tear down, that the diff would not turn.
This is not normal.
I popped it open and the diff still would...
They will fit traditionally but there will be a bit of overhang everywhere.
If power is your priority then you will deal with the strange set up but, in practice, it probably would not look as bad as you might think.
I have yet to toss them up there and see what it looks like.
A lot of people...
Yeah there is not a whole lot of info on that mini split set up.
The main complaint that I have seen is that they have a dry break system so you can separate the two parts and run the hoses through smaller holes and such.
Apparently those dry breaks can be a pain to open or close back up and...
I have been eyeballin' one of these for sometime now.
This unit would likely take a 2kw generator to run, at least for initial start up.
I have run a 5000btu window unit on one of those hundred dollar, 900 watt, 2 stroke...
So after the suspension work I needed to proceed with the daunting task of removing most of the crap from under the van so I can clean it all up, take care of some rust, add some new seam sealer and undercoat the whole thing.
After this, reassembly can begin.
I started with removing most of...