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    Ford E-Series Rear Shackle Flip

    It's not the issue of it being coil sprung, it's the use of a radius arm link set up and then lifting it, you are then multiplying the forces on the track bar. A triangulated 3 link system would be more stable. I struggled a bit with DW on mine right after I finnished it, thankfully the addition...
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    2012 Chevy AWD Family Adventure Van

    aka...52" chevy springs...used to be popular with the jeep crowd before everyone went to links/coilovers...I ran a set on the back of my commando for many years.
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    Lifting a 2001 Chevy Roadtrek 200 popular (3500 express van)

    I don't think anyone (DIY'r) has actually done this. I beleive the reason is that for about the same amount of rework you can use chevy pickup lift kit parts (for less money). I personally would go with the weldtec stuff because of the quality, but, it will be a fair bit more expensive. My...
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    1998 GMC Savana "bubbletop" lift kit

    I don't think Jeremy makes spindles for the 96-02 express...only the later ones. I do think that the earlier truck spindles (and maybe control arms too) fit the earlier express...so I think you have some options. try out some junkyard truck parts first to validate fitment.
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    To 4WD or Not to 4WD - Advice needed

    If you can do the work yourself and control the cost then it changes this conversation a lot. If you are taking a 15-20yr rig in for $15k-$20k shop conversion then I can't see how you can rationalize that..
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    Where are all the 6.6 duramax vans?

    The second overdrive on the allison definitely helps on the hwy..
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    Where are all the 6.6 duramax vans?

    yep...mine(hightop 4x4) loaded out for camping (close to 10klbs)with the scooter on the back gets 15mpg hwy.
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    Where are all the 6.6 duramax vans?

    the allison swap is not something I'd recommend to anyone, it was a personal challenge for myself (I don't like to be told "you can't do that") and I'm super happy with the result, but, it's a massive commitment.
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    Where are all the 6.6 duramax vans?

    Most that get one don't ever sell it...that combined with the low production numbers make them tough to find (and was a big part of why I built mine).
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    Sprinter 4WD Conversion Idea, GMT-800 IFS.

    nope, mine is huge, it holds an entire quart of fluid...I do think there are some from the early 90's with the sloping reservoirs that might be an option if you come to need it..
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    Sprinter 4WD Conversion Idea, GMT-800 IFS.

    get a pressure bleeder...I played hell getting the air out of the abs module on mine and that's with having the gm tech2 scanner and running the self bleed function...those front calipers are huge...your bleed will have to be perfect.
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    Sprinter 4WD Conversion Idea, GMT-800 IFS.

    some of the listings for them show 4.25" bs...sure looks like more than that..
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    Sprinter 4WD Conversion Idea, GMT-800 IFS.

    I've had great luck with the cooper at3 and I'm now trying the falken wildpeak which so far I like just as well
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    Sprinter 4WD Conversion Idea, GMT-800 IFS.

    I've never looked up what the backspacing is, it has to be a pretty good amount because on the 4wd F250's the lockouts stuck way out past the tire bulge and guys would shear them off on tree stumps.. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/517631272300352/
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    Sprinter 4WD Conversion Idea, GMT-800 IFS.

    check and see if these are standard or metric... https://charlotte.craigslist.org/wto/d/gastonia-5-alcoa-8-lug-ford-rims-and/7060065792.html
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    Sprinter 4WD Conversion Idea, GMT-800 IFS.

    I just saw these on CL and thought about your build. https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lgb/wto/d/bell-16-alcoa-wheels-obs-ford/7069166105.html
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    2020 Ford Transit AWD

    that combination of size, lug pattern and offset is a tough nut to crack...you may be better off just having some re-hooped to 17x8...you'd have a lot better tire selection and you could tune the offset a bit. I think Stockton Wheel still rehoops steel wheels
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    2018 Chevy Express 2.8 Duramax

    me just noticing the age of this OP..
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    2018 Chevy Express 2.8 Duramax

    Those fronts are going to rub as soon as you compress and turn. I run the same size with a lot more lift and just clear them. Nothing wrong with the IFS, it's excellent for a small lift like that.
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