hey guys, still somewhat new to vortex, been following this build and finallly decided to post! i just recently bought a bus same year color everything! I love the build keep up the work and if you get into lowering it take plenty of pics because i will need them for reference! keep it up!
oh fun! missed this one....cool stuff
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Still going! Stay tuned
Got tired of looking of looking at that a$$ so decided to head up front and started to take a look at the front end. In doing that I found myself ripping out the beam
Just for ships and giggles. Fyi still 4x4 status compared to A1
you are not going to run out of adjustment up front if you go with some drop spindles and adjusters.
and the biggest thing is you really should run that brake booster with the vr out back. you cannot run that booster with a beam raise.
I totally agree with A1. You are never going to get your bus low enough to need a beam raise. If you look at my lowering version 1.0, at that height, my stock mustache bar scraped all the time. I can get you my exact ground to mustache bar measurement if you want for reference. How much lower is yours going to sit over stock?
As much as you want to go low, you didnt pick a drive train that allows for it very well. You best bet is to get 17's and go with a standard boomerang and 4 inch/ beam and spindle drop. If you want to go lower, just tub the front. You will have plenty of room with large wheels to do a little tub and still be good on your ball joints. You will get the look of slammed with the tuck but the ground clearance on the rear you will need.
These ball joints are beast as hell. Took a look into trying to press them out and it doesnt seem like much of an area to sit it on to press it out. I saw that there is a stock and a oversized ball joint. Which one is this, cause I would say this is oversized than a mutha!! This is the only good joint but I figured I would just change them all. The big thing is that I have to get them out first lol
a skid plate to properly do its job would be hanging down like a mofo costing you valuable ground clearance
16's or 17's in 45 or 50 series are both manageable.
oh and here:
this bad boy will help you configure your rim/tire size and also allow you to compare it to a stock tire setup. it will also show you the rpm/speed differences as well. it's a bad ace tool to have