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    Re: Best Lift Kit?

    This ^^ And rubbing through (wear) and for road noise. if it weren't for road noise, all the suspension bushings would be bronze...
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    Re: Best Lift Kit?

    I didn't do the Bracket, but you DO need to make an adjustment there or the rear brakes lock up an bad times...

    I made a modified extended link adn its finely adjustable.

    The best way to get...
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    Re: Best Lift Kit?

    Here is the post of my spring mods: https://www.toyotavantech.com/forum/showthread.php?1930-30-quot-tires-and-power-Aerostar-springs&p=38662&viewfull=1#post38662


    In retrospect I could have left...
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    Re: Drive shafts and u-joints

    I think I agree. Unless you are conversant with inspecting suspension and Steering, a competent (and Honest) shop can provide invaluable advice.

    These rigs ARE on a recall for the front...
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    Re: Drive shafts and u-joints

    I don't think the 1/2" would make any difference whatsoever, even if not lifted. What matters is not bottoming the DS out, as that will BREAK the U-Joint. (ask me how I know...)

    On the...
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    Re: Drive shafts and u-joints

    Probably not, but if longer it can be shortened. See my post above in this page where I used a Samurai D-Shaft.

    Be sure to measure the flange bold spacing, and the centering ring. If those match...
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    Re: 30" tires and power, Aerostar springs

    You want a cushion there regardless of brand. metal to metal on a spring into a uni-body is a good recipe for the body cup to wear out.

    You may need spring compressors, unless you release the...
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    Re: Alternator woes

    Can you slide it back enough to get a hack saw blade in there and cut the bolt short?
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    Re: Drive shafts and u-joints

    OK, I have what I believe isa new option for for those with non-replaceable U-Joints, Especially for those with 4WD (which I would presume has a shorter DS than the 2WD...

    Warning, this may not...
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    Re: 30" tires and power, Aerostar springs

    Same Q as you. I assume the earlier (pre 1987) 2wd vans used similar torsion bars if not the same.

    The 2WD vans do ride lower, so you may get more effective lift from the springs than I did as...
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    Re: 30" tires and power, Aerostar springs

    Look at posts 53 and 54?
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    Re: 30" tires and power, Aerostar springs

    Hi Josh, Sorry for the late reply here.

    I actually had to come back and trim a bit more and much higher. Mostly on the door.

    Here is a pic, and its was a combination of pounding on the lower...
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    Re: 30" tires and power, Aerostar springs

    As long as you also have the torsion bars for the front on the earlier 2WD, I don't see why not?
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    Re: Parting out 87 Van

    Eric hasn't responded tot he thread since 5/22, and hasn't been on the forum since 6/23; I didn't get any response to a PM.:?:

    I feel like this guy right now...:wall:
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    Re: Parting out 87 Van

    I'm interested in several things:

    Windshield?

    Sliding Door?

    Interior Grab handle sin the back?

    Drivers long seat belt?
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    Re: ice maker ice box cooler

    PM Sent!
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    Re: motor & transmission mounts

    I MAY have found a replacement mount for the rear "engine" (Auto transmission) mount: I thought I might need one, before closer inspection showed I was OK...

    If you look at the "vehicles" under...
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    Re: 30" tires and power, Aerostar springs

    Getting back to this - I'm NOT happy that the mods arbitrarily moved my thread start for a nice clean "How to lift the Toy van" into this thread. (When so many other "lift" threads have been left...
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    Re: Alternator woes

    Are they on steady or do they flash?

    I put a digital Voltmeter on and monitored and it would drop to 2/3 volts when the lights flashed, and that indicated an militant dead short somewhere. Mine...
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    Re: 1987 4x4 - AC Condenser

    If you are getting rid of the inside cooler box, I'm interested!

    PM sent!
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    Re: For Sale: 1984 Van Repair Manual

    And still available.
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    Re: Parting out 4x4 TV

    PM sent:
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    Aerostar Lift on an 87 4WD

    So last weekend I finally got enough dry weather to do the lift on the new to me Project van. This allowed me to do the taller 215/75R15;s on some Samurai rims.

    This is My take on the Aerostar...
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    Re: What happend to the Forum format?

    And that was it! I bet I never scrolled down that far or if I did I never noticed that sandwiched in there... :doh:

    :wrthy: Thanks Yah! :dance2:
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    Re: For Sale: 1984 Van Repair Manual

    Yep!
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    Re: What happend to the Forum format?

    Completely up to date on all my browsers.
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    Re: What happend to the Forum format?

    Further testing:

    Same Computer - Works fine on Firefox, but not on Chrome where its always been. Chrome is also my main browser, so very irritating...
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    Re: What happend to the Forum format?

    I just rebooted and its the same chrome browser I've been using.
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    Re: What happend to the Forum format?

    Some pics are not displaying that used to, and I can't seem to navigate to my settings to see if it local to me...
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    What happend to the Forum format?

    I'm getting a VERY basic formatting with VBulletin in the upper left corner? Some of the page and formatting tools aren't there? (I'd post a screenshot of the way it looks but I don't have the...
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    Re: Parting out 4x4 TV

    Thank you! definitely worth inside panel removal and getting a slapper and such inside there! :thmbup:
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    Re: Interior door panel plastic clips:

    You might. But if the Masonite is in decent shape, or can he repaired if there are weak spots at the holes, For <48 for ten of them I'd get new clips from amazon.
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    Re: Interior door panel plastic clips:

    Found the one piece clips on Amazon: Amazon clips Replacement for the Part# 90467-10188

    8745

    This fits MY 87 LE 4WD - YMMV...

    Spring clip seems to be more difficult...
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    Re: Parting out 4x4 TV

    AD, could I trouble you for a pic of the wall just above the battery door? I have the lower outside metal pushed in (PO damage) and want to see if its possible to push some of it out from inside. ...
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    Re: Interior door panel plastic clips:

    OK digging into this deeper, it's not a simple answer. On my 87 LS 4WD::

    The rear door inside panel used the FLAT metal spring clips Cruiser mentioned. (I found one still stuck ion the plastic...
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    Re: Parting out 4x4 TV

    And a Follow up on the Steering bevel Gear:

    Parts are still available, they STILL honor the recall, I have an appt with the service Dept for a week from tomorrow!

    Process is: Inspection to see...
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    Re: Parting out 4x4 TV

    Four questions on the R&P: - EDIT - answered some of my own Q's


    Will one fit the other but not vise versa, So is it OK one way, but not in the other direction? << Still an open Q
    On the...
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    Re: 30" tires and power, Aerostar springs

    Trying this in this older thread:

    So I've seen several people that have used the Aerostar springs, and invariably they say they cut 2-3 coils off (gradually)


    I seem to recall also people...
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    Re: Parting out 4x4 TV

    If you haven't already, you ought you pull all the various "plug ins" like relays, and stuff under the dash. Easy to store and we can ask by P/N and color...

    Maybe the Brake booster/reservoir and...
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    Re: Parting out 4x4 TV

    If you can get an accurate reads of that device's part no's and maker I'd bet we can find the source device and get you setup. its either a transistor or voltage regulator as a guess.
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    Re: Best Lift Kit?

    So I've seen several people that have used the Aerostar springs, and invariably they say they cut 2-3 coils off (gradually)

    I seem to recall also people saying the small end bits were the first to...
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    Re: For Sale: 1984 Van Repair Manual

    bump
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    Re: Interior door panel plastic clips:

    Bump:

    40 looks and no responses? Does no one know which clips are used?
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    Re: Alternator woes

    So a report back in the Xmas tree lights on my rig so far:

    I checked the battery compartment for dead shorts as I planned and this is what I found:

    8580

    No Hold down, and a real hack job...
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    Re: 1987 Van 4wd front Spindle/Axle Nut- Size?

    Thanks. 3/4" or even 1" drive is not a problem at home and I have the adapter for on the road already.

    Now to see if I have the 54mm...

    EDIT: Yes and No: I have an adjustable socket that is...
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    Interior door panel plastic clips:

    So I need ALL the plastic clips for the rear inside door panel to re-install it, and a few here and there for loose panels:

    Clips are readily available, and cheap, BUT its hard to get someone to...
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    1987 Van 4wd front Spindle/Axle Nut- Size?

    I can't believe I wasn't able to look it up in the Service manual, (no size on the tool used even...) OR here, OR looking up the part on line (No one listed the 4WD nut...)

    It's likely 50mm or...
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    Re: Battery hold down options?

    Interesting timing! I was just looking at battery sizes and comparing to the stock group 25...

    JDM; What group size on the one to the right, and did it fit for height?

    The box has a ton of...
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    For Sale: 1984 Van Repair Manual

    I have more manuals than I need, so selling this one off: Asking $45 shipped

    Post and PM.

    1984 Van Repair Manual.

    the cover got the most abuse, the interior pages are in great shape , and...
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    Locking hubs - What Fits?

    OK, I did my research and ordered a set of Warn hubs as it happened, but this may help others that are on the hunt:

    Not all Toyota hubs are the same. Some are 30 spline, not the 26 of the vans,...
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