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boogieman

Number of posts : 69
Location : New Mexico
Registration date : 2015-10-12

Lifting '68 108

Post by boogieman on Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:39 am



so i really like this van and im considering lifting my 68 and doing something similar..the local spring shop said they could rearch and add a spring for $100 a corner..or just block it up? or both...? what else do i need to be concerned about? driveshaft angle, steering issues, shocks, etc?
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m1dadio
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Location : Victoria B.C.
Registration date : 2008-10-06

Re: Lifting '68 108

Post by m1dadio on Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:22 pm

If you can avoid blocking thats best. The blocks act as a lever that accelerates spring wrap on braking as well as acceleration or when under heavy torque loads.
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rattlesnake66

Number of posts : 19
Location : Los Angeles, California
Age : 31
Registration date : 2015-04-19

Re: Lifting '68 108

Post by rattlesnake66 on Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:17 pm

I've been there, I wanted to add a 3 inch lift front and back.

DON'T GO BLOCKS ON THE FRONT! Sketchiest drive ever! That is considering I was using CNC'd one piece cold rolled steel.

I did and immediately regretted the decision. Add a leaf and arch the front, the benefits will be that you will be SAFE, and that the ride will feel smooth. Pair that up with some good shocks and a steering stabilizer shock and you will feel a tight ride.

As a bonus you wont have to add longer brake lines.

You may have to lengthen the drive shaft though.
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67VanHelsing

Number of posts : 118
Location : Los Angeles, CA
Registration date : 2014-03-04

Re: Lifting '68 108

Post by 67VanHelsing on Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:55 pm

That's a sweet looking van!
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caleboh

Number of posts : 27
Location : Tampa FL
Registration date : 2017-12-25

Re: Lifting '68 108

Post by caleboh on Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:59 pm

Any update OP? What did you use to lift your '68?

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