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Re: GW Fox Shocks.
« Reply #15 on: February 23, 2016, 11:37:46 AM »
Thank you!

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Re: GW Fox Shocks.
« Reply #16 on: February 25, 2016, 07:53:15 PM »
The lift is complete. New Fox shocks and CaveVan spacers (x2 each side). Wow does it drive better. Almost felt like I was in my Jeep. Took it to Discount Tire and also Les Schwab in Lynnwood and neither could fit tires for me. They said they could only get some cheapy stock ones in 225/60-16. I convinced both places to try ad look up alternate sizes. Les Schwab said they could order the Yokohama Geolanders. They also tried rolling out their brand of 225/70/16's. they put the dire next to the van and said no way it would fit and its not rated for it. Discount Tire said they could mount a BFG AT which is rated but it's sized at 215/65/16. They said it's a lot thinner though. Not sure I would go with that option. Not that I race the van but don't want it to tip due to thin tires.

Took a list of sizes and options from several forums. Most entries were from Cole ;-) So far, none of the commercial shops will help Anyone in the NorthWest put a larger than stock tire on their Eurovan AND buy it local and have it mounted? 

Thanks,
Luke

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Re: GW Fox Shocks.
« Reply #17 on: February 25, 2016, 08:16:09 PM »
Bought 3 sets of 225/70/16s at Discount :P
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Re: GW Fox Shocks.
« Reply #18 on: February 25, 2016, 09:40:11 PM »
Luke,

I'm in Seattle and about 1 week behind you. I'm waiting on my lifts. My fronts are 1/2 in stalled and I'll do the rears tomorrow.  I didn't want a much bigger tire so I bought the BFG's 215/65/R16 from Tire Rack.  I'll let you know where I get mine installed (or where I fail to do so). As for them being thin?  At least on my weekender it has a sticker that says it's rated for 205/60/r16's.  I think 215's will be fine.

I wonder, maybe you could just bring the wheels in and have them mounted and balanced without installation?

PS - Tire rack is awesome.  My tires took less than 36 hours from time of order until they were on my doorstep.
« Last Edit: February 25, 2016, 09:45:51 PM by erik.wahlstrom »

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Re: GW Fox Shocks.
« Reply #19 on: February 26, 2016, 10:43:23 AM »
Thanks Erik and Cole. The van drives awesome now with the shocks and lift. The Kumho Ventures are 235/60/16 and the tread is about 1/2 gone. I spin the tires at least once a day when its rainy. Looking forward to finding a tire with a little more bite here and on forest roads. Looking forward to feedback on the BFG's. Reviews don't look that good online so let me know how it goes. My neighbor also recommended ordering tires and he could mount them for me (VW Mechanic). Just worried that since every van is just a little different

Cole, what brand/model where the Discount Tires? They wouldn't try fitting anything on mine and said the BFG's were my only option. Also, are we allowed to post pictures? I received an error trying to include a pic of the van. Thanks for the spacers and all your posts online. It's nice to know there is hope for playing around with the vans.

Luke

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Re: GW Fox Shocks.
« Reply #20 on: February 26, 2016, 12:01:47 PM »
The tires I've put on the last two vans with 1.5" lift.

http://m.discounttire.com/dtcs/findTireDetail.do?ra=searchTiresBySize.do&fl=&tc=HANRA4&c=0&rcz=80236&pc=10810&ar=70&rf=true&rd=16&rc=CODINT&cs=225


I'm not totally sure why the image upload isn't working.

But you can still post images hosted elsewhere
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Re: GW Fox Shocks.
« Reply #21 on: February 26, 2016, 12:04:58 PM »
Here are 225/70/16 Hankooks on with 1.5" and stock wheels. No trimming......and of course some weight on the hitch!

Cole

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Re: GW Fox Shocks.
« Reply #22 on: February 27, 2016, 07:44:34 PM »
And done! 0.75" life (Thanks Cole). Fox Shocks. Torsion bars adjusted. BGF AT KO2's LT215/65R16 on stock wheels.



I could have gone bigger but I didn't want the van too high.  The tires are a bit loud, but the shocks and leveling of the van are very noticeable (in a positive way)!

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Re: GW Fox Shocks.
« Reply #23 on: February 27, 2016, 08:47:04 PM »
Looks Awesome!!!!


CaveVan sticker???? ;)
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Re: GW Fox Shocks.
« Reply #24 on: February 29, 2016, 09:26:09 AM »
Looks Awesome!!!!


CaveVan sticker???? ;)

Not till I'm done with the awning, electrical and flooring.  ;D

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« Reply #25 on: February 29, 2016, 10:50:06 AM »
 :D
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Re: GW Fox Shocks.
« Reply #26 on: March 01, 2016, 12:34:07 AM »
Looks great -- such a clean van. Thumbs up!

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Re: GW Fox Shocks.
« Reply #27 on: March 10, 2016, 01:28:37 PM »

Got the tires from Discount. They rubbed like crazy. My neighbor was going to help me roll the rear bumper when....I noticed that the bumper screw mount (closest to the tire) was oblong. I was thrilled. I actually drilled out about 1/4 more of the hole, then slid the bumper back and re-tightened. The tires fit great now with plenty of room!

https://goo.gl/photos/5sSfrmHnX6gC4C2N6

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Re: GW Fox Shocks.
« Reply #28 on: March 10, 2016, 02:36:22 PM »
Looks great!

(If your rear bumper is slid forward it may rub  ;D)
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GW Fox Shocks.
« Reply #29 on: October 09, 2016, 02:56:36 PM »
I just installed the GW fox shocks with the cavevan 1.5" spacers in the rear - pretty straightforward though having the 140 mm deep socket from GW ($30) would have made torsion bar adjustment much quicker. The only concern with a larger tire will be clearing the fox reservoirs in the front - as it sits now with hankook 225/60/16s I have 1/2" clearance at either end of the turn. Just something to consider with these over a bilstein or non-remote reservoir shock...

Tightest clearance is at the top 90 turn in reservoir nose


Cavevan spacer in rear


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