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Randy Kieling

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91 Mazda MPV
I lifted my 91 MPV for less than $500 including the purchase price of the vehicle
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Rick

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Ben Webster

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1990 MPV 4WD
I lifted my 91 MPV for less than $500 including the purchase price of the vehicle
WP_20160607_10_30_22_Pro.jpg
Yeah I'm super curious. Could you go into a little detail on how you did you lift? Parts, etc. I love the roof rack as well.
 
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Randy Kieling

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For the front I built strut spacers.
I had to remove an inch off the 3 front differential mounts and them grind a slot in the top strut mount to get rid of the positive camber.
You have to use OEM axles otherwise they just blow apart.
In the rear I used 1990 Nissan pathfinder springs with a 2 inch spacer on top.
I replaced the rear shocks with some I had left over from a jeep YJ build.
The wheels are also left over jeep parts.
Roof rack is off a ford escape no boundary edition.
Front brush guard is off a Toyota that I cut and welded to fit.
Overall with the new wheels I have less than a $1000 in this build Including the purchase price of mpv.
Pic of strut
http://thefamilygallery.com/gallery3/index.php/Mazda-MPV/WP_20151216_21_44_30_Pro
 
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Ben Webster

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1990 MPV 4WD
For the front I built strut spacers.
I had to remove an inch off the 3 front differential mounts and them grind a slot in the top strut mount to get rid of the positive camber.
You have to use OEM axles otherwise they just blow apart.
In the rear I used 1990 Nissan pathfinder springs with a 2 inch spacer on top.
I replaced the rear shocks with some I had left over from a jeep YJ build.
The wheels are also left over jeep parts.
Roof rack is off a ford escape no boundary edition.
Front brush guard is off a Toyota that I cut and welded to fit.
Overall with the new wheels I have less than a $1000 in this build Including the purchase price of mpv.
Pic of strut
http://thefamilygallery.com/gallery3/index.php/Mazda-MPV/WP_20151216_21_44_30_Pro
Thanks so much! I'm going to get right to lifting mine now!
 
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Randy Kieling

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Thanks so much! I'm going to get right to lifting mine now!
Ben,
send me an email if you have any questions or need more information on lifting the MPV.
I have made a few mistakes in modifying the MPV but I learned and fixed them.
once lifted it becomes almost worthless in an offroad capacity as the front axles are at 80% of there max before hitting the lower A-Arm during extension of suspension. I have limiting straps on the front to keep it from extending past the point of no return.
I didn't build it for off-road functionality... I built it because people said it couldn't be done.
Best regard
Randy
 
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Artbound

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How do u post pictures I have a 1995 mazda mpv 4x4 with custom 6.5 lift on 33" swampers I would like to post
 
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Rick

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How do u post pictures I have a 1995 mazda mpv 4x4 with custom 6.5 lift on 33" swampers I would like to post

You either need to link to photos you have stored on www.PhotoBucket.com or another site like that, or you can become a supporting member and place photos directly into your posts here. Dead Link Removed
 
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