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In honor of the Quigley 4x4 thread, I'm creating one specifically for Quadvan to discuss that product and share our experience and knowledge.

What I've learned so far is there will be 2 options. 0in lift and 4in lift. Need to clarify if the lift is actually giving more clearance or not.

Max tire size is listed at 245/75/16. Ford really screwed the pooch on the tiny wheel wells. This is going to be a challenge for adventure van builders.

I don't think the Transit is a replacement for the out going E350 vans in this regards.
 

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Is that a low, medium, or high roof?

What do you think the 4" lift is going to look like on the high roof? Too unstable?
 

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Yeah, a 4" lift on a high roof seems like it'd be really tall. What other suspension mods/component upgrades are they doing to maintain stability with that lift?
 

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My understanding from talking to John at QuadVan is that he will gear it to whatever you want. Tires are included in his package so he accounts for the new tire size and gears the front and back accordingly.
 

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My understanding from talking to John at QuadVan is that he will gear it to whatever you want. Tires are included in his package so he accounts for the new tire size and gears the front and back accordingly.
Do you know how much he charges for a Transit 4x4 conversion?
 

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Does anyone have a good source for Quadvan info (beyond calling/emailing them directly - which also sounds like an iffy process)? I have heard a lot of good things about their conversions, but as other posters have noted the Quadvan website is not very useful. There is no mention of Transits at all.

I am debating between a Quigley and Quadvan conversion on the van I plan to purchase this month. Quigley is only a few hours from where I live now, but Quadvan is much closer to where I will live when this van finally comes off the production line. I've heard good things about both. Quigley's new website has plenty of Transit info - and they've been very helpful and prompt responding to phone calls/email. I don't want to write off Quadvan, but it's hard to learn much about them.
 

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I think pretty much the only/best source of QuadVan info is to call and talk to John. If you get him on the phone he will talk with you forever, and answer whatever questions you have. His is a small shop compared with Quigley and the info is scant because he is the engineer and the sales guy and the marketing guy, etc. Being an engineer myself, I appreciated the amount of detail I could extract from John. The sales guys at Quigley are very responsive and friendly, but they didn't quite satisfy me in terms of level of detail on the conversion process. I find Quigley's new website to be rather cumbersome and needing additional work. I am confused by all the different transit models listed on the models guide, some of which don't even actually exist (SWB/HR).

From what I've been able to gather, both builds will be pretty similar. If I go this route, I will most likely go with QuadVan for 3 reasons: 4" lift, ability to add a rear locker, and electronic t-case. Oh, and it is closer to me. Both claim to use "Raptor front suspensions" and 100% Ford parts, except for whatever custom brackets are needed to mount the new suspension parts. From anecdotal stories, both companies do great work, have good warranties and offer good customer service.
 

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I think pretty much the only/best source of QuadVan info is to call and talk to John. If you get him on the phone he will talk with you forever, and answer whatever questions you have. His is a small shop compared with Quigley and the info is scant because he is the engineer and the sales guy and the marketing guy, etc. Being an engineer myself, I appreciated the amount of detail I could extract from John. The sales guys at Quigley are very responsive and friendly, but they didn't quite satisfy me in terms of level of detail on the conversion process. I find Quigley's new website to be rather cumbersome and needing additional work. I am confused by all the different transit models listed on the models guide, some of which don't even actually exist (SWB/HR).

From what I've been able to gather, both builds will be pretty similar. If I go this route, I will most likely go with QuadVan for 3 reasons: 4" lift, ability to add a rear locker, and electronic t-case. Oh, and it is closer to me. Both claim to use "Raptor front suspensions" and 100% Ford parts, except for whatever custom brackets are needed to mount the new suspension parts. From anecdotal stories, both companies do great work, have good warranties and offer good customer service.
Why is a higher lift useful?

Anyone know why Quigly does not offer the rear Locker, electronic case?

Oregon has legal marijuana, do pot heads do good auto work?
 

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The older quigley vans were limited by their wheel travel due to a minimal lift. With the 4" lift you gain wheel travel that makes it so you can have more articulation so you don't tripod like a sprinter.


Quadvan does good work.
 

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The older quigley vans were limited by their wheel travel due to a minimal lift. With the 4" lift you gain wheel travel that makes it so you can have more articulation so you don't tripod like a sprinter.


Quadvan does good work.
That is very interesting.

I noticed on their web site that they also do 4x4 RVs.

A 4x4 RV would also be interesting.
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I sent off an email to QV yesterday asking if they had any options for adding a similar lift kit to a stock 4x2 Transit. The reason I asked is my wife and I really have no further need for a 4x4, but the added clearance would be nice for the maintained forestry roads we frequent.


IF ford brings over an AWD in the future we might go ahead and sell whatever we have at that point and go AWD again. We really like it in our current van build.


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It's not clear to me anyway if the QuadVan lift provides any increase in clearance. The Quigley 2" lift doesn't. Probably the only way to add clearance is to put in bigger tires. Anyone know more on this?
 

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I emailed Quadvan a few days ago asking (among other things) what wheel/tire sizes they recommend with the 4" lift and how it affects handling. No word yet. I'm deployed at the moment, so unable to call. I will share any info I get in response to that email.
 

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I spent some time talking to a tire-tech about possible tire swaps for the SRW Transit's stock 235/65r16 tires on a possible future purchase. After some research he suggested bringing the van in once purchased and they would test fit/drive the rig with 245/75r16 All Season tires. Looking over the specs he thought it was doable, and nothing lost in the test as they do that sort of thing quite a bit for peeps (Les Schwab). You might ask if your local tire center is up to some testing.


As an afterthought... we swapped out the stock tires on our '07 TACO with 245/75r17 and really liked the Pizza Cutter size for our wet soggy roads. Never any tendency of hydroplaning and if one lowers the pressure off road they have all the grip of a wider profile tire.



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The latest I'm hearing from QuadVan is that they will now only be doing a 2" lift with a manual shifter on all Transit vans. Previously there was talk of having a 0" or 4" option with an electronic shifter. I received this update from my dealer (Newberg Ford) not from QuadVan directly.
 
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