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Old 03-02-2008, 01:41 PM   #1
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One of the guys that works for me decided to have a little fun with his Astro van after work. Here'* the video.
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Astro'* can do that?
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ah yes, the astro, dougnuts and driving on two wheels
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That astro is a warroir. It has a stock 4.3 TBI with a flowmaster and dual 3" stainless tips coming out the center of the back under the bumper. It has jumped a ditch, went through a corn field, and hit a tree. We got it back to the shop, pulled the corn combs out, put a new spindle on, and lag bolted new headlights on. Then with a few good tugs with the old F250, we pulled the core support out. Torched off parts of the fender, and he has been driving it since.
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Those Astro Vans back in the day were almost indestructible

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Those Astro Vans back in the day were almost indestructible
Think of it this way... Even my '97 Astro was an RWD with a posi. Very little weight on the rear axle, more than capable of doing good burn-outs. A bit slow off the line in a drag race though, moving 4300 lbs...the earlier series (like the one shown in the video) is a bit lighter in weight.
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94-95 4.3s were rated for almost 200 hp, 195 iirc
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Astro'* can do that?

Yes... Mine did, I was surprisingly easy... And fun

now do donuts, they're easy in an astro too
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I believe in 92-93 you could have had the 4300 Vortec HO that Produced 200 Hp and 260 Ft Lbs

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I believe in 92-93 you could have had the 4300 Vortec HO that Produced 200 Hp and 260 Ft Lbs
My 92 Blazer had that motor. What a powerplant!!. It had a posi with 3.42 gears and a shift kit. I also had a K&N cone filter with no heat shield. Hitting second at 3/4-WOT it would either squack the tires or break them loose. I miss that truck. The body was falling apart though
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