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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-09-2000, 01:01 PM
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hey Sandman_454.......

Tim,

Just a quick favor to ask.....if you findout how to put coil overs in the front of an S-Truck, please pass along the info.
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Re: hey Sandman_454.......

Certainly! Y'all will be the first to know... (Well the first after me that is... [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img]) I am pretty sure even when/if I find out how to do it first, there's going to be at least several bugs to work out before it works good.. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img] I'm thinking I'll need to use some custom upper and lower A-arms, probably the upper a bit narrower than stock, and the lower probably a considerable amount wider than stock, change where the mount, weld some heavy steel on the frame to support it, run a large piece of some type of heavy solid round steel to secure the A-arms to the mounts, along with some form of bushings, probably polyurethane... I would probably place one coilover on each side of the lower A-arm and make some form of heavy duty hoops... Does this sound like a potential idea? I'm going to try and draw something up, and post it, to see what everyone thinks... [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 02-09-2000, 02:27 PM
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Re: hey Sandman_454.......

If you are going to the trouble of extending the a-arms you will also have to do the CV joints to 930's for their greater operating angle. While you are doing all that look at that tiny 7.2 IFS axle up there. JUNK.. Try to find above 4.10's for it. This is my problem now running 33's. I need 4.56's or 4.30's really bad. And no, ARB does not make a locker for that front. Looking at the possability of getting a Dana-44 and shorten the tubes and custom shafts. For and example of what im talking about check this months featured Toy on Off-road.com. I need longer A-arms really bad now with the 33's because of the allignment so far out. My Ranbcho kit replaced thge uppers but now they are not long enough. Any one know if the 2wd replacement arms will fit??? Probably have to just fab up my own.-Troy 'WeaZle' McCarty
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Re: hey Sandman_454.......

I have no idea if this is feasible or not, but fullsize IFS grafted onto an s10 would kick a$s. It can handle 35's on a fullsize. You could cut down the front 8.2 diff. and throw that in there, use the CV shafts, A-arms, steering etc. from the fullsize. You would have a genuine rock crawler on your hands. Just an idea that popped in my head when I read this post.

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Re: hey Sandman_454.......

The frame is too wide to just do a swap. The arms are also too wide. I have alredy tried this route. If you mount the full size arm up to the stock mounting point the arm extends like two inches past the other mount and there is no place to weld a connection there. The frame bends out and down for the cab. You would have to really weld up a support there and cut into your floor board and you still would not be centered in the wheel well. Goto check the angles but the 8.2 diff and the CV's might be an option. Oh and while we are at it we need new ball joint configuration. There just too weak...

Any one have an extra car I can drive to work and I'll get started on this. don't think the fiance will like me much tho.... :~)

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