Re: lift kits
As far as cost goes, here is a price breakdown from where I live of how much it would cost to max out the lift on an S-10 w/o installing a solid front axle:
5" Trailmaster lift (professionally installed) $2,200
3" Warn Body Lift (self installed) $ 200
New 33x11.50 tires (or whatever your preference is) $ 600
Rims to accomodate tires $ 600
4.10 gears front and back (professionally installed) $1,300
Grand Total $4,900
Not included in this estimate are various costs for items which may need to be extended (such as brake lines) Personally, I plan to have all this done to my truck as soon as I win the lottery. Until then, 30" tires will have to do [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img].
Also, someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm quite sure the S-10 Trailmaster kit uses your stock leaf springs and torsion bars. The lift in the front is obtained by dropping the torsion bars and using a longer arm, and the lift in the back is achieved by putting the leaf springs on top of the axle.
Hope that helps!
[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img] Steven Fairchild [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img]
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