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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-30-2000, 09:13 PM
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85 s-10

Hello, I am new to the s-10 board. I have a chevy fullsize z71. A friend of mine is selling his 85 s-10 ext. cab. 4x4 for 1000. It has a modified 2.8 v6, 5 speed, detriot's front and rear, 4.11 gears. It seems fairly nice, no major body problems but obvisously doesn't look showroom new. I was thinking of getting it as a toy in addition to my z71. He is selling it for $1000(this is why i want it so much). My dad has a 4.3 91 s-10 ext. cab which i like very much. How would this be to my dads and also would it be a dependaple truck? that would do good off-road and maybe criusing around town(better gas mileage than my 350!). Any addition info on this year model, motor, etc.. would be great.
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 03-31-2000, 12:57 AM
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Re: 85 s-10

The S series of trucks rule the planet. Look around they are every where. Lighter truck, same motor, same bed, more power less weight. BUY IT!

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85 S-15 Pickup 4x4 2.5 iron duke
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Re: 85 s-10

Hi, i drove it today, it took a while to crank but it had been sitting for a long time. After it started, it smoked a little, he said it was running rich and needed a little adjustment, and also it was worse than usually due to the long period of time sitting. It ran good, not sure what all modifications it had but i am thinking that it would give my z71 a good run. In the dirt from a complete stop it would light up the tires if the clutch was poped. The interior was a little beat and, it needs tires, but it seems like it would be fun. I think a friend and i are going to split it. Any ideas on a semi-cheap way to lift it, want to run my 33 in. swampers. or 32's i don't really know, any recomendations would be nice
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 03-31-2000, 11:13 PM
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Re: 85 s-10

Cheaply for a beater truck, 2" body lift , big hammer and a Sawzall/jig saw.
Have fun, Later

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post #5 of (permalink) Old 03-31-2000, 11:31 PM
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Re: 85 s-10

why not a 3 in. body lift? it is ifs so most all kits are out of the question right. they would cost more than the truck? Also about it having a lot of power, when is said it was spinning them really good, IT WAS IN THIRD GEAR. (gotta love 4.11 gears and 245's,) It also really does have a locker in the rear anyways, posi's anytime you spin em


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theres notheing wrong with a 3", personaly I thing it lets to much frame hang out.
Also the higher you go with the body the more problems(read:$$$)you run into
extending the shifters, brake lines, steering shaft, gas filler hose, etc....
If it is to be a beater for the woods go quick and dirty. There is a guy down
here with the old style Cherokee Chief that put wider axles under it no lift
and 44"(I think) the tires are HUGE and then he took a Sawzall and removed
any offending sheetmetal. It is a truly an impressive beast and the blue hairs
don't think twice about getting out of his way. All he does with it is beat it in
the mud.
Later

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post #7 of (permalink) Old 04-02-2000, 03:42 PM
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Re: 85 s-10

3" body lift is pretty easy, I'd go for the extra inch.
I've heard of people running 33x12.5's on standard offset 15x8's with a 3" body lift and the t-bars cranked an inch. They cut away the bottom on the fenders and bent the lip back a little on the floor boards. Check out Mark Halls s10 on http://www.s10-4x4.com before he went to the soild front axle, he had 33's on 10" rims with just a 3" body lift.
33's are the max. for the stock suspension.

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