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Re: newbie questions about S-10s
good deal on the info guys...thanks for the help....everyopne is right about front end components...its part of the inherent design of the IFS system....it just isnt SFA so there ha go.
I'm quite glad to fint the axle to be the same ring size...thatmeans my locker will swap over if i go this route...disk brake from bravada.....something to consider, I"ve enver had read risc brakes so i dont know what I"m missing.
the 700r4 is a pretty good tranny, but it is an auto 4 speed. the current designation is 4L60E....the 3/4and1 ton version is the 4L80E. i have an NV3500 in my 1/2 ton Z-71, i figure if its good enough for this truck it ought to hold up to the smaller/lighter S size.
icant deal with a standard cab truck...not room for my tools, speakers, peoople, gear...etc etc. as for the tranny choice, i had an automatic once, and didnt like it. but i know a bit more about them now and can add plates change bands, and drop in vette servos and what not to make em perform a bit ebtter....i still like my 5-speed though. thats whati learned on at 6yrs old out on the farm....beendriving sticks for 14 years. just thre way i like it. i may be stubborn or something, but its easier for me to rebuold a stick than a slushbox...better MPG too depending on gear ratios and wht not.
so with all that said,
thanks onne again for good info