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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-17-2003, 10:44 AM Thread Starter
 
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S-10 questions

I'm a jeep guy, but i'm getting an 80's s-10 for free, and I know practically nothing about the s-10's... I was wondering if anyone know how much weight I can tow w/ it, and what i can do for engine preformance upgrades and such..unfortunately I don't know what size motor it has (yet) but i will find that out asap. Aslo, does anyone know of a plow manufacturer that makes a plow frame for the s-10? thanks in advance!
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<font face="Comic Sans MS">To tell you the engine options, we need to know just what year it was... The primary engines they used were a 2.5L inline 4 cylinder, a 2.8L 60 V6, and in the very late 80's we started to see the 4.3L 90 V6 (which is essentially a 350 smallblock minus the back 2 cylinders)...

How much it will tow depends on what gears it has and what engine obviously... In any case I would not exceed 4000#... Even that is probably really starting to push the limits of what it'll safely handle... Stopping and control in curves/turns being the biggest concern when towing with one of these, after worrying about whether it'll move the load or not...

I could be wrong, however, I would assume most plow manufacturers would make some sort of plow setup for the little S truck...

Is the truck in question 4wd or 2wd? If it's 4wd, you'll probably either want to crank up your torsion bars to help support the added weight of the plow, or if it's a 2wd, you might want a coil spring spacer or something to do the same thing...</font>
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I just found out that its a 4 cyl stick.. oh well Its a 2wd as well, so thanks for the info about the coil spacers-I didn't even think of this until you mentioned it. Thanks!
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My dad has a Fisher Plow set up on his 85 S-15 Jimmy, nice little rig, plows good. I think its a 6.5 foot plow.

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Re: S-10 questions

zippo.. sounds good to me free is a good price! I would like to eventually make the little s-10 a little bigger too.. larger engine, 4x4 conversion, lift oh, and I found out what year it is, its an 86.. 140k on it, but it still runs like a charm!

Thanks for the input guys!
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