Re: What axles do I use
I think the transfer case front output shaft on all S-10's is on the driver's side. The front differential on all solid axle Chevy's was on the passenger's side; therefore an older Chevy front axle won't work in your truck.
However, phord and Dodge did use solid front axles (Dodge still does) with diffs on the driver's side. You could use one of these, but you'd have to have the axle tubes and half-shafts shortened (unless you want that wide-stance look). I actually saw an S-10 a little while back with full length full size axles in it and big (35" class) tires. It looked pretty good!
If you are going to beat up on the truck, shoot for a Dana 44 front axle. The only ones I've seen are 6 lug, though.
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