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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-18-2001, 03:40 PM
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RECOMMENDED SUSP AND DRIVETRAIN MODS

HEY EVERYBODY, I'M NEW ON THE BLOCK AND READY FOR A DIRECTION. I LIKE THE PRE-RUNNER LOOK AND AM VERY HANDY WITH A WRENCH. I'M LOOKING FOR SUGGESTIONS FOR A LITTLE LIFT AND ENGINE/DRIVETRAIN MODS. NEED SOME HELP AND PICTURES OF THE NEW BODY STYLE JIMMY/BLAZER AFTER MOD PICS. THANX IN ADVANCE FOR THE HELP ,JERRY

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 01-18-2001, 06:50 PM
 
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Re: RECOMMENDED SUSP AND DRIVETRAIN MODS

Jerry,

First off, welcome to the board...

Second, you really shouldn't use all caps when you type. It's the BBS equivalent of SHOUTING SOMETHING... Thanks.

Anyway, check out these web sites for all sorts of pics. Unfortunately there's not much there for us S-10 people. We're trying though, we're trying:

http://www.off-road.com/race
http://www.race-dezert.com
http://www.camburg.com
http://www.donahoeracing.com
http://www.bajaconcepts.com
http://www.californiasupertrucks.com
http://www.autofab.com

Look for photos. Hit the races and check out the designs. Laughlin is this weekend, don'tcha know!

The only S-10 truck I have been truly impressed with so far is the MacPherson Class 7 race truck. It's a mean ZR2 that was a nice off-road winner! Unfortunately they are not listed to race this weekend. I hope they really didn't lose their sponsorship, but from what I understand it's all gone...

Anyway, 'tis a big start, but if you have the patience, some welding experience and the need to cut holes in your truck, go for it! Oh, and money would help too! [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img][img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img][img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img]




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Re: RECOMMENDED SUSP AND DRIVETRAIN MODS

What size tires do you want to run? Any specific mods? The more specific the questions are, the better answers you'll get.

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 01-19-2001, 08:17 PM
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Re: RECOMMENDED SUSP AND DRIVETRAIN MODS

sorry about the yelling. i didn't realize i was so loud. thanx for the heads up. jerry

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Re: RECOMMENDED SUSP AND DRIVETRAIN MODS

currently i'm riding on stock nearly bald miches p235 75r15. a friend has a two door 1997 blazer. he put 31x10.5 yoko on his truck and he only has minor rubbing on his front sway bar during a max turn. an adjustment to his max turn set screw would fix that. my next ot check will go to 31x10.5 bfg tk os. this will put me in the same boat as my friend 97blazer. this truck is always going to be a daily driver some i'm looking to do a little lift susp/body. i've got the under the hood know how air intake, headers, open exhaust, ignition(msd all the way). my problem will be the susp. i think i'm going to have to save my duckets and have a local pro do this. i'm only thinking 2"or 3" then maybe 1"or 2" body. my goal is this: a locked rear, 31"or 32" thornbirds for the summer on the beach and in the mud hole and 31" bfg's for the winter. the birds will fit on a set of z28 rims,12"wide birds. i saw a chevy truck in a mudhole with these rims and 12"wide tires. i also want to use some spacers to match the rear track and front track. i have alot of ideas i just need the duckets and the time. another thing is i am looking for a out side spare tire carrier to put on my truck from a two door. the guys at my local dealership advised my that the rack will not fit on my four door. this does not add up. i have had a two door and my truck side by side and the rear passenger side panel have the same angle and corner configuration. they also said that the carrier will be about four hundred duckets, that seems steep. i guess i'll have to go to the scrap yard? they suggested that i go to a custom shop that does thier custom work. this doesn't seem like a problem install? after i get this problem behind me i'm welding in a locking strong box where the spare was. if its big enough i'll consider mounting an additional battery as a back up. i'm sure before its all over i'll need some more power for accessories.as before thanx in advance for the help jerry

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IF you do run the spare tire carrier on the back from a stock 2door you will have to but in a lot of reinforcements or the weight of the tire will eventually tear throught your sheetmetal, you may wanna look around for one that mounts to the receiver or something.

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post #7 of (permalink) Old 01-23-2001, 12:36 PM
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Re: RECOMMENDED SUSP AND DRIVETRAIN MODS

hey, whats different about the inside of the two door passenger rear fender in comparison to the four door rear passenger fender? i'm thinking that the rear corners are all reinforced. any thoughts from resident experts? jerry

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