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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-16-2001, 09:43 PM
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tire and 2.8 question

Does anyone know what the max tire size is without a lift? Also I am in the process of changing my 2.8 motor out. I am replacing it with a 2.8 motor out of a 1987 camaro,my s-15 jimmy is 1984.Does anyone forsee any problems,and what do I do about them?

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 04-16-2001, 10:34 PM
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Re: tire and 2.8 question

I have a 89 S-10 and can run 30 X 9.50's with no problem but I think any larger than that you will need a lift.

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<font face="Comic Sans MS">Maximum tire size I would go is 235/75/r15's with 3.73 gears. With 4.10 gears I would try for a bit bigger. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img] At least with the 2.8L... [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img] Just doesn't have the low end grunt I'd prefer... [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img] (I have 235/75's and 3.73's)... [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img] Check the mounts on the camaro engine to make sure they're the same. Why don't you go for a newer camaro with the 3.4L? Much better choice. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img] Same bellhousing bolt pattern, etc... Need to grab the flywheel from the camaro you pull a 3.4L from though... There are other posts on the topic... Search works good... </font>

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 05-01-2001, 09:55 PM
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Re: tire and 2.8 question

Thanks for the inputs.I believe, I will be going with the 30*9.50*15 BGF's.I took the 2.8 motor out the 87 camaro,because it was my cusins (everything shot but motor ,it was in great shape).I only have a few more things to do.Then I will be though,THANK GOD.

post #5 of (permalink) Old 05-01-2001, 10:21 PM
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Re: tire and 2.8 question

I hope you got the computer out of the Camaro also as its 2.8L is Multi-Port where the S10s were TBI. Sounds like a pretty good swap, though.

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post #6 of (permalink) Old 05-07-2001, 09:36 PM
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Re: tire and 2.8 question

Thanks for the heads up.I took the fuel-injection system off ,and replaced it with my old carb system.Also another thing I had to change the timing-chain cover,with my old cover.

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