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06-13-2005, 07:21 PM
Just wondering if anyone's got any hints on a cheap lift for 88 s-10? Not looking for anything extreme, just a couple inches. ANY feedback would be greatly appreciated.
06-13-2005, 07:41 PM
Body lift & sawsall.
06-13-2005, 07:52 PM
i was thinking air-chisel, but it's the same outcome...thanx
06-13-2005, 10:31 PM
A few ways:
1) Body lift. Bought my 3" TrailMaster from Lordco for $125. Complete kit..takes about 4 - 6 hours depending on beer and if you know the difference between a wrench and a socket.
2) T-Bar crank and shackles.
3) T-Bar crand and add-a-leaf.
I wouldn't crank the T-bar too much. For every bit of lift you get, you lose that much droop. Also harder on ball joints and CV's.
I used rear shackles from a '91 Ford Explorer 4x4. They are just a hair wider than the stock S10 shackle, beefier, and are about 2 1/4" longer - giving you a lift of about an inch.
4) Finally, and the route that I'm eventually gonna take....Solid axle swap.
'86 S10 Blazer
2.8 with stuff done
God loves you.....................Everyone else thinks you're a prick.
06-14-2005, 03:01 PM
Thanks Magna. Ordered the body lift today from Taylor Wilton, bit more but i've got an account. Just hoping i don't gotta deal with broken bolts like i did on Saturday with the damn jeep.
The other tips are great too, thanks again.
06-14-2005, 06:53 PM
Switch to "normal" offset wheels (like 2wd or car) and you increase your track width. If you cut fenders, you can fit bigger tires with less steering clearance issues.
06-19-2005, 02:19 PM
I've got an 86 s-10 jimmy w/ 31's and they rub on the framerails during a tight turn... stock suspension in it... for now. if you don't need to turn sharp... 31s are as big as i think you'd wanna go. If you get some different offset wheels, it'll take care of the frame rub and you could probably stuff 33's in there.
unfortunately with the front being independant, there is no cheap susp lift. There are body lifts for about 150$... i had a 3" put in my truck... still waitin for the engine swap to be completed
86 GMC S15 Jimmy... 4.3L Vortec TPI swap, 700R4, and 3" body lift
06-27-2005, 10:02 PM
yah body lift is your best bet i got mine for my for for 120 at lordco but then again i know ppl so that might be why
87 F250 300/4.9l/ stock running gear/3:54s
mods: k&n filter,3 inch trailmaster body lift,31's,roll bar, warn manual hubs,
in the middle of a sas
"I lifted my truck cause fat chicks cant climb"
06-30-2005, 02:59 AM
my girlfriend just bought one for her 91 s-10 and it was 150 at lordco.....and guess who gets to put it in later today.....happy, happy, joy, joy.
86 Dodge s/b 440/727/205...The rest is custom
If you cant DODGE it...RAM it!!!
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06-30-2005, 04:12 PM
hey shane good to help the old lady out sometimes I know it sucks but its worth it later if ya know what i mean.[i][i]
money costs too much!!!
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