View Full Version : Finally on Tires

05-14-2006, 10:50 AM
Finally got the truck sitting on the tires last night. Only problem is the front end is higher than the rear... hmm.... what to do.... shorter coils for front, or longer blocks for rear..... hmmm...... anyone got 5.5 or 6" blocks? :)

SBC hris
05-14-2006, 05:42 PM
That's some fine looking tread.[cheers]

05-14-2006, 05:47 PM
yep id say

05-14-2006, 06:38 PM
Cute model you got there.

WHat about a chunk of steel tubing? cut that down for a block

05-14-2006, 06:40 PM
Could do that, trying to make this as DOT as possible seing as I have a notice on the truck.

By the way.... 16 more years, and then she can be cute ;)

05-14-2006, 06:42 PM
dotn do blocks, do a shackle flip blocks suck

05-14-2006, 06:48 PM
Its a 98 S10 ZR2 if I flipped them it would be lower. I already did SOA, and add a leaf, and 3 1/2" blocks, but the rear end is 2" lower than the front, I could use 2" shorter coils in the front, but why would I do a silly thing like that? I am going to put traction bars on the rear end, which should correct the effects of the larger blocks.

05-14-2006, 07:03 PM
Or you could let it sit for a couple weeks and see how far the coils sink.

05-14-2006, 07:06 PM
I used 6" BDS Ranger coils, anyone have any idea how much they will settle? I have dropped the front end from the jack a few times, but that was a good point.

05-14-2006, 07:22 PM
yeah they should sag a bit man, id leave it and see what happens. or add a winch bumper. what size are those?

05-14-2006, 07:43 PM
Those are brand new coils, right?

05-14-2006, 07:54 PM
Yes the coils are brand new. Those are 37x13's, that is my three year old daughter if that gives you some idea how big the truck is..... I am so stoked to finally see it on tires again... Just have exhaust, brake lines, transfer cases, driveshafts and shocks to do until it is driveable again. I have access, and knowledge to fiberglass to flare out my box sides and fenders to pass inspection, might see if I can get er by with mud flaps for now tho.

05-14-2006, 08:16 PM
Do the shackel flip and you probibly wont need blocks at all, it will also make you rear suspension flex a little better too. Post up some pics of the whole truck so we can see what it looks like.

05-14-2006, 08:20 PM
yea and you can still flip the shackles if you did a spoa

05-14-2006, 08:34 PM
On the s10's the shackle hangs from the frame down to the springs from stock, I know what you are talking about with the inverted shackles on the full size rigs, but like I said before, if I flip the shackles from hanging below the frame the way they are now, then the truck will actually be lower.

05-14-2006, 08:57 PM
thats looking nice man, id let it sit til ya get the rest put in. with the rest of the weight in there it might settle down some.

05-14-2006, 09:01 PM
Yeah guys, his rear shackle is already in a downward hanging position, the way it is supposed to be. He's saying that if he 'flips' it, it will look like the bracket on a stock fullsize, the way you DON'T want it to be.

05-14-2006, 09:09 PM
oh ok, nvm then haha just geta winch bumper

05-15-2006, 09:10 AM
looks good, run it for a little bit. the same thing came out of a 250 ford with 6" lift. the front sat higher then back after a few km's it leveled out[cheers]

05-15-2006, 02:07 PM
hmmm...... anyone got 5.5 or 6" blocks? :)

this is a scary statment even with traction bars get some longer shakles and wait for the front springs to sag out a bit then if you have to buy some rear springs

05-17-2006, 10:44 AM
get your rear springs rearched . add a leaf by itself sucks and doesn't lift it enough

05-28-2006, 08:46 PM
Got some better pics of the truck today

05-28-2006, 09:02 PM
thats sweet, the back doesnt look like it to low, i would wait and see how much the front sags

05-28-2006, 09:02 PM
why sucha big lift

hack those fenders and lower it

05-28-2006, 09:05 PM
Why lower it, bigger is always better, I dont really like the look of stuffed tires. Right now the wheel wells are empty, just the way they should be. Still have to hack the front of the wells/bumper to make sure it doesnt rub under compression.

05-28-2006, 09:11 PM
Why lower it, bigger is always better, I dont really like the look of stuffed tires. Right now the wheel wells are empty, just the way they should be.

so its a pavment pounder?[16]

05-28-2006, 09:17 PM
Yeah man, bigger is not always better. If you are gonna run that much lift get bigger tires.

05-28-2006, 09:19 PM
Looks clean now, did you paint/wash it?

05-28-2006, 09:32 PM
You have to remember s10's have really narrow wheel wells, the tire size, gear ratio, and power train are a pretty good match for eachother. If I went to bigger tires, I would have to do major fender trimming, differant axles, bigger motor...... I wipped all of the dust off of it. Gonna wait to paint it until everything is done, and the new flares are made. No its not a pavement pounder, its built for wheeling. as you can see the axles are alot wider than stock s10's which offsets some of the downfalls of a higher rig. Aswell, again if I lower it, I loose some of the breakover clearance aswell as aproach and departure angles. Way too much money into this thing now not to use it as it is intended for. I was wheeling this truck since the first week I bought it new, and will wheel it until it dies.

05-28-2006, 09:39 PM
Any better pic's of the steering?


05-28-2006, 11:54 PM
UMMMM let out some air in the tires lol[15] [15] [15]

05-29-2006, 04:51 PM
That is definatley a sweet rig man cant wait to see some action shots of it out in the bush keep up the good work [cheers]

05-29-2006, 06:35 PM
take a pic of the whole truck so everyone can see how she is coming along... it is looking awesome

sj-x 500
05-29-2006, 11:25 PM
what axles are you using...

05-29-2006, 11:34 PM
What do you intend to use that for? Mud?

Anything off-camber would be umm, scary? Put the bloody wheels in the wells; its not like you get that much up travel.

05-30-2006, 05:06 PM
I will get more pics of the truck, and steering. The axles are from a 88 suburban, I put 4.56's and Detroit True Tracs in both front and rear. You have to remember things under the truck like the oil pan and the four link brackets when you take up travel into account... The last thing I want to do is poke a hole in the aluminum oil pan..... again.... :(

05-30-2006, 06:56 PM
looks pretty good man, plans to link the rear?

05-30-2006, 11:09 PM
that fuckers sweet looks ready to break some parts

m j
05-30-2006, 11:43 PM
steering looks to need work
the 'look' is cool though
should turn heads everywhere