View Full Version : lifting my truck

01-11-2007, 10:28 PM
so i just bought a 94 s10 and im just wondering would this be a decent truck to give a bit of a lift and 33's?

01-11-2007, 10:34 PM
ya, sure cut off the IFS and put a solid axle under there

01-11-2007, 10:36 PM
seen some perty berly s10's
they make a good 350 swap kit for them
and part are cheep because they're everywhere

01-11-2007, 10:46 PM
Depends on your mechanical know-how. You chose a bad truck to start with if you haven't got much of that.

01-11-2007, 11:14 PM
Very true!

01-11-2007, 11:15 PM
sawzall or body lift and 33's

01-12-2007, 02:45 AM
so i just bought a 94 s10 and im just wondering would this be a decent truck to give a bit of a lift and 33's?

Yes, would look mint. [cheers]

01-12-2007, 08:22 AM
so another question whats the diff wheelin with ifs or a solid front?

01-12-2007, 10:26 AM
with IFS if you go off camber one of the front wheels doesnt touch
plus the are driven by cv joint wich are much weaker than solid axles
plu much more difficult and expensive than solid.
I got away with a 3 inch body lift and some 33's when i had my IFS
just run good gears(but your cv's will start makin noise shortly after)
hope that helps[cheers]
:rockhorns: :rockhorns: :rockhorns: :rockhorns: :rockhorns:

01-12-2007, 10:27 AM
opps i meant
much more difficult and expensive to lift

01-12-2007, 11:03 AM
IFS breaks, and is ridiculously expensive to lift. They have torsion bars, so the hanger for the back of the bars needs to come down with the lift. It's weak, it's expensive, basically it's great for a pavement princess.

01-12-2007, 11:08 AM
your right they should stay on the road!

01-12-2007, 11:11 AM
so what type of solid front should i look around for ie what kind of truck should i get it off of and what year and should i just put one on the front or change the rear one too

01-12-2007, 11:20 AM
Dude, it's a lot more involved than just putting it in. Again, what kind of mechanical know-how do you have? This is a lot more serious shit than changing oil. You're gonna need a lot of tools, and some fabbing skills, as well as general know-how.

01-12-2007, 11:34 AM
i would go with toyota
but metal man is right CAN you do it, and you WILL need a welder
and some help assembeling and installing

02-02-2007, 10:17 AM
Yeah, a Solid axle swap is definitely an advanced thing. If you arn't dedicated and have a plan of attack you are going to end up with half a truck sitting in your yard for four years.

02-11-2007, 11:55 PM
well i have lots of mechanical know how and lots of ppl who have been 4bying for years no and lots of tools and decent fabbing skills and what not so i should be good to go