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SquirreL-E
01-13-2007, 09:17 PM
I just bought a 92 Sonoma 4x4 4.3L ext cab SLE and im wondering how much lift i need to put 33"s on... and the cheapest way to do so. I was thinken 3" body lift, spring over axle + shackle n 1"-2" spacer between leafs and axle for the rear? or if anyone knows of another truck i could take the leafs out of that will fit in the sonoma? but i dont know what to do for the front.. shove a straight axle in the front with leafs?

ottoman
01-13-2007, 11:39 PM
solid in the front would be the way to go cause the ifs won't hold up to the 33's

SquirreL-E
01-13-2007, 11:48 PM
what other vehicle has same bolt pattern as my sonoma ... 5 bolt ..dont knw offset?

InteriorZR2
01-14-2007, 08:26 AM
Bolt pattern will be the same as astro vans, and some 2wd chev/gm cars. easiest way to swap is with a pair of jeep axles, or go full size ford. Bolt pattern is different, but wheel selection will vastly improve. I have GM Corp 10 in front with a tcase swap, and same in back, front is 6" Ranger leafs/custom 4 link, and rear is SOA, add a leaf, 3 1/2" Blocks, and 2 1/2" shackles.

If you decide to go solid, and need any info realated to the s-series, just give me a holler.

VAn Man
01-14-2007, 08:40 AM
I'd have to agree solid axle is the way to go. The IFS on the s-series is prone to eating ball joints. also it's gonna cost you alot more in the long run for you to keep everything maintained. solid axle is way more simplistic and reliable.

nbrowser
01-14-2007, 01:36 PM
Bolt patterns on Sonomas and S10s are not the same as Astro vans......the Sonomas and S10s are 5 on 4.75" Astros til GM went 6 bolt in '05 were 5 on 5" circle, also the newer S10 and Sonoma's used metric studs 12x1.5 Astro/Safaris were for years half inch until they went to metric and became oddly enough 14x1.5.....hope this helps (I have been called a walkin talkin encyclopedia on bolt patterns and wheel stud sizes)

Foes
01-14-2007, 04:50 PM
buddy of mine has the same year s10, he ran 32's with a 3 inch body lift, torsion bars cranked and an add a leaf in the rear.

jblplatinumcompaq
01-14-2007, 04:52 PM
sas with toyota axels

SquirreL-E
01-14-2007, 05:05 PM
noob question ... whats sas stand for ? lol

SquirreL-E
01-14-2007, 05:11 PM
and wheres cheapest place to get a 3" body lift for my truck?

Kinslayer
01-14-2007, 05:30 PM
noob question ... whats sas stand for ? lol

Solid Axle Swap (SAS)


Cheapest body lift - Canadian tire - sporting goods section, Hockey pucks, $.99, any color you could want.

SquirreL-E
01-14-2007, 05:39 PM
would that actually hold up? let alone be safe?
i mean ive seen guys do that but it doesnt seem like it would be safe and thats alot of pucks lol

Kinslayer
01-14-2007, 05:44 PM
Pucks get brittle and break up over time, but you asked for the cheapest.

SquirreL-E
01-14-2007, 05:50 PM
2nd cheapest? maybe sumthin thats in 1 piece not 3 for each mount

Toy_Runner
01-14-2007, 05:56 PM
lordco

factor
01-14-2007, 07:07 PM
body lifts cost fuck all but if your wanna do it right sas it
in the long run it the only way to go

ottoman
01-15-2007, 10:31 PM
Bolt pattern will be the same as astro vans, and some 2wd chev/gm cars. easiest way to swap is with a pair of jeep axles, or go full size ford. Bolt pattern is different, but wheel selection will vastly improve. I have GM Corp 10 in front with a tcase swap, and same in back, front is 6" Ranger leafs/custom 4 link, and rear is SOA, add a leaf, 3 1/2" Blocks, and 2 1/2" shackles.

If you decide to go solid, and need any info realated to the s-series, just give me a holler.

[16] not the same as astro vans they have the same as the pickups not cars

i know cause i have a couple of them

tenpack
01-16-2007, 06:11 PM
People will always bash body lifts. I have a body lift in my truck and it works out good for me. Made working on the tranny housing bolts a lot easier, allowed me to tuck my saddle bag propane tanks higher above the frame.

With that being said, a lot more shity and mud/debris will go into your engine compartment once you run a body lift, if you have shitty electrical you will find out soon enough.

MetalMan
01-16-2007, 06:34 PM
Body lifts don't get the chassis any higher, they just let you put bigger tires on. Personally, I would prefer to have my driveline up and away from things like rocks and logs...

SuperIanMechanic
12-30-2007, 11:07 PM
I'm having the same problem , does anyone no what ya need to convert sas on one of these trucks , or does anyone manufacture a kit available in canada , me 95 jimmy slt with off road suspension option and 8.5 axles

HEAVY METAL
12-30-2007, 11:10 PM
People will always bash body lifts. I have a body lift in my truck and it works out good for me. Made working on the tranny housing bolts a lot easier, allowed me to tuck my saddle bag propane tanks higher above the frame.

With that being said, a lot more shity and mud/debris will go into your engine compartment once you run a body lift, if you have shitty electrical you will find out soon enough.

you dont wheel urs tho... maybe ya do.. i havent seen pics of it...


body lifts r a waste of time and money...sorry.. anything over 1" body lift is a waste of time and money. it will hurt ur truck over the long run more than help it...

HEAVY METAL
12-30-2007, 11:12 PM
holy fuk.. got sucked into a year old post.. must be gettn old... yo

Troy
12-30-2007, 11:27 PM
you dont wheel urs tho... maybe ya do.. i havent seen pics of it...


body lifts r a waste of time and money...sorry.. anything over 1" body lift is a waste of time and money. it will hurt ur truck over the long run more than help it...

body lifts bring the gay

speaking of that, correct me if im wrong but doesn't triple b have a 3 inch body lift

HEAVY METAL
12-30-2007, 11:31 PM
body lifts bring the gay

speaking of that, correct me if im wrong but doesn't triple b have a 3 inch body lift



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holy fuk.. thanks for the laugh bud...[cheers]

importcrusher
01-06-2008, 07:15 PM
body lifts suck ,if u cant lift it trim the fenders till they stop rubbing,then get a hammer to do the finness job

SquirreL-E
01-06-2008, 07:33 PM
body lifts suck ,if u cant lift it trim the fenders till they stop rubbing,then get a hammer to do the finness job

old thread.... lolz trucks already been lifted... no body lift :D