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Old 08-07-2008, 02:40 PM   #1
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S10 with full width axles

I'm gathering the parts for my '91 S10 Blazer axle swap. I'd like some pics with full width D60/14 bolt if anyone has them. I'm looking for info on springs and such as well as backspacing on rims and tire sizes. I'll be running H1's with 3.75" backspace and 44's, probably on 52" fronts and 63" rears.
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Here is my S10 project. 52"s up front, and coils with 4 link out back. I forget exactly but front axle was at least 6" forward I think. D60 with stock wheels and tires off some 8 lug pickup, so fairly deep backspacing.






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Old 08-10-2008, 11:32 AM
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It looks like you extended the frame up front a few inches but that gives me a very good idea of how much lift I'll get with my 52" springs. Thanks!
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Yea, probably extended the frame a good 6" forward as well. Forgot about that. To get the rear spring mount where I wanted it, required that. Problem is the springs fall right about under the frame rail with the full width. So to get a desirable caster angle and not have the rear springs mounting WAY low(read more lift) I had to do that. The shackles mounted on the slope of the frame before it flattened out. Made it sit much lower than the truck would have otherwise. But required the extended front frame. I'd recommend if going with leaf springs, don't use 52" unless you want to go tall. Use like front K5 springs or something like Rancho 44044s. Something shorter so you won't have to extend the frame and kill approach angle. As well if I did it again, I would probably try a front shackle setup, would be easier to stay low and get a good caster angle.
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You could also use stock S-10 rear springs. They are 52" but center pin is offset, IIRC 2-3". With the axle moved forward 2-3", it puts the rear hanger up inside the framerail.

Check out this thread, lots of info. If I build mine up, it will be setup like this....

http://bb.bc4x4.com/showthread.php?t=98928
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I was thinking of a front shackle to keep it lower. I do have a set of 6" lift front chevy springs, if I can get them up against the frame in the front and between the rails in the rear I might go with that setup. I do need some lift to clear my tires because I'd like to keep my headlights. My reasoning for 52" front springs is that I have them and they are still bolted to my axle from my previous truck (even the mounts are still there).

I've done some searching, has anyone put 44" tires on an s-10? Best I've found so far was 39.5" IROK's.
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You could also use stock S-10 rear springs. They are 52" but center pin is offset, IIRC 2-3". With the axle moved forward 2-3", it puts the rear hanger up inside the framerail.

Check out this thread, lots of info. If I build mine up, it will be setup like this....

http://bb.bc4x4.com/showthread.php?t=98928
My stock rear s-10 springs are 56". That's 26" in the front and 30" in the back, just like a fullsize, but with fewer leaves. Are yours different?
BTW great link, I was diggin' that build.
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Everywhere I've read the rears are 52s??? I thought about running the 56s, long side to the rear, puts the shackle farther back on the inside of the frame.

I'm at a standstill with mine for a couple reasons, but should find out tomorrow what the fate of it is...
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Don't know if you're still looking but here is my junk with full widths. Granted it's a full size frame but you can see how the body and axles look.
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Here's mine coming together at JVFab. Don't ask for details for build pics yet....gonna wait until it's completely done to do that. This is more or less a teaser.

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