It also gives me a huge sense of accomplishment to feel like I built it ground up. We then installed the cab of the truck. Installation of body kits can be done by yourself or by a shop. The next wekend, we installed the small block chevy engine with trans and the front clip. Also check out the Almighty Dime build A basic idea on how we install these kits, The best way to do this is to install the springs on the axle, then the hangers on the springs, then set the vehicle on the hangers and figure where you want you axle center line to be. The kit includes a pair of brackets for the front of the springs, a pair of brackets for the shackles at the rear of the springs, a pair of shackles with our greasable bushings and bolts, instructions and all necessary hardware.
The solid axle design allows for taller lift heights, larger tires and increased articulation. My friend that helped me, had allot more experience with this then I had. Give Strutmasters a call at 866-597-2397 today. Modifications to your vehicle are done at your own risk. The truck has a much lower stance about 6 inches off the ground in low spots. Considering you had adrive shaft made and what not. Does not work with '99+ Ford axles.
Their frames drop down lower then curve up at the front and do not have a flat part to attach the spring hangers to. It is setup as an off road truck, but handles good on the streets too. Keeping your vehicle level helps you to maintain control when you are towing. Also we have removed the front swaybar without issue and have had a much more comfortable ride and it handles much better offroad. The front axle has new hubs, brakes. You may also grind the legs of the hoops for proper fitment. It is going very well, especially considering this is my first rebuild project ever.
Does not work with '99+ Ford axles. Accessories: There are many options for an S10 such as lighting, recovery equipment, audio, tires, wheels etc. The kits can be easily installed and retains all factory capabilities. We use your data to provide and improve the Service. Another advantage is the fact you are now playing with a frame that is 30+ years newer then the original one. A relay also needs to be installed to ground a pin on the computer so that it goes to different shift tables when in four wheel low.
Some angle iron and wood blocks to mount the cab, and raising the bed floor two inches and the body is mounted. Or you can run poly bushings. This will handle the stress caused by offroad use. This kit is unique in that it contains a steering support system that relieves some stress on the idler and pitman arm. If you have any questions, I would be more then willing to try to answer anything you may have. The ride is much better, I have front power disc brakes, power steering, a bed mounted gas tank, and its is much easier to find suspension parts for an s-10 that a 50 year old truck.
Boondock also sells an armored bumper that can contain a winch through Synergyoffroad. Make sure you still have tire clearance if you have increased the size of your tires upon full compression. Cheap and easy to get. Its best to have a body shop paint your body kit. The 3500 trucks had either a Borg Warner 4401 or 4470 transfer case. Shackle hangers are our heavy duty design, fully boxed and tig welded.
This is the flexiest option, though the longer springs can create a clearance issue by reducing your approach angle and they are very soft so they aren't recommended for trucks that see a lot of street time. The hole process cost much less than having a Camaro clip put on, but it was probably more work. There is a trick to this though. This kit is for any Chevy axle and 70's Ford axles using stock front '73-'87 Chevy springs. This eliminates the gas tank in the cab problem. Quit a difference in cost thus far. This kit can be described as an expensive torsion bar crank with rear lift shackles.
Being one of the few that has actually done the S-10 swap, I guess i ought to throw in my 2 cents. This kit will hang the front axle, it does not address the rest of the steps included ie. Steering This is another area with many options and a need to decide what your intended use of the vehicle is. Plus, now you can buy parts for this right from your local parts store. However, we have found that often times a worn idler arm accelerates the wear of the pitman arm. If you are going to use stock control arms I suggest boxing the arms before you press out the old bushings and install new ones.
Yet again, saving time so you can cruise earlier then later. The blazers came with front and rear swaybars. Information supplied on this website should be verified by the user. The Moog kit comes with presleeved thermoplastic upper control arm bushings. We have removed the rear sway bar on every blazer we have owned. Outfitter Design does not accept liability or responsibility arising from damage caused by installing parts or doing modifications. It took about a good solid 3-4 hours to install this for me.
For the upper arm you have a few options. The best option is to build sway bar disconnects. Does not work with '99+ Ford axles. The upper control arm there two choices: 1 Stock style balljoints such as Proforged 2 Fullsize balljoints in the instance that you have Rough Country control arms installed. With the V6 and 700 R4 transmission it has a very smooth ride.