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Trying to build a 1992 S10 shortbox 2wheel drive! Help!

Postby S10lover77 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:43 am

Does anyone here know the exact parts needed to build a 12 sec truck? And top out at 140-145ish?
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Re: Trying to build a 1992 S10 shortbox 2wheel drive! Help!

Postby S10lover77 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:55 am

I want to go with a 450hp 383 and a tko 5 speed. No clue on rear end or gears to go with.
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Postby lowblazin94 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:57 pm

Whats your budget?
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Re: Trying to build a 1992 S10 shortbox 2wheel drive! Help!

Postby S10lover77 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:26 pm

I'm trying to stay under 10,000
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Postby S10lover77 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:40 pm

I'm thinking of getting an engine from smeding performance or west coast engines or possibly white racing engines but I'm undecided. Trans from American drive line
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Postby S10lover77 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:43 pm

Seems to be alot of information for fuel injection engines on here and automatic transmissions but I want to keep old school with a carb and manual transmission.
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Postby lowblazin94 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:26 pm

If its a street truck then a 450hp 383 will be easy. Do you have any local engine builders?

Need to know the combo of the motor to decide rear gear. But as a ballpark, some 3.73s will be fine with a manual tranny. You can always go to a bigger tire to make up for any adjustments.
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Postby Rickracer » Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:39 pm

About 430 hp puts my RCSB in the 12.20s on street tires and 7-11 pump gas. 8)
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Re: Trying to build a 1992 S10 shortbox 2wheel drive! Help!

Postby S10lover77 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:39 am

There are no good engine builders in my area the closest one is about 4 hours away and they are expensive. So I just thought it would be easier to buy a turn key crate and a tranny to go with. Smeding performance has a 450hp 383 that I've been looking at. It's claims 450hp and 460 torque. As for tires I'm thinking 295/50/15 in rear and 215/65/15 front. My thought about this truck was to gather all my major parts first and then figure out how it all goes together last.
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Postby lowblazin94 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:38 am

275/60/15 is all you need in the rear. 295's will not fit on a 1st gen without rolling the fender or other mods. 2nd gens have more room but you can hook just fine with a 275
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Postby S10lover77 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:15 am

Are you familiar with the read end situation? The Ford 8.8 which year of Ford is the best to get one from? Something from a mustang would be a hard find for me. Do they all need to be shorted to fit the S10? Once I get the rearend do I need to get new axels as well? How about the rear gears? Or will those be ok as is?
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Postby S10lover77 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:19 am

Hate to be a pain in the azz but how about the brakes and hubs? How do I get my current wheels to work on the new rear end?
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Postby lowblazin94 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:27 am

Best thing to do is grab one then take it to a shop and have them shorten it and redrill the axles for S10 bolt pattern.
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Postby S10lover77 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:14 pm

Ok thanks! I'm starting to actually read things on this site and I'm learning a ton! There's alot to read!
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