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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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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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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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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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Postby S10lover77 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:14 pm

Hello!
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Postby S10lover77 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:19 pm

I rebuilt the front end on my S10 because it was a mess when I got the truck. Truck came with 2 sets of wheels. One set off a z-28! The others are 18x8.5. so finished the rebuild and the wheels ( both sets are rubbing on the tierods. So checked the backspacing and both wheels have too much backspacing. So I put wheel spacers on it. Now one my driver's side the wheel 18x8.5 is rubbing on the fender? What is wrong?
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Postby lowblazin94 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:51 am

What size tire is on there? 18x8.5 is a fairly large wheel for the front. The camaro and corvette wheels will fit the 4wd s10 and blazer but they are 2in wider on each side
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Postby S10lover77 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:34 am

The tires are 255/45/18. I have not had a front end alignment yet, could that be the problem?
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Postby S10lover77 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:43 am

I was working on this thing late and got frustrated and I'm not even sure if the passenger side tire rubs because I didn't check or hear anything. But the driver is rubs bad and there's a thin plate behind the rotor that is rubbing on the lower control arm.
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Postby S10lover77 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:51 am

When I got this truck the guy said it had 2" drop spindles and now with the new heavy duty coil springs, you can't even tell because it sits higher in front now. It still has the 3" lowering blocks on back so I gotta take those off to get this thing leveled.
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