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Old 01-14-2009, 11:01 AM   #1
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Looking to buy a Chevy S10

Hey all,

I need a little pick-up around my house to move things around. I was looking for a Chevy S10 Xtreme, and I happen to run into one. I went to go look at it and everything. Now my concern is, how do I know if the car is really a Xtreme, because my friend saw the truck also, and he pointed out a couple of things that he believed a Xtreme had that this truck I saw didn't. Can anyone here name out things that I can look for so I know how to tell if it is a real extreme?

So far, my friend has pointed out these things that led him to believe that it isn't a Xtreme.

1. The front bumper.
2. It didn't have rear disc breaks.
3. No black interior interior.

Do the Xtreme have of those?
Here are a couple of pictures. You guys tell me if you can please.



Old 01-14-2009, 11:08 AM   #2
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check the RPO codes in the glove box to make sure it's an extreme, but im pretty sure that if it doesnt have disc its not. like i said tho im pretty sure(not 100%) that it needs disc
Old 01-14-2009, 11:16 AM   #3
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Yea, an no front air dam. It could have been replaced, but with a reg. one ?
Old 01-14-2009, 11:46 AM   #4
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Fuçk it. Buy mine it is a real Xtreme!!

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Old 01-14-2009, 11:56 AM   #5
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Re: Looking to buy a Chevy S10

mine is an xtreme and it doesnt have a black interior or rear discs. from the outside it looks like an xtreme that just had a regular front bumper put on it.
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i didnt think xtremes had rear disks on the trucks
Old 01-14-2009, 12:07 PM   #7
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Re: Looking to buy a Chevy S10

my 2.2 xtreme doesnt have disc in the back, but i know most of the 4.3 xtremes do
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Quote: Originally Posted by alan5585
my 2.2 xtreme doesnt have disc in the back, but i know most of the 4.3 xtremes do
never knew that. learn something new everyday
Old 01-14-2009, 12:27 PM   #9
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Quote: Originally Posted by alan5585
my 2.2 xtreme doesnt have disc in the back, but i know most of the 4.3 xtremes do

not mine.
Old 01-14-2009, 12:41 PM   #10
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Re: Looking to buy a Chevy S10

mine is a 4.3l xtreme and it doesnt have rear disks. i didnt think any s10 came with rear disks.
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Re: Looking to buy a Chevy S10

Quote: Originally Posted by AmDD
mine is a 4.3l xtreme and it doesnt have rear disks. i didnt think any s10 came with rear disks.
Bingo...S10's never had discs....at least not regular production ones.
I don't think they ever had black interior either....98+ only had; tan, light grey, and dark grey(charcoal).
Front valence on the truck pictured is not an Xtreme valence, it's from a regular S10...most likely someone ripped off or screwed up the Xtreme one and just replaced it with a normal one.
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Re: Looking to buy a Chevy S10

Quote: Originally Posted by lee-mill
check the RPO codes in the glove box to make sure it's an extreme, but im pretty sure that if it doesnt have disc its not. like i said tho im pretty sure(not 100%) that it needs disc
x2... Check the RPO code in the glovebox, if you find the code "ZQ8" then its pretty much an Xtreme. And no, S10's never came off the line with rear disk brakes like Firm said.
Old 01-14-2009, 04:17 PM   #14
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Re: Looking to buy a Chevy S10

yea my budy had a red 2000 xtreme with charcoal interior and drums in the back the front bumper was definitely switched with a 98+ bumper tho...
Old 01-14-2009, 05:08 PM   #15
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Re: Looking to buy a Chevy S10

like before. 2wd s10s didnt have discs, not all xtremes had black interior, and the airdam usually breaks and its cheaper to get a ls valance
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Yeah just look in the glovebox for the V4A and ZQ8 rpo codes.

My Xtreme has drums in the rear, tan interior and a colour matched ls bumper on the front instead of the airdam cause I dont want to spend the money on replacing it right now. But yeah they come with drums in the rear.
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I'd say it's a real X with an LS front valance just from the pics. I can usually spot fakes from a mile away. but to be sure look at the RPO codes like stated above.
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yea, the valance seems to be the only thing outta place to me.
Old 01-15-2009, 11:31 PM   #19
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Re: Looking to buy a Chevy S10

The rear bumper has also been replaced. Xtremes, and I think any of the trucks with the ZQ8 Sport Suspension package, came with a full-width step bumper with no provision for a hitch ball. Mine had a sticker on it that read "Do not tow with this vehicle". The Xtreme package was just an appearance package that accompanied the ZQ8 Sport Suspension package. You could buy a "regular" S10 (or Sonoma) with the ZQ8 package. The Xtreme package added the ground effects, special badging, and special split-5-spoke 16"x8" wheels. The only trucks with factory rear discs were the 4x4s and Blazers, but very few Xtremes did have rear discs when they first came out in '98, probably as dealer demos. The interior was just standard LS trim- which means any options above the basic rubber floor, full plastic door panels, and bench seat ("work truck" style).

Check the RPO codes. My guess is that someone bought it as an Xtreme, then ripped the front valence off by not knowing how to drive even a mildly lowered truck, and had the rear bumper replaced with one so that they could tow with it. And, if you just "need a little pick-up around your house to move things around with", why not get a "regular" S10? They can carry more weight and have more ground clearance.
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If you do get this Xtreme I'll trade you my regular S10 rear leaves
Old 01-26-2009, 08:16 PM   #21
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mine is a 2000 xtreme 2.2l flex fuel i do not have rear discs if u want it ill seel it 2 u i really want a 2000 4 door blazer wit f.b.s.s 6000$ take it home....



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Re: Looking to buy a Chevy S10

i kinda like the way the reg front bumper looks with the rest of the truck xtreme style
Old 01-28-2009, 03:33 PM   #23
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Re: Looking to buy a Chevy S10

looks like an xtreme with an ls valance.. but then again the emblem kinda throws me looks like just an s10 badge not an Xtreme badge .. hmmm

none of them came with rear disk

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Old 01-30-2009, 02:46 AM   #24
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theres an s10 on ebay that is claimed to be an xtreme but the only xtreme thing about it is the two xtrem badges on there...stupid people...
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^ wouldnt that piss you off
Old 01-30-2009, 10:01 AM   #26
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Re: Looking to buy a Chevy S10

Hey z-ck, i told him about that , but he didn't put that were it should be. If he wants to pass it off as Xtreme .......
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