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Old 10-31-2012, 02:16 AM   #1
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Old 10-31-2012, 02:24 AM   #2
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Re: 1992 Chevy S10 SFA

Sooo yah i race motocross competitively trying to make it to pro in the next year so i was busy all summer basically. But here i am back on S10forum because i love my truck!
I recently had the yukon spin free kit installed in my dana30... now before the obvious response why the hell would you spend that much on the dana 30 think about this.
Its already under my truck with an awesome high steer kit and for 2000$ now i have better fuel mileage chromoly axle shafts blah blah blah and reliabe 4wd with warn hubs and now my driveshafts dont spin.
Yah i realize that i would rather have the dana 60 in my back yard thrown in but to re n' re that axle and build it the way i would be happy with (swap leafs to coil shocks 4 link etc) will cost me enuf to throw a pro circuit race engine or suspension in my dirtbike. dana 30 wins
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Old 10-31-2012, 02:32 AM   #4
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Re: 1992 Chevy S10 SFA

also fiddled around with oil leaks all summer oil pan gasket slowed it down for a week then it was onto timing chain cover gasket and then onto valve cover gaskets... one less leaky chevy on the roads! also cleaned er up a bit with a chrome timing chain cover and did the valve covers chevy orange. What do you guys think????
Old 10-31-2012, 12:15 PM   #5
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Re: 1992 Chevy S10 SFA

Very very sharp . My truck is the uglier brother of yours
Old 10-31-2012, 06:11 PM   #6
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Re: 1992 Chevy S10 SFA

I could have finished my 44/60 for the money you spent on that D30 and still had money left over.

Either way truck looks nice.
Old 10-31-2012, 10:56 PM   #7
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Re: 1992 Chevy S10 SFA

Quote: Originally Posted by 98-ZR2
I could have finished my 44/60 for the money you spent on that D30 and still had money left over.

Either way truck looks nice.
I barely gave that much for my Dana 60 AND the Duramax/Allison!


But yes, very nice truck man.
Old 10-31-2012, 11:17 PM   #8
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Re: 1992 Chevy S10 SFA

Truck looks good

I know you don't want to hear it but... Holy crap! you're married to that d30.

You coulda just used the stock CAD on your axle with the same results. Spicer makes replacement shafts with 760x joints, throw a posi lock cable on it and be done.

Or the slightly more expensive option... setup a Wagoneer d44 that comes with lockouts for free.
Old 11-01-2012, 03:06 AM   #9
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Re: 1992 Chevy S10 SFA

Yea if i had the fabrication skills welding skills and more automotive skills coulda done it cheaper but my expertise ends at motorcycles still. maybe one day when ive broken enough bones to ride anymore ill figure that stuff out and then build it up.
anyway before the temperatures dropped and the winter rains came i was getting 440km to a 75$ tank @1.18/L
just seafoamed it as well split the bottle to a third in each the gas, crankcase, and thru vacuum. and wow was my oil black when i just changed it! shit really cleans
Old 11-01-2012, 01:59 PM   #10
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Re: 1992 Chevy S10 SFA

thats a nice clean truck you got there! i like the orange you chose on your valve covers too!
Old 11-01-2012, 11:50 PM   #11
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Re: 1992 Chevy S10 SFA

Thats better mileage than my ZR2 was getting when it was stock, I used to get about 260-280 maybe 300 and that was going until I had abuut an 1/8 of a tank left, gas was also 80 cents/L then too lol.
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Re: 1992 Chevy S10 SFA

so that works out to about 16.25 mpg wright?
Old 11-02-2012, 09:48 PM   #13
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Re: 1992 Chevy S10 SFA

Thats really good considering the 35's/4.10's and how it looks like you always have a load of some sort haha
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Re: 1992 Chevy S10 SFA

im not to sure i havent done the math but that sounds about right.
I let a girl drive it for the first time tonight... i was trying to keep my cool but **** i was nervous. pretty confident girl actually we were in a gravel parking lot after an arenacross race
Old 11-03-2012, 03:53 AM   #15
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Re: 1992 Chevy S10 SFA

how do you like them KM2's in the mud?
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Re: 1992 Chevy S10 SFA

if your not pinnin it they pack up with mud but if wheels are spiinin it ususally throws enuf off to keep movin
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I figured being the lugs are close, we have some nasty clay here in Oregon .man it sure as hell will pack ur tires up fast!
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Took it out wheelin yesterday but ended up bein more of a rescue mission my buddys jeep couldent make it past the water.. it seized up so were goin back in today to try and rescue it
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Re: 1992 Chevy S10 SFA

oh wow ouch lol good luck. nice build btw it makes me wanna snag my grinder and mig welder and put a set on my dime!
Old 11-06-2012, 04:08 PM   #20
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Re: 1992 Chevy S10 SFA

Hey Jesse anyway u can get a measurement from the ground to your front bumper for me?
Old 11-08-2012, 02:42 AM   #21
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Re: 1992 Chevy S10 SFA

so trying to be a hero and pull the jeep out i ended up slipping a front u joint at the transfer case and breaking a rear spicer u joint at the axle. we were doing trail repairs and got the front fixed and made it out with front wheel drive and some help from a toyota, anyway i havent tried in my garage yet but the problem we were having was getting the driveshaft back in... weve got the u joint assembled to the adapter flange for the toyota axle but theres about 1/2 inch overlap keeping it from going into place, when my driveshaft broke it slipped almost out of the transfer case but i clued in and slid it back into the transfer case to stop the oil leak. now that the trucks been flatdecked back to my garage i havent tried yet but is there a proper way to slide it back into the transfer case??
as far as the height goes i will measure tomorow
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Re: 1992 Chevy S10 SFA

Thats kinda confusing... but it sounds like you may have twisted the splines on the yoke preventing it from sliding back into the t-case. I did it once when i broke a shackle and spit a d-shaft out on my old truck.

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Re: 1992 Chevy S10 SFA

Holy twisted yoke its possible.
Old 11-12-2012, 04:44 PM   #24
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Re: 1992 Chevy S10 SFA

@92 Sdime measeres 3 feet 1 inch to the buttons on the stock front bumper. @km346 yikes it is possible.. but mine is fine i checked
Old 11-12-2012, 05:46 PM   #25
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Re: 1992 Chevy S10 SFA

Thanks a lot partner
Old 11-12-2012, 09:57 PM   #26
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Re: 1992 Chevy S10 SFA

Just put it up on blocks and moved the axle back about a 1/2 inch. I'm gona probly do a new set of leaf springs front and back because rear sags and front is starting to S..
At least it's driving again
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Re: 1992 Chevy S10 SFA

hey what do you have in the rear for lift besides the spring over toyota axle?
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Re: 1992 Chevy S10 SFA

as of a few days ago new trail gear leafs in the back and swaped out my 4 inch blocks for 2 inch

also got tired of my driveshaft smashing into my exhaust when articulated so i took it in to the shop and this is what they came up with
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Re: 1992 Chevy S10 SFA

stock drive shaft besides the toyota flange? im just tryin to figure out how much more lift i can get out of my rear drivshaft
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Re: 1992 Chevy S10 SFA

do you have stock driveshaft or a big one piece like mine?
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my rear driveshaft is a one piece, it slips at the transfer case
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well i figure im into it for over 12 inches of lift, how high are you planning on going? just watch that the center of the wheel is still mostly centered in the wheelwell. the higher you go i believe it will want to come forward
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Re: 1992 Chevy S10 SFA

super clean mudflap set up
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i think my back is around 9 i believe, stock s10 leafs with a spring over and longer shackles, if you look at any of my pics you can see my badass rake lol
Old 11-25-2012, 09:34 PM   #35
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Re: 1992 Chevy S10 SFA

As of my last trip wheelin where my truck was required to pull a buddy's jeep and put a lot of stress on my aging nv3500. It has terrible gear noise and throw out bearing seems to be knocking around and everything just feels loose and about to die. It has 330kms on it. I will be looking around more tomorow but my initial thought was to get it rebuilt.
First quote I got was 1700 for a rebuild at a quality local shop with a years warranty. If a t56 was available is it a direct replacement and compatible with my np233?
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Re: 1992 Chevy S10 SFA

t56 was never offered in anything with 4wd so it definitely wont bolt up. You could probably make it work with a divorced t-case tho.

Edit: Just found this
Interesting read...
Old 11-30-2012, 04:17 AM   #37
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well it seems to be still holding together but money will be spent on rebuilding the nv3500 whenever it gets to hard to drive with my dead one. or possibly i can steal one off craigslist for cheap. but lucas oil stabilizer best bandaid fix ever! i flexed my truck out a bit so that i could maximize how much i could add. i swore it was dead almost 2 weeks ago
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Re: 1992 Chevy S10 SFA

Well i have purchased 2 new early 90's S models!!! i got a 93 S Blazer fully loaded LT as my new daily driver. So i can proceed to do all the work to my solid axle rig that ive been putting off due to only ever being able to have the truck apart on weekends. And my i got tired of my dad looking for vehichles for my sister so i went out and helped her S10 obviousy ill post pics tomorow
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heres a few new pictures of the trucks. Cool picture of the dash in the blazer! its my new daily driver so my truck can get more attention. Right now ive got the box off and i have got on the wire wheel cleaning up my frame for paint. Also looking at freshening up my fuel tank and probly replacing the fuel pump while i got the box off. Anyone got any recommendations or warnings about fuel pumps?? i wouldent mind something new and shiny maybe a higher performance one











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From a distance your rig looks like a cleaner version of my rig. My dd has the same dash btw
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nice stash of s10's you got there!
Old 01-14-2013, 11:56 AM   #42
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thanks, yah i told my sister as long as she got an s10 id gladly help work on it. So i went in to lordco yesterday and ended up getting a stock replacement fuel pump, nothing fancy. I guess the TBI 4.3L has low fuel pressure so theres no gain from an aftermarket pump. Does anyone kno what the fuel pressure is supose to be on those? im considering pillar gauges maybe start with a fuel pressure gauge
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Re: 1992 Chevy S10 SFA

What size of the tg springs did you go with and I see you relocated the stock shackle mounts two how far back did you go?
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9-13 psi fuel pressure for tbi
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Not sure exactly but back about 4" and down about an inch.





Painted it by hand with gloss rust paint and a brush. Took about an hour of prep (Brake cleaner and wiped it down, masking tape) then probly an hour to paint. Its freezing outside at night here in BC fraser Valley and paint said minimum temp 10 deg C, got a couple heaters goin should turn out alright
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That truck looks bad ass.
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Re: 1992 Chevy S10 SFA

Just picked up a parts truck today for running gear. Its a 91 sonoma POS body but it has the 4.3 TBI, 5speed standard, 4x4, with manuel NP231 Tcase. Truck had 203xxx km's on it. I plan on switching all of this and having my truck together by spring or early summer.
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What front drive shaft did you use? Did you have to rotate your axle c's?
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front drive shaft im not to sure what its from but i kno i need to upgrade! the u joints use the little bolt on clamps and i slipped a joint last time i was out wheelin got it fixed on the trail then just before i parked it for winter projects i was tryin to pull some concrete blocks off an entrance to a local trail and slipped it again at the tcase...
Little update i have the motor tranny and tcase pulled out of the parts truck and now i got em in the garage to tinker with. I will be using the NP 231C transfer case. Anyone got any suggestions for building it up a bit or who makes a slip yoke eliminator?? i kno teraflex makes a kit but its for a jeep np231J
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OK it has been a long time since I was last logged in but ive done alot to my truck this past summer and am currently tearing apart my blazer. Since the time of my last posting I have taken out and put in another NV3500 i pulled out of a red s10 for parts i bought. I also changed my NP233 electronic shift transfer case in favor of the NP231C that i pulled from the red S10. Ive also got new custom leaf springs in the front (still not happy with) I had a bumper built by Big Country Customs. I bought a Warn vr8000 winch to land in the new bumper. I also got bushwacker fender flares installed. I got a steering stabilizer kit.

I competely stripped my interior (except dash) and covered the floor, roof, doors, back wall with dynamat. I put in the black carpet, door panels, leather power seats and other bits and pieces from my blazer.
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