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post #1 of 21 Old 04-13-2017, 06:36 PM Thread Starter
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Ruining a vehicle i said i wouldn't ruin

hey guys, im a fairly long time member that got out of s10's but for whatever reason cant seem to stay away from them. im on my 5th right now.

my first vehicle: 87 2wd extended cab. thats me on the left!


after owning a fullsize and realizing i was to small for them i traded for this: 98 extended cab zr2




there was a sonoma right before this truck but i ended up trading it for this, 3 days after getting it. this truck is really a turning point in my life. its where i first started getting into lowered vehicles....bad decision. 91 regular cab, 5speed 2.5l






after many other vehicles in between i end up here. something ive wanted for a very long time. 95 regular cab, 4.3l, 2wd 5 speed! i live in michigan so rust is everywhere. this truck came up from texas this past august and was stored in a barn all winter. it has seen snow 3 times in its life. i felt horrible every single time!



wasnt long before i started doing things to it:

got a grant wheel (its pretty ugly imho)


test fitting my 15x8 bart wheels


then i lowered it 2/3. blocks in the rear and cut coils up front




this was the result


then i got some spare tires mounted to the new wheels and mounted them up


let the little bro clean the truck


removed the bumper because it was gross looking


replaced the fuel pump


got childish with the exhaust and painted my wheel faces


the front height started to irritate me because it was actually higher than the rear so i bought djm 2" spindles


that pretty much brings the build up to date. ive only owned this truck for a little over a month. my previous vehicle was this thing

so im just trying to get back to being at cool kid height!
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Stacked blocks are scary man....
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Stacked blocks are scary man....
theres no stacked blocks. thats the casting line that you're seeing
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My bad, it looked like two seperate blocks.
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I thought they were stacked too. But nice looking project, and a sick Audi
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Good progress/project start. Nice rust free truck.


That Audi is the shite, but they will eat your bank account empty dead quick.


You painted the Bart centers truck color?

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You painted the Bart centers truck color?
they look grey to me

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I think it looks sweet
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Too bad you're on the other side of the state. I'd like to have that rear bumper and bumper ends.

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I thought they were stacked too. But nice looking project, and a sick Audi
much appreciated, if you guys are interested i actually have a video a buddy shot on youtube

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Good progress/project start. Nice rust free truck.


That Audi is the shite, but they will eat your bank account empty dead quick.


You painted the Bart centers truck color?
the audi had to go because i was going poor lol the centers are grey, would like them darker gray and maybe the lips as well. not sure yet

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they look grey to me
you are correct

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I think it looks sweet
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Too bad you're on the other side of the state. I'd like to have that rear bumper and bumper ends.
just a little roadtrip! come get it lol


spent the weekend putting the pinion shims in. then i had to take everything apart and order set back plates. so the truck is currently in the garage on stands while i wait for my parts from jtr.
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I really dig the painted wheels. I need to paint mine lol
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I really dig the painted wheels. I need to paint mine lol
its just a few bucks and a few beers time! i need to repaint mine. im actually waiting on a guy to photoshop them different colors right now!
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Not bad looking, I like the grey centers on the wheels.


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finally recieved my set back plates from jtr today. had to make a run to the store for some cap screws. trucks all back together and only squeals a bit in second gear











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why are stacked blocks scary but stacking a block on top of a setback plate is totally fine?

serious question
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why are stacked blocks scary but stacking a block on top of a setback plate is totally fine?

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i was just thinking about this as i was putting the truck back together. i think its more that stacking say 2 3" blocks is scary. overall the set back plate and the pinion angle shim total about 3/4". ive seen alot of people stack 4" blocks and 1" blocks. im pretty sure its more of a leverage thing. hopefully someone with more knowledge can chime in though, because i honestly have no idea. i just know its bad.
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doesnt really matter, im never going to use blocks. sounded like a old wives tale or something tho lol

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just another picture. i replaced the front shocks earlier. i found some brand new ones in with my old stuff at my parents. they were for a dakota but, they were much better than the completely blown ones i had on the truck. shout out younger me for never installing them on the dakota.

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What he is doing is bad. That is no different than stacking blocks, there is an additional shear point in there that could in theory break. When you order blocks, setback plates and shims from jtr, they are thru bolted together, decreasing the likelihood that they would seperate. If I was the op, I'd pick up a block from jtr while I was at it and bolt the whole assembly together, bit to each their own.
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What he is doing is bad. That is no different than stacking blocks, there is an additional shear point in there that could in theory break. When you order blocks, setback plates and shims from jtr, they are thru bolted together, decreasing the likelihood that they would seperate. If I was the op, I'd pick up a block from jtr while I was at it and bolt the whole assembly together, bit to each their own.
Why not just drill a hole through the blocks he already has and bolt them together?

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spent almost all day messing with the truck. got my transmission shimmed, grill color matched, emblem and air cleaner cover matched to my wheel centers, put on an exhaust hanger, washed and polished the truck, and finished off by finally using a real camera to take some pictures













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