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‘02 Base model:

Front:3” lift spindles,relocated front brake lines,modified lower A-Arms.

Rear:2” shackles,1” black hubcentric spacers,2”upper shock extensions. replacement shorter rear wheel studs.

Wheels&Tires: 15x7 AM Baja wheels,modified NOS Base center caps,P235/75/15 BFG’s..truck is a 2.2. LT’s are too heavy for this poor truck imo. This tire&wheel package weighs LESS then the 215/75/15 and Steelies I had on her!!
 

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‘02 Base model:

Front:3” lift spindles,relocated front brake lines,modified lower A-Arms.

Rear:2” shackles,1” black hubcentric spacers,2”upper shock extensions. replacement shorter rear wheel studs.

Wheels&Tires: 15x7 AM Baja wheels,modified NOS Base center caps,P235/75/15 BFG’s..truck is a 2.2. LT’s are too heavy for this poor truck imo. This tire&wheel package weighs LESS then the 215/75/15 and Steelies I had on her!!
Nice job. Just got a topper for mine (its the gold sonoma) and offroad lights a light bar and LED tailights. Plan on doing a small body lift next
 

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Nice job. Just got a topper for mine (its the gold sonoma) and offroad lights a light bar and LED tailights. Plan on doing a small body lift next
Gold,bronze or metallic Tan? The only colors I’ve seen are tan,and bronze,..the bronze is kinda rare,and only on the older second gens from my knowledge..I’ve had a bunch of tan s-series...tan&white seem to be their most common color. I just bought another tan one last week..



And scrapped one yesterday



I go through a lot of those in that color,idk why:haha:
 

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Nice job. Just got a topper for mine (its the gold sonoma) and offroad lights a light bar and LED tailights. Plan on doing a small body lift next
Gold,bronze or metallic Tan? The only colors I’ve seen are tan,and bronze,..the bronze is kinda rare,and only on the older second gens from my knowledge..I’ve had a bunch of tan s-series...tan&white seem to be their most common color. I just bought another tan one last week..



And scrapped one yesterday



I go through a lot of those in that color,idk why<img src="http://www.s10forum.com/forum/images/smilies/laughing.gif" border="0" alt="" title="lol" class="inlineimg" />
Peweter metallic is the paint code lol sorry not a big paint guy im not sure
 

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Peweter metallic is the paint code lol sorry not a big paint guy im not sure
Yeah,I’ve had a LOT of tan trucks..three 3 door extended cabs in the last two years alone...and a couple regular cabs before that.

I always thought it was called sandlewood metallic?..or something like that? I always just call it tan or metallic tan. People know what I’m talking about when I say that...lol

This Sonoma is the first one I’m actually fixing. The rest have all been parts trucks. Like the color is the mark of death for these trucks:haha:
 

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Finally swapped out the 2” shackles for 3”!

perfectly level now! 21” from center of the hub to the fender. Looks a tad taller then one of my stock 4wd truck. Like one with the keys turned up.









Front: 3” eBay knuckles,relocated brake lines using modified brake hose brackets off of a parts truck.

Rear: 3” lift shackles,4° leaf pack shim&longer centering bolt,2” upper shock extensions,1” hubcentric spacers,10 shorter wheel studs.

Wheels&Tires : AR Baja 15x7 -6 backspacing with 83.06-70.3 Spigot Rings(Hubcentic Rings),flush mount valve stems, P235/75R15 BFG Rugged Terrain tires,and NOS Base S10 center caps with the inside pegs removed.

Now that I got her perfect,time to make a clone with the white ‘03 in the background.



:haha:
 

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Finally swapped out the 2” shackles for 3”!

perfectly level now! 21” from center of the hub to the fender. Looks a tad taller then one of my stock 4wd truck. Like one with the keys turned up.









Front: 3” eBay knuckles,relocated brake lines using modified brake hose brackets off of a parts truck.

Rear: 3” lift shackles,4° leaf pack shim&longer centering bolt,2” upper shock extensions,1” hubcentric spacers,10 shorter wheel studs.

Wheels&Tires : AR Baja 15x7 -6 backspacing with 83.06-70.3 Spigot Rings(Hubcentic Rings),flush mount valve stems, P235/75R15 BFG Rugged Terrain tires,and NOS Base S10 center caps with the inside pegs removed.

Now that I got her perfect,time to make a clone with the white ‘03 in the background.



:haha:
It looks really good! Hey I was curious, can you tell me what you meant by 2" shock extenders? Is it something you made or something I can buy somewhere?

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It looks really good! Hey I was curious, can you tell me what you meant by 2" shock extenders? Is it something you made or something I can buy somewhere?

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https://www.ebay.com/itm/Rear-Shock...9?pageci=15153eae-ecfb-4395-b5ce-0904100544cd

I wouldn’t&didnt use the bolts that come with them tho. I used the ones in the picture I posted. They came from Home Depot’s nut&bolt drawers.

The listing says 4wd,but there’s no difference in the rear of a 2wd&4wd S10. they went in perfectly in my 2wd.
 

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Finally swapped out the 2” shackles for 3”!

perfectly level now! 21” from center of the hub to the fender. Looks a tad taller then one of my stock 4wd truck. Like one with the keys turned up.


Front: 3” eBay knuckles,relocated brake lines using modified brake hose brackets off of a parts truck.

Rear: 3” lift shackles,4° leaf pack shim&longer centering bolt,2” upper shock extensions,1” hubcentric spacers,10 shorter wheel studs.

Wheels&Tires : AR Baja 15x7 -6 backspacing with 83.06-70.3 Spigot Rings(Hubcentic Rings),flush mount valve stems, P235/75R15 BFG Rugged Terrain tires,and NOS Base S10 center caps with the inside pegs removed.

Now that I got her perfect,time to make a clone with the white ‘03 in the background.

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I’ve noticed on my truck (lifted 2” with RC lift) that the rear is lower than the front. Just slightly. Maybe an inch. Ordered some shackles to lift it 2. I think a slight rake in the front is better than the back appearing to sag.
 

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I’ve noticed on my truck (lifted 2” with RC lift) that the rear is lower than the front. Just slightly. Maybe an inch. Ordered some shackles to lift it 2. I think a slight rake in the front is better than the back appearing to sag.
You gotta take the leafs apart,and put a shim in the pack



it’ll vibrate at 40-60mph with a humming noise,and eventually destroy your U-joints..if you have a V6 with the double cardan joints I’ll eat them up,and cost you a fortune. My truck was doing it with 2” shackles in there,3” shackles would’ve made it worse.

I used 4° shims with 3” shackles. same kind pictured only I painted them black before I installed them. you can see them under the axle,and above the leafs.



I’d probably say 2-3° is appropriate for 2” shackles. I got mine here off of advice from @Slowlowandbangin

https://jagsthatrun.com/collections/chevy-s10

I bought eBay ones first,and they where cast aluminum that went over the centering dowl..seriously sketchy AF! from using drop blocks in the past I know for sure those eBay ones would’ve cracked,and moved on me sooner then later.
 

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Bought a Hunter Truck Accessories eBay special brush guard!! Very nice looking,and fits really well!





Haven’t decided which lights I wanna mount on it yet. I want some round ones with the old school mesh style grilles. bright,but not so bright I can’t drive around with them on.
 

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so a question about raising the rear 2 inches ,by means other than extended shackles.
are ZR2 springs arched differently ,kinda like the reverse of xtreme springs?
 

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No. The spring perches are different. The lift all the way around on a ZR2 is achieved by having a modified frame,not by the springs.
 
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