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Old April 29th, 2010, 08:50 PM   #1
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straight axle swap in s-10 steering?

did the axle swap need a little help with the steering please
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Old April 30th, 2010, 04:58 AM   #2
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What do you need to know? How about some pics and specs of your vehicle to get started? We cant' read your mind!
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Old April 30th, 2010, 09:39 AM   #3
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2wd gear box and crossover steering? Is that what you wanted to know???
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Old April 30th, 2010, 09:48 AM   #4
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Why would you want a 2WD box?

If the axle is 2" or less forward, the stock 4x4 box works fine if set up correctly. If its further forward than that, you need an Astro box (forward facing pitman) to do crossover.
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Old May 1st, 2010, 11:17 AM   #5
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Why would you want a 2WD box?

If the axle is 2" or less forward, the stock 4x4 box works fine if set up correctly. If its further forward than that, you need an Astro box (forward facing pitman) to do crossover.
I just did the astro van box on a s10 blazer i put a 60 in for a fella. Worked like a dream
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Old May 1st, 2010, 06:49 PM   #6
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its a 84 s-10 axles are out of a mid 70's 3/4 ton chevy donor truck.
just wondering if its easier to take the front cross member and move stuff ? i've got a 350 on the engine stand waiting to go in with a turbo 400 and 205 t case.
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Old May 1st, 2010, 07:24 PM   #7
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I used the stock S10 gear box on mine with a drop pitman arm from a jeep. Everything worked well for me. If I remember right though, you have to modifuck the frame a little to swap a V8 into a early model non 4.3 S10. Maybe you could find some info over on S10extreamist.org
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Old May 1st, 2010, 07:37 PM   #8
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Yeah i figured the motor would be a fun job nothing a torch and welder can't fix. thanks for the steering info
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