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Old November 12th, 2011, 08:46 PM   #1
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I introduced my rig two years ago when I first joined this site. So much has changed since then, it's not even the same vehicle. I would like to reintroduce my 2003 SFA S10 crew cab.




Current Modifications:

Solid Axle Swap:
-1988 Grand Wagoneer Dana 44 (front)
-1995 Isuzu Rodeo Dana 44 (rear)
-4.56 Yukon gears
-BDS XJ 4-link long arm kit
-TJ 4" lift coils
-2" coil spacers
-BDS adjustable trac bar
-Chevy Astro steering box
-Chevy half-ton drag link & tie rod
-BDS Shocks
-Currie Antirock sway bar
-Warn premium manual locking hubs
-XJ 231 front output gear and yoke
2" Body lift
2" Boise Leaf-spring kit
Fender-well cuts
Skidz custom flares
BF Goodrich 33x9.5-15 All Terrains
KC Hilites off-road lights
Go Rhino 3000 grille guard
Manik tail light guards
CB Radio + Whips
Tonneau cover
K&N Air Filter
Throttle body spacer
DR44G alternator
Flowmaster Super 44
Custom rear bumper

Future Modifications:

XJ 6" lift coils in place of 2" spacers and TJ 4" lift coils
BF Goodrich 35x12.5-15 All Terrains?

I apologize for the weak flex shots, I didn't have much to work with.








Here are some close-ups of the SFA







Before the SFA



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Old November 12th, 2011, 08:51 PM   #2
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No front driveshaft?
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Old November 12th, 2011, 09:02 PM   #3
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No front driveshaft?
I do. That picture showing the 4 link brace is about a month old.

There you go, just added a pic.

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Looks good! Id go with BDS 6.5 zj coils in the front. Do you have anymore pics of the antirock?
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Looks good! Id go with BDS 6.5 zj coils in the front. Do you have anymore pics of the antirock?
Thanks!

Any reason you prefer 6.5" ZJ coils instead of 6" XJ coils? Just that extra .5" or are they firmer?

I don't have any more but I could snap some tomorrow. Pretty much the whole set-up is shown in those 3 pictures. Let me know what in particular you'd like to see.
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I've never been so jealous of an s10 before, it looks awesome!
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Thanks!

Any reason you prefer 6.5" ZJ coils instead of 6" XJ coils? Just that extra .5" or are they firmer?

I don't have any more but I could snap some tomorrow. Pretty much the whole set-up is shown in those 3 pictures. Let me know what in particular you'd like to see.
Iím sure their firmer as there for the v8 zj and the zj which specs out to be 50lbs heaver than the blazer zr2, Iím sure the 4 door is close to the same weight. I have the 6.5" coils on mine with 35's and I couldnít be happier, the flex and ride is at a perfect comprise. They are also the springs that cknaffle(one of the baddest full bodied s10s) recommends and runs.

If you could Iíd like to see how you mounted it as Iím looking for a swaybar for the front of mine. Its fine by myself, but once I add 3 other people and tools it tends to have some body roll on the street.
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I'm planning an SFA swap of my own on a first gen s10. I have yet to find a vehicle specific link kit for the first gens so I was planning on building my own. How well do jeep lift kits fit on S10's? Until now I have not seen other builds using them but I suppose they would work quite well in theory. What models work the best?

Thanks for the info
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I've never been so jealous of an s10 before, it looks awesome!
Thanks! I appreciate it.

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Iím sure their firmer as there for the v8 zj and the zj which specs out to be 50lbs heaver than the blazer zr2, Iím sure the 4 door is close to the same weight. I have the 6.5" coils on mine with 35's and I couldnít be happier, the flex and ride is at a perfect comprise. They are also the springs that cknaffle(one of the baddest full bodied s10s) recommends and runs.

If you could Iíd like to see how you mounted it as Iím looking for a swaybar for the front of mine. Its fine by myself, but once I add 3 other people and tools it tends to have some body roll on the street.
Cool. I'll check out the ZJ coils.

I have the universal sway bar from Currie. Instead of two mounting brackets it comes with a mounting tube. The torsion bar is completely enclosed in this tube. As you can see, each end of the tube is welded to the frame rails.

I don't know if you have any knowledge of the Antirock sway bars but their appeal is that you never have to disconnect for off roading. You cut the adjustable arms to fit your vehicle (or not cut them at all if they fit) and you never have to touch it again. I will get a couple more pictures as soon as I can.

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Thanks for the info
Not really familiar with the 1st gens. I would try to answer your question, but I'd rather direct you here. http://www.s10forum.com/forum/4wd-sfa/
These guys can answer all of your questions. There are a lot of 1st gen guys on this forum.
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does it peel out ?
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does it peel out ?
When the rare occasion arises that I have to stomp on the gas, sure.
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Not a fan of chevy's but this is a sharp looking truck and the SFA work is great!! the 33x9.5 looks awesome as well. Get rid of the 4.3 and drop a 5.3 then itd be complete
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Thanks guys. Tim, you're the first person to say those 33x9.5 AT's look good. Everyone says "TOO SMALL!" I don't think they look too bad for right now.

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I'll second the 33's.

Where did you find the coil perches frame side? I thought about using perches for a early Bronco.
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I'll second the 33's.

Where did you find the coil perches frame side? I thought about using perches for a early Bronco.
Coil mounts on the frame are custom. It was the best option for incorporating the shocks considering the goofy set up with a leaf spring axle turned 4-link under a vehicle that wasn't made for either.
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Here you go Wadey.




About 2" away from the frame on each side.


Top bar is the cross-member. Underneath is the tube which encloses the torsion bar.

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Couldn't disagree more, tire/rim combo really take from the look. To narrow for the hieght. Some goodyear duratracs would look bad ass on it.

I always wondered how one of these would look built up. Some 12.50s on some 15x10 would realy compliment the rest of the truck. I've wanted to build a sport trac, but they are just to damn much money.

Look forward to seeing new pics with different tires.
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Couldn't disagree more, tire/rim combo really take from the look. To narrow for the hieght. Some goodyear duratracs would look bad ass on it.

I always wondered how one of these would look built up. Some 12.50s on some 15x10 would realy compliment the rest of the truck. I've wanted to build a sport trac, but they are just to damn much money.

Look forward to seeing new pics with different tires.
35x12.5's on 15x10 rims are in my near future. I'm almost certainly sticking with BFG AT's. They're the best tire for my particular needs.

I'm a big fan of tall & narrow tires. I'm reluctant to go to 35x12.5 because that's so much more weight/rolling resistance (not to mention less room for flex). But I'm going to do it anyways. I WISH BFGoodrich would make a 35x10.5 AT. I would be alllllll over that!

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I've wanted to build a sport trac, but they are just to damn much money.
S10 crew cabs are a cheaper alternative.

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