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Anyone rocking S10's?

Discussion in 'Other Vehicles' started by Vbb199, Jan 4, 2019.

  1. bucket

    bucket Super Moderator Staff Member

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    That's cool. I had no idea the 2wd spindles would fit the arms. How was the geometry with the tierod ends?

    I ran many different sizes, with 3.08 gearing. For 15's I ran 205/75, 215/75, 235/70, 215/65, 245/60 and then for 16's I ran 245/50 and 255/70. Mpg was roughly the same with all.
     
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    I guess I should've said 31x10.5x15

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    I knew what you meant:)

    I just think 2wd and TBI must be more efficient. Mainly the TBI? Even the later 2wd 4.3 trucks seemed to drop in mpg. I've been around a lot of those too.
     
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    Eh, I believe the tbi trucks are lower comp. Not to mention fuel pressure is close to that of a carb, tbi cfm is low,
    The cmfi fuel pressure ie like, 40 ibs of fuel. Maybe more.

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    Mines got a shortened deck and heads, bored, with a cam , she really runs like a scalded dog on 93 octane

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    I had to flip the lower ball joint and flip the tie rod ends. It drove nice. I ran 275/40/17 front and 315/35/17 on the back.
     
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    Even just with tbi, mine was a hoot. Power shifts got rubber up to fourth. It really was a lot of fun to drive. Man I miss that truck.
     
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    It's all reliable! Good motors. 4.3 and 5.7, my "goto" engines

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    The camshafts from later ones where shit. Some bs the government tried to make money on there pockets. My old boss had a 95 z71 lifted 6 inches 3 inch body 454 head work and cam and a 4 speed trans.... It got 17mpg
     
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    How is that Colorado? For some reason I could never get into it. It just seemed a step backwards to me. I hope gm brings back the s10 like ford brought back the ranger. That Colorado thing isn't working. Or is it a good little pickup? I just never liked the looks of it.
     
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    If I'm not mistaken the new ones have a 4cyl or 6cyl duramax in them.

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    It's a 2.8 4 cylinder

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    Ok. It's just not something I have paid attention too. This thread got me thinking again about the little pickups. I kind of want one again. Lol. Thanks a lot guys. I already have enough projects. Haha
     
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    Peppy little motor. 369 ft ibs 181 HP

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    Jerk that out the Colorado and put it in a s10, you'd have a ball lol

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