June 19, 2002Ok, so my sis wants to lift her lil S15 Jimmy *for those of you a little absent in the head, it`s the same thing as a S10 Blazer*. Like the majority of us here, she`s not finacially inclined. So i`ve been racking my brain on trying to figure out how to get her the most lift as cheaply as possbile. So I`ve been thinking about a t-bar tweak and a SOA conversion *and of course a 3" body lift*. What exactly is involved in doing this? I know you have to cut/remount the spring perches. What else? Also, if oyu take it to a machine shop or where ever to get it done, will you have to give them specs such as what degree you want the pinion, or what?
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June 19, 2002basically just but some perches(or make somne out of a box steel then hole drilled to the alxe size, then cut i half, then the locating hole put in it.
just set the perches on the axle, and then start to tighten the u bolts up and get the alxe in position. the jack up on the rear end housing so theres weight on it like normal, then make adjustments till you get it the angles as stock would look(if regular shaft). if its a CV have the pinion point directly at the trasfer case when there is weight on the axle.
June 19, 2002The only problem I see is I don`t think you will be able to crank the T-bars enough to level it out. I mean the rear will go up the axle tube dia. + the spring thickness + the added spring perch height. So I`m thinking that is over 4", and not knowing much about torsion bars, can you get that much out of cranking? Also if you decide to go that route, let me know,I have a set of Con-Ferr spring perches you can have for $15+shipping
June 19, 2002Gaa, I never said that we were going to do it. It was just a suggestion that I might make to my sister when/if she wants to do it. I thought a SOA would only be a 2".....probably wrong, usually am......If cranking the t-bars won`t be enough, think we could get away with using 2" coil stabilizers in the front? If we can`t get it figured out, there`s a forum dedicated to pretty much nothing but 4x S10`s. Quite a few of them have done this, so I KNOW I`ll get an answer to this one way or another. And I`m pretty sure that some of you have done this yourselves...well, maybe not on a S10....
June 19, 2002its gonna give you about 5 inches of lift with the SPOA
June 19, 2002Yep SPOA gives you between 4 and 6 and a half inhces depending on axle tube spring thickness and perch. I did a SPOA on my willys it gave me 6 and a half in the rear and 5 and a half in the front ( dana 44 and dana 25) but ive decided to go with coils up front from an old chevy car ( custom mounts) and a eleptical with 3 link in the rear fun stuff
June 19, 2002well, I have told you in the past, me and my buddy did this to his s10 blazer. Go find a jeep comanche, and grab everything off the front end. All the steering matches up, everything, you just need spring hangers in front and shackles in the rear. then add a track bar. Without the conversion, well, i should say before the conversion, we put a 3 inch body lift, cranked the torsion bars up, and he was running 31" tires easily. If you can weld good go for it, you`ll also have to relocate the oil filter (just an extension piece, summit sells it) because of spring issues, and get a TJ drop pitman arm for the steering, everything else bolts up when using comanche parts.
ALSO, you will have to buy gears, unless you buy a rear axle to match the new front axle, I know a chrysler 8.25 from some years have 4.10`s like most of the comanche`s had. If you need any specs, and you get serious about doing this, let me know, I have done it before on the same vehicle. Or wait a few more days and we`ll have the coil conversion done.
I should also add, with that conversion, the d30 front axle and the normal springs from the comanche will sit high enough, you will not need it spring over in the front, only the rear. if you put spring over in the rear, comanche axle and springs in the front, it sits level.
:edit: I just re-read the thread, if you are talking about cranking t-bars, chances are you won`t have any coils to use coil stabalizers on also if you have t-bars, chances are you don`t have an SA to begin with so buying an axle is manditory
[ 06-19-2002, 10:40 PM: Message edited by: fatkid1082 ]
June 20, 2002Fatkid: LMAO...ummm, dude, that costs $$$. Plus she won`t want to be that long without her lil Jimmy. *Who would wnat to be seperated from their truck, other than Badass * Plus, she`s not a wheeler like we are. All she does are mud puddles.... . She said she`s gone wheelin before and got stuck, but I`ve never seen anything other than a splash on that thing.
I mean damn, if it was mine, I`d go grab some axles from an EB Bronco and swap under there, but it`s not mine. So....
[ 06-20-2002, 12:11 AM: Message edited by: bowtiefan ]
June 20, 2002hey man all i did was answer the question
buy the 60 dollar body lift, 50 dollar gap guards, crank the t bars, and run 31`s. done.
June 20, 2002
quote:hey, just cause i havnt driven my truck since sunday, and im refuesing to work on it till this coming monday doesnt mean anything. im just pissed it did what it did, and im preparing for the long stupid job i half to do on the motor.
Originally posted by bowtiefan:
*Who would wnat to be seperated from their truck, other than Badass