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SAS 97 4 door blazer

Discussion in '1983-2005 S-Series models' started by K1Orion, Jan 13, 2004.

  1. K1Orion

    K1Orion 1/2 ton status

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    I've got a 97 4 door S-10 blazer that is dying to be molested. I was thinking about doing a solid axle swap, using a 14FF and a D44.

    So has anybody put a solid axle under a newer S-10?

    I would imagine leaf springs would work but any body done a link setup?

    Any info is appreciated, especially pics.

    AND, are ZR2 fenders the same as regular S-10, just with bigger flares?

    thanx
     
  2. HarryH3

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    I think a 14 bolt will be way too wide if you want this to be a street legal ride. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif S-10's are pretty narrow rigs. Your tires will be hanging WAY out of the fenders. Jeep Wrangler axles are closer to the correct width, and I think some of the front ones even have the diff on the correct side to match up with your stock t-case.
     
  3. 55Willy

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    Jeep axles. and ther once was a coil kit through fabritech, it used coil and links.

    zr2 fenders on the frist models were just hacked fenders with big flares.
     
  4. K1Orion

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    I was thinking 14 bolt from a dually, I'll have to find out its wms-wms #s. I'll look into fabritech, thanx.
     
  5. beevee

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    A better axle selection and donor vehicle for that swap is a 76-77 Bronco. The dana 44 front axle will have disc brakes and the width is comparable to the Blazer. That is what I was looking into prior to buying my K5.
     
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    anybody got a link to Fabritech, or know where to contact them? please PM me if so.
     
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    Hard part will be doing the ZR2 cut-out flares on the rear wheel arch. The rear doors come really close. Might have to lengthen the wheel opening, and move your axle back. IIRC, the 14bFF from a C&C is 62-63" or so - same as a YJ I'm told /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
     

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