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The Ultimate S10

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Chevy305, Mar 28, 2006.

  1. Chevy305

    Chevy305 6 Lug 14bsf Status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I've always wanted to build to a V8 S10 as a street cruiser/show car when I get out of college and on my feet:rolleyes:. Well now that the LS7 is a crate engine, I think this would be the the perfect engine to swap into an S10. I am not that much of a fan of the older body style S10s. So I want to look at the ones from like 98 on. The only problems I see is making the thing emissions legal. But with new LS7, would it have emissions built into it?

    Also, how cool would an S10 be with the LS7, T56, air ride suspention, Currie 9inch rear w/3.73 posi, duel exhaust coming out of lake pipes under the cab. Other than that, maybe I'd do a line lock and some other stuff like rims, but nothing bigger than 17in. How about keeping the exterior close to stock so this truck would be the ultimate sleeper.
    no one would suspect a truck like this to be fast: http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.jsp?car_id=187928988&dealer_id=96970&car_year=2003&search_type=both&make=CHEV&transmission=Manual&distance=300&model=S10PICKUP&address=02038&make2=sel_one&certified=&advanced=y&max_mileage=&max_price=&bkms=1143585168355&min_price=&end_year=2007&color=&start_year=1998&drive=&isp=y&engine=&doors=&fuel=&lang=en&cardist=189
     
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    LS7 and a s-10 would be sweet
     
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    actually a lot of people would suspect it to be fast since V8 s10s are pretty popular. maybe not up there, but down here they are.

    LS7 S10 would be badass, but money would be better spent on an LQ9 or LS1, cheaper and can get more power than the LS7 for less than the cost of buying an LS7.
     
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    If you keep it looking stock you'll have some serious traction problems. If you address the traction problems, it wont really look stock anymore. But yes, I love fast mini's. :D Im still debating between a V8 and a 4.3vortec for my 1st gen blazer.
     
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    traction bars.... doubt they'd have a chance of getting the job done, wheelhope isn't the issue at hand, rather transferring the horsepower to the pavement. For that a 4 link with good anti-squat and IC adjustability will be necessary. I know people running 12s with S10s, hooking up, with leaf springs, that is pushing less than the stock power of a LS7. It can be done, personally, I'd run a pro-link rear 4 link to have the adjustability and control of actually hooking up.
     
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    I'm not positive... but I think it's missing a ring and pinion set. :doah:
     
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    my bud has a 1998 s-10 4 door with 6" susp and 3" bl riding on 34" ssr shoes....

    he is planning a v-8 swap..... not for a bit though... I believe next summer

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    Hmm, the LS7 crate engine is gonna run about $14,000 shipped. :yikes: If it's like the LS1, that price won't even include a wiring harness or computer, so you'll need some more cash for that. :(
     
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    cool factor drops 10 points when your LS7 gets spanked by an LS1 that cost half as much
     
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    those suspensions aren't intended for traction, just axle locating, maybe getting rid of axle wrap and using air bags to move up and down.
     
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    Back half that sucker, 4-link all the way..
     
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    keep it leaf sprung and call Calvert Racing. www.calvertracing.com i know several guys running in the mid 9s to low 10s with stock leaf springs and CalTracs.
     
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    well suspention isn't my forte, espesially street stuff and traction adders. I heard air ride gives you the best ride out of any suspention, so thats why I mentioned it.

    I can get it about a grand cheaper through Jegs. You are right, it doesn't come with a computer or wiring harness.
    Also I don't know as much about the LS engines as I do the 1st gen small blocks. But the LS1, LS2, or LS6 which is a better platform to build off of? And also to get the same 500hp, what would we be talking about as far as building goes? Why not a super charged LS(some #)? I've seen emissions legal LS V8s with superchargers.
     
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    Personally the LQ4/9 is a good base(the 6.0L in trucks). That or the LS1 would be my choice for a build platform. How to get 500HP? Headers, Z06 camshaft, slight head port job, and you will be damn near that. If you want to start talking forced induction, there are plenty of streetable(though not emissions legal I'm sure) turbo and blown Gen III engine rigs puting down 600 and 700 RWHP. I don't know nearly what I'd like to about Gen III engines, but the only way I will learn is to do, so I need to get one sooner or later.
     
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    watch putting a Gen I into a 94+ S10. the heater core exits right where the dizzy needs to go. my sister's boyfriend's '95 doesnt have a heater specifically for this purpose.
     
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    sorry to hijack but i really really like the look of lifted s10 black blazers such as the one pictured above ;D
     
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    not sure I'd want to be part of the project that puts a Gen III motor in a 94+, Gen IIIs are larger bulkier motors as it is...
     
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    not sure how far from 08094 you are but you can see it in person... :wink1: following it down a trail!!!!
     

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