- Radiator Support Side
- Cab Mounts (with factory S10
body bushings) and running
- Note: We use Competition Engineering Part # C3600,
transmission cross member. Not available through us.
- Front Three Bed
- Rear Bed Support Brackets
- shown in yellow
- The overall view, minus the
radiator support side brackets.
- NOTE: Our new running board
supports use a tubular design
instead of the flat bars as shown in
- This view shows the front of a
customers truck being
converted with our kit and a
4WD S10 frame.
- You can use our 2wd kit for
installation on a 4wd with
minor modifications and
some minor fabrication.
- The owners' wife's truck with
our S10 kit at ride height,
with no suspension mods.
- Wheels are 15x7
- Tires are 245's
- A 4WD S10 rear axle bolted in
instead of the narrower 2WD
axle. A 4wd axle is five inches
wider than a 2wd axle. No mod's
to the 4WD axle are required.
DO NOT USE A ZR2 4wd AXLE!
A ZR2 AXLE IS TOO WIDE.
- Things to come! This is a 2005
(Displacement on Demand) 5.3
liter engine and 4L60E trans
ready for mount fabrication.
A couple notes to keep in mind regarding the use of an S10 frame under your AD truck.
- The 2wd S10 is about five inches narrower than the AD truck. You will need to swap the (five inch wider) rear
axle from a 4wd S10 into your 2wd frame to correct the rear width. This is a bolt-in and no modifications are
required. Up front you will need a pair of billet wheel spacers. Not the old cheesy kind but the new billet style
that bolt the spacer to the hub with one set of lug nuts and bolt the wheel to the spacer with a second set of lug
nuts. These run about $70-$90 a pair.
"It's what's underneath that counts" by Brian Brennan, where GM did an S10 frame swap and used 2" billet
- For those who wonder if this is a good way to adapt the front, please review the June 2003 Classic Trucks article
spacers on the rear and 3" billet spacers up front with 17x11" and 16x8" wheels.
- Most of our customers have been doing a 2/3 suspension drop after the installation of our kit to get the hot rod
ride height and better center of gravity (CG). You can't go any lower to the frame than our kit goes without
MAJOR frame modifications and a lot of sheetmetal cutting. Take a look at this customer truck for what a 2/3
suspension drop and our kit will look like.
S10 Frame Swap Components-TRUCK
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