Post by Onewheelsqueel on Mar 9, 2014 13:00:10 GMT -5
So no same angle shots but a before/after.
Nothing drastic but a bit lower and pretty much level. Test fitted the rally's on the rear and they fit, ran out of oomph so I didn't test the front. If the front clears I need to pick up some hub centric rings and get some tires, and repaint the rims.
Post by Onewheelsqueel on Mar 9, 2014 16:08:19 GMT -5
Done and done. It's home.
It measures level. But looks to sit lower in the rear. I haven't hooked up the air shocks either. So I may put a little air in em once their hooked up.
It did have a issue with lack of adjustment in caster. I will let the front settle a bit if it does and get it aligned again. I payed for the more expensive alignment so it's garaunteed for the life of my ownership with free alignments now. I may look into hogging out the adjustment holes to get a bit more and get them even as well. I don't see the rear settling much if at all, only because I only did blocks and shocks. I wouldn't mind if the front settled a bit.
You might gain 1 mpg. 2 tops. Looks good. I love seeing two door 2nd gen blazers slammed. I realize yours is not a 2 door. I was merely hijacking your thread to tell everyone about something I like. It still looks good tho
Post by Onewheelsqueel on Mar 10, 2014 16:07:37 GMT -5
Being that I had a little bit of rattle left. Looked up the washer and found the TSB #. Called my local Chevy dealer and the parts guy. He didn't see the TSB. He said probably because there aren't many S10s left on the road it was long gone. Really? So decided to go to Ace Hardware and picked up 3 different sizes of metric wave washers. Ended up having two that fit over the shoulder and two that fit the threaded side. So I used each on each hinge and some locktite to keep it from coming apart. Took it for a spin and it sounds like a new vehicle. Woot woot!!!
Post by Onewheelsqueel on Mar 10, 2014 19:49:57 GMT -5
Thanks I like it. I'd love to slam it but it needs to be functional, which it is. I have a few things to do to it still. Hook up the air lines for the shocks, and possibly trim the rear bump stops. The bump stop plate moved up with the axle so I will probably trim it 2" to gain a bit of travel.
It did change my turning radius a bit. Only noticeable when parking. It takes a bit of planning and possibly back up a bit and pull forward again. Oh well, Ill get used to it.
Post by Onewheelsqueel on Mar 14, 2014 17:22:16 GMT -5
I will be finishing the air shocks and cutting the rear bump stops. I get a bit of bounce from the rear on bigger dips from bouncing off the stops. I will have to measure to make sure I have the clearance for the axle to move two more inches upwards on compression.
Then it's mounting the turtle and bike rack for our trip.
Post by Onewheelsqueel on Mar 17, 2014 8:17:02 GMT -5
Well I believe I'm done with the suspension. Got the air compressor hooked up. Took way longer than expected, as always. Had to come up with a way to move the rear sway bar back bout 3/4" to keep it from rubbing on the air shocks. Used the old spring shackles a few nuts that passed over the shackle as spacers and cut and drilled some flat stock for support on the bushing. Worked though it caused me to use a different spare tire I happened to have around. All worked in the end, just a pain to get there. Lol. Also cut the rear bump stops bout 2"
Tried on the rally wheels to see if the rims cleared.
But......... Being that I have a rim fetish I found these on CL and they are really what I wanted.
I already have the rally's listed on CL. The Camaro RS rims still need bigger tires (but I'll run them for now once back from Vaca) and I will keep a eye out for 2 more front rims so I can rotate them. Rear tires are Hoosier DOT race tires so I should be able to get some $ out of em.
blown240: Kingsnova: I have a couple of those hubs.... Ill sell you a hub or parts or whatever. Send me a PM
May 30, 2018 12:32:08 GMT -5
kingsnova: Hello all, I just bought a used 26" Mongoose Beast fat tire at a garage sale $140.00. Good deal till the rear bearings were loose and broke the axle. Anyone know how I can get parts to fix it?
May 28, 2018 15:55:56 GMT -5
blown240: IM selling my boys Fatbike it anyone is interested....
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