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S10 a legitimate prerunner platform?
« on: November 06, 2008, 02:12:16 PM »
I used to have an s10 but never even thought about building it for the dez. Obviously a bunch of you have so, how do you think an S10 realistically matches up against a ranger or toyota pickup? Keep in mind: ease of build, reliability, cost, power, etc.

Or do you just build an s10 prerunner to be different?

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Re: S10 a legitimate prerunner platform?
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2008, 01:45:41 PM »
well, i went with an s10 because nobody i know has one, they all have rangers..

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Re: S10 a legitimate prerunner platform?
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2008, 04:52:26 PM »
I bought mine because I got it for pretty cheap, still has low miles, plus the motor and tranny are badass enough just for being stock so when you build up both you will be pleased like, But the bad part is that the frames on an s10 are to weak so if you wanna build it you better do it the right way and thats gonna cost you a lot of money
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Re: S10 a legitimate prerunner platform?
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2008, 04:27:04 PM »
hey im new here but i got a s10 cuz out all my friends i have the only one all rangers but mine will kick any of theres asses in the dirt anyday

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Re: S10 a legitimate prerunner platform?
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2008, 10:59:45 PM »
until the motor mounts break
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Re: S10 a legitimate prerunner platform?
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2008, 06:42:34 PM »
yup i know that from experience i just had to replace both but the guy who i bought the truck fropm did somethin wrong and the front of my frame is startin to  bend inward any suggestions on how to keep it from doin that after i get it fixed

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Re: S10 a legitimate prerunner platform?
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2008, 02:24:15 PM »
Haha what he did was BOMB it, mine were starting to do the same thing, put some tubing inbetween your frame rails so they will stop bending inward
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Re: S10 a legitimate prerunner platform?
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2008, 05:53:38 PM »
ok thanks

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Re: S10 a legitimate prerunner platform?
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2008, 12:36:19 AM »
is your camber off at all?
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Re: S10 a legitimate prerunner platform?
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2008, 01:22:52 PM »
idk how to check that on the cst kit i got

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Re: S10 a legitimate prerunner platform?
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2008, 02:20:30 AM »
just look at it, is it toed in at all? the reason I ask is because if you say your frame rails and bending inwards then your camber should be off
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Re: S10 a legitimate prerunner platform?
« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2008, 12:13:17 AM »
oh ok could that be the reason my tires wear alot faster on the outside then the inside

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Re: S10 a legitimate prerunner platform?
« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2008, 11:36:39 AM »
Yep the same thing happened to me, I had to get some custom work done on my CST kit so I wouldnt have so much camber change from the upper arm
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Re: S10 a legitimate prerunner platform?
« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2008, 06:22:01 PM »
oh ok

hey you wouldnt know why my speedo doesnt work if the guege itself works and my speed sensore is good but i do have a superlift speed programer if thats doin somethin wrong??

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Re: S10 a legitimate prerunner platform?
« Reply #14 on: November 21, 2008, 01:54:21 AM »
i dunno thats weird, is that programmer for re-calibrating the speedo because of your tires, plus that shouldt affect it either
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