It's not necessarily that I'm avoiding the 2"BL as much as its me avoiding the $$ attached to it. And, I'm super curious about this project. I have all the parts that I can think of that are wider/longer from the Z steering and suspension. I've had some long discussions with my brother who has been in the S series a lot longer than myself and, though there are some differences in the frames, I can't quite tell if its insurmountable or if some creative cutting and welding could figure it out. For me, this is cheaper than the RCL and/or BL and should provide more lift but that's only because I already have the parts.
As for interference with the RCL, the more we have discussed it, the more we have concluded that the Z swap and RCL will complement each other. The only component that provides "lift" in the RCL is the new TB keys which will be uninterrupted by what im doing except when i turn them up. Im running Z-torsion bars too, so there is still LOTS of room to turn them up. The rest of the parts are to allow for the new geometry in the steering, IFS and front driveline.
Now, I'm not just going to go hacking up my baby until I have measured and compared EVERYTHING forwards, backwards, sideways, upside down, and right side up fifth times over and am 200% positive that this is something that I actually want to tackle. The fact that I haven't found anyone who has tried makes me a bit wary of the project, but it also perks my curiosity even more. No harm, no foul until I start cutting welds right? I really appreciate the perspectives and knowledge that comes from all of you gents here on the forum and hope to keep hearing from you on this. And, rest assured, if I DO tackle this, I'll take my time and do my best to document and photograph everything so I can give back to this fine community something that hasn't been done yet.
'02 S-10 CCMods include:
ZR2 rear axle, 31" shoes, 2" rear lift shackles w/ front torsion tweak, 2.5" RCL, 1.25" front spacers, Rocker guard, Tow Package, Roof Rack, light bar, heated leather seats, front tow shackles, trip data computer upgrade, 5-speed transmission swap, fuel tank skid plate, carbon fibre skid plate package, K&N CAI
Upcoming are fender flares, iron front diff swap, possible 2" body lift