6" SUperlift F.I.T. work with zr2 rear axle?

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6" SUperlift F.I.T. work with zr2 rear axle?

Postby cellardoor420 » Thu Dec 05, 2013 5:42 pm

I was able to get a used superlift F.I.T. setup for cheap and I also have a line on a cheap zr2 rear axle. Has anyone combined these mods, or know if they will work together? The zr2 axle is cheaper than two 3" spacers..
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Postby _STUCKY » Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:21 pm

http://www.superlift.com/suspension/gm/83-S10.asp

Rear lift is achieved by relocating the leaf springs from the bottom of the axle to the top
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Re: 6" SUperlift F.I.T. work with zr2 rear axle?

Postby killian96ss » Fri Dec 06, 2013 2:28 pm

You shouldn't have any problem with the SL kit and the ZR2 axle.

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Re: 6" SUperlift F.I.T. work with zr2 rear axle?

Postby cellardoor420 » Wed Dec 11, 2013 1:12 pm

So I went back to the local yard to pick up the axle I had careful left only attached by the drive-train, and the yard scrapped the truck! was over their 64 day limit they said.. anyway..

What other models of s10 have the 8.5 axle? are they as wide as the zr2 rear axle? since i'm planning the zr2 axle plus 1 inch spacers on each side, is there a full size axle that will fit?
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Re: 6" SUperlift F.I.T. work with zr2 rear axle?

Postby _STUCKY » Wed Dec 11, 2013 5:43 pm

First off, what are you planning?

A full size truck's axle will be a different bolt pattern. I do not know about the width. Zr2 rear axles are the widest s10 axle.
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Re: 6" SUperlift F.I.T. work with zr2 rear axle?

Postby cellardoor420 » Fri Dec 13, 2013 9:58 pm

I used to have a 03 crew zr5 with MML but had to sell it and I just came upon a nice crew for cheap so I'm back in the bunch! This time im going with a used superlift, tbar relocators, 33"s on stock wheels with spacers, and a zr2 rear end with G80 if I can find it..

So I've read different models came with the 8.5 and G80 locker, and I would like to find one that is geared 3.73 and 63" like the zr2.. specifically a GT4 G80
I have found common axle widths to be:
54.5" (mine)
59" (some 8.5 axles)
63" (zr2 axles) ONLY?

my questions are:

did only zr2's come with a 63" 8.5 axle? did the G80 locker come in any specific models or widths?

are there any other rear axles this wide from other models that anyone has gotten to fit? with how much modification?
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Re: 6" SUperlift F.I.T. work with zr2 rear axle?

Postby cellardoor420 » Mon Dec 30, 2013 2:54 pm

So now I'm about to install the superlift 6", the PA bodylift 2" and a tbar crank (possibly blocks, shackles, or BSW kit on the rear if necessary) to see if its possible to fit 35" or larger tires on a 63" zr2 rear axle and 3" spacers up front.. I'm not afraid to trim the fenders, I'm just wondering if anyone else has gone this big on tire size and if so how much fender trimming did you need?

Also I have a set of the zr2 flares and I don't know if the rear ones will be mountable after I trim the fenders, any advice on best rear flares for 35" or larger tires?
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Re: 6" SUperlift F.I.T. work with zr2 rear axle?

Postby F9K9 » Tue Dec 31, 2013 9:09 pm

Our bed is unique to all of the S/T series trucks. I don't know all of the specifics why but, it just is. Nothing else is going to come close. Fuel filling and all of the bling accessories won't work with ours. You're not going to find aftermarket flares, that will work with 35s. There's allot of info about tire sizes and what will make them work and what will not work in the S10 forums. 33s and allot of driver skill is about the maximum that you can hope for with the ZR2 rear and IFS front. Even if, you're just a "mall crawler", you're gonna find out how exciting it becomes when you use the stock brake system, and making emergency evasive actions. Trying to stop the rolling mass of 35" tires, with brakes that were designed for the 33x10.5s max, can make some situations interesting.
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Re: 6" SUperlift F.I.T. work with zr2 rear axle?

Postby killian96ss » Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:03 pm

The CC bed is from an Isuzu Hombre which is why S10 fender flares do not fit the rear and as F9K9 mentioned you won't find anything for S10's that will clear 35's. Bushwacker is the only company I can think of who made larger flares for S10"s with oversize off road tires, but I'm not sure if they still make them and if they do you would still have to modify the rear flares to fit a CC plus your limited to 33's max.

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Re: 6" SUperlift F.I.T. work with zr2 rear axle?

Postby cellardoor420 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:35 pm

Any tips on how to get the rear sway bar back on? Ive got the 8.5 axle, superlift shock brackets taking up space, 2" rear shackles, and the 10 bolt Moser diff cover. I have read how others have done it above or below, but they all were running smaller or no lift. The sway bar bottoms out on the cover in all different positions. It seems I either need to fabricate some metal spacers and use longer u-bolts, or go back to the stock diff cover...

I've also got a zr2 track bar I'd rather mount, but there is even more stuff in the way, and I would need to fab something special onto the frame just to mount it. (I am aware of the differences between the bars)
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Re: 6" SUperlift F.I.T. work with zr2 rear axle?

Postby _STUCKY » Fri Feb 28, 2014 6:42 am

Pictures would help
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