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Old 12-12-2012, 09:42 PM   #11
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Axle bolted right in and its official cause it works! Limited slip works great too!
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Old 12-18-2012, 01:21 AM   #12
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2 different peple have messaged me with questions about this swap. its simple but i will post the details and responses on here.
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Old 12-18-2012, 02:23 PM   #13
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I am going to end up doing this swap shortly. I'll post pics of the complete swap when I do it. I am doing a build on a '92 HB.
MHead, you mentioned that you used a 1310 yolk instead of the Isuzu set up. I am guessing they are available from most auto supply houses? I will also look at the Isuzu Dshaft to see if it is useable.
There is a driveshaft shop in the Baton Rouge, but they are way expensive. I built a Ford Ranger with a 5.0 in it, the driveshaft was over $350!! I got HOSED - yo!
Fortunately, there are 2 BIG Upull yards here and a rear assembly is about $135 complete.
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Old 12-21-2012, 03:54 AM   #14
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just use the end of the isuzu shaft on the stock hardbody axle. u joints are the little x things with the clips. they come in three common sizes-1310 1330 and 1350.

our trucks use litttle 1310s just like isuzus.

seroiusly with this swap, dont think too much about the details. its pretty damn simple.
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Old 12-28-2012, 03:23 PM   #15
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Yeah, I've done some pretty complex conversions and swaps at my shop.
You mentioned the G80 code for a posi. GM uses the same code and they usually put them on the build tag either in the glove or trunk. I have bagged 6 disc G80 rears for the S10s I own at the local upulls here.
I guess you could say I'm familiar with this activity...
There are about 10 Isuzus in one of the yards, I am hoping to find an axle with an LSD unit in it.


Here is a swap I did to one of my S10s. Disc rear, 4.10 gear, Eaton Posi, same rear cover as yours.
Truck has a full house 3.4 V6 5 speed that runs 14.9 in the 1320. I have installed a 100 shot, but have not run it yet.
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haha nice. looks good. that s10 must be fun.

where did you get the traction bars and can you do some measurement to see if its compatible? length of the arm, diameter of the axle tubes, etc.

keep us updated on ur isuzu swap.
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http://nissannut.com/projects/SAS_rodeo/

Look what i stumbled upon!
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^^^ Nice find on the axle info link...
Speaking of which, I was in the Upull JY yesterday and found an Isuzu with the disc axle and the G80 option. I looked at the firewall, it has the sticker and lists options.
The yard is having a 1/2 price sale tomorrow, so you know where I'll be.
$75 for the whole assembly.

I was bored with the usual V8 S10s, I have another 83 S10 that runs 12.3 1320s. Soon to be in the 11s NA.
The one in the pic has a 3.4 V6 5 speed and a serious cam along with all the rest of the possible performance mods short of new pistons. It is a blast to drive. It isn't a 10 second machine, but I've also done the drop, 17" BMW wheels and sway bars, so it also handles outrageously well and accelerates well.

I'll post pics of the D21 shortly. I bought it for $400 not running and am putting it back together.
One thing is very strange, it's fairly fast. I have had 2 other D21s, they were SLUGS compared to this one. All I have done is installed a used JY cam, new timing components, used 5 speed (original = JUNK), a fresh valve job, AIR elimination and straight thru exhaust.
Whatup?? It surprises some of the slower ricers...
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haha nice. looks good. that s10 must be fun.

where did you get the traction bars and can you do some measurement to see if its compatible? length of the arm, diameter of the axle tubes, etc.

keep us updated on ur isuzu swap.
A buddy of mine on an S10 forum custom built them for my application. They replace the bottom spring pad and shock mount, the tubing is chrome moly and the ends are heim joints. The front is a plate that bolts to the spring mount and attaches to the bar. They took a FULL second off of the 1320 time. The truck used to hop so badly, I was afraid I was going to rip the tranny up.
Now it just spins and hooks. The 14.9 time is still with tire spin off the line. I have to look at my time slips to see what the 60' time is. I think it's right around 2.0. If I put slicks on it, I might cut a few more 10ths off.
Anyway, I'll see if I have better pics, and take some measurements.
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yeah i wanna see this truck lol. not a fan of the 3.4 chevy but s10s are still cool. some dumbass kid at a gas station thought my shit was a s10. lol.

i had pretty bad wheelhop until i added a helper spring, but i want something like this guys traction bars without binding up the suspension.

http://www.timskelton.com/lightning/...suspension.htm

^^that guy is how i got the leaf spring slider idea. i love mine. the axle doesnt shift left to right. its much more predictable when it gets squirrely, and rides a lil nicer.
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