I put a ford 8.8" in my 2wd s10. It was a direct bolt-in. They are wider but I just used different offset wheels and different lug pattern. It came out of an explorer and it is 31 spline,posi,373 gear and disc brake. Gotta picture around here somewhere...
I used the s10 shock mount that is part of the plate that the u-bolts go through. The explorer is about the best swap there is for an s10. I spent $300 on mine. You can't beat the value. A 31 spline axle with a posi and disc brake for $300. You could find it even cheaper depending on where you're located.
Thanks for the response. this question is for my latest project. A 49 international going on an s-10 chassis. I have a 355 sbc to go in it. I don't think the stock rear end would handle the abuse. not sure what transmission I am going to use at this point, t350, t400, 4 speed or 5 speed. time will tell. this truck will be a 4 link rear with air bags front and rear.
Also thinking about a 3" chop. that one is undecided also.
Has any body have any picts of one done like this. or any suggestions on the subject.
any way thanks again for the feedback.
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