Exhaust: 2.5" pipe, mandrel bent, Borla Pro XS mufflers mounted before rear bumper
Seats: 97 Blazer buckets
Gauges: Factory Bravada floor shift cluster and fully functional with the V8
Seals & Gaskets: Percy's Dead Soft collector gaskets
A/C & Heat: Stock heater, A/C still in progress
Other: Bravada short overhead console with mode button
Body Mods: 97 Blazer grill and light conversion, 98 rear bumper upgrade
Wheels: 98 swirly wheels
Audio & Electronics
This is my little budget project/daily driver.
—Engine 4.8l Vortec V8 4L60E Automatic full rebuild with beast sunshell and vette servo Current Performance custom wiring harness Stock tune as far as performance but modified for gauge adjustment and torque management has been disabled. Sanderson shorty headers LH8 oil pan kit Custom intake tubing. EGR deleted. V6-HD radiator Dual electric fans Remote mounted trans cooler with dedicated fan 2.5” mandrel bend exhaust with Borla pro XS mufflers 3/3 drop with blocks in the back and 2” DJM spindles and 1” DJM coils in the front. L92 water pump. Functioning Bravada overhead console with mode button. JMC Jimmy floor shifter with functioning tow haul button.
It’s a fun project that I am learning a lot from.
The truck is complete and I have driven it for a while. It’s got around 20,000 miles on it since the swap.
I got 26mpg highway at it’s best. Might have more in it if I try for it. It averages around 21.5 mpg around town and driving in rush hour traffic.
History of this Vehicle
I purchased this truck with a 2.2l 5-speed with 210,000 miles on it. The 2.2 gave out at 235,000 miles so i decided to upgrade a little bit. I purchased a 2001 Silverado Z71 with a 4.8 that had been rolled over. I pulled the 4.8 and 4L60E out of the Silverado and transplanted it in the S10.
The S10 was originally scheduled to be bagged but due to the 4 banger dying on me i had to buy an engine instead.
Plans for this Vehicle
Cal tracks Rear disc brake conversion and front brake upgrade ZQ8 swaybar upgrade Limited slip in the rear Performance tune Paint Wheels and tires.
Sponsors & Special Thanks
Thanks to my wife for letting me sink so much money in this project and my buddy Justin for stickin out the heat with me every other weekend to work on this project.