2003 S-10

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2003 S-10

Postby Basement Paul » Sun Jul 15, 2007 12:02 pm

I don't think I've ever posted anything about my S-10, since it's an ongoing project that I'll never get rid of.

Anyway, here's a couple pictures of it's new alternate look...

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What's new?

Postby wxo » Sun Jul 15, 2007 2:40 pm

For those of us not intimately familiar with your S10. What's new? It looks the same to me. How about some arrows and text on the pictures to help us detect the changes.

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Postby MostMint » Sun Jul 15, 2007 7:22 pm

New rims and tires. The fronts are skinny - pro street kind of look.

Last time you saw it it had stock alloy wheels on it.
[quote="Basement Paul"]Is that a mint rocketship on the hood?? :shock:
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Postby wxo » Sun Jul 15, 2007 8:08 pm

Oh. :shock:

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Front skinnies ??????

Postby markss327 » Tue Jul 17, 2007 11:55 am

I, dono. The jury is still out.
I'm still on the 'Pro Touring' look. The Smoker has the look, and stance I like. Although, I like your choice of wheels! Weld Drag Stars?
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Postby Basement Paul » Wed Jul 18, 2007 12:19 pm

These are "Pro Stars", which are the street legal version of the same thing. I've always loved fats & skinnys. The only other car I had a similar arrangement on was the Pinto wagon with the slots.

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Postby TireSmoker » Wed Jul 18, 2007 4:18 pm

At what point in its life will a V8 swap be considered? Or maybe a turbo/blower, instead.

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Postby ttamrettus » Wed Jul 18, 2007 5:32 pm

How about a lowering kit? And side exit exhaust?
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Postby Basement Paul » Thu Jul 19, 2007 4:06 pm

I don't see myself lowering it any more. The factory did a good enough job of that for me, this way I can still tow and use the truck correctly, not to mention I don't think I'd like it riding any harder than it does already.

A supercharger would be the way I would go with it for any serious increase in power, although this would be when I become independently wealthy, but I will keep doing small things every year.

Side exhaust....hmmmm. Probably only if I had one on each side.

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Postby ttamrettus » Thu Jul 19, 2007 7:11 pm

One of my sales people in Miami has a 1970 Chevy pickup truck and he had a NASCAR style exhaust put on it. Both exit the passenger side. BAD A$$.
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Postby Basement Paul » Sun Nov 25, 2007 5:15 pm

It's been awhile, but this year's performance inhancements included a power programmer, and the new Y-pipe. The programmer helped me keep my speedo in line from one set of tires to the next, get rid of the speed limiter, tighten up my shifts and control when it shifts, and apparently give it a power tune that's probably good for a couple few HP.

I also removed the throttle body plate, and ground off a 1" lip on the bottom side of the plate that was designed to smooth out throttle tip in. After grinding it off, throttle response was a ton better, but I don't think I got more than a couple HP from that, but the power does come on a lot quicker.

The last thing I did was the Y-pipe, which is the biggest improvement of the year. I went from what is about 1 5/8" at it's best position, to something close to 1" where it was squashed for some reason, to a full 2", and a nice collector where both pipes were put together into a single 3" just before the cat (which is already 3"). I also removed a preconverter that apparently doesn't do much but make it quieter and slow the truck down.

Some of this had to overcome a HD hitch assembly that is permanently fixed under the rear bumper in case I need to two some stuff.

This years improvements have accounted for about .45 sec faster for the year.

Next years tentative plans are for a 4.10 gear and maybe a set of headers.


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Hmmm!

Postby Fred32v » Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:44 pm

This S10 is lower than most S10's, ordering this 2003 S10 with the "Xtreme" suspension package from the factory
without the silly graphics was a good way to get the truck closer to the ground without messing up the ride.
Funny thing, I thought my 1980 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon with the Oldsmobile 455 was pretty fast,
would you believe it could not quarter with this 6 cylinder 4.3 liter pickup. :o
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Postby Basement Paul » Mon Nov 26, 2007 9:31 pm

With this last trip to the track, the truck is now faster than my '87 Trans Am, my AWD turbo Laser, the '89 5.0 LX Mustang, and is closing in on the best times from my Pinto. I'll be satisfied once it's solidly in the 14's in true street trim. Then it will be time to hit the bottle. :twisted:

It will be even better once it's actually paid off...

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Postby ttamrettus » Mon Nov 26, 2007 9:47 pm

You remind me of Rob Shaw now.
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Postby Basement Paul » Tue Nov 27, 2007 8:59 pm

Somehow, I think you're making fun of me...

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