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Chevy S10 - GMC S15 and Sonoma Accessories & Modifications



  • does any one know how to unlock a gm stereo
  • I need to put in new front seats to my 1993 s10 ext cab. I can't get any replacements for this model, are there any other vehicles ([non-permissible content removed]/European) that have similar seat frames? I am really stuck here any help would be great.
  • I bought a 94 S-10, 4 cyl, standard cab. Its in really good condition, but it is too slow. I was wondering what is the best way to get some more pickup quickly and for not a lot of money (preferably). But please post all suggestions.
  • jnealjneal Posts: 247
    Remember the old question "Speed costs money, how fast do you want to go?"
    Performance isn't cheap, especially when you are starting with the engine you have.
    My preference would be to swap in a sb Chevy V8. Not inexpensive but probably the most bang for your buck.
  • hoodlatchhoodlatch Mid-westPosts: 255
    I have a 92 with the 4.3. I put an electric fan on mine. It makes a noticeable difference on getty-up. I went to a junk yard and got the fan off a celebrity, the relay and wiring off a corsica. I made some brackets from 16ga strap. I bought the thermostat, over-ride rocker switch, idiot light, and inline fuse holders from the parts store. All total I have less than $100 in it. It works super with no regrets. However, I don't use mine for heavy towing or hauling. If I were I probably wouldn't have switched it over.
  • tgun275tgun275 Posts: 7
    Iv got a 1994 sonoma 2WD and always wanted a truck a tad bit bigger, so my plan was giving it a 3'lift and getting 4wd put in, but iv been told its not likely i can get 4Wd installed. If i can, whats the price range for putting 4wd into a 94' sonoma? thanks
  • What kind of tranny/driveshaft, etc. mods will need to be done in swapping the 2.2 for the 4.3? Got any links for more in depth information? Thanks
  • rbhopperbhoppe Posts: 1
    I purchase an 1993 s10 2wd with 10,000 miles from a family friend. I would like to add new wider wheels and tires. I kind of like corvette wheels and tires will they fit?
  • tgun275tgun275 Posts: 7
    Well a Corvette is a car with car Tires, you have a truck so you would need Truck tires. So no it wont work
  • pecholspechols Posts: 2
    Bought my son a 1995 S10 4wd pickup that has a lift kit. The shifter hits the dash when you shift. Does anyone know if someone sells a rear transmission support bar that will lower the back of the transmission slightly.
  • damurfdamurf Posts: 1
    I currently have a 88 chevy s-10 that my parents helped me purchase while in High school. To make a long story short, I'm looking at replacing or would like to throw a 350 small block in there. I already know there will be a tremendous amount of modifications and quite expensive but all I get from folks is it's impossible!!! Well, I know it's not because I've seen it done. I've wanted this for quite some time and feel it can be done w/ the proper assistance. I want to get the vehicle running properly before I start the cosmetics. Any advice on a reliable engine...transmission...rear end and how would you get started?

  • jnealjneal Posts: 247
    Google v8s-10 or some combination thereof....there are several manufacturers out there that make kits for just this swap.
  • jae5jae5 Posts: 1,206

    Check out SLP Engineering. They have wheels & wheel/tire combos that will fit. I was thinking of getting a set of the 5 spokes like those from the Camaro SS, which were used on the Corvette. SLP has a set similar to these for the S10/Sonomas. The Corvette/Camaro wheel may work, but not sure of the backspacing as well as the center opening for the wheel bearing (front). Check them out, also Discount Tire. The bolt pattern diameter should be the same, like 4-3/4".

    As for having to have truck tires since you have a truck, as mentioned in the other response, that's BS. I have a 99 S10 with ZQ8 suspension. The wheels are the same as those used on the 3rd Gen Z28s (5 spoke, the center cap is slightly different, it's flat with the bow-tie emblem) and the tires are 235/55TR16 Eagle GAs, from the factory. And no tgun275, "T" doesn't mean "Truck". These were also used on the Sonomas with the ZQ8 option. When it was time for replacement I picked up a set of 245/50 Yokohamas, keeping the overall height pretty much the same as with the 235/55. Hell, one winter I switched off the tires on my 66 SS and put on the truck (those GAs wouldn't have gotten me through as they were wearing in the rear) and they bolted right up (15 x 7 wheel, 245/60 T/A tire). Your main concerns are backspacing, width, bolt pattern, overall height of the tire/wheel package, and $$$. I believe you can go up to as much as an 18 without too much trouble except the sidewall will be really thin, like a 40-series profile.

    Good luck.
  • dravendraven Posts: 1
    I have a 2.8 chevy motor with fuel injection and I want to put a carberator on it, how do i do that?
  • twellmantwellman Posts: 3
    I just picked up a 93 sonoma w/4.3 V6. The digital dash doesn't seem to work. The warning lights work, but the tach, speedo, oil pressure, gas gage don't. Checked fuses, they're OK. Where to look?
  • I don't know of any supports that are manufactured for this situation. How high is your lift? You may be better off trying to replace the shifter. That may be even easier than trying to locate or make your own bar (which can be done. Either by you or a company or friend that knows how to fabricate one to the correct specs. You may find one with 45 degree bend towards the rear that will ollow the shifter do fully move forward without hitting the dash. If you can't find something like this you may be able to remove the shifter and heat it with an torch and bend it yourself o(or someone with an oxy/acy set-up. I hope this helps. Good luck.
  • s15tanks15tank Posts: 3
    I just got a 1990 GMC s15 given to me and I love this truck, I need some input from some people pertaining to my idea of converting it to a tank.
    Me and a few buddies came up with this crazy idea of painting it with Rhino liner insted of paint, all black with chrome grill, bumpers, black 5 spoke rims low pro's with chrome dishes. I personally think it would look pretty crazy, what does everyone think?
  • jlflemmonsjlflemmons Posts: 2,242 has the conversion information.
  • jpfjpf Posts: 496
    Go to your local supermarket or bookstore and check out the magazine section. There are usually several magazines that feature modifications and upgrades to pick up trucks. The back sections of the magazines provide information about the companies that do the modifications or parts. Good luck.
  • I have a 94 s10 2wd. I just bought a set of rims from a 78 trans-am and they bolt up fine and look great.
  • hoodlatchhoodlatch Mid-westPosts: 255
    Sounds cool, however, don't you think all the chrome will clash with the black Rhino liner? :)
  • i have an 88 s-15 with the 4.3, honestly if u wanna get more power when u lift the trcuk just buy the 350 conversion kit, the motor mounts are about 50$ and u can find a cheap 350, but the 4.3 gets good milage for its size and its got a good amount of power, also you can get a crate 4.3 for around 1000$ so its a relatively cheap motor
  • as for ther tach. one wire goes to ur + battery terminal, one to ur negative distributor cable, one to ur lights and one to ground, its a 10 minute installation
  • I'm currently looking at getting a used pick-up to haul my dirt bikes around. I'm sold on either the Sonoma or S-10. I want an extended cab version. I'm wondering how long the beds are on these vehicles? Anyone? Thanks in advance.
  • bosco57bosco57 Posts: 2
    I have a 2000 s-10 4x4 LS. I like the look and stance of the ZR2package. I am wanting to know what I would have to do to my stock S-10 to give it the look and function of the Zr2 package. Thank you.
  • it's been over a year since I threw up the post on how I was gunna paint my truck, and I did it. The truck looks great. theres some pics up on under the group called broken down trucks. check it out! :shades:
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