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01-04-2012, 08:42 AM
Ok guys here is what i have a 1995 2dr Yukon that was 4x4 that i bought a 2wd frame for and then pulled the body off the 4x4 frame then had to put it on hold.
Here is my delima. I have acquired 2, 2000 2dr 2wd s10 blazers loaded. I have built a very healthy 355 small block with a wieand 144 blower.
Now for the Yukon i have 2 in control arms
air ride kit, cups, bags, 4 link, just need notch.
I a new paint able gmc grill, new Tahoe roll pan. 4.56 rear gears. th350 trans.
The s10 i really do not have much for it other than the blazer itself and the motor and trans can be used in it.
What do you think i should build. I hate to put that much motor in a Yukon and it be so heavy. Plan on doing 4 15" subs either auto i build.
01-04-2012, 08:50 AM
If you are putting such a large stereo in either one why does the weight matter?
01-04-2012, 10:28 AM
I just didnt wanna take a really healthy motor and put it in a huge lead sled with a system. The s10 is lighter out of the gate and with the oudio still dont match the weight of the stock Yukon. But i am by no means looking for a drag car either.
01-04-2012, 12:03 PM
Personally I would stick with the Yukon, but I am kinda biased, :cool:.
01-04-2012, 12:15 PM
I vote Yukon. Its not gunna be as slow as you think. It will be fast for what it is. Yukon is more Badass.
01-04-2012, 01:15 PM
Yeah Yukon 4600lb and blazer s10 3600 out the gate. I will probable only end up doing a couple 15 in system so it will be lighter n e ways. I have more new parts for the Yukon and also have 4.56 gears and a th350 so it will be really low geared. 3-3500 stall also. So i donno i hate making decisions. :eyecrzy:
01-15-2012, 07:32 PM
Ok so i have a few other questions. Build the Yukon.
Now i need a low gear to be able to move it down the road..
I will bag it and use my big motor for the build. But here is the issue. I have a Very built th350 and 3000 stall. Now I am not 100% sure what size tire i will need to run but i know it will be on a 20" wheel
I already have a 4.56 Gear but i am not sure that will be enough gear b n that the Yukon weighs 4600LB stock. So what transmission. Either way i go if i dont use the th350 im looking at another 1500 just for a tranny and a stall or over 2k for a t56 6 speed. Then the fact of converting it over to a manual????
Any help would be appreciated...
01-15-2012, 09:58 PM
T-56 would be the way to go, but you're probably not gonna get it done for 2k. I'm doing a t-56 for my build this summer and I got quoted $1950 just for the tranny built to handle my motor, then $500 for clutch, $500 for flywheel, pedal, master cylinder, lines, ect ect. Adds up quick, I'd figure between 3k-4k for a tranny. If you go auto and want more than 3 gears a 4l60 or 4l80 is gonna be close to the same price.
01-16-2012, 10:52 AM
Yes 2k can be done very easy as long as your best friend owns a gm performance shop. 2k for t56 speed line carbon fiber clutch. Short throw shift titanium internals. But I have that advantage when most people don't. I'm just not wanting to start sinking even more money n it at the moment. I do know that a th350 with 4.30 gear turns 3300 rpm at 60 with 4000 stall on highway.
01-16-2012, 05:41 PM
Hook a brother up then!
01-16-2012, 05:44 PM
LOL you tell me what you need and ill get with and and have yall hook up.. His shop is great and he is a great guy..
01-24-2012, 06:40 PM
This is funny. I have been looking at a 1st Gen 2dr 2wd Blazer so my Tahoe would have a little brother. The one I was looking at has a stout 355/TH400.
I'm not sure what you should do, hah. If I had the contacts you have, I'd go with a T56 in the Yuk AND the Blazer.
I think American powertrain sells a complete auto to manual conversion kit. Thats who I was considering going with.
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