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    Default Re: Project LQ4 - V8 S10 - Working the bugs out

    If the sensors have volatage and they show knock when you smack the block with a hammer they are working just fine. For whatever reason some of those trucks/harnesses will still toss a code even with everything is replaced with new parts.

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    Default Re: Project LQ4 - V8 S10 - Working the bugs out

    Well let me ask you this... With those codes off, will the PCM still see and adjust for knock? Or is it blind to those sensors?

    I know I need to take it for a drive and scan it, but if there's no legitimate knock I wouldn't know anyway.

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    Default Re: Project LQ4 - V8 S10 - Working the bugs out

    As far as I know they should still work with the codes off. Can't hurt to just try it and then smack the block with a hammer and see what they read out.

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    Default Re: Project LQ4 - V8 S10 - Working the bugs out

    I have to make a 20 minute drive tomorrow evening. I'll hook up the scanner to do some data logging. If I remember, I'll give the block a little tap tap after I start logging to see if it shows up on the scan.

    Today was very productive. Ground the needed clearance in the steering stops for the 2 piston caliper.

    Before



    After



    Made a cup holder





    And got a package




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    Default Re: Project LQ4 - V8 S10 - Working the bugs out

    lolz on the cup holder, it's perfect in every way. lol

    Handling upgrades, go-slow parts, and an attitude.

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    Default Re: Project LQ4 - V8 S10 - Now with CalTracs!

    Perfect for me anyway.

    Stepping up my video game





    Next burnout will be in 1080p or 4k @60FPS without the waterproof case. Should look and sound slightly better. Started installing the CalTracs. I got to step 2. Instructions say "press" the old front spring bushing out... Right... Them things are coming out in pieces.

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    Default Re: Project LQ4 - V8 S10 - Now with CalTracs!

    subbed cause i gotta see this burnout.

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    Default Re: Project LQ4 - V8 S10 - Now with CalTracs!

    Quote Originally Posted by BrandonHall10 View Post
    Next burnout will be in 1080p or 4k @60FPS.
    Thank you. LOL
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    Default Re: Project LQ4 - V8 S10 - Now with CalTracs!

    Working my way through the Caltrac instal. It's been a battle every step so far. To get the right spring out, I had to drop the exhaust. To get the left spring out, I had to (slightly) drop the gas tank.



    To get the bushings out of the spring eyes, I had to drill the rubber then slit the steel outer sleeve. I was then able to tap it out with a punch. To get the solid aluminum bushings in was an exercise in persistence. Bench vise, long pipe, and hammer. Got the springs installed with the front portion of the Caltrac. Got the spring plates installed. Went to screw in the torque bar, and it hit the overload. Called it a night right there. I'll zip about 5" off the front overload to clear the torque bar tomorrow.

    I feel like maybe I didn't get my money's worth on this tub of Wal-Mart grease



    But it was only like $4, so maybe I did? Anyhow, Hoping to button this up sometime tomorrow!

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    Default Re: Project LQ4 - V8 S10 - Now with CalTracs!

    Looks like someone went "American Pie" on that tub of grease....lol. Caltrac setup looks sweet! Looking forward to seeing it in action...
    not what it looks like

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    Default Re: Project LQ4 - V8 S10 - Working the bugs out

    That was my first thought in the grease too lol. Were any of these complications mentioned in the destructions?

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    Default Re: Project LQ4 - V8 S10 - Working the bugs out

    Quote Originally Posted by cheatah faheatah View Post
    Caltrac setup looks sweet! Looking forward to seeing it in action...
    I'm looking forward to not chattering my teeth out when I stab the gas!

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    Were any of these complications mentioned in the destructions?
    No, but I guess each application is unique. Building hot rods... You know what I'm talking about.

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    Default Re: Project LQ4 - V8 S10 - 100% Road legal!!

    Did you put the spring eye bolts back facing the other way? Two new or JY bolts might have saved time since you could chop the old ones.

    Carving out the rubber then splitting the sleeve sounds like SOP to me. Lots of guys just torch the rubber out... for the burnout smell I reckon

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    Default Re: Project LQ4 - V8 S10 - 100% Road legal!!

    Quote Originally Posted by idrivejunk View Post
    Did you put the spring eye bolts back facing the other way?
    I did. No way I'm going through that again. I talked to my tech support guy (aka, the tree this apple fell from) and he figures they run it that way in case of a side impact. The bolt head is less likely to puncture the tank than the excess bolt that sticks through. I'm willing to take the risk...

    Two new or JY bolts might have saved time since you could chop the old ones.
    If only.

    Carving out the rubber then splitting the sleeve sounds like SOP to me. Lots of guys just torch the rubber out... for the burnout smell I reckon
    The drilling process generated enough heat. The smell was very familiar.

    Caltracs are fully installed and have their preliminary adjustment. Took it out for a quick spin. Back end has a slightly stiffer ride, but the wheel hop is GONE. Did a footbrake launch on clean pavement and it was solid planted wheel spin. If I get a set of sticky tires, this thing should launch hard.




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    Default Re: Project LQ4 - V8 S10 - Now with CalTracs!

    And the kids quads fit.


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    Nice looking install on those CalTracs. No more wheel hop and still functions as a toy hauler. A fast toy hauler at that. Winning.

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    Default Re: Project LQ4 - V8 S10 - Now with CalTracs!

    I have to say, loading the quads in the back of the S10 was far easier than loading them in the back of the '84 K10. Should be even easier after I drop it another inch to level it out.

    I finally sold the stock S10 rear end. Managed to get $80 for it. That puts the raw cost of the S10 somewhere around $220. That was the last of the S10 take off parts.

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    Default Re: Project LQ4 - V8 S10 - Now with CalTracs!

    Enjoying the fruits of my labor!



    You can hear it bog when it hits 3rd. Should have pulled it down into 2nd. Next time.

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    Default Re: Project LQ4 - V8 S10 - Now with CalTracs!

    Sounds AWESOME... Do you carry a spare tire? 3rd gear brakestands can be tough on older tires.
    not what it looks like

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    Default Re: Project LQ4 - V8 S10 - Now with CalTracs!

    that must feel so satisfying.

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