There are a lot of different ways you can drop S-10's.
Some ways are more expensive than others, but the ride quality and
suspension will differ. Depending on how much you want to drop, and ride
quality, here are some methods for the S-10 drop for 2 Wheel Drive
S-10's. If you want info on 4 wheel drive drops,
First and foremost there are many different
companies who offer drop kits for S-10's. I only recommend Belltech to
people for a few reasons. Belltech offers LIFETIME warranties on all
their products. Also, if you've ever seen a front coil spring from
Belltech and one from another company such as Chassis Tech...you can
clearly see the difference. The Belltech spring is much thicker and
heavier, which will pay off later when doing a V8 conversion. Belltech
also has a toll-free tech line where you can speak to somebody immediately
without hassle if you have a question. Visit Belltech on the web at
This consists of using spindles and/or springs. The spindles will give you
2" automatically and will offer the best ride as compared to using 2"
springs. For more extreme drops, use springs in combination with the
spindles. For example, a 3" drop consists of spindles and 1" springs.
Using leaf springs to give you the first 3 inches will make your ride
quality much better than using just blocks for 3" drops or more. These
blocks go in between the axle and the leaf spring to push the axle up,
making it appear lower. They also make your shock tower lower to the
I chose to do a 3/4" Belltech drop using
spindles and coils in the front, leaf springs and 1" blocks in the rear,
and Belltech NitroDrop shocks all the way around. It costs about $550.
Here are the part numbers for the S-10 drop:
You have 2 options. Buy the
Belltech 4x4 kit which will give you approximately 4" drop. The kit
consists of redesigned torsion bar keys. Use leaf springs and/or blocks in
the rear as you would with a 2wd. You can also do the 'torsion bar trick'
as posted by our Tech Leader Slim. Click