For those who
have a fear of driveshaft modification when installing the V-8 into the S-10 truck,
the rear axle can be relocated rearward 1/2" by installing axle set-back
plates (Stealth Conversions Part #S10-301).
As crude as this may sound,
the stock location of the rear axle normally places the rear wheels about 3/8"
forward of the center of the wheel well. Measure your own truck. If you move the
rear axle rearward 1/2", it will be almost perfectly centered in the wheel
well, and you will save about $60 and a trip or two to the driveshaft shop.
the axle set-back plates are like lowering blocks, except the locating pin on
top is offset 1/2" from the locating hole on the bottom. The axle set-back
plate is made from 3/8" thick steel and the 9/16" diameter steel
pin is welded in place.
The axle set-back plate lowers the rear of the truck
3/8" and can be used with the stock U-bolts.