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A freind of mine had a S10 ZR2, he said the ZR2s were just S10 bodies on silverado frames. So i was thinkin, why not do the same thing with a ranger and a F seires.
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im pretty sure the zr2 is just a package kind of like the edge
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why?
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The ZR2 is just an offroad package like FX4.
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silverado frame is going to be much longer then the s10 body and bed
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That is the biggest load of crap I've ever heard in my life.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RPO_ZR2
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A freind of mine had a S10 ZR2, he said the ZR2s were just S10 bodies on silverado frames. So i was thinkin, why not do the same thing with a ranger and a F seires.
your friend is on crack.


As stated in other replies, S-dimes ZR2s are merely a trim package....similar to a Fx4 Ranger. Even if they were sdime bodies on Fullsize frames...they'd come stock with a 350 or 327....but they aren't.
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the ZR2 is 4 inches wider then a regular S10
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caus it would be awesome, thats why.
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the ZR2 is 4 inches wider then a regular S10
Fender flairs.
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its a wider stance, from wheel to wheel, wiki it
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its a wider stance, from wheel to wheel, wiki it
So different spindles.
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According to 4 Wheel and Offroad magazine, the ZR2 uses a different frame, axle and suspension components than a regular S10. It may not be accurate to describe it as a Silverado frame -- but it's definitely built better than the regular S10.

And I have the entire suspension, axle and steering from a 1978/79 F-150 under the front of my truck and I will be buying "F-150 Ranger" emblems from that time period to put on my truck. Soon I will have an F-150 full width rear axle as well.
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i had an s10 blazer on a 3/4 ton chevy frame. but the zr2 is just an offroad package. i almost bought one before i got my ranger.
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n3elz, you could call it a RF-150.

bpolly, I bet that looked funny with the frame rails sticking out front and rear and the wheels sticking way out on the sides not to mention all the serious match up problems with steering, engine,etc. that would be involved. Must have been a nightmare getting all that together.
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s10 on a silverado frame? Wow, just wow... don't know what to say to that one! LOL.
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As Griggs said it's a different frame, not just an old package with new goodies like our Fx4s and level 2's.
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n3elz, you could call it a RF-150.

bpolly, I bet that looked funny with the frame rails sticking out front and rear and the wheels sticking way out on the sides not to mention all the serious match up problems with steering, engine,etc. that would be involved. Must have been a nightmare getting all that together.
heres some pics of it on cardomain

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2535980/1
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According to 4 Wheel and Offroad magazine, the ZR2 uses a different frame, axle and suspension components than a regular S10. It may not be accurate to describe it as a Silverado frame -- but it's definitely built better than the regular S10.

And I have the entire suspension, axle and steering from a 1978/79 F-150 under the front of my truck and I will be buying "F-150 Ranger" emblems from that time period to put on my truck. Soon I will have an F-150 full width rear axle as well.
Yeah the ZR-2 is a built frame but it is by no means a 1/2 ton frame it mearly just has t-bar keys and they are cranked from the line with stacked leafs and extra frame support and wider a-arms i have a ZR-2 in my driveway that is my roomates and my truck just has a BL and Cranked Bars and mine is still bigger lol!!!
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A buddy has a 02 Blazer ZR2 and he told me about the 4 inches wider and differant fenders to accomidate. I didn't know about the frame upgrades. He also told me it has an electronic(I think) rear locker and becomes disabled at over 40mph. He also has "2hi - 4hi - 4lo - auto" on his 4x4 switch. He jokingly told me peopel try to clone the ZR2 untill they find out its 4 inches wider than they just slap the stickers on it and call it good.
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That is funny to me thats all I have to say about it.
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bpolly, that looks like a nice job. It looks like a good fit and with a 454. That would be interesting to drive. 4wh burn outs?
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Don't know much about the ZR2 anymore, in High School I was bound and determined to own one, that is until I found out how crappy the 4.3L Vortec in them were. I do know it isn't a silverado frame, the silverado is longer and wider than the ZR2. As far as the Ranger/F-series stuff goes, as soon as I bang up the Bronco body on my Bronco, I'm planning on putting a Ranger cab on it and flatbed it, thus completing what you stated.
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454 nuthin, id go 460
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heres some pics of it on cardomain

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2535980/1

I didnt know a 700r4 would bolt up to a big block.
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