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Old 01-16-2023, 08:45 PM   #1
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Default S10 Regular Cab or Extended

Iím considering building a S10 for bracket racing. Most of the race trucks are short bed/regular cabs. Iíve also seen a few extended cab/short bed trucks. Is there a difference either way? If so, please explain.
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Old 01-16-2023, 10:27 PM   #2
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Default Re: S10 Regular Cab or Extended

In a nutshell, the short wheelbase works well, has good weight transfer, is consistent for most situations. The longer truck is more stable for high horsepower, faster combos [like top sportsman] The short truck is a proven winner with a small block.
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Old 01-17-2023, 05:00 AM   #3
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Default Re: S10 Regular Cab or Extended

You might find some info here.

https://classracer.com/classforum/sh...ad.php?t=54442
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Old 01-17-2023, 07:52 PM   #4
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Thanks for the information and link. That helps a lot.
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Old 01-23-2023, 02:04 PM   #5
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Default Re: S10 Regular Cab or Extended

There is a facebook group dedicated to drag racing the S10 that is a wealth of information.
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Old 01-24-2023, 11:38 AM   #6
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Default Re: S10 Regular Cab or Extended

With a long box, if you are not setting the engine back ALOT, the drive shaft length would be a concern for me.

My shortbox has the engine as far back as possible with no firewall mod, and the DS is 53.5" center to center of ujoint.

If you are welding the engine's frame mounts, BUY your headers before you weld the mounts. Hedman headers are about the only racing option out of the box unless going forward facing.

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