S-10 On 22s
Hey MT,I have a '97 S-10 and just got some Branzach BZ-11 22s for it. I've been planning it out and have most of my research out of the way, but I still have a couple of questions on how to make the rims fit. One of those questions refers to adequate lift. I was told that you have a pretty sick S-10 body-dropped with 22s all the way around. I'm very relieved to have finally found someone who can help me out. I've gotten quite a few "You can't do thats" from a lot of people lately. How did you set up the front? Is it required to narrow the frame, or can you modify the arms to get enough lift out of them? The rims I'm getting are 9-1/2 inches wide and come with as much as a 35mm offset. Also, what size tire do you run? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Justin Reina
via e-mail

Hey Justin,You've come to the right place. After four years of trying to make 22s fit on a body-dropped S-10 and still be fully functional, we have it down to a science. Bobby and Sean at Sadistic Iron Werks in Hesperia, California, [(760) 403-5159] completely scrapped the old frame from a previous shop where a stock front clip was used unsuccessfully, and they started from scratch. The new frame is 3 inches narrower, with handbuilt arms and a custom-fabbed 'bag setup providing the amount of lift you see here and allowing us to clear the 22s and be able to turn. The placement of the lower arms, along with that of the angled front 'bag mount, is the trick to getting enough lift out of this setup. We're running Nitto's new NT555 255/30ZR22 tires, which are about as small as they come. With the way our setup is designed, getting that amount of lift requires some negative camber, so the fenders are slightly sectioned for clearance. If you call Bobby at Sadistic, he'll be able to answer all your questions. Hopefully these pictures will help you out a little. Be on the lookout for more of the first S-10 body-dropped on 22s.