Our Almighty Dime Get's a Solid Axle Swap
If you've been reading OFF-ROAD for a while, chances are you're familiar with our Almighty Dime S-10 Blazer project truck. We've transformed our once retired four-door Blazer into a pretty reliable and fun off-road toy. The problem is we're never really satisfied leaving well enough alone with our project vehicles so it was only a matter of time until we ripped into our faithful little project vehicle! We had a blast mobbing around the desert in our S-10 Blazer project but after doing 200 miles through the Mojave Road, we realized our front suspension was going to have a hard time shaking off all the abuse we we're putting it thorugh. The toe alignment kept changing while the suspension cycled when hitting mild rollers at speed. Our rack and pinion was causing the wheels to toe out while compressing the front end at full bump. As such, we dropped the truck off with Mike Gold of Revolution Vehicle Dynamics in Apple Valley, California to perform a tried and true solid axle swap on the Almighty Dime using parts from Sky Manufacturing as well as a set of awesome Dana 44 axles that we poached from a clean full size Jeep Wagoneer. We seriously can't wait to get this thing back out in the dirt and see how our new Wagoneer axles handle some desert two tracks as well as some rocky trails! Check out the progress we've made to the Almighty Dime!