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Old 03-06-2009, 06:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well, it's about time I start a dedicated thread to my S10's conversion to diesel.

I am really just at the very start of it, but here goes.


I know it's silly, but I did want to try out the hubcaps!



What do you think of Mercedes diesel hubcaps on a Chevy?

Aero-improvement? Or just more rotating mass?

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Old 03-06-2009, 08:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Second post on Epic thread!

I'm going to have to say no on the Benz caps, not because you shouldn't have them, but because most people will take you for a crazy man.

Just noticed that rust; how bad is it? Might be a reason to buy another truck . . ..
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Yeah, I am still trying to figure out if I really want to do the swap on this truck or another one.

I sorta like how the hub caps match the white truck though!
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I think the caps are a nice touch, but should be used on the vehicle that you put the swap in.

You could also "plug" the holes in the caps, not that it would make too much difference.

At the very least, hearing a diesel S-10, and seeing the 'cedes caps, someone might actually put 2 and 2 together and ask some questions.

Plus, you can re-badge it as an "S-Class" LOL.
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Been waiting for this thread to pop up.

Oh, and rocker panels and cab corners are pretty inexpensive. And you should lower it 6/6, my friend had one lowered that much. It was fun going over speed bumps.
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I dig the hubcaps, and make sure to get one of those "Powered by Mercedes-Benz" stickers for your rear window once the conversion is done.
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I dig the hubcaps, and make sure to get one of those "Powered by Mercedes-Benz" stickers for your rear window once the conversion is done.
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Here's a diesel S-10, 1st gen. This will have nothing in common with what you're going for, other than the engine fuel type. Still awesome. Air ride too. Sorry it's not embedded, I suck at html.



edit: apparently EM does the embedding for me. yeay!
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What engine are you thinking about? there should be at least a few out there that bolt right in but off the top of my head I'm not sure what they are.
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What engine are you thinking about? there should be at least a few out there that bolt right in but off the top of my head I'm not sure what they are.
If you can find me a diesel engine that will "bolt right in", I will bow before your Ecomodding Powers!

I have a Mercedes 2.4L 4 cylinder diesel engine sitting in my garage right now. It is almost the exact same size as an S10 2.2L gas engine.

Of course it is NOT going to match the engine mounts or the transmission. Making all that work is going to be the fun part. (I also have no idea how to make the speedometer work right!)

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