how to tell if my 1999 s-10 4x4 is a wide stance (zr2) or not?


Asked by Apr 19, 2014 at 05:19 PM about the 1999 Chevrolet S-10 3 Dr LS Wide Stance 4WD Extended Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have been trying to buy parts for my 99 s-10 4x4 truck ,but the guy at the parts counter keeps asking if my truck is a wide stance or not ,even after I give them the vin number. so my question is how do I tell if mine is or isn't a wide stance ? I bought it used so no obvious stickers/labeling on the body that tells me its a wide stance or zr2 model.     just like in the related selection below this in your submit question box on here.. no separate box for a  4x4 extended cab without the wide stance package.

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On the inside of the glove box door is a sticker with a bunch of letters and numbers, grouped in 3s. Look for that option code (ZR2). If it's not on the sticker, you don't have that option. HTH. -Jim

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if that is a picture of your truck then it is a zr2. ZR2's have the wide fender flares and come factory with 31's. They sit higher than a factory s10 4x4. And have a stiffer frame

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okay, so here is the sticker ,but? it has several codes on it for several kits from gm . so how do I decipher the sticker?

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I know I know I am being a stickler/really picky for a answer,but I don't want to buy parts then have to return them especially if I have to pay for shipping to return them (plus a 15 percent restocking fee). : ) or get the truck taken apart only too then find out I don't have the right part or can not get the right part from a local autoparts b+m store. thanks for your help tracking down the right answers. later

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I can t believe it , this site actually helped find a answer that even the local auto parts stores could not answer.

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The option codes are in alphabetical order. They start at the upper left of the sticker. The ZR2 would be near the bottom of the sticker. HTH. -Jim

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the zr2 code can be seen in the picture

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Oh yeah, there it is. Thanks Andrew, I didn't blow up the picture before I last posted. Oops! -Jim


Got a question my buddy has a 95 s10 and the sticker inside the glove box has zr2 at the bottom, now does that mean that it is a zr2 or is that sticker just different codes for s10? And how would you go about finding out for sure, like would the vin# be slightly different than a base s10?


If the glove box is original then it's a zr2. It's easy to identify a zr2. Flares, 31's are the factory tire size, the axles are 3 inches wider so they wheels fill out the flares. Otherwise they would look really sunken in. And the front of the rear leaf spring mount is dropped a few inches.

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