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Old 05-19-2018, 05:55 AM   #1
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Did a few things.

Opinions? Been collecting parts for a while. Finally got around to installing some of them. I rebuilt a 95 4WD (drum) rear axle housing with a Zexel-Torsen unit out of a Camaro, put 2002 2WD Blazer rear discs on it (nightmare, had to fab 1/4" spacers behind the backing plates to line it all up) Slotted rotors, Goodridge stainless flex hoses, Belltech 3" rear springs, Belltech Typhoon 1 1/4" rear sway bar, Belltech Sy/Ty 1 3/8" front sway bar, and 18x8.5 American racing AR924 with 245/50ZR 18 Goodyear F1.

Not sure about it all right now, the rear sits a little low, and the front track is wider than the rear. I might raise it up a 1/2" and put 3/4' wheel spacers on the rear.
So far it seems to ride better, a little stiffer, handle better but I've only driven a few miles with the new wheels. Nothing rubbing (yet)

Excuse the dirty wheels. One trip down the dirt road and it's covered in shlt. Looks like these wheels show it more.
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Old 05-19-2018, 06:52 AM   #2
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Glad to see this truck getting some love, been awhile since we've seen it.

I think you're on the right track, raise the rear and add spacers, looks great otherwise!

Try to find some local autocross events, you will blow your mind, spectators minds, and get a whole new appreciation for your truck. (And a new parts list ) It's the most fun I ever had with a project. Ran into the guy I went with last night, 2 years later and there's still people asking where the blazer guy is.
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Old 05-19-2018, 01:48 PM   #3
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Glad to see this truck getting some love, been awhile since we've seen it.

I think you're on the right track, raise the rear and add spacers, looks great otherwise!

Try to find some local autocross events, you will blow your mind, spectators minds, and get a whole new appreciation for your truck. (And a new parts list ) It's the most fun I ever had with a project. Ran into the guy I went with last night, 2 years later and there's still people asking where the blazer guy is.
I second this.

Super bummed my car has welded diff in it right now. Is keeping me from attending events
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Old 05-20-2018, 09:17 AM   #4
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Nice, I love the stance.
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Old 05-29-2018, 08:04 AM   #5
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Nice

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Old 05-29-2018, 05:05 PM   #6
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So I did the 3/4" bolt on rear spacers, didn't feel warm and fuzzy about not being able to recheck the inner lug nuts without removing the wheels so I pulled the axle shafts out and put longer ARP studs in, popped the studs out of the spacers and used them as slide-on style. I also pull the 1" blocks and replaced with 1/2" blocks. It sits better now. No rubbing anywhere yet but anticipating bent wheels any time now. The roads are really bad around here, I hit a bridge expansion joint on the highway pretty hard over the weekend where they where paving. No way possible to slow down for it either.

Still don't have any decent pictures yet, no camera.
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It will often be exercised when wrong,
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Old 06-05-2018, 09:04 PM   #7
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glad to hear the ole girl is getting some love and and also getting some miles on her. Still one of my all-time favorite rides on here.
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Old 08-16-2018, 02:46 AM   #8
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Wow. talk about throwback. haven't seen a lot of these names in years.

Trucks looking good! Glad to see SSF is still going, even if it is barely going. I remember when s-series.org finally shut down. That sucked. That was my home for a long long time.
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Old 09-03-2018, 04:48 PM   #9
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I don't know if you guys can see photobucket, I took a few pics today driving around.
http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/.../DAM%20463.jpg
http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/.../DAM%20458.jpg
http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/.../DAM%20456.jpg
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'91 Z70 Bravada lowered 4" 350 Vortec w/TBI, TCI-700r4, KYB's, 9C1 cop car steering gear, rear sway bar, yada yada...
'05 Subaru Legacy wagon (wife's daily)
'04 Subaru Forester XT EJ255 turbo, TBE, lowered 1.5" w/springs
'02 K2500HD single cab 6.0 4L80E 8' plow sander/spreader
Case 580K 4x4 w/chains, 10' power angle plow

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It will often be exercised when wrong,
but better so than not to be exercised at all.
I like a little rebellion now and then." -Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)
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Old 09-04-2018, 06:20 AM   #10
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Looking good Mitch, glad to see it getting some miles.
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