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Old 04-16-2014, 02:38 PM   #1
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I'm going to cheat on my Camaro!

Well im gonna cheat on my camaro and do some modding on one of my other vehicles lol

My 99 4x4 S10 Blazer, ive been driving it for many many years and its been awesome. Given ive replaced the engine and had the transmission and transfer case rebuilt. It has almost 180K on it and its a champ, got me through everything ive thrown at it and some bad winters here in OKC. So im gonna show her some love.

I just ordered a Superlift 6" suspension lift kit $1600!!

I guess im going to tear it down in the garage and make a project out of it.. apparently its a permanent kit that I have to cut some stuff out on my truck and weld some stuff in.. we'll see how that goes. But it should be awesome. I'll also start fresh with all new moog front end parts and put in 410 gears front and back.

And doing this drops the front diff down so should make plenty of room for a 350 or 5.3 or who knows one of these days.. should be fun though! Heres a before pic
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Old 04-16-2014, 02:43 PM   #2
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And im going for this look.. I might have to do a 2" body lift too I'll see after this is done and I can play with some tire sizes
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Old 04-16-2014, 03:54 PM   #3
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Keep us updated! It looks like you've taken good care of it. However it's weird that its had the engine and transmission replaced at only 180,000 miles.
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Old 04-16-2014, 04:04 PM   #4
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Keep us updated! It looks like you've taken good care of it. However it's weird that its had the engine and transmission replaced at only 180,000 miles.
The engine throws me off a bit, but some of them suffered from an imbalance from the factory.
The transmission on my '01 Bravada is slipping a little bit, and is slow to engage, so I'm not surprised at the transmission part of it one bit.
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Old 04-16-2014, 04:07 PM   #5
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I love seeing color matching rides! keep us posted
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Old 04-16-2014, 05:40 PM   #6
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Was going to say the same thing about the engine as well and good luck and post up some pics as you do the work.
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Old 04-16-2014, 06:59 PM   #7
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Yeah the motor started knocking (badly) at 120K never missed an oil change its whole life.. go figure. And the trans and transfer case prob didnt really need to be done but I have a buddy that builds trannys for aamco so I pulled them and he did it for cost. Plus I like things to be reliable! And for sure ill post some pics as I go.
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Old 04-16-2014, 07:01 PM   #8
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Yeah me too! If im lucky ill be adding a white 50th anniversary 6th gen to the fleet in a couple years. I really should be making extra car payments insted of stuff like this lol but summers comin up and I need a project
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Old 04-16-2014, 07:04 PM   #9
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Very cool op, cant wait to see some more pics.
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Old 04-16-2014, 07:07 PM   #10
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Cool ole' Blazer
Gonna look good when you get the lift on it !

I have an '03 Blazer Xtreme that currently has 176,476
with cat/exhaust problems. Some day it will be back on the road.
Oh and its Red that matches my 1LT.
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Old 04-17-2014, 03:16 PM   #11
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I use a 99 as a work truck. I really like this truck although mines is no where near as nice as yours.
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Old 04-18-2014, 09:51 AM   #12
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I approve. I've spent quality years with a'94 S-10 4x4 truck, and with an '01 S-10 4x4 Blazer... good trucks. Like 'em, love 'em, I want more of 'em.
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Old 04-18-2014, 11:10 AM   #13
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My DD is an 02' 4 door blazer LS 4x4. I've thought about doing something similar to it but for now I just drive it and use it to pull the boat. Its hard to justify selling it, trading it or doing anything much to it at all since it runs so well. 145k miles so far and I just put new intake gaskets on it.
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Old 04-19-2014, 10:54 AM   #14
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Its cool to see so much S10 love on here, thanks guys!

And so it begins...
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Old 04-19-2014, 10:56 AM   #15
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These are always fun to look at too, about 16 years old now.
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Old 04-19-2014, 01:41 PM   #16
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Thats awesome. These things will do pretty good offroad if they are built right. Here's my cousins SAS s10 zr2
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Old 04-19-2014, 04:29 PM   #17
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Thats awesome, I thought about trying to go solid axle but honestly she doesn't see enough off road to really need all that. Just out running around the lake and maybe a little muddin. And the winters of course. Probably 90percent on the road so all show and no go is fine for this one lol
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Old 04-21-2014, 08:53 AM   #18
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And im going for this look.. I might have to do a 2" body lift too I'll see after this is done and I can play with some tire sizes
I want the front bumper from that black S-10

It would look perfect on my '95 S-10 Blazer

I look forward to watching this build
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Old 04-24-2014, 11:33 PM   #19
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I want the front bumper from that black S-10

It would look perfect on my '95 S-10 Blazer

I look forward to watching this build
You and me both!! Saw another guy with one similar that he designed out of cardboard and made it.* Man I wish I was a welder!!

And I look forward to doing this build, pretty much have it all tore down. Still waiting on the kit to get here. I need to order some gears for the diffs. I think im going to go 4.10's with a 32/11.50/15.. not sure yet. I have 3.42 gears now with 28.9 diameter tires.

I want to spray the frame and all the wheel wells black. Not sure what would be best, flat black rustoleum.. or like an undercoating in a can..
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Old 04-25-2014, 10:43 AM   #20
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FYI - That bumper was sold by a company called "Animal4x4" that is no longer in business.

I've looked everywhere for the plans, but whoever has them isn't letting them out into the world. The last I heard, "Mr. Z" (the forum founder of zr2usa.com) has the plans, but I haven't seen anywhere that you can purchase it, whether it's bolt-on or a weld-able kit.
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Old 04-27-2014, 11:18 PM   #21
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Love the truck looks good look even meaner with the lift...... And nice dog
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Old 05-01-2014, 11:10 AM   #22
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Finally got my lift in.. took a little longer than they said but better late than never. Now i have some work to do!
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Old 05-03-2014, 01:08 AM   #23
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Scored some cool parts today from a local salvage yard. I got a ZR2 rear end with 50K on it. It's an 8.5" ring gear (mines 7.5) and has the factory limited slip/locker, and has a 4" wider track than my stock diff matches the front better. Popped the cover looked to have never been off, and looks perfectly clean and hardly any wear.

Also got a ZR2 cast iron front diff (mines alum) with...wait for it....... 0 miles! This salvage yard has a contract with Gm and get a lot of test vehicles and all kind of stuff that has to be ddestroyed or parted out. They'v parted out pperfect zo6's and all kinds of Gm vehicles. Anyways this was exactly what I was looking for and never would have believed I would end up with a new one.. pretty amazing as it has to be like 12 year old! I'll take some better pics later. Both diffs are 3.73 (mines 3.42)
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Old 05-09-2014, 02:15 PM   #24
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Chipping away at her.. wish I had more time to work on it!
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Old 05-11-2014, 11:34 AM   #25
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That is an awesome find!
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