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Boog2006's Build - 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer

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by boog2006 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:07 pm

Year Make Model: 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer

Drivetrain Specs: 4.2L6 4WD 3.42 gear ratio (RPO code GU6) w/out G80

Suspension Modifications:
installed ~ Z-71 rear springs;
installed ~ moog 81114 front springs
installed ~ markmc 2.5" lift
installed ~ 1.5" spacers
installed ~ 265/70R17 Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs
removed ~ Rear Sway Bar
disconnected ~ Front Sway Bar

Exterior Modifications:
installed ~ Surco 50 x 50 roof basket
installed ~ 2" front receiver
planned ~ custom spare tire carrier/rear brush guard hitch mounted

Engine Modifications:
installed ~ resonator delete
planned ~ PCMforless tuning

Interior Modifications:
installed ~ iPad dash mount
In Progress ~ custom rear cargo storage

Recovery Equipment:
[i]installed[\i] ~ badlands 9000k winch, 2" receiver mount, quick disconnect with direct tie battery connection

Electrical Modifications:
[i]installed[\i] ~ DieHard Platinum battery
[i]planned[\i] ~ Dual Battery Setup with rear winch hookup

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by boog2006 » Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:10 am

Z-71 springs arrived!!!!!!!

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by boog2006 » Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:15 am

Got the Z-71 springs installed yesterday.

Measurement before - 34" after 35" (concrete to fender through center of wheel)

Passenger side is 0.5" higher front and rear than driver side. ( I wasn't even sitting in it at the time :scratch: )

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by boog2006 » Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:20 am

Brush guard install: had to remove plastic fairing at bottom of bumper for bracket clearance. Mounting will be modified in the future.



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by boog2006 » Sat Mar 03, 2012 2:34 pm

Purchased Moog 81114 front springs

Received them yesterday.





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by boog2006 » Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:42 pm

Anal wart removed...



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by boog2006 » Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:45 pm

Started my new rear storage tonight.



Slide out counter from hardwood flooring samples.



Gonna modify to work as corn hole boards also.



Storage bins from SAMs club. Enough room to stack or double deep full of gear.







Cut to contour cabin for clean finish. Planned to carpet to match.



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by boog2006 » Sat May 19, 2012 10:44 pm

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After is only with front lift and z71s in the rear. I'll install rear blocks after I get me some new shocks ;)



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by boog2006 » Fri Jul 06, 2012 1:32 pm

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by boog2006 » Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:54 pm

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by boog2006 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:17 pm

Stickers on!

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by boog2006 » Fri May 23, 2014 2:57 pm

So, on my last wheeling trip to Turkey Bay in LBL my 4x4 stopped working. On investigation, I had worn out front axles and the front differential outer bearing had failed. Luckily I had recently bought a spare diff. I decided at the time that I would go ahead an install a front locker in the diff before installation, however the lock right is no longer available. It was time to rethink my mission.

The offroad crew I run with are on 35-40" tires, fully locked, and fairly aggressive in there choice of trails.

My camping and travel desires don't line up with that of my family. I would like a trailer setup with RTT as well as a RTT on the trailblazer for my family of 5. They would like a travel trailer.

On May 20, I made the decision to trade my trailblazer in for a tow vehicle; 2001 Ford Excursion Limited V10 4x4. I'll now be able to select a nice trailer for the family. Modify for moderate offroad worthiness (35's 4" lift). This satisfies our camping bug. But, not my offroad bug. I'll now be searching for that right family wheeling vehicle to run with the club I'm currently involved with.

I appreciate everything I have learned from this community and thank you for the disease.

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