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Opeth's - 2006 Trailblazer

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by Opeth » Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:26 am

Year Make Model:

2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS

Drivetrain Specs:

4.2L I6, 3.42 gears ( no G80), 4x4

Suspension Modifications:

MarkMC 3" Suspension lift
MarkMC 3" body lift
MarkMC rear spacers
MarkMC 1.5" 6x5->6x5.5 spacers
Z71 springs
Bilsteins HD front struts
Bilstein 5125 (255v/70) rear shocks

Brake Modifications

Trailblazer EXT/SS caliper brackets
Power stop cross drilled and slotted rotors (13")
Power stop ceramic pads

Exterior Modifications:

MDB 3" front bumper ( previously Dirty Anton's)
MDB Radiator skid plate and Oil skid plate
Ultra Wheel Crusher 17x8 25mm offset
265/70r17 Cooper Discoverer STT TEK3
CBI Fab folding tire carrier
KC Hilites and Piaa fog lights
2" driving/fog lights.

Engine Modifications:

PCMforLess.com transmission oil cooler

Interior Modifications:

Weather Tech floor mats, cargo liner

Recovery Equipment:

Off Road Specialties stainless 3/4" D shackles

Electrical Modifications:

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Vehicle: Chevrolet TrailBlazer
DriveTrain: 4WD
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by Opeth » Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:49 pm

Ordered up a CBI folding tire carrier, they made a thru wheel license plate holder for me. I then ran a coiled 8' 7way to flat 4 wire to a LED plate light. Bought a flat 4 plug and used only the powered aux light and ground to run the lamp.

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by Opeth » Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:59 pm

Installed a PCM of NC trans cooler with black braided hoses.

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by Opeth » Sat Sep 21, 2013 3:13 pm

Mark's 3" body lift, I felt this was much easier than installing the suspension lift. Steering separated by inserting a screw driver and pulling up and out. One captive nut on the rear spun itself loose, quick cut and tossed a wrench on it. Very happy with this lift.

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Let the GF play a little bit since it was a rainy day...

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One thing I did learn, cordless drills chew through batteries trying to drill holes into the frame.

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by Opeth » Fri Sep 05, 2014 12:11 am

MDB 3" bumper purchased from Mike- DIRTYANTON

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Used POR-15 to seal salt from eating this bumper and the frame of my truck

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Stopped in Indianapolis and met up with Mr. Barton himself to pick up a radiator and oil skid plate. Had to live with it for a week in my work truck...lol

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by Opeth » Fri Sep 12, 2014 11:06 am

Didn't like how I had my fog light switches hooked up or the switches themselves, so I used these 19mm push button switches. Lower button controls fogs and uppers will control KC's. Both sets of lights were wired up with a universal fog light harness off eBay.

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