I picked up my 2008 Trailblazer in March 22, 2013 with 62k+ on the clock, just few days after my birth day.
Googled TB mods found Traivoy, then after some reading found GMTNation.com then offroadTB.com after about one week of lurking, all the while thinking to myself boy what goldmine of information here
, signed right up and made a donation.
Now for the 1000 dollar question what is my "mission", well as most in the beginning not really sure just wanted to get on the trails.
After much reading, talking and soul searching. here is what I want a DD that is a very capable offroad SUV were I can explore the back trails and camp with friends and family. As with all things this could evolve into something more only time will tell.
Today Suspension/Drivetrain Modifications
Goodyear MTR with Kevlar LT285/75R16
Mark's 6x5 to 6x5.5 wheel Adapters Front
Front Diff 4.10 gearsCheap AWD Sleeve conversion
RadFlo's front Suspension Lift @ 2.5" screw thread which is about 3" lift with our platform.Rear
SS Axle 4.10 gears G86 LSD
Z71 rear springs
2" rear spring spacer
Skyjacker rear shocks N8030
Rear Sway bar deleted Exterior Modifications
MDB LT non-BL bumper
Oil pan skid plate Here
Custom made RAD Skid Plate made by V7Guy
Hitch mounted tire Carrier
Improvised "Trasharoo" on the Spare Tire from a old frame back pack
Surco S5060 50 x 60 Safari RackElectrical Modifications
CB & Antenna Little Wil Wilson CB Magnet Mount
Why not a fire stick.. to be different. If I get roof rack will have to get a firestick.. this was easier right now. iPad Mounted with a RAM mount with the following applications
1. Off network Topo Maps
2. Dash cam
3. Scan tool using ELM327 WIFI
& OBD Fusion
on iPhone Dash Commander
2 - 4" square LED work lights (1550 lumens) mounted on rear roof basket, hooked to a 3 way switch. reverse - off - work
43" LED light bar (20K lumens) mounted on front roof basket Engine Modifications
Resonator DeleteB&M 70268 SuperCooler Automatic Transmission Cooler
with a Hayden Automotive 397 Transmission Line Fitting Kit
Transmission Temperature Gauge via old android phone and torque app
PCM of NC Tune: 92 octane, 33" tires, 4.10 gears, no towing, shift firmness 2 at stock shift points, TCC PMW % at 90% to keep TC locked on highway. Interior Modifications
Smittybilt 29312B Receiver Hitch D-Ring with 3/4-Inch Shackle
Wheeler’s Recovery Strap 3"x20'
Tow strap 2"x20
Hooked tow strap 2"x20'
Hi-Lift Jack HL484 48" Hi-Lift Black Cast and Steel Jack
Hi-Lift Lift-Mate (LM-100)
ShovelNon Trail Related Mods
Hood Bug deflector
Scrubber Wiper bladed.. thanks JD for finding these.Future Mods
Rear steel bumper with swing out