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ErikSS 2008 Trailblazer SS

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by ErikSS » Sun Jun 23, 2013 11:44 am

ErikSS 2008 Trailblazer SS

Drivetrain Specs:
Rebuilt LS2 Engine
4.10 gears - stock
4L80E Transmission
NP246 Selectable transfercase
Shortened rear drive shaft
Custom front drive shaft
14 bolt SS rear axle - stock LSD
ATP front axle disconnect with Doorman actuator

Suspension Modifications:
Front- Radflo Coilovers
Flipped upper control arms
Rear- Liftmiester 2" lift spacer
Z71 rear springs
Skyjacker rear shocks N8030
Panhard Bar Drop Bracket
Tie Rod Ends
Moog 2500HD with Rough Country Sleeves (after some modifications)

Exterior Modifications:
MarkMC 3" body lift
MarkMC wheel Adapters
17" MB wheels
315/70R17 BF Goodrich AT's
MDB Front bumper kit with Stinger Bar, LT kit, 5" french light kit, and 2" reciever.
Modified MDB Radiator skid
MDB Oil pan skid
5" KC Apollo fog lights (I'm not thrilled with the output)
Firestick CB antenna and mount
Firestick heavy CB antenna spring

Engine Modifications:
Mahle flat top 10.6-1 pistons
Eagle Forged Rods
PCM of NC (Comp) Camshaft
CNC Ported and Polished 243 heads
Brian Tooley double springs and Ti retainers
PCM of NC pick up tube relocation
FAST 32psi fuel injectors
PCM of NC standard cold air intake
PCM of NC tune
PCM 3 relay Electric Fan conversion
Kooks long tube headers
3" raised radiator for clearance
I'm sure I forgot something I did in there. It was a long project.

Interior Modifications:
Trailer brake controler
GM cargo organizer

Recovery Equipment:
12,000lbs Rough Country winch with synthetic line
2" straps
Shackles
Snatch block
High lift jack (needs to be mounted)

Electrical Modifications:
CB I found in an old work truck
Dual terminal Bosch battery
Wiring setup for winch
Last edited by ErikSS on Fri Nov 14, 2014 12:21 am, edited 10 times in total.
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Location: IL, Flossmoor
Name: Erik
Vehicle Year: 2008
Vehicle: Chevrolet TrailBlazer
DriveTrain: 4WD w/ Limited Slip
Rank: Offroad Rated

by ErikSS » Sun Jun 23, 2013 12:23 pm

Took this today!
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Location: IL, Flossmoor
Name: Erik
Vehicle Year: 2008
Vehicle: Chevrolet TrailBlazer
DriveTrain: 4WD w/ Limited Slip
Rank: Offroad Rated

by ErikSS » Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:13 pm

For the large number of you who are in this situation... (um, maybe not) lol

The air line that comes out of the compressor for the air bags has a strange fitting. After hours of research I found an adapter, o ring, and pipe thread cap. Bottom line, the compressor is protected, and I can use the on board air compressor again!
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Vehicle: Chevrolet TrailBlazer
DriveTrain: 4WD w/ Limited Slip
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by ErikSS » Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:51 pm

This seems to be an ok view of the flag mount, bumper, ect.
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Vehicle Year: 2008
Vehicle: Chevrolet TrailBlazer
DriveTrain: 4WD w/ Limited Slip
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by ErikSS » Tue Aug 06, 2013 6:12 pm

I found a couple of pictures from the Body Lift.
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Front with 1/2 body lift
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Vehicle: Chevrolet TrailBlazer
DriveTrain: 4WD w/ Limited Slip
Rank: Offroad Rated

by ErikSS » Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:05 pm

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Sent from my myTouch_4G_Slide using Tapatalk 2
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Name: Erik
Vehicle Year: 2008
Vehicle: Chevrolet TrailBlazer
DriveTrain: 4WD w/ Limited Slip
Rank: Offroad Rated

by ErikSS » Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:35 am

My favorite pic to date...
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Location: IL, Flossmoor
Name: Erik
Vehicle Year: 2008
Vehicle: Chevrolet TrailBlazer
DriveTrain: 4WD w/ Limited Slip
Rank: Offroad Rated

by ErikSS » Sun Oct 26, 2014 9:46 pm

I rebuilt my engine. I used the stock block bored 10 over. I used the stock crank ground 10 under.
Some of the Upgraded Engine Parts:
Mahle flat top pistons
PCM of NC designed Comp camshaft
Eagle forged rods
Ported 243 heads with Brian Tooley double springs and Ti guides
PCM of NC Oil Pick-up tube relcation kit
FAST 32psi injectors
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Name: Erik
Vehicle Year: 2008
Vehicle: Chevrolet TrailBlazer
DriveTrain: 4WD w/ Limited Slip
Rank: Offroad Rated

by ErikSS » Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:22 am

I had it Dyno tuned at Straight Line Performance in New Lenox, IL. They are 2 time Pinks winners.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGpFiFKY2Xo
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Name: Erik
Vehicle Year: 2008
Vehicle: Chevrolet TrailBlazer
DriveTrain: 4WD w/ Limited Slip
Rank: Offroad Rated

by ErikSS » Fri Jan 23, 2015 10:47 pm

This is a little about my Sliders.
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Joined: Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:23 pm
Location: IL, Flossmoor
Name: Erik
Vehicle Year: 2008
Vehicle: Chevrolet TrailBlazer
DriveTrain: 4WD w/ Limited Slip
Rank: Offroad Rated

by ErikSS » Fri Jan 23, 2015 11:02 pm

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Posts: 2027
Joined: Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:23 pm
Location: IL, Flossmoor
Name: Erik
Vehicle Year: 2008
Vehicle: Chevrolet TrailBlazer
DriveTrain: 4WD w/ Limited Slip
Rank: Offroad Rated


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