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Dirty Antons Build - 2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer

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by dirty anton » Tue Nov 30, 2010 12:15 am

year make model: 2002 chevy trailblazer
drivetrain: 4.2 l i 6, replaced motor 5 years ago with new,used(30,000)miles /new beefed up trans ,reluctor ring for vss,transgo shift kit,corvette servo,over size trans pan, cooler ,temp sender gauge/231c tc case (manual)/tom woods drive shafts:
suspension mods:custom leaf spring lift sas/ford dana 60 front 4.88 gears/chevy 14 bolt full floater rear 4.88 gears/both detroit lockers (auto),purple cranium diff protectors/rancho shocks/PSC ps pump res and cooler/redneck ram assist 1.75/crossover steering/off road design offset draglink/lots and lots of fabricating!/37by13.5 nitto mud grapplers/17in raceline beed locks
ext mods:tube bumper with winch plate. Warn zeon winch and skid/welded reciever tire-gas can mount/flexi flares/tail light protectors/fire stick antenna/hood struts/neilageinc.com rock sliders,extended breather hose's(trans,tc/diffs)
umm...low range rock lights/oil-trans-tc-gas-pinion skids.
engine mods:
green air filter/relocated oil filter/res deleate(piped out back)/magnaflow muffler
interior mods:rear cargo shelf/various cargo nets for storing/flash light/fire ext/thule storage bags/ammo cases full of junk/tool box/cobra cb radio/on board air/cabin air filter.
recovery equip: hi lift jack/straps/tree strap/rope/shackles front and rear/plug kit(tire repair)
electrical mods: /tucked in the trailer light conn/front and back winch wiring with quick disc/sears platinum p4 battery/battery sw for winch selection/added rear cargo light/hi beam-quad light-fog light mod 2rear 100 watt backup lights with 3 way sw(on,off,backup)
Possible future mods:regear arb's
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How it sits today without 3in body lift
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Vehicle Year: 2002
Vehicle: Chevrolet TrailBlazer
DriveTrain: 4WD w/ Aftermarket Locker
Rank: Extreme Offroader

by dirty anton » Tue Nov 30, 2010 12:29 am

before it all beganImageImageImagemark mc suspension lift(original)ImageImagebodyliftingImageImage
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gettin new tires
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love this pic
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Vehicle Year: 2002
Vehicle: Chevrolet TrailBlazer
DriveTrain: 4WD w/ Aftermarket Locker
Rank: Extreme Offroader

by dirty anton » Tue Nov 30, 2010 12:36 am

sorry about the quality :(
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by dirty anton » Tue Nov 30, 2010 12:49 am

comparing body lifts
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3 in body
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2 in zone
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no body lift just susp
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by dirty anton » Tue Nov 30, 2010 12:54 am

more comparing body lifts
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3 next to a 2 in block
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stock body bolts/2 in/ 3 in
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3 in block
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Rank: Extreme Offroader

by dirty anton » Tue Nov 30, 2010 12:58 am

mark mc wheel adapters
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Rank: Extreme Offroader

by dirty anton » Tue Nov 30, 2010 1:02 am

more random pics
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mark mc dust cover ext for 3 in body lift
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fire ext
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flashlight
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by dirty anton » Tue Nov 30, 2010 1:16 am

comparing
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next to tb suspension and 3 in body lift
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next to a fellow tb suspension and 3in body lift
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next to a taho (guy was scratching his head ha ha) suspension and 3in body lift
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by dirty anton » Tue Nov 30, 2010 1:23 am

suspension lifts (front)
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stock front
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suspension lift front
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Vehicle: Chevrolet TrailBlazer
DriveTrain: 4WD w/ Aftermarket Locker
Rank: Extreme Offroader

by dirty anton » Tue Nov 30, 2010 1:25 am

suspension lifts rear
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stock rear
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suspension lift rear
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Vehicle: Chevrolet TrailBlazer
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Rank: Extreme Offroader

by dirty anton » Tue Nov 30, 2010 1:32 am

more randomness
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install of tail light guard supports
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extra material for supporting tail light guards
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Vehicle: Chevrolet TrailBlazer
DriveTrain: 4WD w/ Aftermarket Locker
Rank: Extreme Offroader

by dirty anton » Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:53 pm

bartons bumper!!!
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with added lights
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just put on
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by dirty anton » Sat Dec 04, 2010 2:07 pm

added a stinger!! mike barton makes one heavy duty bumper!!!
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Vehicle: Chevrolet TrailBlazer
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by dirty anton » Mon Dec 06, 2010 8:40 pm

extra support. then off to painting. to cold to paint right now.haha wont fit in my garage now.even without the roof rack.
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by dirty anton » Tue Dec 07, 2010 1:06 pm

surco roof rack mounted flush to trucks rails.
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Vehicle: Chevrolet TrailBlazer
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Rank: Extreme Offroader

by dirty anton » Tue Dec 07, 2010 1:09 pm

home made brackets.
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Rank: Extreme Offroader

by dirty anton » Thu Dec 09, 2010 2:16 pm

now with some paint
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Name: mike
Vehicle Year: 2002
Vehicle: Chevrolet TrailBlazer
DriveTrain: 4WD w/ Aftermarket Locker
Rank: Extreme Offroader

by dirty anton » Sun Jan 09, 2011 3:09 pm

a few more pics
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new rear july 10
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cb
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front view on the trail
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Name: mike
Vehicle Year: 2002
Vehicle: Chevrolet TrailBlazer
DriveTrain: 4WD w/ Aftermarket Locker
Rank: Extreme Offroader

by dirty anton » Sun Jan 09, 2011 3:20 pm

more shots
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trail pic
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trail pic
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power line trail
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Posts: 425
Joined: Thu Aug 19, 2010 12:21 am
Location: upper marlboro md
Name: mike
Vehicle Year: 2002
Vehicle: Chevrolet TrailBlazer
DriveTrain: 4WD w/ Aftermarket Locker
Rank: Extreme Offroader

by dirty anton » Sun Jan 16, 2011 2:02 pm

well it all started out as a couple torn cv boots. two were expected because they were old. the one i was suprised about was the replacement boot by dorman. i had just put this on. the material is pliable but just to thin. and this was not stretched at all unlike the others because of the suspension lift. finally replaced with some cardone axle shafts. these seem to be the ticket!

replaced orig upper ball joints and front wheel bearings(pass side was very noisy). then got to the disconnect. this came off real easy! yea the rear housing was broken off in the side of the oil pan! pieces were a pain in the a!! to get out! had bin broken for a while the lower part of the break was wet and there was water in the bottom of the disconnect. the gears, fork and 2 bearings looked good. one bearing was rusted from moisture. opted to replace all bearings and seals , cleaned up and regreased it all. got another rear housing. the old disconnect was still working tho, it just needed a rebuild bad. not bad for an 02!
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broken rear housing of the front disconnect
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replaced orig upper ball joints
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torn boot
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Joined: Thu Aug 19, 2010 12:21 am
Location: upper marlboro md
Name: mike
Vehicle Year: 2002
Vehicle: Chevrolet TrailBlazer
DriveTrain: 4WD w/ Aftermarket Locker
Rank: Extreme Offroader

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