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Dirty Antons Build - 2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer

These builds are capable of traveling some of the most difficult trails known to the GMT360 platform (4.5+ per our trail rating guide). This section includes our SAS builds.

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by dirty anton » Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:33 pm

some of the ifs and other parts.Image
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by dirty anton » Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:34 pm

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by dirty anton » Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:51 pm

dana 60Image

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flipped the stock steering boot around(long end in the truck) then clamped cv boot
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by dirty anton » Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:58 pm

more pics to come later. this build is pretty much based off what steve did and a some of my own ideas. thanx for lighting a fire under my ass steve!
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by dirty anton » Sun Sep 11, 2011 7:21 pm

cross memberImage
rear drive shaftImage
front brake line relocateImage
e brake: was able to use brake cables that came with 14 bolt. just relocated the mounts.Image
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pieced together an exhaust pipe may change laterImage
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by dirty anton » Fri Sep 16, 2011 11:31 pm

231c transfer case linkage from novak
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tc case shifter from a jeepImage
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by dirty anton » Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:35 am

tire carrier and relocated tag and lightImageImage[img]
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by dirty anton » Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:38 am

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by dirty anton » Fri Oct 07, 2011 10:51 am

here is a side viewImage
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by dirty anton » Fri Oct 14, 2011 11:43 pm

new tires:Image
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by dirty anton » Fri Oct 14, 2011 11:45 pm

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by dirty anton » Wed Nov 30, 2011 12:15 pm

had issues of just scraping oil filter with draglink when stuffing passenger side. could have maybe gotten away with doing nothing.wanted piece of mind so options were adjusting bump stop(would lose an inch of travel) maybe different pitman arm,angled drag link or oil filter relocate. i am happy with how everything else is working out so i chose to move the oil filter.(was the cheepest option also) this can be mounted horizontal or vertical. placed on top of framerail. bin driving for 2 weeks now worked out great and no issues at all and even seems to run a little coolerImageImageImage[imhttp://i1133.photob
no issues of hitting draglink nowImage
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by dirty anton » Mon Jan 02, 2012 3:10 pm

a few things i have bin working on the last few months: finally got around to installing kc 100 watt roof lightsImage

gas can mount:Image[img]
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derale trans pan. really like this pan.metal pan that holds another quart or so and has cooling tubes that
run through the pan and air travels in these. also has a temp sender on pan and drain plug.
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purple cranium diff protectors:Image
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by dirty anton » Sun Mar 11, 2012 12:35 pm

mounted the abbots speedo corrector. 12v sw supply and neg batt gnd. then wired after pcm.Image


wire going in then out of pcm. shielded to prevent any extra noise in era.Image


welded in some extra support gussetsImage

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by dirty anton » Fri Jul 13, 2012 4:41 pm

things noted about T6:hit every branch that hung down banging up rack and lights. steering was really hard going slow in 4 wheel drive and recently broke ps pump shaft. Solution took off rack temporarily. (got hold of a oil pan to play with) once thats done i can lower truck a few inches. also got with PSC and they have a max flow upgraded pump that bolts right on. Imageyou can use either pully stock or ext, both press on psc pump.Imagepressing on pully(went with stock for now)Imagepump mounted up
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by dirty anton » Fri Jul 13, 2012 4:49 pm

Imagemade a bracket to hold res, and it bolts to fender well and filter box bolt.]ImageImageres is above pump and out of the way of oil and trans dip sticks.
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by dirty anton » Fri Jul 13, 2012 5:01 pm

Imageps fluid cooler.Imagemounted under rad guard. kept the stock cooler.(ran new one after then returns to res)Imagedrilled out holes in rad guard for air flow.
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by dirty anton » Fri Jul 13, 2012 5:15 pm

Image1.75 redneck ram and hoses welded to axle and tie rod.Imagegear box and were hoses are tapped in.Imagealso ran a whole new high pressure hose to in of gear box
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by dirty anton » Fri Jul 13, 2012 5:21 pm

a few more picsImageImagefilter from resImageback of pump
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by dirty anton » Fri Jul 13, 2012 5:28 pm

so far so good! took a while to get air out of system (important to do before you drive) then did some trails by house and 4 wheel drive is way easier to steer along with being less stressful on frame and gear box. bump steer is gone both on and off road and overall feels more smoothe and solid.
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