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New dude from PA

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by itsatruck » Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:29 pm

I have owned this vehicle since 2012. It's a 2006 SWB Trailblazer i6. At the time, my 2nd child was on the way and I needed more room for a growing family. I refused to get the minivan my wife wanted to get. This basically was intended to be a minivan, to haul kids and groceries. I never had any interests in off-roading. :flex dirty:

Thanks to some episodes of Dirt Every Day I began to get more interested in off-roading. I wanted a Jeep and scoffed at the thought of using the Trailblazer in this manner, especially after some research showed a 2.5 inch lift was about all that was available. Over time the idea started to grow on me. The Trailblazer is paid off now. Then I discovered Expedition Overland on YouTube. If you haven't seen it, it's really worth checking out.

This is going to be my Overland vehicle. I am ordering the 3 inch lift and wheel spacers as soon as MarkMC emails me back. I plan on running 265/75/16 (31.6 inches) M/T as a good balance of fuel economy, off-road performance, and road manners. I will be slapping a roof top tent up top too, and will be building the vehicle continuing with the Overlanding theme. I have a trip planned in October from here to Florida going through the Blue Ridge Mountains and any trails I can find on the way. Thanks to JD's TECORE videos GWNF will be on that list.

My username? I used to always refer to the vehicle as 'The Truck' as opposed to 'The Car', which would have been our Honda at the time. My family ridiculed me over this.
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by DirtyBacon04 » Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:22 pm

Welcome! You are in good company here.
Expedition Overland was a huge inspiration for me, too.
Good luck! Glad to see new members with solid goals.
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by Trail X » Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:19 pm

Definitely glad to have you Adam. Sounds like you've got some good goals set. October is going to come up fast! If you get a lift on it in time, maybe you'd be interested in camping with us during this year's TECORE. Its not a bad drive from PA.
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by ETB1 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:18 am

Welcome to the forum. Can’t wait to see your build and adventures you take. Hit me up if you ever come to ky, I’ll show you some good spots
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by cpyonker » Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:57 am

Good luck man it’s an endless road of mods from here


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by itsatruck » Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:35 am

Trail X wrote:If you get a lift on it in time, maybe you'd be interested in camping with us during this year's TECORE.

Lift, wheels, spacers, and tires just ordered. :thumleft: Hell yeah I will come to TECORE.
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