Offroad Trailblazers and Envoys

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by Dudabadical » Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:40 am

Hello! My name is Nick. I purchased a Trailblazer about four months ago. It currently has about 30k on it. In spite of its age, it is in fairly mint condition. I am planning out a lift, which brought me here. So far, I was able get ahold of some 3" MarkMC front lift spacers. I purchased some Z71 rear springs. I also purchased some wheels and tires. The wheels are 17x9 -6mm offset 6x5.5 lug Black Rhinos. The tires are Cooper Discoverer A/T3s 275/70/17 load range E. I need to order some adapters still and some rear spacers. First I need to measure the front and rear fenders. In addition, I reached out to Radflo to see if I can skip the spacers and go straight to coilovers. I'll report back on what I find out. I'm still not sure how the 3" lift will look with my current wheel setup. If it will be too much gap. I've still got a ton more researching to do on here to do and some documenting.
Can't really say they match the TB.
How do you like them running boards.
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by DirtyBacon04 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:30 am

Welcome! Looks like you're in the mecca of off-roading in the US!! Jealous!
I like those rims. They'd look even better wrapped in BFG KO2s. I'll likely never buy any other tire for my rig.
I wish you luck in the pursuit of Radflos, but I believe they are finished with production for our vehicle. Lucky to get your hands on Marks lift, since he's stopped production, too.
Armor is still easy to get your hands on through Barton (MDB Fabrication) and top notch quality specific to trailblazers/envoys

Glad to have you and we await some trip reports showing the beauty of Utah!

(PS. I don't like them running boards :puker: )
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by Anthony Hernandez » Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:43 pm

yeah dude, those wheels are sick. welcome. :safari:
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by Cody_S » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:55 pm

Those are some good looking rock sliders :P lol

Seriously though, I love those wheels, they look great. Sounds like you're on the right track with the lift. Like Bacon said, some of those parts will be hard to get a hold of now, but don't let that discourage you. I'm running the BDS 2" kit on my TB right now. Combined with some wheel spacers and I was able to run those same tires. My old Envoy had Mark's 3" kit, plus the Z71 springs and Moog 81114 front springs. You can check out the build thread for that one in my signature.
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by wstuckey1 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:39 pm

Dudabadical wrote: In addition, I reached out to Radflo to see if I can skip the spacers and go straight to coilovers. I'll report back on what I find out. documenting.

I’d recommend asking Hawkeye if he still has his radflos. He was parting out his rig
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