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Old 08-15-2010, 04:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just got a Blazer

Trying to help my brother out. He just bought a 1991 Blazer, clean as they come. He wants to change a few things, so look at the list and please wheigh in on anything you could help on, opinions, etc.

Changes:
  • AM/FM radio (only has AM radio)
  • Different grill (What choics does he have here? He likes the 70's grill, but whats entailed in that swap? Do we have to replace fenders? Or just the radiator support and grill? Info would be great!!!)
  • Trim, the chrome trim that runs along the body, dealer part? How does it install, with 3m?
  • Tires, what can this clear without a lift? I think it has 29's right now, can he go 32's with no problems?

Here is a picture to see what he's working working with:

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Old 08-15-2010, 04:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Also, looks like he might go with a 2" Skyjacker (I hear they ride nice) lift and 33" BFG's. Sound good?

And this is the newbs section, so dont flame. If you don't have something useful to say, keep your trap shut.
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Old 08-15-2010, 05:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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glad to see you moved the thread here. ok so a 3" lift should clear 33's just fine. longer front shackles will make it ride nice. a good lift kit would be from Off Road Design- they sell a complete kit to do it the right way without rear blocks. or you can put in rear blocks and make a good mall pounder. it may clear 32's without a lift but why not do it right from the beginning and lift it and put a good size tire under it, trust me it will be alot more fun in the end (and with only a 3"lift you shouldn't need new driveshafts). as far a chrome goes, thats for pavement pounders so chrome away if you want, kragen sells plenty of it.
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Old 08-15-2010, 08:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Tire clearance will have a lot to do with rim offset/width.
32" on 8" wide rims will clear easily, 33" may/may not.
If you get 10" wide rims, the 32" might rub on flex.

With a 3" lift, 33" will clear on 8" or 10" rims.
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Thanks guys. This is mostly a pavement pounder/fire road rig. It's my brothers, he not into rock crawling, and this thing is totally clean so he just wants to keep her nice. The wheels going on it are the Chevy Ralley wheels from the blazers, so I think that's 8" wide. And 3" lift or 2"? And will he notice a bad ride? Right now it's NICEEEE man, it rides so smooth. A 2" lift I won't have to swap shocks or diveshafts right? Only thing I am worried about.

The chrome trim yes I know pavement pounder, but again its not my rig and it is a light trail/camping/DD blazer.

I'll check Kragan.
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Old 08-17-2010, 10:22 AM   #6 (permalink)
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With only 2" of lift your drive shafts,brake lines and shocks should be ok. Might want to replace the shocks with something better though depending on the condition.

Probably gonna have to adjust the steering linkage a little bit as well.
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