PDA

View Full Version : NEED blazer advice!


bcmaxx
09-10-2015, 02:57 PM
So we scored a 1989 f/i Chevy blazer 4 spd for the wife, 3.73. picked it up quick on a fb buy and sell for $400! we have a few questions!
1- first is we would like to lift it of course to run 35's 37's , whats descent for a package lift 6 " realistic? what to stay away from? it will see a bit of offroad, nothing too crazy, its my wifes toy.
2- where the heck do I find a rear tailgate? cant even find a new one at the moment
3- does anywhere do soft tops and rear safety roll bars? hoping to use the hard top very little.
4- what other grille headlamp setup can we use, the 89 is a lil ugly to her haha
5- is there anything we can proactively address for frame and rust? I had a buddy who kept cracking the frame at the steering box, another buddies frame was swiss cheese. the underside of this is excellant, not even surface rust, the rockers have been replaced as well, properly by the looks of things
thanks!!!

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee110/bcmaxx/20150831_112956_zpspgcxsutz.jpg (http://s232.photobucket.com/user/bcmaxx/media/20150831_112956_zpspgcxsutz.jpg.html)
http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee110/bcmaxx/20150831_112948_zpseiqnmf4y.jpg (http://s232.photobucket.com/user/bcmaxx/media/20150831_112948_zpseiqnmf4y.jpg.html)

harvester_sorrow
09-10-2015, 08:59 PM
Trim the fenders and stuff tires in it

4skin
09-11-2015, 12:49 AM
Add the steering box repair sections before it cracks
And a steering box brace and regularly check the box bolts
that usually keeps the box from falling out
For tail gate lmc trucks but that will cost several times what you paid for truck
Think suburbans use same tailgate
Lift tire size depends what you want it for and how much you want to spend
Anything over a 35 on stock blazer axles is pushing it for reliability
If you just want a exploring camping rig rock the 33 on it now and take you more places than you would expect and not drain the bank
As for stoping the rust good luck blazers are pretty much a big Toyota built by gm

Burge
09-11-2015, 03:45 AM
i got a low mile 6" lift kit and near new 35s on a 78 blazer with a tweaked frame in my backyard that im considering parting out.

B
09-11-2015, 04:57 AM
shackle flip the rear rides better than any "lift kit " google that shit gives your 4-5" in the back and add a spring kit up front ..

http://www.offroaddesign.com/catalog/steeringkit.htm

these guys do it all very well for your blazer ...


but that being said 35's will bolt on the bitch unless its sagged out minor trim at best for full flex back of the front fenders imo 6" is to tall unless u want 40s

beeker
09-12-2015, 10:21 PM
a friend of mine might have some parts kicking around ill check with him nice score hows it for rust

85chevy
09-13-2015, 09:05 PM
Think soft tops can get a bit pricey for them
Usually if yea go over 4 inches you may need to lengthen the driveshafts
The front springs are super short and tend not to flex very well

beeker
09-16-2015, 10:43 PM
heres mine at present state maybe give u ideas lol

bcmaxx
09-17-2015, 09:28 AM
a friend of mine might have some parts kicking around ill check with him nice score hows it for rust

I got a door, some newer chevy buckets, still cant find a tailgate. I may have to go to the usa, they seem to have plenty! theres no rust underneath, frames minty, floors and rockers are good. just some in the rear fenders and the tailgate is not repairable. brother in law has a 14b on chev hes scrapping, already 3:73 ratio, I think we will take B's advice keep it under 3 " lift 35-37. It wont be a crawler or anything just get the kids out for a drive rig. Your blazer looks greaT!

4skin
09-17-2015, 09:49 AM
heres mine at present state maybe give u ideas lol

Nice looking blazer Beeker the skinny swamper on stock steel wheels a good look
And actually works really good in most conditions actually better than a wide tire and isn't as hard on steering parts

4skin
09-17-2015, 10:00 AM
Bcmaxx if you do the 14 bolt swap the front can be changed to 8 bolt by swaping
Spindles caliper mount hub rotor from a 3/4 ton chebby

Punk in Drublic
09-19-2015, 11:04 AM
Nice looking blazer Beeker the skinny swamper on stock steel wheels a good look
And actually works really good in most conditions actually better than a wide tire and isn't as hard on steering parts

fuck yea skinny swampers on stock wheels was what i had on the 87 F-poofiddy only bitch was the tires hit the leafs so it didnt turn worth a fuck.

couple inches of lift and 35s on the blazer is all i would do. perfect setup for explorin, they are roomy trucks but nice short wheelbase so you dont need to be 8 feet tall to get over obstacles. had a stock one on 35s with the shitty full time 4wd and it went fucking anywhere.