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Old May 24th, 2008, 04:00 PM   #1
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New here from the Hopkins/Wayland area. Look forward to participating in discussions and learning a lot.


Incase your interested my ride right now is a Trailblazer. Not exactly the most extreme offroad vehicle but it does fine on most of the local two tracks and I bought it more/less to get me to work in the winter. Allegan county doesn't like to plow their roads.
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Old May 24th, 2008, 04:05 PM   #2
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Old May 24th, 2008, 06:45 PM   #3
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Old May 24th, 2008, 06:51 PM   #4
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What year is your Trailblazer, and how is it set up? My tow vehicle for my Jeep trailer is a 2007 Trailblazer with 5.3 V8, 3.73 gears, stock tires, and rear locker. I've always wondered how it would do off-road, but haven't taken it on anything other than two-tracks yet.
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Old May 24th, 2008, 07:08 PM   #5
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Old May 24th, 2008, 08:33 PM   #6
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What year is your Trailblazer, and how is it set up? My tow vehicle for my Jeep trailer is a 2007 Trailblazer with 5.3 V8, 3.73 gears, stock tires, and rear locker. I've always wondered how it would do off-road, but haven't taken it on anything other than two-tracks yet.


Mine is a 04. It is stock with the 4.2 I6, 3.42 rear end and unfortunately no locker. I have so far only taken it on two tracks but it has done much better than some of my friends thought it would. I wish I had the G80 locker but I just try and remember to keep all 4 on the ground.

Not sure how familiar you are with Barry country two tracks but i've been all over "old parmalee road" with it and I did almost all of it in 2wd.


For future mods I would like to get at least 3 or 4 inches of lift and some larger tires.

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Old May 24th, 2008, 08:39 PM   #7
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those I6's are badass though! welcome!
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Old May 24th, 2008, 09:41 PM   #8
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those I6's are badass though! welcome!


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I think the I6 is one of the best engines GM has ever made. It may actually be one of the best engines period. It won quite a few awards when it first came out and i've heard of people transplanting them into other trucks/suv's. So far i'm pretty happy with it.
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Old May 24th, 2008, 09:50 PM   #9
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I think the I6 is one of the best engines GM has ever made. It may actually be one of the best engines period. It won quite a few awards when it first came out and i've heard of people transplanting them into other trucks/suv's. So far i'm pretty happy with it.
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i would agree with the i-6 being a great engine. too bad they couldn't be the base engine for the half ton trucks.
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Old May 25th, 2008, 01:21 AM   #12
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For future mods I would like to get at least 3 or 4 inches of lift and some larger tires.
Ever since I got mine, I've been checking to see if anyone makes a mild lift for one. Haven't found one yet. If you hear of one, I'd appreciaate it if you would post it here.
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Old May 25th, 2008, 07:54 AM   #13
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Ever since I got mine, I've been checking to see if anyone makes a mild lift for one. Haven't found one yet. If you hear of one, I'd appreciaate it if you would post it here.

I only know of one so far. BDS Suspension makes a 2" body lift and a 2" suspension lift. Some people have done custom lifts. You should check out Trailvoy.com i'm on there all the time. I post with the same username as here. It's a great source of info for anything related to the GMT360 platform.


Here is a thread that shows a couple users "slightly" modded Trailblazer and Envoy.

http://forums.trailvoy.com/showthread.php?t=36129
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Old May 25th, 2008, 09:09 PM   #15
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