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Old 03-25-2013, 03:25 PM
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Hey guys,

I decided to get back into the Blazer/Jimmy scene after totaling my 2002 Blazer last August.

March 15th, 2013, I purchased a 2000 Jimmy SLS down here in Miami, Florida.
2WD, 2DR, 110k miles, average condition

I have a long list of modifications that will yield one of the most influential Jimmy's/Blazer's ever. (This Jimmy is going to SEMA eventually)

-headers, fully custom exhaust that dumps out each side in front of rear axle
-replace camshaft, many other engine mods
-debadge
-shave off antenna, roof rack, rear hatch button, rear wiper, etc
-fix body (make it perfect)
-wrap it (not sure what color yet)
-22" Vossen Precision Series, 11 or 12's in the rear, 9 or 10's in the front
-drop 4 to 5 inches
-fully custom body kit
-4 15" subwoofers walled at B pillar (behind front seats)
-amp rack, battery rack, etc in rear
-bag it, compressor etc in rear
-replace all of the interior components, custom seats, custom dash
-LED light scheme inside, matching underglow outside
-wheel well lights
-custom grille (that doesn't look like anything you've seen before )
-custom mirrors
-tint front windows max legal in Florida (28% I believe)
-swap in diesel

AND many many more!

This is going to be a slow build considering I left all my tools and such in Wisconsin, but it'll be worth it in the end.

Thanks for checkin' it out.

Modifications:
3/22/2013 - Ordered new headlights, taillights, and grille
3/25/2013 - Ordered Flowmaster Super 44 muffler
 
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What motor are you planning to swap? I've seen a few diesel swaps with good end results if you want to be slow with huge torque.
 
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What motor are you planning to swap? I've seen a few diesel swaps with good end results if you want to be slow with huge torque.
I have a lot of research and experimentation ahead of me, but the goal would be maybe a Cummins, if not that, a 6.2/6.5 GM.
 
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Yeah the cummins 4bt seems to be the most common and best fitting option I have seen. I've seen a duramax swap in a first gen and a few of the 6.2/6.5s around mostly all done in first gens though.
 
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Yeah the cummins 4bt seems to be the most common and best fitting option I have seen. I've seen a duramax swap in a first gen and a few of the 6.2/6.5s around mostly all done in first gens though.
Yeah, that's what I was considering. Would be badass to drop a DMax in there just to continue with the GM theme.

Little update: Grille, headlights, and muffler arrived, taillights coming tomorrow.
Hopefully will install today and get pictures.
 
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Saturday decided to investigate into the loose steering.
A lot of the play was in the center-link/stabilizer. Replaced that, investigated some more, found out that the rubber piece in the rag coupling in the steering shaft is worn to hell, so that's the rest of the play. Going to end up replacing the rag coupling with a Flaming River U-Joint. I do not understand why there wasn't one from factory. The rag coupling seems like a horrible idea. The previous owner had a nice thick layer of WD-40 over the entire engine, and it looks like that's the cause of the rag coupling failure.

Phone died so I wasn't able to get pictures of the removal/install, but I'll be grabbing one later.
 
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Hey guys, have to find a new place to live before any more work on my Jimmy, so here's a photoshop of it lowered sittin' on some 22" silver polish CV3's.
 
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