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Old 03-14-2012, 11:02 PM
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I got my bravada back in sept. with 88k miles it now just hit 100k. It has every option including leather, dual heated seats and mirrors, auto dimming mirrors, onstar, 6 disc bose, sunroof and some other random stuff. Since i've been making some decent progress on it i decided to make a build thread and share what I've done so far and any future updates.


A pic i took after i washed it for the first time






Some super awesome flexing action lol


HID's




After the biggest snow of the year (which unfortunately wasn't much)


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Does this hose go somewhere?


After a good cleaning












When i rotated my tires


That was a sad day lol

I'm also working on changing all my interior lights to white led and I just got some in channel vent visors I'll have more pics soon. Some plans I have are some factory size all terrain tires probably the retread ones. Undercoat the frame give it a good buff and change all the oxygen sensors the fuel filter along with all the fluids. Possibly an envoy bumper and maybe a jimmy grill so i can put a billet grill in. Also maybe a programmer and a couple other little things. I've already changed the plugs, cap, and rotor, and the belt. I've also debadged it. Thanks for looking comments and suggestions are welcome.
 

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Old 03-15-2012, 04:31 PM
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Very clean truck you got. Can't wait to see what all you do to it, I have a red bravada I have lifted it, mounted 4 off road lights to the factory roof rack, debadged and took off the pin-stripe, but I haven't done much else to it. I also have train horns but thats not really a mod, it's more an accessory lol. Are those HID's any brighter than stock besides being a different color?
 
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that sounds pretty sweet i don't really have any desire to do anything offroadish to it i would if it was a blazer maybe but not with the awd. I was considering looking on craigslist for some 22's but idk. The hid's are white and they're A LOT brighter than stock.
 
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Old 03-15-2012, 09:24 PM
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I had trouble with the awd too. I locked it in awd and then got a front axle out of a blazer with the vacuum switch and did the posi cable swap so now I have "selectable" 4wd I just pull the cable and boom 4wd. If you get bigger rims make sure the tires are the SAME size on the front and back or you could risk tearing up an axle (Happened to me lol).
 
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hmm that sounds too complicated for me lol my awd works perfect at the moment knock on wood. And yeah i read somewhere u have to have the same size tires i'll make sure i check before i buy lol
 
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Looks good!

Wait... So you dont have a 4Lo option..? Ive never really studied a Bravada
 
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Like the color.. heh. There's lots of Blazers with that paint but It seems like half the Bravada's you see are that color.
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Looks good!

Wait... So you dont have a 4Lo option..? Ive never really studied a Bravada
That's cause the Olds market didnt need or want selectable 4wd. It was aimed toward middle-agers who wanted AWD and wouldnt think of driving in the dirt.
sort of 'Poor Folks Escalade'
And it was obviously very successful at that. Why all Bravadas are 'option' loaded.

And sorry.. Best thing: Not a Chevy. I wouldnt think of buying a Blazer.. because my wife had ridden in and tried several and hated them. I wouldnt have dared bring one home for her to try.
Here's a hint you guys.. if your wife /gf bitches about driving and riding in your blazer, go to the yard and buy Bravada 8way lumbar heated seats, and fully install them.
She'll kwitthebitchin.
 

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And sorry.. Best thing: Not a Chevy. I wouldnt think of buying a Blazer.. because my wife had ridden in and tried several and hated them. I wouldnt have dared bring one home for her to try.
Here's a hint you guys.. if your wife /gf bitches about driving and riding in your blazer, go to the yard and buy Bravada 8way lumbar heated seats, and fully install them.
She'll kwitthebitchin.
Yeah i agree with that. My rear seats are out of a Bravada and they are much more comfortable that the fronts lol. Makes it nice when you hang out back there with company
 
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Originally Posted by pettyfog View Post
Like the color.. heh. There's lots of Blazers with that paint but It seems like half the Bravada's you see are that color.


That's cause the Olds market didnt need or want selectable 4wd. It was aimed toward middle-agers who wanted AWD and wouldnt think of driving in the dirt.
sort of 'Poor Folks Escalade'
And it was obviously very successful at that. Why all Bravadas are 'option' loaded.

And sorry.. Best thing: Not a Chevy. I wouldnt think of buying a Blazer.. because my wife had ridden in and tried several and hated them. I wouldnt have dared bring one home for her to try.
Here's a hint you guys.. if your wife /gf bitches about driving and riding in your blazer, go to the yard and buy Bravada 8way lumbar heated seats, and fully install them.
She'll kwitthebitchin.
This is very true but i'd rather have the luxury than the ruggedness of a blazer. I just feel like a million bucks when i'm in it lol cause its much nicer than any other vehicle i've owned. And yes i've noticed most are the same color as mine but most are really beat up i like when they stare at mine like wow thats in much better shape than mine lol.

Decided to do some undercoating today since my frame was gettin some surface rust and it looked ugly and i was bored lol



don't mind that black mark its tar gotta get somethin to get it off






I also did the tow hooks they're drying right now will have installed pics tomorrow




My new vent visors

Also heres a vid i made a while ago (don't mind the music)
http://youtu.be/v11IC8i40Ro
 

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Old 04-22-2012, 07:34 PM
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Looks good, i want to put a bravada bumper on my blazer!
 
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