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Old 04-05-2015, 10:36 PM
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I just got this Blazer.
It's a 1999 4.3l 4x4 4 door. Granny driven so the thing is like brand new and LOW miles. I got it for a steal too, so here come the upgrades.

It started as this 1995 Eddie Baur F-150... good old truck, but I needed something better.



I don't have any pictures from before the lift, but here it is with the lift and the stock tires/wheels.




This is what it looks like today





These are the bumpers I am getting. The front bumper is on its way, along with a Smittybilt X20 10k winch. I haven't ordered the rear bumper yet, but I will soon because it smells like rubber in there! (I have the spare in the back)

The front bumper is from Logans Metal 4x4
The rear bumper w/tire carrier is from Blue Lake Offroad
Both are all steel and fully custom. Took me forever to find somewhere with cool bumpers for a Blazer... maybe this will help ya'll find something you want.



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Old 04-05-2015, 10:50 PM
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That rear bumper looks sweet!

Edit: And expensive as f**k! I just checked out the website and holy crap!
 

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Old 04-06-2015, 07:36 AM
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Originally Posted by lazyboyjake View Post
That rear bumper looks sweet!

Edit: And expensive as f**k! I just checked out the website and holy crap!
Yeah it is kinda pricey. I'm young and single with no kids and a sweet job so I can afford it.
 
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Old 05-08-2015, 04:36 AM
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I just put my new bumper and winch on. I got the Smittybilt X20 10k.

I love the way it looks. I am looking for a new alternator for it. I have a new battery, but the winch pulls a lot of juice.

I do realize that my shackles are too small. I have already ordered the right ones.



 
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ad244 alternator out of a fullsize is a good upgrade. But no alternator can stand up to a winch. A good battery is all you can do.
 
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Love the look of that bumper man! Can't wait to see the rear one
 
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Pretty nice set up on front bumper with winch! Get a better battery..
 
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Just got a new battery. The voltage gauge still drops quite a bit, but I guess you guys said the winch is still going to do that.

Another thing, I am thinking about cutting my fenders for tire clearance. I don't really want it lifted any higher to help keep some stability on the trails. Does anyone know what to look for so I don't cut something important? Or if there is a thread on here already that I haven't found yet?

 
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Looks sweet! What lift and size if tires are you running?
 
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Looks sweet! What lift and size if tires are you running?
Rough country 6" suspension lift with 265/75/16 kelly safari tires.
 

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