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Old 03-03-2014, 03:14 PM
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Hello all. I bought my blazer in early fall last year and I'm getting around to making it my own.
About the Blazer:
She's a 97 and just broke over 190k. I bought it from my girlfriend's uncle. I bought it at 185k and he said he put a newER motor with 80k in it at about 17x,xxx, so the motor has roughly 100k less than body. He said he put new trans in it also and new AC compressor.
And also, I'm a poor college student so don't expect the best quality or professionalism in the little project. I don't plan on doing anything major, just improve appearance and the use of it.

Already upgraded:
Bedliner rockers
new low beams
removed front valence
2" wheel spacers on back (I need better quality spacers though)
KC long range lights

Possible Upgrades:
t-bar crank and 2" shackes
better offset WHEELS (I hate how far my wheels are sucked in)
paint wheels
brush guard
roof rack
 

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Old 03-03-2014, 03:25 PM
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First thing I did was put new tires on her, just went with the Wranglers and I like them a lot, I get around in the snow extremely well
Here she is a couple weeks ago.



 
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Next I put on KC long range lights so I could check fields easier, I went the easiest route possible and just bolted them to the bumper.



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Next I put on 2" wheel spacers. I don't like the spacers themselves, I'm afraid I'll lose a tire going down the road or the studs will warp. Anyway, here's some before and after


Don't worry, in the pic it looks like the wheel isn't straight, but the other tire was off at the time so it looks funny
 
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This weekend I finally got around to the bedliner. I did the rockers, I still have to do insode of the doors, front and back bumpers, and tought up the tight corners. I just wanted most of it done before the snow storm hit and they bombard the roads with salt and cinders. I think it turned out great and makes the blazer look sharper.
 
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More pictures of the blazer after the bedliner (She's already salty from the roads in these pictures...)



 
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Been driving with 2 inch spacers for a year, no worries
 
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Also as you can see, I removed the valence this morning. I plan on replacing the factory tow hooks with the receiver hitch shackles like a lotta people on here. With that being said, what do you guys think of the new look without the valence? I know most people take off the license plate mount but I left mine on and it seemed sturdy. All feedback, suggestions, and opinions are apprecieted.
 
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Originally Posted by newguy View Post
Been driving with 2 inch spacers for a year, no worries
I was in a hurry and I bought my 2" spacers, they aren't hub centric nor wheel centric
 
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I will most likely be using Plasti-dip on the factory wheels soon. also thinking of having m buddy welding up a roof rack, just not sure if i need mounting brackets ,ade, or how do they mount to the factory rack? Sorry I've never messed with anything on the roof before
 

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