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Forum: Shows & Clubs
02-23-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,425
Posted By Ugly_Monkey

Not quite as close as other folks, but I'm down...

Not quite as close as other folks, but I'm down in Portland.
02-21-2015, 10:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 7,037
Posted By Ugly_Monkey

I realize my sig picture has disappeared; I will...

I realize my sig picture has disappeared; I will get that fixed soon. The truck is a 1996 Blazer LS 4dr 4wd.

Your not wrong. About any of that.

For the amount of amperage pulled, the 4g wire...
02-21-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 7,037
Posted By Ugly_Monkey

Voltage indicates low, but not, battery boiled over?

My Setup:
I have an Optima Redtop in the stock position with an 80A battery isolator mounted below the tray (in the spot where my vacuum actuator was factory installed). This redtop is connected to...
09-20-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,581
Posted By Ugly_Monkey

I use a JET Dynamic Spectrum Tuner. Used it to...

I use a JET Dynamic Spectrum Tuner. Used it to remove the governor, remove the torque management function, tweak the gas guage read out, adjust the tire size, did some shift point tweaks, and maybe a...
06-09-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 972
Posted By Ugly_Monkey

I've got a dynomax 2.5" cat-back. At low RPMs...

I've got a dynomax 2.5" cat-back. At low RPMs under high torque it sounds the best, but considering these V6s always sound a little funky I'm happy. As well, it's quiet inside, and loud outside, but...
04-22-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 689
Posted By Ugly_Monkey

The front end is solid (knock-on-wood) its just...

The front end is solid (knock-on-wood) its just the link between the two. Synergy offroad used to offer a custom front driveline, but I don't think they sell them anymore due to the u-joint vs CV...
04-22-2014, 12:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 689
Posted By Ugly_Monkey

Breaking front drivelines like toothpicks, what to do?

I'm breaking front drivelines like toothpicks. Shatters the CV everytime since the lift slightly overextends and over angles it.

At 40$ a pop from the JY my habit is getting spendy. :(

I've...
Forum: Builds
06-28-2013, 08:49 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,996
Posted By Ugly_Monkey

Sorry guys, been a while since I been on. To...

Sorry guys, been a while since I been on. To answer your questions:



Yes she is.



Define "direct"? We ground off all of the mounts and perches. In my case the axle was installed at the...
10-17-2012, 12:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,221
Posted By Ugly_Monkey

Getting a jet DST is probably the simplest. Will...

Getting a jet DST is probably the simplest. Will let you do full programming of PCM including vin changing. Costs about 475$ list but you can find em as low as 325$ currently.

Or... Drive to...
10-13-2012, 08:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 813
Posted By Ugly_Monkey

Those years were just a best guess, if the body...

Those years were just a best guess, if the body style is the same as the ~97 then the axle should work, I think they changed things when the changed the body. search the inet for s10 8.8 and you will...
Forum: The Lounge
10-13-2012, 08:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,442
Posted By Ugly_Monkey

Caffeine, lots of caffeine! So much that you...

Caffeine, lots of caffeine! So much that you can't sleep, that will keep them at bay till one gets through and it'll be the worst. Phenegren and Midrin are a standard regiment. Take those a few...
10-12-2012, 06:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 813
Posted By Ugly_Monkey

I second the 8.8 swap. Its a rock solid rear! Get...

I second the 8.8 swap. Its a rock solid rear! Get one from an ~96-01 explorer it will have disk brakes and 31-splines!
10-12-2012, 06:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,004
Posted By Ugly_Monkey

Theoretically it COULD affect it, but I don't buy...

Theoretically it COULD affect it, but I don't buy it without an explanation. Prove it to yourself; fire it up and unhook the battery. If the rough idle goes away then the mech is right, if it stays...
Forum: Builds
10-12-2012, 06:17 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 51,278
Posted By Ugly_Monkey

So... Here is what you do. Park Tigger,...

So... Here is what you do.

Park Tigger, buy a new ride.

Then... Deal with Tigger:

-Rip out the interior!
-Rip out the engine!
-Rip out the IFS!
-Rip out the rear axle!
10-12-2012, 05:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 301
Posted By Ugly_Monkey

Welcome from the NW!

Welcome from the NW!
10-12-2012, 05:29 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 730
Posted By Ugly_Monkey

What to tune?

I recently acquired a Jet DST/TunerCats type device and software. I have updated the computer(16244210) to the latest OS and all modules per the GM vin software check website.

I have also done...
09-11-2012, 04:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,146
Posted By Ugly_Monkey

The man with two brains!

I posted this thread (https://blazerforum.com/forum/lighting-electrical-52/man-two-brains-37945/) a while ago hoping to figure out how to keep a vcm/pcm/ecu alive outside of its vehicle. Long story...
Forum: The Lounge
08-14-2012, 04:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 920
Posted By Ugly_Monkey

I use these for testing stuff like that. 20...

I use these for testing stuff like that.

20 Amp Automotive Fuse Circuit Tester (http://www.harborfreight.com/20-amp-automotive-fuse-circuit-tester-67725.html)
30 Amp Automotive Fuse Circuit...
08-14-2012, 03:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,858
Posted By Ugly_Monkey

So... Yep... The big white wire is ground. The...

So... Yep... The big white wire is ground. The small white wire is attached to the CHMSL circuit.

This explains my u-haul debacle, my wiring was essentially short circuiting through the trailer...
08-11-2012, 10:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,419
Posted By Ugly_Monkey

Could'a got a bad cluster from the JY. Or maybe...

Could'a got a bad cluster from the JY. Or maybe the connector on the back isn't seating properly. Check it for corrosion and maybe take a pencil eraser to the contacts. Hope it helps.
08-10-2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,419
Posted By Ugly_Monkey

Among other things: You need to make sure the...

Among other things: You need to make sure the needles are sitting where they should, If they get flopped up (like to full) they wont reset themselves. shake the cluster till all needles sit at...
08-09-2012, 02:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,191
Posted By Ugly_Monkey

Go for a long drive, that should get those ready....

Go for a long drive, that should get those ready.

My DEQ sequence goes like this.

1. look at a map for the best route without stop and go as much as possible. Try for routes thatll let you do...
08-09-2012, 02:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 767
Posted By Ugly_Monkey

Maybe you burned through a fused link, If...

Maybe you burned through a fused link, If remember right there are two wires that run from the alt post, one goes to the bat, and the other goes to a distro block. Possibly you fried the wire to the...
08-09-2012, 02:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,858
Posted By Ugly_Monkey

It is apparently the standard "U89 : WIRING...

It is apparently the standard "U89 : WIRING HARNESS, CAR TRAILER" pigtail. There are no trailer brakes or anything.

What I have figured out ( I think, I haven't tested any of this yet.)

My...
08-08-2012, 10:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,858
Posted By Ugly_Monkey

96 Trailer wiring confusion?

So, some time back I had a u-haul trailer fry my wiring under the dash.

I decided because of this that I am going to rewire the rear 4-flat plug to trigger a pack of relays instead, powering the...
07-23-2012, 01:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,859
Posted By Ugly_Monkey

Those are from a full-size blazer right? And your...

Those are from a full-size blazer right? And your using the z85 pack but with the s10 spring added? were in the pack did you insert the s10 spring? You have shackles, would I need shackles for this...
07-23-2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,531
Posted By Ugly_Monkey

It's called a sore butt before you ever get to...

It's called a sore butt before you ever get to the trail! :p

I'm pretty sure I tore the boot on an obstacle.

Hubs have actually done quite well with the 33"s.

Yes the truck is lifted.
...
07-22-2012, 07:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,859
Posted By Ugly_Monkey

Leaf spring delema!

So I got the sag... Like This "||(0" when it should be like this "||)0". (Tilt your head to the left silly. :p)

I got it bad I know, however with all the added weight in the rear (33" tire on...
07-22-2012, 07:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,531
Posted By Ugly_Monkey

Is there a better IFS front axle and or hubs?

Somehow I managed to blow out my front passenger CV axles boot. The research I have done indicates that I should just replace the whole Passenger side shaft. Since my rear is new and my front diff...
Forum: Lifting Tech
06-28-2012, 07:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,885
Posted By Ugly_Monkey

6. Superlift 6" FIT kit will let you fit 33s, 33s...

6. Superlift 6" FIT kit will let you fit 33s, 33s will require you to regear to at least 4.10/11.

Hope it helps.
Forum: Lifting Tech
06-27-2012, 02:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,885
Posted By Ugly_Monkey

My Thoughts: 1. With the Superlift FIT 6"...

My Thoughts:

1. With the Superlift FIT 6" kit your front drive-line will be your 4x4 failure point. Superlift does the best they can at keeping the drive-line angle in spec, however the added...
06-17-2012, 10:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,371
Posted By Ugly_Monkey

Ok, since the OP is serious... First... Go...

Ok, since the OP is serious...

First... Go read the ACTUAL LAW

Then... Get clarification from a lawyer type.

Then... Accept the costs of the possible ticket, and build anyway, OR...

Get...
06-17-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,371
Posted By Ugly_Monkey

^ This would be my luck!

^ This would be my luck!
Forum: Off Roading
06-16-2012, 05:40 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 22,593
Posted By Ugly_Monkey

Ya, we totally put Jeep drive-trains in our...

Ya, we totally put Jeep drive-trains in our blaz... Oh wait... It's the Jeepers that all want to use the GM drive-trains... that's right!

Remember bullies pick on people to make up for there own...
Forum: Off Roading
06-15-2012, 11:06 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 22,593
Posted By Ugly_Monkey

X2, couldn't have said it better if I tried!

X2, couldn't have said it better if I tried!
Forum: Off Roading
06-12-2012, 08:41 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 22,593
Posted By Ugly_Monkey

Skidding Timber... ...

Skidding Timber...

http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/4844/52624110150876426093221.jpg

...Like Butter.
Forum: Off Roading
06-09-2012, 02:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,278
Posted By Ugly_Monkey

Nah, that is totally what it looks like when you...

Nah, that is totally what it looks like when you hit a tall cylindrical object securely planted in the ground at 10-15mph. My EX hit a post ooglin over her next branch. Dumb me got to fix the damage...
Forum: The Lounge
06-09-2012, 02:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,021
Posted By Ugly_Monkey

I feel you brother; I am still waiting to get a...

I feel you brother; I am still waiting to get a ticket for either speeding ( spedo is off for my 33"s) or for no flares/mudflaps...

...Knock on wood!
06-04-2012, 06:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,991
Posted By Ugly_Monkey

I've towed cars on dollys hundeds of miles, I've...

I've towed cars on dollys hundeds of miles, I've skidded thousands of board feet of timber, I've climbed over stuff, through stuff, and unfortunately around stuff at times. I wouldn't trade my truck...
05-13-2012, 06:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,967
Posted By Ugly_Monkey

I have 15x8 soft 8's w/ 4" backspace on...

I have 15x8 soft 8's w/ 4" backspace on 33x12.5R15s and I have never had any caliper issues on either my Chevy fronts or my Ford rears. Very interesting! Maybe the shop filed mine but I'd think they...
05-10-2012, 11:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,136
Posted By Ugly_Monkey

Cap and rotor! if you used aluminum ones throw em...

Cap and rotor! if you used aluminum ones throw em out and get delphi/delco.
Forum: General Chat
05-07-2012, 10:12 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,340
Posted By Ugly_Monkey

This thread is ancient; but since you dug it up: ...

This thread is ancient; but since you dug it up:
a limited-slip diff is specifically designed for better ON-ROAD travel.

An open is way better then a limited slip for off-road, but you need to...
Forum: Builds
05-06-2012, 03:54 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,996
Posted By Ugly_Monkey

Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: General Chat
05-06-2012, 02:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,017
Posted By Ugly_Monkey

Again, your not wrong!

Again, your not wrong!
05-06-2012, 02:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 769
Posted By Ugly_Monkey

Glad to hear it!

Glad to hear it!
Forum: General Chat
05-06-2012, 05:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,017
Posted By Ugly_Monkey

Your not wrong. For some reason I was thinking...

Your not wrong. For some reason I was thinking the upper architecture was redesigned. Post Corrected.

Not exactly true, some FWD GM gen 2 60v6 engines had there liters embosed in the plenum. i.e....
05-06-2012, 02:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,834
Posted By Ugly_Monkey

Fuel pump. You can test the fuel system by...

Fuel pump.

You can test the fuel system by hooking a gauge on the schrader valve on the fuel rail, then starting the truck. Should be 50-65psi give or take 10, key on, then drops like 5-10 after...
05-06-2012, 02:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 769
Posted By Ugly_Monkey

X2, from personal experience. The ones with...

X2, from personal experience. The ones with aluminum terminals are garbage, dist should have brass colored terminal. I had one that would re-corode after literally hours, put the old brass one back...
Forum: General Chat
05-05-2012, 11:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,017
Posted By Ugly_Monkey

If the head gaskets are going its another issue...

If the head gaskets are going its another issue (i.e. dex debate), the LIM gaskets are notorious but often failure is mistaken for head gasket (which ironically you must replace LIMs as well when...
Forum: The Lounge
05-05-2012, 10:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,997
Posted By Ugly_Monkey

X2; on the money! At the OP: Relax, life...

X2; on the money!

At the OP:
Relax, life will always find a way to get worse, that way you can appreciate how great things can be.

I had to move away to better my life, one of the scariest...
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