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Forum: Builds
11-12-2017, 07:15 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 63,971
Posted By KM346

Thanks! In case anyone is wondering me and the...

Thanks! In case anyone is wondering me and the ol' Blazer are still alive and well... I haven't changed much of anything lately other than an axle seal that failed as well as a front axle u-joint...
Forum: Builds
11-18-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 35,412
Posted By KM346

Looking good man. Any idea how much the bumper /...

Looking good man. Any idea how much the bumper / winch combo weighs?
Forum: Builds
11-10-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 63,971
Posted By KM346

Couple more.... ...

Couple more....

https://blazerforum.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=26620&dateline=1447208761 (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/bigklxgun300/media/coming%20down_zps0u9f44qu.png.html)
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Forum: Builds
11-10-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 63,971
Posted By KM346

Here are a couple flexing pics from this...

Here are a couple flexing pics from this weekend... still waiting on a bunch of action shots/video..

https://blazerforum.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=26616&dateline=1447199084...
Forum: Builds
11-05-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 63,971
Posted By KM346

Damn I cant believe its been almost a year since...

Damn I cant believe its been almost a year since i updated this. Haven't really touched the D44's since the last update... Still deciding if they are going in this truck or waiting for a different...
Forum: Builds
01-02-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 16,365
Posted By KM346

Yeah you could use the stock box but the angle...

Yeah you could use the stock box but the angle probably won't be very good with those springs SOA, even with a drop arm... probably end up with lots of bumpsteer.

I'm running a stock style zq8...
Forum: Builds
01-01-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 16,365
Posted By KM346

With those springs SOA Id say Astro box and...

With those springs SOA Id say Astro box and pitman + some type of high steer arm to run crossover steering.

Shocks can be run many ways... SOA the stock mounts will probably be too low, so you'll...
12-18-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 735
Posted By KM346

Ive run both dexcool/universal coolants in these...

Ive run both dexcool/universal coolants in these trucks with no issues... Just make sure you flush every few years as recommended. Most universal "All makes all models" coolants are just dex-clones...
12-05-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 894
Posted By KM346

Paper or dry flow filters > Wet gauze filters any...

Paper or dry flow filters > Wet gauze filters any day of the week... K&N's offer very little power increase / don't filter worth a damn and cause MAF issues like you're having.

Not worth it IMO....
11-30-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,776
Posted By KM346

you're right... It also doesn't do this when one...

you're right... It also doesn't do this when one tire has 0 traction and it engages the other tire with traction...
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11-30-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,776
Posted By KM346

Depending on your skill-set swapping the whole...

Depending on your skill-set swapping the whole axle may be easier than changing out the carrier as mentioned above.

That being said if it were me and i wanted Limited slip in the stock axle Id...
Forum: Builds
11-30-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,023
Posted By KM346

Damn, I didn't know rust was that big of an issue...

Damn, I didn't know rust was that big of an issue for you guys down there... I see a ton of those NBS trucks up here in MA with rockers almost completely missing.

You'll love that RustSeal... I...
Forum: Builds
11-30-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 63,971
Posted By KM346

Another small update, I recently picked up...

Another small update, I recently picked up another D44 axle with 4.30 gears and a trac-lok limited slip. (Rex found it on CL and shipped it to me, Thanks man!)
...
11-27-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 696
Posted By KM346

Since i added an aftermarket trans cooler Ive...

Since i added an aftermarket trans cooler Ive started running a couple strips of black duct tape on the lower section of the grille in the cold weather... sounds hacked i know, but its cheap / easy...
11-24-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,660
Posted By KM346

If it's a fresh rebuild its certainly a good...

If it's a fresh rebuild its certainly a good idea... I used a GM oil pump priming tool similar to the one below and my dewalt variable speed drill. It drops in place of the distributor and connects...
11-23-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,971
Posted By KM346

Grinding noise after fluid/filter change

Just wondering if any of you have ever had this happen when servicing your trans... dumped the fluid and changed the filter today, filled with 4 qts of dex 6 and Upon start up the trans made a very...
11-23-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,148
Posted By KM346

I used the newer style cover when i rebuild the...

I used the newer style cover when i rebuild the engine in my last truck. Ran it for ~30K with no issues before i sold it.

I believe the change from a valve to orifice was to reduce oil consumption...
Forum: General Chat
11-23-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 466
Posted By KM346

Pretty sure im getting buried in mine at this...

Pretty sure im getting buried in mine at this point lol.

I drive past a bunch of the same played out diesel bro trucks with stacks and Lifted Jeeps on the way to / from work everyday. Sometimes I...
Forum: General Chat
10-21-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 643
Posted By KM346

You can run any solid axle you want with the ORD...

You can run any solid axle you want with the ORD kit if you're willing to strip whatever brackets are on it off and weld on new spring perches. The only reason ORD lists those 'old' axles on the...
Forum: The Lounge
10-19-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,430
Posted By KM346

Not many people on here know it but I also own a...

Not many people on here know it but I also own a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Even with the bulletproof 4.0L straight 6 it still has just as many common quirks / issues as any of the s-series I've...
10-19-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,223
Posted By KM346

33's with low lift can be done, but you're going...

33's with low lift can be done, but you're going to have to do tons of trimming. IMO stick with 31's or smaller, the IFS on these trucks will thank you. 33's are heavy and will cause lots of...
Forum: Builds
10-14-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 63,971
Posted By KM346

Well not much of an update, but I picked up a 97...

Well not much of an update, but I picked up a 97 Rodeo d44 over the weekend off CL to match the waggy front that will eventually find its way under this thing. 4.30 gears and open carrier... Kinda...
Forum: General Chat
10-14-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 603
Posted By KM346

I haven't got a chance to take a look at the...

I haven't got a chance to take a look at the truck, but that's pretty much exactly how i plan on going about getting it running. Swap in fresh spark plugs and than pull the fuel line off the spider...
Forum: General Chat
10-11-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 603
Posted By KM346

Cool The $500 Jimmy

So i have the opportunity to buy a 01 Jimmy diamond edition off a buddy of mines brother that filled it up with diesel by accident and then couldn't get it to run after draining the fuel and adding...
10-07-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 624
Posted By KM346

They're metric 285/75/r16... but basically a...

They're metric 285/75/r16... but basically a 33".
10-04-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 624
Posted By KM346

Not a fullsize, but my blazer has 4.10's and I...

Not a fullsize, but my blazer has 4.10's and I drive it on the highway every day (70+) going to work and back. Haven't had any issues...

IMO, If the ratio is too steep Id be worried more about...
Forum: General Chat
09-19-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,828
Posted By KM346

Actually now that you mention it. I would much...

Actually now that you mention it. I would much rather own a colorado.
Forum: Builds
09-18-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,461
Posted By KM346

Wow that's one clean 2dr, I like it!

Wow that's one clean 2dr, I like it!
09-18-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 542
Posted By KM346

I put their cap, rotor, coil and wires on my last...

I put their cap, rotor, coil and wires on my last s-series. They are good replacements, but noticed no difference in performance if that's what your after. Wires were 8mm and pretty heavy duty, and...
Forum: General Chat
09-18-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,828
Posted By KM346

Not really sure why you chose to reply to...

Not really sure why you chose to reply to everything I wrote... Trust me I have nothing to prove, and don't want to start an argument. Just stating my opinion (which happens to differ from yours) as...
Forum: General Chat
09-17-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,828
Posted By KM346

Maybe I'm a bit of a S-series purest, but I would...

Maybe I'm a bit of a S-series purest, but I would NEVER trade a Blazer in good working order for a Trailblazer. (Okay maybe if it was a LS2 powered SS lol). Its true the Trailblazer has a more modern...
09-14-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,062
Posted By KM346

Thanks for the compliments! Its been a fun...

Thanks for the compliments! Its been a fun project for sure, and trust me i drive the wheels off it.
09-14-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,062
Posted By KM346

From what I've seen the different colors/types...

From what I've seen the different colors/types have quite a bit of overlap for intended uses. It makes my head spin trying to compare specs on the back label on some of them. As long as its an...
09-14-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,062
Posted By KM346

Looks like you have the right PN on the seal, and...

Looks like you have the right PN on the seal, and ATF in the T-case adapter is normal... 4x4 4l60's don't have an output seal, so the only thing sealing tranny fluid from the T-case is that input...
09-14-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,814
Posted By KM346

I forget what i paid for it but it wasn't much....

I forget what i paid for it but it wasn't much. The older silvys had the same style wheel / airbag as our trucks so it all bolted up fine... Just need to pull the SIR fuse, unclip the airbag and...
09-13-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,814
Posted By KM346

I don't think theres much you can do to save the...

I don't think theres much you can do to save the rubber wheel once they start coming apart....I swapped mine with a leather wrapped wheel off a silverado from the junkyard.
09-12-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 541
Posted By KM346

Did you ever try to start it with the blown...

Did you ever try to start it with the blown engine? did it start correctly then? Id check the IGN C fuse and any other fuses you see that may be related to the ignition switch in the under the hood...
09-11-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,150
Posted By KM346

It does look to be on the low side... but there...

It does look to be on the low side... but there are a few different T-bar / leaf pack options on these trucks depending on what suspension package it was built with. It's going to be tough to tell...
09-07-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 754
Posted By KM346

Thumbs up SFA section

I was wondering if there would be any interest in adding a section to the forum for solid axle swapped rigs? Maybe a sub-forum under the builds section or something like that? Ive noticed lots of SFA...
Forum: Builds
09-07-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 19,866
Posted By KM346

Holy resurrection batman, I remember looking at...

Holy resurrection batman, I remember looking at this build before i swapped mine... Was excited that maybe the OP was back for an update.

That said, his steering setup / angles didn't look that...
09-05-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,582
Posted By KM346

Lol... yeah and I need a new tank of gas after...

Lol... yeah and I need a new tank of gas after 250 miles, new windshield wipers every year, and have to take it to the car wash once a week. These things suck you should buy something...
09-03-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,582
Posted By KM346

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08-31-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,094
Posted By KM346

My first thought is LIM gasket failure causing...

My first thought is LIM gasket failure causing premature bearing wear. Did either of the engines have mysterious coolant loss before failure? IMO tight LIM gaskets are key to getting these engines to...
08-31-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,582
Posted By KM346

I agree with Captain, although I can add some of...

I agree with Captain, although I can add some of the common mechanical issues ive dealt with.

Check For:
-Loose front end, BJ's / Idler & pitman are weak links
-Leaking LIM gaskets
-Hard...
08-31-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,238
Posted By KM346

It's always hard to answer questions like this...

It's always hard to answer questions like this because everyone's mechanical ability is different... I wouldn't worry about running it a little low on fluid, especially only running in 2wd as the...
Forum: Builds
08-04-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 63,971
Posted By KM346

GL man, no turning back once you start cutting...

GL man, no turning back once you start cutting frame... :icon_woot:

Not sure what your plan is but FWIW If i chopped my cross member off i probably could have moved the front hanger back some and...
Forum: Builds
08-04-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 63,971
Posted By KM346

Went back through some of my notes and found some...

Went back through some of my notes and found some info...

My frame hangers measure 47.5" apart
The skyjacker springs were 46" long center to center with weight of the vehicle.
shackle angle was...
Forum: Builds
07-19-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 63,971
Posted By KM346

A lot of us want a lifted blazer with a reliable...

A lot of us want a lifted blazer with a reliable suspension setup... hence all the SFA swaps.

The stock IFS is very weak when running tires 31" or over on these trucks. Cranking the bars to lift...
Forum: Builds
07-16-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 63,971
Posted By KM346

Thanks! Cool man, Let me know if you...

Thanks!



Cool man, Let me know if you have any specific questions...
Forum: Builds
07-15-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 1,633
Views: 409,820
Posted By KM346

I wonder if it's just your springs swapping /...

I wonder if it's just your springs swapping / flexing laterally... mine does it and sometimes they make some noise while stopped or after it rains. Extra spring clamps or a track bar will take care...
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