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05-29-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 432
Posted By El_Beautor

Sounds like an issue with the cap & rotor to me....

Sounds like an issue with the cap & rotor to me. Do a quick search for "misfire" and "rain" and you'll find a few different threads here about similar situations to yours.
05-21-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 251
Posted By El_Beautor

Yep there is. How to: Quad Beam Mod 2nd Gen...

Yep there is.

How to: Quad Beam Mod 2nd Gen - DISCUSSION THREAD (https://blazerforum.com/forum/article-submissions-discussions-47/how-quad-beam-mod-2nd-gen-discussion-thread-25653/)

There's a...
05-16-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 211
Posted By El_Beautor

Welcome to the forum! There are others...

Welcome to the forum!



There are others who have done V8 swaps, but every build is different and each person addresses the challenge differently so it will be nice to see the steps you take...
05-09-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 432
Posted By El_Beautor

I've had the same symptoms on my truck...

I've had the same symptoms on my truck (hesitation under moderate throttle), and it was related to a bad rotor. Mine did not set any codes either. If the misfire is under a certain threshold it will...
05-03-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 525
Posted By El_Beautor

Nope, no issues like that. My braking did seem...

Nope, no issues like that. My braking did seem better after the swap, but that's just a seat of the pants feeling. Braking on snow and ice was definitely better with the discs vs the drums. It seemed...
05-02-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 525
Posted By El_Beautor

I swapped a disk axle to my '96 Blazer to replace...

I swapped a disk axle to my '96 Blazer to replace the drums. When I did it, all I did was bleed the brakes, and everything worked well. You will need to replace the park-brake cable. They're...
Forum: General Chat
04-30-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By El_Beautor

Pretty sure my e-fan came from a '99 Intrepid...

Pretty sure my e-fan came from a '99 Intrepid (2nd gen Intrepid).
04-29-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 152
Posted By El_Beautor

Thanks for the followup!

Thanks for the followup!
04-26-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,257
Posted By El_Beautor

The links posted by N. Jensen are a great...

The links posted by N. Jensen are a great resource. I put my writeup in my Blazer build thread. Some people added reinforcements to the body to bolt to, but I didn't do any special reinforcing on...
04-26-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,257
Posted By El_Beautor

That's how I felt about having the larger spare...

That's how I felt about having the larger spare underneath as well. It fit, but just barely. I ended up putting a 2-door spare tire carrier on the back. I liked that way better.
04-25-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 606
Posted By El_Beautor

Check out the diagrams on this StackExchange...

Check out the diagrams on this StackExchange thread (https://electronics.stackexchange.com/questions/56322/do-i-need-a-flyback-diode-with-an-automotive-relay). They have drawings of how to add a...
04-24-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 606
Posted By El_Beautor

Yep. Exact same principle. The diode bleeds off...

Yep. Exact same principle. The diode bleeds off the potential energy stored in the coil safely preventing the voltage spike when the relay is released.
04-24-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By El_Beautor

You're probably better off just grabbing an axle...

You're probably better off just grabbing an axle with drums from a Pick n Pull if you have one near you.
04-24-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 606
Posted By El_Beautor

You need to make sure that you use a relay with a...

You need to make sure that you use a relay with a flyback diode built in, or add one to your wiring. If you don't the relay opening and closing will kill the temperature switch with voltage spikes....
04-23-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 606
Posted By El_Beautor

You'll have to excuse my dirty engine bay. I just...

You'll have to excuse my dirty engine bay. I just got back from wheeling through some muddy trails and haven't finished cleaning up.
...
04-23-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 193
Posted By El_Beautor

If the light came on due to the impact of a ditch...

If the light came on due to the impact of a ditch or obstacle I'd check the wiring from the hub and the hub itself. That's the most likely starting point.
Forum: General Chat
04-23-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By El_Beautor

Personally I'd recommend the Intrepid efan setup...

Personally I'd recommend the Intrepid efan setup over the Taurus. They both work fine, but the Intrepid fan uses less power and has more wiring options. I really like how the Intrepid fan fits and...
Forum: Lifting Tech
04-18-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 298
Posted By El_Beautor

I've installed a PA body lift on my Blazer, and a...

I've installed a PA body lift on my Blazer, and a Zone Offroad one on my Sonoma. I found the Zone instructions to be a little more clear than those of the PA. Old Skool Soldier (member on here) did a...
04-18-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 606
Posted By El_Beautor

No, I did not get my ECU flashed to control an...

No, I did not get my ECU flashed to control an e-fan, although that is quite possible. I have a mechanical temperature sensor from a port in the lower intake manifold beside the thermostat. I swapped...
04-16-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 606
Posted By El_Beautor

Not sure on the CFM for the stock mechanical fan,...

Not sure on the CFM for the stock mechanical fan, but I used an electric fan from a 99 Intrepid. It's a dual low/high fan that moves a lot of air, and it only cost me $40 from pick-n-pull. I wired...
04-03-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 543
Posted By El_Beautor

There were a few non-Z 4x4 rear axles that were...

There were a few non-Z 4x4 rear axles that were the 8.5/8.6 diffs, depending on options. So you'll need to watch whether the diff is the 7.5 or the 8.5/8.6 diff, and you'll want to watch widths too....
Forum: General Chat
04-03-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 492
Posted By El_Beautor

That sucks and is weird that someone would go to...

That sucks and is weird that someone would go to that trouble to get a spare tire off these trucks, even if it were brand new.

Are you sure it was clipped? On my Blazer the cable itself actually...
03-18-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,257
Posted By El_Beautor

Yep. The fuel tank for the 2 door blazers is...

Yep. The fuel tank for the 2 door blazers is under the rear. That's why the 2 door Blazers have the spare on a swing arm, or inside the cargo space.
Forum: The Lounge
03-07-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 667
Posted By El_Beautor

I'm quite partial to Cooper's AT and Zeon LT...

I'm quite partial to Cooper's AT and Zeon LT series of tires for our trucks. We've gotten great tread life from them. They have good traction, and do quite well in the winter on ice and snow. Ran the...
02-18-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By El_Beautor

If you have the 3 button 4x4 system, those...

If you have the 3 button 4x4 system, those switches are known to have a cold solder issue. I never had my 4x4 engage on it's own, but mine did have issues with engaging properly when the button was...
Forum: General Chat
02-15-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 335
Posted By El_Beautor

Had my brother measure for me as he has both a...

Had my brother measure for me as he has both a non-Z and a ZR2 in his shop at the moment. Measuring from the diff-face (excluding the shaft inside the diff) out to the hub face (excluding the shaft...
Forum: General Chat
02-14-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 335
Posted By El_Beautor

I'm pretty sure that it's more than 1/4" longer...

I'm pretty sure that it's more than 1/4" longer than a standard s-series. The ZR2 has about a 2" wider stance than the standard s-series truck, and I believe that the cv axle is closer to 2" longer...
02-04-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,024
Posted By El_Beautor

The engine temperature definitely affect whether...

The engine temperature definitely affect whether the ECM will have the engine operating in open or closed loop. If it's continuously operating in open-loop because the engine is too cool it will be...
02-04-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 366
Posted By El_Beautor

It is not uncommon for the upper control arm...

It is not uncommon for the upper control arm eccentric washer/bolt to shift if you hit a hard bump or curb, and some people have even end up putting a tack-weld on the washers to keep them from...
Forum: Lifting Tech
01-31-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 206
Posted By El_Beautor

Check out Blaz' build thread...

Check out Blaz' build thread (https://blazerforum.com/forum/builds-48/blazs-05-blazer-75972/). He did a great job writing up his SAS build on his Blazer using a Dana 30 from a Jeep YJ.
01-24-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 303
Posted By El_Beautor

Necromancy is generally frowned upon. This thread...

Necromancy is generally frowned upon. This thread is 6 years old, so you should have started your own new thread with your question.

To answer your question, as long as your truck is a 4x4 as...
01-21-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,520
Posted By El_Beautor

Another thought for getting the seats to move...

Another thought for getting the seats to move away from the bolt would be to take a 12-14v cordless drill battery and a couple wire leads. You can unplug the seat harness from the truck and jump the...
01-21-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 259
Posted By El_Beautor

On the second gen S-series trucks there are 2...

On the second gen S-series trucks there are 2 different door triggers. One is built into the door handle, and the other is a pin-switch on the side of the dash that contacts the door when it is...
01-14-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By El_Beautor

I did it on my Blazer. Was really nice for...

I did it on my Blazer. Was really nice for working under the hood. The hardest part is supporting the lower strut mount. The rain tray isn't strong enough on it's own, and will flex quite a bit....
01-11-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 414
Posted By El_Beautor

My brother is in the process of frame swapping a...

My brother is in the process of frame swapping a ZR2 pickup frame under his Crew Cab S10, but the main reason he's doing that is because he had a ZR2 frame available for free and he needed to replace...
01-08-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,340
Posted By El_Beautor

The good news is that with such a low backspace...

The good news is that with such a low backspace setup vs stock you don't have to worry about rubbing on the frame.

The not-so-good news is that with 33x12.5s on 10" wide rims I suspect you'll be...
01-08-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 986
Posted By El_Beautor

Kinda, yeah, but I promised them to my brother...

Kinda, yeah, but I promised them to my brother two years ago for his Sonoma. He's just never collected them.
01-08-2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,257
Posted By El_Beautor

I was able to fit a 31" tire under my 4-door...

I was able to fit a 31" tire under my 4-door Blazer but it was super tight. If I didn't make sure that the spare was all the way to the rear, right against the hitch at the back I risked rubbing...
01-04-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 484
Posted By El_Beautor

As a former professional automotive electronics...

As a former professional automotive electronics installer, if you don't have experience with soldering and testing circuits, I'd caution against tackling a remote starter without any experience. It...
01-04-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 986
Posted By El_Beautor

The heavier bars really are hard to find. I got...

The heavier bars really are hard to find. I got lucky twice: I have a set of the 30.69mm torsion bars from a ZR2 pickup that I ended up not installing on my Blazer because I couldn't free the factory...
01-03-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 986
Posted By El_Beautor

Yeah, your best bet is to find some used ones...

Yeah, your best bet is to find some used ones from a low mileage ZR2, or get super lucky and find somewhere that carries them. Even though the 4-door Blazers were the heaviest they very often came...
12-21-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 266
Posted By El_Beautor

If it is engine knock, that is a big concern that...

If it is engine knock, that is a big concern that should be address. If it is something else you'll still want to address it, but it is less of a panic.

If the knocking corresponds with bumps on...
Forum: Off Roading
12-21-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,204
Posted By El_Beautor

The JB Weld will hopefully work as a short-term...

The JB Weld will hopefully work as a short-term fix, but you'll probably want to go ahead and pick up a replacement. At least now you know exactly how deep you can cut!
12-21-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 335
Posted By El_Beautor

I believe it was only 5 speed ZR2s that came with...

I believe it was only 5 speed ZR2s that came with an iron diff, and it was not all 5-speed ZR2s. They only way to tell is to crawl under the truck with a magnet. I think it depended on what plant...
12-20-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 335
Posted By El_Beautor

There were no S-Series trucks with front locking...

There were no S-Series trucks with front locking differentials. The vacuum actuator under your battery tray is the actuator that engages the front differential. When it is in resting position (2wd)...
12-05-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 291
Posted By El_Beautor

Sounds like maybe the throttle plate is jammed or...

Sounds like maybe the throttle plate is jammed or the return spring isn't working? If you manually move the throttle plate, and then let it go does it snap back closed?
12-03-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 570
Posted By El_Beautor

I'll second Christine_208 here in thanking you...

I'll second Christine_208 here in thanking you for posting your final results. It's very helpful when people post the final resolution to threads like this. It helps to be able to confirm a...
11-22-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 337
Posted By El_Beautor

I believe that some of the S-series trucks came...

I believe that some of the S-series trucks came with 215/70/15's. Your speedometer will be off, and your odometer will roll faster than it should (accumulate more miles than actual travelled).
11-22-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 528
Posted By El_Beautor

I didn't remove the steering center-link, but I...

I didn't remove the steering center-link, but I did flatten the factory steering stabilizer brackets. I believe some people loosen the bolts of the steering box in order to move it slightly forward...
11-02-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 449
Posted By El_Beautor

I'm a big fan of 4th gen Camaro rims. You can get...

I'm a big fan of 4th gen Camaro rims. You can get them in 16" or 17", but some of them have deep backspacing (6.8") so if you go that route you may need wheel spacers.
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