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Old 10-10-2018, 11:06 AM
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So i just bought a 95 ls blazer but it seems to have most of the stuff and zr2 would have minus the rpo code for zr2. I have skid plates 235/75/15 tires and rear spare tire mount. My front tires also stick out about 1-2" farther than the rear. I have been doing a transmission reinstall on it so havnt pulled the tires or anything yet but i plan on doing all ball joint cv axles and shocks. Dont want to go ordering the weong parts so is there anything i should look for that would tell me it should be zr2 cv axles?
 
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The front track width on non-ZR2 Blazers is about 2 inches wider than the rear. That is why I installed 1.25" spacers on the rear axle of my 4dr. My 4dr also came with the skid plates and many on ZR2 2drs came with the external spare tire mount.

If you go to an OE parts distributor (gmpartsexperts.com) you can put in your VIN and search for appropriate parts for your vehicle.

Here is the text from the 1999 Blazer buyers guide:

ZR2: WIDE STANCE, SPORT PERFORMANCE: (CT10516 Only) (Incls Unique Revised Frame for Wide Tread. Front Tread 61.2" is 3.9" Wider than Standard. Rear Tread 59.1" is 3.9" Wider Than Standard. Unique Strengthened Front Differential Gears and Drive Axles. Unique Rear Axle with 8.5" Ring Gear, Larger Whl Bearings and Longer. Larger Diam. Axle Shafts. Unique Rear Suspension with Revised Multi-Leaf Springs and Added Rear Axle Track Bar. Unique 28mm vs 25mm dia. Front Stabiliizer Bar, 46m Bilstein Gas Pressurized Shock Absorbers. ZM5 Underbody Shields. Modified Jack and Spare Tire stowage Winch. Body is 3" higher than Std (Reqs YC3 Decor. GT4 Axle, G80 Locking Differential, QJJ tires, & ZYl Solid Paint) (N/A 1SA/1SB) (N/A Z82 Trailering)

P.S. Non-ZR2 track widths: Front 57.3", Rear 55.1"
 
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ZR2 is a 2 door, came stock with 31 inch tires, says zr2 molded into fender well. Would be on the rpo code in glove box. Also there is a sticker on the firewall that says zr2
 
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ZR2 is a 2 door, came stock with 31 inch tires, says zr2 molded into fender well. Would be on the rpo code in glove box. Also there is a sticker on the firewall that says zr2
thanks guys seems i have a straightforward ls.
 
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thanks guys seems i have a straightforward ls.
It might only be an LS but you can still do an awful lot to it to customize it as much as you like or need.
 
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Yeah im not sure which direction i wanna go with it in the future but for now it will be a daily driver for my girlfriend to get her through the winter. I look forward to working on it more. Im thinking maybe 5.7 or 5.3 swap
 
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