That is all. It moves closer and closer every day... Also, some dingus backed into me, so the bumper needs to be replaced.
The title covers it!
Yes? No? It does rub on sharp turns, took it for a small test ride. Will have to bash some panels, then adjust the steering limiters, maybe a SMALL 1/4 inch spacer. Still...
Not much to it, there ya go. Got some 30x9.5R15 Falken MT01 tires on some crap 15x6's. I’m digging the look, going to swap one of the rears to the front and check clearances. I suspect i’ll have to beat/cut the pinch weld to clear, but it may be too large overall. I think matching tires and wheels all around would be…
It’s the little things. Today I was feeling a bit cheeky, so I took it for a quick trip to subway. Small victory, it made it! It legitimately drives shockingly well, with the exception of the clutch and brakes feeling a bit odd, still trying to get the clutch adjusted and the brakes properly bled.
Amazingly well, actually. It only needed proper tuning and timing, and now it climbs hills in third gear like they aren’t there. Honestly rather immense torque, it seems! Not surprised, I was expecting a good 50% boost in the lower part of the curve with that intake velocity...
And the trailtroll isnt. It’s engine has a bottom end knock, so its coming out.. eventually. There’s a lot to do to get that thing out! But I’ve got most of it done.
Still didn’t solve all of the vibration, but it’s muuuch better.
So, a good friend of mine who owns a brand specific salvage yard in tennessee, has put together a contract for the eventual purchase their 4th salvage yard, in Washington State. Their second yard is in Kansas City. and 3rd is in Billings, Montana. I realized this actually makes a bit of a ‘route.’ Because he/we can,…
Well.. not exciting. Seems the prior rebuild of the transmission went to crap. Some lazy bastard (prior owners transmission guy?) reused the torque converter, and rebuilt it with non carbon fiber clutch. This kills the transmission, since it’s a pcm lockup converter trans. Also looks like the reverse input bushing was…
Took the truck on a nice little offroad ride along the river front, digging through several feet of mud, river rocks, sand, and in general, getting into all manner of trouble. All said, it was 6 and a half miles of unpaved, fresh after rain deep mud and rock.
Anyone want something run real quick?
The trailblazer, now known as ’jiggy,’ has finally had the cause of it’s vibration located. A bent wheel! A replacement has been located and is on the way for ~60 bucks.
Maybe dudes in lifted trucks zip past like assholes because their speedometers are reading low. Just realized I did the same thing earlier today in the rain.
There is an 03 AWD aztek sitting in the ‘Long Hold’ lot of my friend’s we-tote. 45,000 miles, but due to title issues, it’s been sitting there for 8 years. The title issues will be impossible for him to clear up, being in a state that doesnt do Bonded Titles, but mine does. he’s offered me the thing for 450 bucks. It…
I figured a nice 150 mile drive would be a good way for me and the trailblazer to get acclimated. A mostly highway sprint to a nearby city and back today revealed a few issues, but nothing that I would consider a showstopper.
What’s that smell? Burning oil, scorched brakes, coolant? N-no... I think that’s Adventure!
And why is it suspiciously similar to an air powered reciprocating saw cutting through an ABS plastic bumper cover?
FINALLY! Bought a new Hyundai first aid kit. Its on the left.
Y’all ever seen Upper Control Arms with completely rotted out bushings? I have now!