CAR My morning in pics. V. Lifted Trailblazer

Radicus

Well-Known Member
Jul 5, 2005
56,409
Free State
Back story.. Picked up a lowered Trailblazer from my mother in law and promptly ordered a lift kit + new front shocks. Sold my 95' Rodeo to a coworker with part trade to help me lift the Trailblazer.

Lift kit and new shocks.
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Met up with my buddy this morning to install everything. This is his body lifted/lifted rodeo behind my old rodeo.
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Got right to work in the front. Front strut assembled with the lowering spring.
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Coil spring compressors are fucking scary. :noes:
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OEM spring, new shock and lift spacers installed. The first one took about 2 hours and the other side took about 30 minutes. :o
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Front done and the rear still lowered :rofl:
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Lifting the rear was easy, just a matter of disconnecting the shock and dropping the axle with a pry-bar.
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The other side was a little harder, but my buddy got creative.
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Also decided to hack the resonator off since he had the tools.
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Then he decided to weld the resonator tip back onto the pipe cause he's a bauce like that. :bowdown:
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Tip welded on.
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Before pic.
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Now.:bowdown:
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Front strut again + spacer.
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Took about 4 hours altogether. :eek3: I sold him the Rodeo for $900... Considering he helped me with hundreds of dollars worth of labor I'd say that's a pretty good deal. :bigthumb:

Looks silly with the small tires on there. 32's will be on shortly.
 

Brian May

Active Member
Sep 22, 2002
18,766
Easton, Pa
are any of those rodeo's a 5 speed? im looking for a beater SUV and wanted to know if they were nimble at all. my mom had a 95 rodeo with the auto and it was sluggish
 

IG513

Formerly Anima
Oct 13, 2006
17,103
Cincinnati
Needs bigger tires; looks goofy lifted with those size tires. If you weren't going to put bigger tires on it should have put it back at stock height instead of lifting it. I will say it does look better than when it was lowered though. Lowering an suv is just flat out retarded imo.
 
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Radicus

Radicus

Well-Known Member
Jul 5, 2005
56,409
Free State
Needs bigger tires; looks goofy lifted with those size tires. If you weren't going to put bigger tires on it should have put it back at stock height instead of lifting it.

Can you read? Tires are up next... Lift before tires. :hsugh:
 

IG513

Formerly Anima
Oct 13, 2006
17,103
Cincinnati
Can you read? Tires are up next... Lift before tires. :hsugh:
Yeah, I'm retarded and didn't see where you had mentioned you had tires already; caught me before my edit. :o I'm aware of the lift before tires thing however you should've waited until you were completely done before taking pics.
 

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