Exhaust: 2.5" pipe, mandrel bends, Borla Pro XS mufflers mounted before rear bumper
Seats: 97 Blazer buckets
Gauges: Stock and fully functional with the V8
Seals & Gaskets: Percy's Dead Soft collector gaskets
A/C & Heat: Stock heater, A/C still in progress
Other: Bravada short overhead console with mode button
Body Mods: 97 Blazer grill and light conversion, 98 bumper upgrade
Audio & Electronics
This is my little budget project/daily driver.
—Engine 4.8l Vortec V8 4L60E Automatic full rebuild with beast sunshell and vette servo’s Current Performance custom wiring harness Current Performance modified ECU tune Sanderson shorty headers Hummer H3 Alpha oil pan kit V6-HD radiator Dual electric fans Remote mounted trans cooler with dedicated fan 2.5” mandrel bend exhaust with Borla pro XS mufflers 3/3 drop with blocks in the back and 2” spindles and 1” coils in the front.
It’s a fun project that I am learning a lot from.
The truck is complete and I have driven it for a while but it’s down now due to a driveshaft slip yolk issue causing a leak.
I got 26mpg highway at it’s best. Might have more in it if I try for it.
History of this Vehicle
I purchased this truck with a 2.2l 5-speed with 210,000 miles on it. The 2.2 gave out at 235,000 miles so i decided to upgrade a little bit. I purchased a 2001 Silverado Z71 with a 4.8 that had been rolled over. I pulled the 4.8 and 4L60E out of the Silverado and I am currently in the process of transplanting it in the S10.
The S10 was originally scheduled to be bagged this summer but due to the 4 banger dying on me i had to buy an engine instead.
Plans for this Vehicle
Cal tracks Dual adjustable coilovers in the rear Rear disc brake conversion and front brake upgrade ZQ8 swaybar upgrade Detroit true track Moser Axels Performance tune American Racing 18” IROC replica rims Billet Grill Jet Stream Blue paint job
Sponsors & Special Thanks
Thanks to my wife for letting me sink so much money in this project and my buddy Justin for stickin out the heat with me every other weekend to work on this project.