Model: (Click to see more) 58029: 4x4 Blazing Blazer
Status: Extra info
Date: 12-May-2008
Comments: 14
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I took my family (wife and 11 month old daughter) and my newly restored Blazer for a 2 hour walk today: nice forest trials with some mud. Overall we walked for 2,5 hours with only 2 batteries: 1 x 3.900 mAh and 1 x 3.000 mAh.
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The Blazer is definitely no shelf queen and also not original:
Suspension:
1. Bruiser leaf springs 2. Kyosho red shocks (Optima, changed to two sealing rings) - new front shock stay
Drivetrain:
1. Le Mans 360 PT motor 2. Crazy Crawler 1.9 tyres on Hilux rims (wider foam inserts), 6 mm wider wheelbase on front axle 3. new universal joints
Steering:
1. Bruiser knuckles 2. moved the connecting steering linkages behind the axle to avoid a negative Ackermann effect 3. 2 ball bearings on front steering arm 4. 2 ball bearings on servo-saver
Others:
1. Front Lights and rear LEDs 2. in addition front search lights 3. run it with 8,4 V, 4. body painted with gunmetal, steering wheel not original
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Overall this car makes a lot of fun. It is definitely no Crawler and also no Trialer (too heavy, suspension too stiff), but it is perfect for mud and light trials


Comments

ukzz4iroc

12-May-2008

Cool stuff- I sometimes walk mine with the family too

7.2inchdriver

12-May-2008

awesome. that is proof you can enjoy your cars and keep them in good condition. not enough of these being driven. looks great in the mud with those tires. more people should take these great old models of the shelf and drive them. horray lowry!

Hamnet

12-May-2008

Man, this is a nice one! I like the lights on these. Which spotlights are you using for this? The gunmetal looks great too!

BeetleOne

12-May-2008

Great expedition-adventure with awesome truck!!!

hairyguy4

12-May-2008

one of the nicest blazers i've seen how do the tyres perform? i'm thinking about getting some for my truck

chef_bikes

12-May-2008

Great looking Blazer! I never did care for the OEM roof much - yours looks much better, especially with the new tyres. Great pics too - love the third shot!

Lowry

12-May-2008

Hi guys, thanks a lot for your nice comments. The tyres actually perform pretty well. I wanted slightly bigger ones than the original tyres to increase the gorund clearance a bit. However if you take 110 mm diameter the torque of the motor might be not enough. The spotlights are from 'Conrad', a German Electronic and tool&die chain. I mounted the lights so that they would not be destroyed when the car rolls over.
To all who think about trying a 3speed- go for it.

jeffy

12-May-2008

Nice one Lowry. Good to see it out and running doing what it should. Like the mods especially the roof suits it really well

def4x4

12-May-2008

what a nice looking blazer, you hat a lot of fun trough the mud.those tires stand very good at this truck.olso the lichts to, very amezing.

GreenMan

12-May-2008

Fantastic pics!!! Like the look from your Blazer, looks really great with those tires!!!!

Wyoming

12-May-2008

Very nice, factory original is overrated this looks fantastic, great work!

Old Skool

13-May-2008

Great looking Blazer Glad to see you a running like you should.

Henk4Focus

10-Nov-2008

AWESOME!!!!!!!!! Super looking shots and great truck. Honoured if you join my SIG 'The Chevy Crew'

rally fan

11-Feb-2009

Cool pictures. The Blazing Blazer looks good in action.


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