This post is kind of a "what's to come" and other events that happened. This took place from August and September last year.
First of all, my daughter was born August 5th, that was pretty exciting, but of course, it took all my mod time and mod money away, haha. Wouldn't trade her for anything though.
Allright, so here were my suspension parts that had been sitting forever. I went ahead and bought them at rando times and decided to put them all on at one time.
BMR adjustable panhard -gift.
BMR adjustable UCA - gift.
BMR springs - gift.
BMR UCA mount - used off eBay for about $80.
Koni orange struts - I originally bought the ones for the 05-09 because I was going to get the GT500 mounts, but found a deal on CC plates. So I sold the used 05-09 oranges and bought these new (11-14) on sale.
Koni orange shocks - used, I think they were $80 for both.
BMR relocation brackes - bought on sale.
Maximum Motorsports C/C plates - someone did not need them, bought them new for $150.
Next is a fun one. Our garage started smelling like death for a couple days. After it didn't go away, I noticed a bunch of flies around my car. So of course, I figured something had gotten up in the engine or above the aero piece that covers the oil plug. Nope, a robin had somehow gotten between my front splitter and bumper, and got stuck. It sucked, two of my POS tabs that hold the splitter broke (from wear and tear) and there were maggots everywhere. I hated my life.
So being that I'm a dad now, I needed a baby hauler that was also AWD or a 4x4 for winter. Found this guy while test driving another vehicle. Paid $2100 cash.
2002 Chevy Trailblazer LT
215k miles, 4x4, power everything, leather, dual climate control, rear radio and climate control, heated mirrors, fogs, roof rack. Runs like a champ. As of today, I've replaced the wipers, fixed the rear window washer (wasn't hooked up?), changed the oil/filter, changed the rear window struts (they were rusted shut), front wheel bearings, and changed the front upper and lower ball joints along with the sway bar end links. I've got to fix the a vent door actuator next, two of them only blow out hot air. Found one in a junk yard. No spare tire holder either, still looking for that.
MGW race spec, finally got one. Paid $450
This was a random buy, was telling my wife about these and she surprised me and told me to buy them. She's great. Had a local guy paint them. I ended up spending about $70 less than the pre-painted ones from SHR.
Next will be a big install!