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fatryan
07-25-2006, 12:59 AM
my blazers trans went. and since its just been 1 thing after another with this thing, i think i should cut my losses and just get a different car. but the main predicament...i need a car that has alot of room for my sub box + isnt sealed off in a trunk. i li8ke SUVs too, so id like to stick with them. of course, i dont have the money to go buy a new car so it needs to be around $5k ish tops. also, no more domestic. i was looking at pathfinders and 4runners. pathfinders are better looking, but i heard 4runners last ridiculously long. they both seem to have pretty weak engines though. i been looking at the mid to late 90's models. and suggestions/helpful info guys?

Astyl
07-25-2006, 01:03 AM
foreign SUV's are WEAK

get a dodge durango.. V8 baby

azbass
07-25-2006, 01:03 AM
start lookin in autotrader.

bamaboy
07-25-2006, 01:10 AM
i like the older 4 runners over pathfinders but the new 00-04 pathfinders are nice and the 05 or which ever 4 runners are nice

but those are $$$

bamaboy
07-25-2006, 01:10 AM
sell me your angel eyes damit

edit:and the grill :)

Pickler
07-25-2006, 01:13 AM
Mercury Mountaineer. I have one but try to stay away from V8s, they fricking eat gas.

Fast1one
07-25-2006, 01:16 AM
4runners will run forever if you take care of em. theyre good trucks.We had an 85ish with no problems for a few months....ran perfectly with around 270k....

fatryan
07-25-2006, 01:18 AM
sell me your angel eyes damit

edit:and the grill :)i will, gladly

fatryan
07-25-2006, 01:19 AM
Mercury Mountaineer. I have one but try to stay away from V8s, they fricking eat gas.well thats domestic. but my blazer gets 10mpg (without AC on), so...yeah, im not too worried about v8's lol

fatryan
07-25-2006, 01:27 AM
4runner: 183hp/217 ft. lbs
pathfinder: 170hp/200 ft. lbs
blazer: 190 hp/250 ft. lbs


WTF?

fatryan
07-25-2006, 01:28 AM
maybe ill try to get a typhoon...:up2somet:

954runner
07-25-2006, 01:29 AM
ive got a 95 (2nd gen) 4runner. it does well :) gets pretty loud too with minimal power from the amps.

these things do run pretty **** long too. mine only has 98,000 miles on it, but i've heard/seen many other ones still running strong with over 200,000 miles.

there are 2 big downsides to these big guys:
1: gas mileage. i get about 14 mpg in the city, and like 22 highway i think.
2: power. goes from 0-60 in like 15 seconds. not even joking. slow as hell.

oh, and my friend has a 96 pathfinder i think. its a good car. its almost the same as mine pretty much, as far as features, power, gas mileage, etc, but i like the way my 4runner rides as compared to his pathfinder. you will find yourself sitting very low with your legs more forward in a 4runner, much like a normal car. also, if you take the running boards off and put on some bigger tires (31" will fit standard) it looks like it has been lifted a substantial amount :)

hope this helps

fatryan
07-25-2006, 01:30 AM
ive got a 95 (2nd gen) 4runner. it does well :) gets pretty loud too with minimal power from the amps.

these things do run pretty **** long too. mine only has 98,000 miles on it, but i've heard/seen many other ones still running strong with over 200,000 miles.

there are 2 big downsides to these big guys:
1: gas mileage. i get about 14 mpg in the city, and like 22 highway i think.
2: power. goes from 0-60 in like 15 seconds. not even joking. slow as hell.

oh, and my friend has a 96 pathfinder i think. its a good car. its almost the same as mine pretty much, as far as features, power, gas mileage, etc, but i like the way my 4runner rides as compared to his pathfinder. you will find yourself sitting very low with your legs more forward in a 4runner, much like a normal car. also, if you take the running boards off and put on some bigger tires (31" will fit standard) it looks like it has been lifted a substantial amount :)

hope this helps****it, my blazer is slow enough!

LoudCrownVic
07-25-2006, 01:34 AM
Station wagon FTW... Find a Buick Century, Ford Escort, Toyota Camry or the like station wagon. You get 30's usually for MPG and have as much or more room for subs etc.

I had a 96 Ford Escort wag and it rocked, got great mileage and never broke down. If it had a 5 speed I would still own it. Unless you need to compensate for a small *****, a shaggin wagon is the way to go. And you know well waht open cabin sounds are like. :)

fatryan
07-25-2006, 01:38 AM
Station wagon FTW... Find a Buick Century, Ford Escort, Toyota Camry or the like station wagon. You get 30's usually for MPG and have as much or more room for subs etc.

I had a 96 Ford Escort wag and it rocked, got great mileage and never broke down. If it had a 5 speed I would still own it. Unless you need to compensate for a small *****, a shaggin wagon is the way to go. And you know well waht open cabin sounds are like. :)i could never do a station wagon, too ugly. i also would like a stick, but i doubt i could find a nice SUV with luxury options....and a manual tranny

Blazin_Jason
07-25-2006, 01:39 AM
****it, my blazer is slow enough!

v8 swap and keep it.

Doulos
07-25-2006, 01:39 AM
Land Rover Near you for like 5500, Few Others Cheeper. All about 100k Miles, Ugly as Crap, but they Supposedly Run forever. All V8's tho.
http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.jsp?car_id=204737597&dealer_id=58059084&car_year=1998&model=&num_records=&bkms=1153806767055&lang=en&isp=y&start_year=1981&mod_bookmark_id=null&certified=&search_type=both&distance=25&make=ROV&min_price=1&address=18966&advanced=&end_year=2001&max_price=5500&cardist=17
Subaru Wagon?
http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.jsp?car_id=202003620&dealer_id=54777777&car_year=1999&model=&num_records=&bkms=1153806767055&lang=en&isp=y&start_year=1981&mod_bookmark_id=null&certified=&search_type=both&distance=25&make=SUB&min_price=1&address=18966&advanced=&end_year=2007&max_price=5500&cardist=16
Nissian Pathfinder?
http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.jsp?car_id=204795022&dealer_id=58068114&car_year=1997&model=&num_records=&bkms=1153806767055&lang=en&isp=y&start_year=1981&mod_bookmark_id=null&certified=&search_type=both&distance=25&make=NISSAN&min_price=1&address=18966&advanced=&end_year=2007&max_price=5500&cardist=15
http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.jsp?car_id=204611981&dealer_id=58054910&car_year=1997&model=&num_records=&bkms=1153806767055&lang=en&isp=y&start_year=1981&mod_bookmark_id=null&certified=&search_type=both&distance=25&make=NISSAN&min_price=1&address=18966&advanced=&end_year=2007&max_price=5500&cardist=11


Just a Few, Autotrader FTW.

PS. Not a Stalker, Just only 1 Zipcode for the City you Listed as your Location.

arsonbob
07-25-2006, 01:41 AM
My ford explorer has had ZERO major problems, EVER and it has 289k miles on it and it still going. (1994) It's 4x4 too, which normally tend to go to **** quicker from what i've noticed. Just something to think about though.

I'd recommend a ford explorer obviously. They come with v8s and v6s so they have plenty of options, and you can find one for cheap easily. It sure as hell isn't quick, but it's not the slowest suv on the road.

arsonbob
07-25-2006, 01:44 AM
i had an explorer, and with 79k miles it had no probs at all. we just took good care of it.

As did we, we serviced it when it needed servicing. BUT that was only in the first 150k, after that, it's whenever we felt like it as we expected it to die, but it just will not die :)

LoudCrownVic
07-25-2006, 01:44 AM
http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.jsp?car_id=204539263&dealer_id=1388705&car_year=1995&model=&num_records=&bkms=1153807147424&make2=sel_one&lang=en&isp=y&start_year=1981&mod_bookmark_id=null&engine=&certified=&fuel=&search_type=both&distance=25&make=FORD&color=&min_price=1&body_style=WAGON&drive=&max_mileage=&address=18966&advanced=y&end_year=2007&doors=&transmission=&max_price=6000&cardist=7

Dealers FTL... :( It's high priced but def worth it. Function over form man, these little ****in escorts will grow on you, I still miss mine and I have a Porsche.

bamaboy
07-25-2006, 01:45 AM
fatryan pm me on info on the parts peas

fatryan
07-25-2006, 01:50 AM
Land Rover Near you for like 5500, Few Others Cheeper. All about 100k Miles, Ugly as Crap, but they Supposedly Run forever. All V8's tho.
http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.jsp?car_id=204737597&dealer_id=58059084&car_year=1998&model=&num_records=&bkms=1153806767055&lang=en&isp=y&start_year=1981&mod_bookmark_id=null&certified=&search_type=both&distance=25&make=ROV&min_price=1&address=18966&advanced=&end_year=2001&max_price=5500&cardist=17
Subaru Wagon?
http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.jsp?car_id=202003620&dealer_id=54777777&car_year=1999&model=&num_records=&bkms=1153806767055&lang=en&isp=y&start_year=1981&mod_bookmark_id=null&certified=&search_type=both&distance=25&make=SUB&min_price=1&address=18966&advanced=&end_year=2007&max_price=5500&cardist=16
Nissian Pathfinder?
http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.jsp?car_id=204795022&dealer_id=58068114&car_year=1997&model=&num_records=&bkms=1153806767055&lang=en&isp=y&start_year=1981&mod_bookmark_id=null&certified=&search_type=both&distance=25&make=NISSAN&min_price=1&address=18966&advanced=&end_year=2007&max_price=5500&cardist=15
http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.jsp?car_id=204611981&dealer_id=58054910&car_year=1997&model=&num_records=&bkms=1153806767055&lang=en&isp=y&start_year=1981&mod_bookmark_id=null&certified=&search_type=both&distance=25&make=NISSAN&min_price=1&address=18966&advanced=&end_year=2007&max_price=5500&cardist=11


Just a Few, Autotrader FTW.

PS. Not a Stalker, Just only 1 Zipcode for the City you Listed as your Location.eh, to all of them. im really worried about the power of the pathfinders and 4runners now. **** imports

fatryan
07-25-2006, 01:52 AM
fvck ford. i drove ford my whole life until my blazer. drivetrains are crap. if u got a solid one, you got reeeeeally lucky

LoudCrownVic
07-25-2006, 01:54 AM
fvck ford. i drove ford my whole life until my blazer. drivetrains are crap. if u got a solid one, you got reeeeeally lucky

Is this a coincidence or is the tranny out of your blazer? :eyebrow:

fatryan
07-25-2006, 01:56 AM
Is this a coincidence or is the tranny out of your blazer? :eyebrow:yeha i know. but it is really uncommon for a trans to go in a blazer this early. gm has some pretty solid drivetrains, its just everything else that ***** on them.

Doulos
07-25-2006, 02:00 AM
What are you doing with your SUV that your Worried about Power?

Like all of the import SUVs will get on the freeway fine. I wouldnt Suggest taking them out on some rough trail, but around town they should be fine.

There are Easy Upgrades to Gain Minimal amounts Of Power (intake Upgrades/Exhaust Upgrades, SuperCharger if you want to drop cash into it later)

Also Remember the Import SUVs are going to be a Lot Lighter than the American ones. Alum Engine/Frame vs. Steel

fatryan
07-25-2006, 02:02 AM
i guess maybe im not necessarily against mopar. ive only ever owned a neon (beater car), so i dont have any experience with them. but i noticed....why do ALL and i mean ALL mechanics drive mopar? are they like just amazing or something? i dont think ive ever met a mechanic that doesnt own a ram or durango, or caravan, or intrepid. wtf is that about? btw, durangos are so hideous that i dont think i could ever buy one

LoudCrownVic
07-25-2006, 02:02 AM
I suppose I maintain my vehicles better than most people. I flushed the tranny at last three times after I bought it, used Seafoam Transtune on every change. By the third change (at the normal interval metal wear inside the tranny was almost nil. I also ran a synthetic blend of oil with regular checkups and 1/4 quart of Marvels Mystery oil put in at 2500 on the oil change to flush her out. Motor looks almost new inside. My granpa is driving it right now it has 195k on it.

fatryan
07-25-2006, 02:03 AM
What are you doing with your SUV that your Worried about Power?

Like all of the import SUVs will get on the freeway fine. I wouldnt Suggest taking them out on some rough trail, but around town they should be fine.

There are Easy Upgrades to Gain Minimal amounts Of Power (intake Upgrades/Exhaust Upgrades, SuperCharger if you want to drop cash into it later)

Also Remember the Import SUVs are going to be a Lot Lighter than the American ones. Alum Engine/Frame vs. Steelim a delivery driver, i need a car that can jump off the line at least somewhat quick

arsonbob
07-25-2006, 02:03 AM
fvck ford. i drove ford my whole life until my blazer. drivetrains are crap. if u got a solid one, you got reeeeeally lucky

I wish that luck had payed off on a lotta ticket then:crazy:

Doulos
07-25-2006, 02:03 AM
They all drive Mopar because they make a ton of power. They are actually a HUGE pain in the butt to work on. HEMI's **** for Maitnence, but they make crazy HP/FTlbs

I dont think any of these trucks would have a problem getting up off the line. None of them are 911Turbos, but they should due. Honestly, my old 96 Explorer moved just fine with its V6, I cant Imagine the lighter Base 4Runner would move any worse.

fatryan
07-25-2006, 02:06 AM
They all drive Mopar because they make a ton of power. They are actually a HUGE pain in the butt to work on. HEMI's **** for Maitnence, but they make crazy HP/FTlbsmy ex's moms caravan didnt seem to have really amazing power...? i know the rams do though. good idea to look into mopar or no?

LoudCrownVic
07-25-2006, 02:10 AM
my ex's moms caravan didnt seem to have really amazing power...? i know the rams do though. good idea to look into mopar or no?

Caravans just have a huge restrictor plate, all Dodges have hemi engines. With 15 minuets worth of work you can make a '93 Plymouth Voyager push 280 horse. Neons runs 250-260 easily, you jst have to punch a hole in that restrictor plate and the ponies flow man.

fatryan
07-25-2006, 02:12 AM
Caravans just have a huge restrictor plate, all Dodges have hemi engines. With 15 minuets worth of work you can make a '93 Plymouth Voyager push 280 horse. Neons runs 250-260 easily, you jst have to punch a hole in that restrictor plate and the ponies flow man.wtf? whats a restictor plate? and how the hell is that much horsepower possible?

LoudCrownVic
07-25-2006, 02:14 AM
wtf? whats a restictor plate? and how the hell is that much horsepower possible?

Hemi combustion chambers need alot of negative vaccuum.. the restrictor plate does that. if you take out the plate the engine needs constant tuning to run right in different atmospheric conditions without the right enging chip modifications.

They won't pass emissions but all you ahve to do is put the plate back in and bypass the varible engine codes and you can slip unde the wire with the state.

ssj2xxgotenxx
07-25-2006, 02:15 AM
Our Ozone layer is hurting bad guys.... I don't think this heatwave is a coinsidence...

fatryan
07-25-2006, 02:18 AM
Hemi combustion chambers need alot of negative vaccuum.. the restrictor plate does that. if you take out the plate the engine needs constant tuning to run right in different atmospheric conditions without the right enging chip modifications.

They won't pass emissions but all you ahve to do is put the plate back in and bypass the varible engine codes and you can slip unde the wire with the state.well if it wont run right, needs alot of tuning, and wont pass emission....why would i do it?

LoudCrownVic
07-25-2006, 02:22 AM
well if it wont run right, needs alot of tuning, and wont pass emission....why would i do it?

Because you can get up to 350 horsepower from a 2.0L 4 banger with no real internal mods! Just talk to a mechanic, some of them sell the chips for cars with modded restrictor plates. Ask at the Dodge dealership if one of the techs makes them. They will custom fab them for your application, but usually is only for a racing application. Tell them it's for a track car, and they will understand ;)

fatryan
07-25-2006, 02:23 AM
Because you can get up to 350 horsepower from a 2.0L 4 banger with no real internal mods! Just talk to a mechanic, some of them sell the chips for cars with modded restrictor plates. Ask at the Dodge dealership if one of the techs makes them. They will custom fab them for your application, but usually is only for a racing application. Tell them it's for a track car, and they will understand ;)i think id rather stay away from that

arsonbob
07-25-2006, 02:31 AM
Our Ozone layer is hurting bad guys.... I don't think this heatwave is a coinsidence...

I think it's just the earths natural cycle. It does as it pleases.

fatryan
07-25-2006, 02:33 AM
any1 know some1 who could drop and ls1 and trans into my blazer?

fatryan
07-25-2006, 02:35 AM
**** its late. bed time

LoudCrownVic
07-25-2006, 02:36 AM
any1 know some1 who could drop and ls1 and trans into my blazer?
http://advanceadapters.dirxion.com/Main.asp
Click on s15 s10 conversions on the menu to the left

bumpinne0n
07-25-2006, 02:50 AM
Caravans just have a huge restrictor plate, all Dodges have hemi engines. With 15 minuets worth of work you can make a '93 Plymouth Voyager push 280 horse. Neons runs 250-260 easily, you jst have to punch a hole in that restrictor plate and the ponies flow man.

I can't tell if you're being serious or not..?

fatryan
07-25-2006, 02:48 PM
screw the engine swap, too much work

Eugenics
07-26-2006, 09:58 PM
i get the feeling the pizzas never really make it to the destinations

Meka
07-27-2006, 12:05 AM
Caravans just have a huge restrictor plate, all Dodges have hemi engines. With 15 minuets worth of work you can make a '93 Plymouth Voyager push 280 horse. Neons runs 250-260 easily, you jst have to punch a hole in that restrictor plate and the ponies flow man.
sooo they make v6 hemis now and 4 cyl hemis....crazy

fatryan
07-27-2006, 12:40 AM
i get the feeling the pizzas never really make it to the destinationsits steaks and hoagies. get it right homo

bumpinne0n
07-27-2006, 01:23 AM
sooo they make v6 hemis now and 4 cyl hemis....crazy

Nope, all the Hemi's now are either 5.7 or 6.1L V-8s. No V-6 or 4 cyl hemi's are in production.

I didn't understand all that restrictor plate **** but it doesn't make sense to me as to how you could gain 120hp by punching a hole in it, especially in a van that's rated 162 at the crank. The SRT neons can reach 250-260 with a wastegate actuator and an aftermarket exhaust but I'm about 99% sure they don't have a restrictor plate. That's why I couldn't tell if he was serious or just ****ing with this guy when he said that.

fatryan
07-27-2006, 01:26 AM
****, STI's are 300hp stock on an I4....thats just disgusting. that shouldnt even be legal

Eugenics
07-27-2006, 09:15 AM
****, STI's are 300hp stock on an I4....thats just disgusting. that shouldnt even be legal



its a h4 actually, a boxer engine.

and yes, they do make v6 and i4 hemi's, they have the spherical head design which is what the hemi is based off of... therefore making them a hemi by design but not by name

Eugenics
07-27-2006, 09:15 AM
its steaks and hoagies. get it right homo


my dear, i beg 1000 pardons

psych0ticnemes1
07-27-2006, 11:27 AM
i have a '91 blazer for sale... 120k miles v6, 4 wheel drive, etc.

Meka
07-27-2006, 11:34 AM
its steaks and hoagies. get it right homo
You better slow down or your gonna need a forklift to move you around not a car.

fatryan
07-28-2006, 02:26 AM
its a h4 actually, a boxer engine.

and yes, they do make v6 and i4 hemi's, they have the spherical head design which is what the hemi is based off of... therefore making them a hemi by design but not by nameh4? what is that? and do u mean boxter?

fatryan
07-28-2006, 02:28 AM
You better slow down or your gonna need a forklift to move you around not a car.**** man, im dropping weight. i went from 322 (new record) a month or so ago to 301 now. and most of my fat weight is just shifting to muscle weight now. im just a **** **** deisel bastard now. i feel bad for you guys, you cant compete with me

Eugenics
07-28-2006, 09:25 AM
lawl

ToyTundra
07-28-2006, 11:23 AM
h4? what is that? and do u mean boxter?


http://www.subaru.co.uk/IMGGB/WWW/Subaru_co_uk.nsf/NULL/9DF2774F293F2DC680256F5000540A6A/$FILE/boxerengine.jpg

Boxer style engine. I do belive the porche Boxster uses a boxer style engine as well, but not the same engine

Edit: i've heard that the Toyota 4.7L V8 has hemisherically shaped heads as well, but i've never seen it first hand

Meka
07-28-2006, 11:48 AM
**** man, im dropping weight. i went from 322 (new record) a month or so ago to 301 now. and most of my fat weight is just shifting to muscle weight now. im just a **** **** deisel bastard now. i feel bad for you guys, you cant compete with me
Its shifting to muscle weight, thats simply amazing. What new formula do you have that turns your fat into muscle?

fatryan
07-30-2006, 02:11 PM
http://www.subaru.co.uk/IMGGB/WWW/Subaru_co_uk.nsf/NULL/9DF2774F293F2DC680256F5000540A6A/$FILE/boxerengine.jpg

Boxer style engine. I do belive the porche Boxster uses a boxer style engine as well, but not the same engine

Edit: i've heard that the Toyota 4.7L V8 has hemisherically shaped heads as well, but i've never seen it first handwow, ive never seen that b4. why dont they just make it v style? that looks like a ***** to service

fatryan
07-30-2006, 02:12 PM
Its shifting to muscle weight, thats simply amazing. What new formula do you have that turns your fat into muscle?sorry i didnt explain how working out burns fat and also builds muscle. i thought we all had an IQ over 60 in here

Eugenics
07-30-2006, 02:23 PM
wow, ive never seen that b4. why dont they just make it v style? that looks like a ***** to service


lower center of gravity, less vibrations, natrualy balanced.

bigbangtheory
07-30-2006, 02:25 PM
Muscle weighs more than fat FYI!

fatryan
07-31-2006, 02:13 AM
Muscle weighs more than fat FYI!thank you captain obvious

Meka
07-31-2006, 02:17 AM
sorry i didnt explain how working out burns fat and also builds muscle. i thought we all had an IQ over 60 in here
you BURN fat and BUILD muscle. Nothing "shifts" over.

fatryan
07-31-2006, 02:19 AM
you BURN fat and BUILD muscle. Nothing "shifts" over.sorry mr technical. didnt know i was being tested on my vocabulary

LoudCrownVic
07-31-2006, 03:11 AM
Nope, all the Hemi's now are either 5.7 or 6.1L V-8s. No V-6 or 4 cyl hemi's are in production.

I didn't understand all that restrictor plate **** but it doesn't make sense to me as to how you could gain 120hp by punching a hole in it, especially in a van that's rated 162 at the crank. The SRT neons can reach 250-260 with a wastegate actuator and an aftermarket exhaust but I'm about 99% sure they don't have a restrictor plate. That's why I couldn't tell if he was serious or just ****ing with this guy when he said that.

YOu are not smart. Dodge = hemi engine, silly.

And they all have restrictor places. ****, some of them block of the intake completely and you have to crack the nuts loose to let air in past the gasket just for it to run.