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1984 Chevy Blazer, Michael Ballew - 2009 Top Truck Challenge Challengers

1984 Chevy Blazer
Posted April 1, 2008

Challenger #25

Michael Ballew, Poplar Bluff, Missouri
1984 Chevy Blazer
"The only things stock are the door glass and windshield," Ballew says. He's not kidding. This rig has been heavily modified with a slew of mods including a stout drivetrain and a turbocharged engine. Will you give him the thumbs-up so he can show how it all works?

Engine: 6.0L Chevy V-8, EFI, turbocharged
Transmission: 4L80E
Transfer case: NP205
Axles, f/r: 2.5-ton Rockwell/2.5-ton Rockwell
Traction aids, f/r: Ouverson Ultra Locker/Ouverson Ultra Locker
Ratio: 6.72:1
Suspension, f/r: Leaf springs/Leaf springs
Tires: 38x15.50-20 Mickey Thompson MTZ
Special Features: Rollcage; tranny and steering coolers; Ouverson disc brakes, 47-spline axles, and eight-lug conversion; 1410 driveshaft U-joints; Warn 16.5ti winch; hydraulic-assist crossover steering; front and rear receiver hitches
Driver Experience: 25 years