- Have You Ever Seen a Chevy Trailblazer With a 5.3L V-8 Swap and Meaty 35-Inch Mud-Terrain Tires?
Have You Ever Seen a Chevy Trailblazer With a 5.3L V-8 Swap and Meaty 35-Inch Mud-Terrain Tires?
Reader’s Ride: Luis Rios says his project was “tedious but worth it.”
We love when you send us photos and info on your 4x4! Here's a look at Luis Rios' 2002 Chevy Trailblazer and a Q&A with the owner.
Vehicle: 2002 Chevy Trailblazer
Owner: Luis Rios, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Tires & Wheels
35x13.0R16 Interco Super Swampers
16x8 Pro Comp Series 52s
1 1/2-inch spacers
MarkMC lift kit
Moog control arms and coil springs
4L60E automatic transmission
44 series Cardone 32-spline front CV axles
Spartan 4.11 gears
Truetrac diffs front and rear
Airaid throttle-body spacer
Jet Performance chip
Optima RedTop battery
ARB onboard air compressor
Carr rooftop bar and lights
Four Wheeler: Does it work the way you want?
Luis Rios: Most definitely; "midsize ride, fullsize at heart"
FW: Anything to add?
LR: The project was tedious but worth it. The hardest part was the 5.3L engine swap: wiring harness, computer, and all.