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Old Mar-03-17, 06:49 PM   #1
 
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I am the original owner of my 2008 Trailblazer SS (fully loaded) only 50k miles on it and original paint. Engine is relatively stock except for a CAI upgrade and dyno tune by Cunningham Motorsports here in Southern California:
Cunningham Motorsports | Late Model EFI Performance


Suspension and brakes have been upgraded as well as lowered about 2-3 inches. Stock SS wheels have been triple chromed.
I am not one to polish my truck with baby diapers or slow down for dips, I treat my truck for what it is.....a TRUCK. However I've managed to take petty good care of her.

The following photographs basically cover all the EXTERIOR modifications I decided to do on it. I've gone one step further and decided to link most of the aftermarket products so people can easily find them.

I hope you find some of this information useful, or entertaining at least.
I will try to answer questions and post updates a time allows.
Thank you for taking the time to look!





















The following dozen or so photographs are hot linked to the websites upon where the product can be found. You merely need click on any of these photos to be taken to the corresponding URL. It took quite some time to format all these links so I do hope you find some of them useful. (note: some links may become broken over time due to internet changes, etc.) If the link doesn't work for you then I've also listed each item (including their URL location) down below.

































These last five photographs are just a couple of bonus photos of my 175 gallon Saltwater Reef Aquarium I have set up in my living room. I know this has nothing to do with TBSS...just thought I'd share. : )














Supplemental Information (to previous photographs) - Website URL Links, Titles, and Descriptions

1) CHROME WHEELS - L.A. Wheel and Tire: Triple Chrome Four Stock Trailblazer SS Tire Rims (~$1,000)
https://www.lawheel.com/


2) WINDOW TINT - TopLine Window Tinting: All Windows Except Front Windshield
https://www.yelp.com/biz/topline-win...g-garden-grove


3) HEADLIGHTS - Amazon: Anso USA 111127 Black Projectors w/Halos Headlight Assembly (pair) ($353)
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1


4) FRONT GRILLE - Ebay: Black Billet Grill Insert Combo ($123 + $10 shipping)
Fits Chevy Trailblazer SS Black Billet Grill Insert Combo 06-09 | eBay


5) FRONT CHEVY EMBLEM - Amazon: All Sales 9617K Grille Emblem Black Powdercoated ($25)
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1


6) SS EMBLEM - Amazon: (set of two) Black SS Chrome Super Sport Emblem Badge 3M stick on ($16)
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1


7) FRONT BUMPER LIP - Ebay: Polyurethane Front Bumper Lip Canard Splitter Diffusers ($37)
New Polyurethane Front Bumper Lip Canard Splitter Diffuser Flippers Left+Right | eBay


8) SUPPORT RODS - Amazon: 2 x Black Aluminum Front Bumper Lip Splitter Strut Rod Support Bars ($20)
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1


9) FOG LIGHT HID MOD - MadMax Thread titled: “Fog Light HID Mod”
Fog Light HID Mod


10) RADAR DETECTOR MOUNT - Amazon: BlendMount Radar Detector Mount for Escort ($99)
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1


11) RADAR DETECTOR ELECTRICAL - Amazon: Radar Mount Mirror Wire Power Cord for Escort ($16)
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1


12) TAILLIGHTS - Ebay: LED Bumper Fog+Smoked Tail Lights (smoked Lamp) ($96 + free shipping)
For LED Bumper Fog+Smoked 02-09 Trail Blazer Tail Lights Rear Brake Smoke Lamp | eBay


13) LICENSE PLATE FRAME - Amazon: Chevrolet SS Black Metal License Plate Frame Holder ($32)
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1


14) LIGHTING: Headlight, Low-Beam, Fog Light, tail lights, Interior, etc.
DDM Tuning: HID and LED Lighting


15) AQUARIUM PHOTOGRAPHS - Sunset Promotional Services, Inc: Kevin T. Adams (MadMax) Owner/President
https://www.marineaquariumexpo.com
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Nice pics. I like the splitter!
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Are you forgetting to mention something to the left of the aquarium? Need more pics of that.


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Beautiful tank. U used to own lone star aquariums. After working for a high end fish company for a few years I started my own company and built custom built in tanks. I'll see if I can find some pics laying around. Smallest tank I'd build was 200+
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LOL! yea, I figured it was only a matter of time.

This is my BABY that I waited many years before finally kicking in the funds necessary to purchase and upgrade.

Introducing, my Beverage Air "Dual-Zone" 4-tap Kegerator.
Dimension-wise, it is basically the same size as a standard single-keg Kegerator. However this one is separated down the middle with a dividing wall, then fan force-fed on both sides with independent temperature controls.
Each side (see second photo below) holds TWO 1/5 kegs independently cooled. The 4-tap tower is also force-fed cooling air to keep the lines cold at all times.

Initial cost of the unit was around $2,500, but the 4-tap tower and associated hardware, plumbing lines, etc. set me back another grand. All of my plumbing hardware (fluid lines, gauges, regulators, etc. is from MicroMatic, so anyone in the know-how knows how that extra grand added up rather quickly). Incidentally, anyone who wants to upgrade their single kegerator into a dual tap version, I've got the original dual tap tower (w/lines and spouts) available for only $100, brand new/never used. Hit me up via PM

Currently, I've got a local micro-brew (Segundo Azul) in Tap #1, Wyders Pear Cider in Tap #2, home-brewed Orange Cream Soda in Tap #3, and home-brewed Rootbeer in Tap #4. The Left Bank hold temp at around 33 degrees (perfect for most beers and ciders) while the Right Bank holds temp around 40 degrees (perfect for non-alcoholic beverages)

It was pretty expensive but I'm very happy with the unit. My "dream kegerator" was actually one of those combo kegerator on one side and glass door refrigerator units on the other. Those are actually not much more expensive but at over 4-feet long and about 1000 lbs fully loaded (not to mention the electricity required to run it) I just couldn't justify it.





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Do you have a part # for the splitter looks nice
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I provided a link #7 above
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Thats a serious reef, my little 24 gal looks like a frag tank next to that. Nice mature corals too.
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Thats a serious reef, my little 24 gal looks like a frag tank next to that. Nice mature corals too.
Well, its kind of an unfair contest. My wife and I own and operate a consumer trade show here in SoCal called the Marine Aquarium Expo Marine Aquarium Expo
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Beautiful tank. U used to own lone star aquariums. After working for a high end fish company for a few years I started my own company and built custom built in tanks. I'll see if I can find some pics laying around. Smallest tank I'd build was 200+
Have you been out here to see either RAP or MAX (I created both but run only MAX now) we also just had MACNA out here in San Diego last September. All three shows generate traffic in the 3000+ range so are pretty large by aquarium show terms (largest in the world actually) but small by most other standards. The saltwater aquarium hobby will always be a very niche industry. I've done shows in Seattle and LA, and even considered the Dallas/Ft Worth area at one time, but moving man and material such distances proved too costly.

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Front rotor info ?
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Front end looks awesome
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the support rods were not absolutely necessary (though they do tighten up the splitter quite nicely) so I was torn on that decision,




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I need copapod setup, not sure if i am going finally do a external sump, or divider in the tank.
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Looks better with the support things
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I have to admit I like the molded full spoiler being sold here on TBSS better, but.....
man oh man, I just KNOW that day would come when I hear a $500 CRUNCH sound coming from under my car while parking one day.

I have already been the victim of a slightly elevated parking curb. That bumper you see in my photos above was NEARLY completely ripped from the car one day (I'm not exaggerating) when a piece of rebar caught my lower bumper mount JUST right.

Believe it or not there was ZERO aesthetic damage to the outside of the bumper! It just tore from the mounts.

Body shops and dealerships wanted nothing to do with remounting my bumper, they all wanted full replacement with paint, etc. etc.

I took matters into my own hands and purchased the proper epoxy system and did the job myself!
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