October 22, 2019, 03:47:38 PM

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Offline danny33

Re: LS Blazer
« Reply #75 on: July 31, 2019, 01:12:06 PM »
I have ran an aeromotive and now a fuel lab FPR and both dump pressure rather quickly after the pump cycles off. I have an AEM infinity so the pump primes longer than 2 seconds and i just wait towards the end of the cycle before cranking it over and dont have any issues but thats the same thing the aeromotive FAQs so it seems normal.

Offline gc3

Re: LS Blazer
« Reply #76 on: August 01, 2019, 11:57:04 AM »
It's unfortunate I never read about these dumping pressure previously so I'm disappointed from a high "as factory" expectation.

It's really no big deal to wait before cranking but I'm trying to make this swap as factory-working as possible so ideally I'll figure out some option that actually maintains rail pressure.
a fuel pump signal operated normally closed valve on the return line of the regulator would work but it's hard to add more failure modes to the system for a "nice to have"

Offline gc3

Re: LS Blazer
« Reply #77 on: August 06, 2019, 10:25:37 AM »
had a great trip out on the dunes this weekend, some strange driveline and suspension clunking to figure out but no major engine issues.

couple minor things though
- power steering pump whine. particularly when cold, but definitely at higher rpms it whines. This is a brand new pump (c5 vette replacement). not sure if my reservoir is too small or if i need to fiddle with the flow restricter.
- never gets hot at city speeds or offroading, even at high rpms on the dunes, but gets up to 220-230 if i am cruising on the highway with AC on in 80+ degree ambient temps. will be doing a coolant flush to start
- 265k mile junkyard alternator is making noise, have a replacement on its way already
- exhaust manifold leak. all the bolts loosened and i blew out the drivers side gasket. I'm hoping it's just a matter of replacement and torque. I have no memory of actually torquing these bolts since the swap took so long I may have just overlooked it.

and pics of the fun.
My dog loves sand and doesnt mind bouncing around in the backseat for a while to get to have sand and beach time later







Tig actually got so exhausted from the fun time that he let me bury him in the sand

Offline scuter83

Re: LS Blazer
« Reply #78 on: August 06, 2019, 12:16:33 PM »
That's awesome.  I was out on the dunes on Friday in a rental side by side.  They are fun when you aren't sure if you will make it over them or have to back down.

Online Cobranut

Re: LS Blazer
« Reply #79 on: August 06, 2019, 03:57:00 PM »
That's awesome.  I was out on the dunes on Friday in a rental side by side.  They are fun when you aren't sure if you will make it over them or have to back down.

LOL.  This reminds me of my first time riding dunes. It was a few years ago at Pismo Beach. 
We rented Honda 400EX ATV's and spent the day trying not to kill ourselves. LOL

The first big hill I climbed was probably 80-100 feet high.
We stationed one guy at the top to make sure no-one started down, and I made a run at it in third gear.
I wanted to make sure I made it all the way, so I stayed on it until the thought hit me, about 10' from the top, that I certainly had plenty of momentum. 
That was an understatement  :o 
The guy up top said when I went over him I was at least 10 feet high.  Keep in mind I'm a 50 year old guy with a lot more belly than I'd like.
I remember thinking if I messed the landing up that this was gonna hurt.
I tapped the rear brake to bring the front end down, then blipped the throttle just as I landed, and made an amazingly smooth landing.  :yay:

I've ridden out there twice, and though I'm not really an off-road guy, the sand is a real blast.  :afro:
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Offline gc3

Re: LS Blazer
« Reply #80 on: August 12, 2019, 08:15:25 PM »
welp i went off the deep end and bought some things

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Re: LS Blazer
« Reply #81 on: August 12, 2019, 09:10:18 PM »
Looks very axle-y.
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Offline gc3

Re: LS Blazer
« Reply #82 on: October 03, 2019, 11:38:55 AM »
ended up deciding that swapping to tons is too much effort/cost on an older truck, as I think I'm upgrading to a newer rig in the next couple years.

Anyone want to buy these axles?

anyways, had some fun at the local offroad park.
it had poured all the day before so it was swampy and slick



donuts are easier with a v8 for sure


bigger tires would help...
I borrowed a 35 from a buddy who went up to 40s so I can see if it's feasible to stuff 35s with no lift on this truck.



not sure this video shows up but shows how wet it was, and how im happy i have the intake pretty high up

Offline scuter83

Re: LS Blazer
« Reply #83 on: October 03, 2019, 12:09:30 PM »
What axles did you end up buying?

Offline gc3

Re: LS Blazer
« Reply #84 on: October 07, 2019, 06:12:45 PM »
What axles did you end up buying?
They are the 05+ superduty D60 front Sterling 10.5 rear

Offline gc3

Re: LS Blazer
« Reply #85 on: October 21, 2019, 07:34:36 AM »
drove up to Drummond island over the weekend and got in about 50 miles of trails in.
As usual, the hairiest most exciting portions never get any photos or videos but it was a great time


Obligatory Mighty Mac photo I take each time i cross into the UP


Fall colors were at peak, perfect weekend to go wheel




weirdly, I was the only one of us 2 which kept getting stuck









Offline gc3

Re: LS Blazer
« Reply #86 on: October 21, 2019, 07:40:10 AM »
i learned that one of my idler bearings are not sealed so I washed all the lube out of the bearing...
not sure on what my solution to that should be

Online wickedrx7

Re: LS Blazer
« Reply #87 on: October 21, 2019, 08:12:30 AM »
Awesome pictures, looks like so much fun.

Could you replace the bearings in the idler with a sealed set?

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