Making a dedicated thread for my little 4x4 project ,... this is my first truck and first vehicle that I plan to keep for more than a month other than my horde of MK3 vw's
picked this truck up about march 1st I got it with a knocking 2.6 engine so it was taken to my mechanic/friend's shop where all the major work will take place.
engine was pulled and a donor engine was dropped in
well when it was sitting at the lot I got it from (he wasn't advertising it to sell I happened to be there looking at a wrecked s10 blazer and fell in love with the looks of the truck.. so it's mine) but anyways it was sitting and the cat was stolen.. in the process destroying the entire exhaust.
I couldn't find a thorley header and I contacted the company who supposedly still has the jigs but they refused to make one at any price.. (maybe I didn't speak with the right person who knows..) anyways I wasn't thrilled with paying so much for one anyways so I grabbed a pacesetter (my mech is a dealer for them) and I'm having it put on...
here is where people will cringe.. at this point in time I REALLY just want to drive it so I admit I went cheap on the exhaust (having that installed at a different shop this coming week)
my plans are.. pacesetter header... 2.25 pipe into a 2.25 thrush glasspack in place of a cat. then 2.25 piping expanded up to 2.5" into a 2.5" thrush "dynamax" welded muffler with a 2.5" tailpipe
I also have a ser of montero upper control arms that will be going on in the future... windshield will be next on the list and I have it arranged already just waiting on next payday to get it (paid every 2 weeks.. sucks)
anyways here are the pics
and my obsession...