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Old 05-09-2012, 08:05 AM   #1
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S-10 vs. Rubicon

I was talking to my friend the other day who owns an S-10 and claims to go "off-roading"....
I said "I can take you places you never thought possible in that truck."
His interest perked up and he said "Really??"
I said "Yep...as long as the tow strap between us doesn't break!" LOL
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:08 AM   #2
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A S-10 Blazer was my first 4X4 and it got my into this crazy sport/hobby, so I will never knock S-10's.

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A S-10 Blazer was my first 4X4 and it got my into this crazy sport/hobby, so I will never knock S-10's.
Same here.
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Old 05-09-2012, 10:40 AM   #4
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i had an s10 Zr2, that little blaz had plenty of balls and would go just about anywhere i pointed the front tires,,,, +1 on the S10's
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One more for the ZR2, they're no joke.
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Old 05-09-2012, 08:23 PM   #6
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I had a s-10 with the 4.3 v6 and it would go that's for sure but it is not a jeep
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I'll play follow the leader all day long with a ZR2. Give me a Jeep any day.
I've seen a few S-10s built up to where they could rock offroad, but they're few and far between. Stock, they couldn't touch what a Jeep can do. Chevy pulled the plug on them for a reason...
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Old 05-09-2012, 11:46 PM   #8
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Had a ZR2 blazer and it was a pile of junk. I sold it about a month and a half after I got it and never looked back.
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Old 05-10-2012, 08:40 PM   #9
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I have a 2001 Blazer. Great vehicle. As long as you never have to work on it. Everything you do to it takes forever because you have to have a special tool or you have to tear half the vehicle apart to get to what you're fixing.

I'll take my Wrangler any day of the week.
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Old 05-10-2012, 09:33 PM   #10
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I had a ZR2 also, bought it new, Yellow. It was pretty decent off road for being stock.
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Old 05-11-2012, 12:10 AM   #11
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I always thought the ZR2s were fairly capable...
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Old 05-11-2012, 09:08 AM   #12
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The issue could be that if you bought a user "ZR2" it may not have been an actual ZR2.

My neighbor down the street has a red one. It has the ZR2 sticker but does not have the lift, skid plates or fender flairs.

The biggest I had with mine was that it was under powered.

On a side note mine (and my neighbors) was the S10 Blazer Zr2.
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Old 05-11-2012, 09:21 AM   #13
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The issue could be that if you bought a user "ZR2" it may not have been an actual ZR2.

My neighbor down the street has a red one. It has the ZR2 sticker but does not have the lift, skid plates or fender flairs.

The biggest I had with mine was that it was under powered.

On a side note mine (and my neighbors) was the S10 Blazer Zr2.
If I'm not mistaken, the ZR2 also had a wider wheelbase than a standard S10 Blazer or S10.
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Old 05-11-2012, 09:27 AM   #14
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Ladder-type Frame with modified mounting points
100mm wider track (3.9 inches wider than regular S-10)
Increased ground clearance (Approx 3" over Regular S-Series 4x4)
Enhanced front (7.25" ring gear) and rear (8.5" ring gear) axles w/ 3.73:1 rear-axle ratio
Larger wheel and axle bearings
31 x 10.50" BFG A/T Tires (Pickup), 31 x 10.50" BFG Longtrails (Blazer)
46mm gas pressurized Bilstein Monotube shocks
Rear track bar (pickup), front anti-sway bar (blazer)
Skid plates
Front/rear disc brakes (1998-2005), disc/drum brakes (1994-1997)
The wheel length is longer than a 4X4 by 1.6 feet.
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Ladder-type Frame with modified mounting points
100mm wider track (3.9 inches wider than regular S-10)
Increased ground clearance (Approx 3" over Regular S-Series 4x4)
Enhanced front (7.25" ring gear) and rear (8.5" ring gear) axles w/ 3.73:1 rear-axle ratio
Larger wheel and axle bearings
31 x 10.50" BFG A/T Tires (Pickup), 31 x 10.50" BFG Longtrails (Blazer)
46mm gas pressurized Bilstein Monotube shocks
Rear track bar (pickup), front anti-sway bar (blazer)
Skid plates
Front/rear disc brakes (1998-2005), disc/drum brakes (1994-1997)
The wheel length is longer than a 4X4 by 1.6 feet.
Yep pretty much that.
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Old 05-11-2012, 11:38 AM   #17
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I started off with a 93 s10 blazer, then a 94, then a 97, then a 98 gmc jimmy. They are fun for a little while. You'll have to bury me with my jeep though. :-D
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Old 05-17-2012, 01:20 AM   #18
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I have a 2000 ZR2, it's been the biggest p.o.s. I have ever owned. It is taking its usual position of being a yard ornament at the moment. I just can't bring myself to putting anymore money into it. I'm driving my jeep without a top and it's been raining for the better part of two weeks now. Thats a hundred times better than fixing that truck again!
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:08 AM   #19
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i gotta give respect to s10 blazers my friend one in highschool and it got me into the 4x4 scene and recently my buddy with one pulled my friends gran cherokee about 10 miles out of the woods through some less then ideal trails after his fuel pump died it did great. I say whatever gets you on the trails is worth it you can figure out you want a jeep later

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