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advice re midsize SUV~S10 Blazer

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by wiletaz2, May 7, 2006.

  1. wiletaz2

    wiletaz2 Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    Hello All, I'm considering buying a '95 S10 Blazer (as primary transportation-only vehicle 'til I can save up for a car w. good fuel economy)I plan to see & test drive it tomorrow, maybe have my mechanic look it over, check for oil leaks , smoke, etc. It's the 2-door model, w. the 4.3 Vortek 6cyl. ( I have heard this is a good engine, - strong, durable ) The body appears in good shape in the picture and it's advertised as having "low miles",4x4,auto,power everything. I'd like to throw a small plow on it, will have an opportunity to sub - contract and do 12-15 small residential drives, plus mine my parents,grandparents. Does anyone have good reports/experience w. this vehicle and /or recommendations for what model plow and any upgrades I should do, for example tranny cooler or beefing up shocks/suspension,torsion bar? I'm aware that plowing really beats up your vehicle. Thanks for any help/advice!
  2. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    Snoway 18 or 22 series. I'd also consider timberns and a tranny cooler. I know 2 people using S-10 Blazers successfully for just that kind of work..
  3. rfed32

    rfed32 Senior Member
    Messages: 473

    i have an s10 1996 with the same motor...does well plowing, i run a 6'6'' western suv plow that is from 1995...but i would go with the snoway 22 or the blizzard 680 both seem to be built very well...blizzard has more weight to it but looks very strong...also make sure you have a good dealer with the one you get...good luck...i would get something to stick the front end up...but weight in the back and get a trany cooler(not sure b.c i drive a manual) but i love it and have plowed 17in storms with it...just make sure you have a shovel with you...i have gotten stuck a time or two, and if you do any parking lots plow with the storm not all at once...