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1998 Blazer 4dr.. need help
I'm a Jeep guy so I'm in somewhat unfamiliar territory here, but I'll see if you can shed some light on this for me. My bro-in law has a 1998 Blazer that he takes off-road quite a lot. His Blazer is proving to be inadequate for his use. He really doesn't want to trade out of it for something else so I agreed to help him with it and have this plan:
His current Blazer is an LS 4-dr, 235/75/15, and is equipped with GT4 (3.73 according to my code source) axle ratio and G80 locking diff. Mechanically I think its a good start for our plan. A 1-1.5" torsion crank and shackle, Skid plates, and then 30/9.5/15 BFG A/Ts. I think this will greatly improve his off-roading capability.
My question is in regards to the skid package. It seems that most of the S-blazer 4-drs left the factory with no skid plates at all (As is his). I did find one set on a wrecked '97 some distance away.
Will '97 skid plates work on a '98 or is the fuel tank different?? I am assuming since the '95-'97 is basically the same chassis and bodystyle as the '98+ they should interchange... Or were there changes underneath that I am unaware of and thus a trip for those '97 plates would be a waste of time and money?