PROJECTHROWDOWN 2011: TBMSport's Trailblazer SS 6L90E Conversion Build!
The official TBM Trailblazer/GMT360 test vehicle. After successfully converting the 2007 Trailblazer LS with a 6L80, we jumped in head first into this truck with a 6L90 swap and race competition. Bought brand new, this 2007 1SS AWD TBSS was the test bed for many great TBSS products: 6L80/90 transfer case adapter, Torsen transfer case input shaft/gear, stainless steel mandrel-bent performance exhaust system, multiple rear bumper valance design, and 1SS to 3SS DIC kit. Sadly, an reckless, uninsured driver totalled her, but she sits patiently on the back burner awaiting her restoration back to glory.
Well we didn't win...not enough time to iron out all the wrinkles, but we got a LOT of learning lessons on the TBSS, met some great people and had fun. 1 Jeep and 2 Fords (the Procharged Jeep SRT8 stomped everyone!) and not a single Chevy won. If we get the opportunity to come next year, we'll be prepared and WILL win!
Luckily we don't have to wait until 2012 to kick butt! Truckin' magazine has invited us THROWDOWN II 2011 at Holley's LS-Fest! Look for an even better performance during Sept. 9-11 in Bowling Green, Ky.
In response to our invite by Truckin' magazine to partake in its inaugural 2011 THROWDOWN event, TBMSport had to up the ante. In order to meet the likely competition and beat them (not to mention represent the East Coast), we knew that our 5.3L 6L80 Trailblazer "RS" truck, while impressive, was not going to cut it.
So we contacted a few sources who take their products and services as seriously as we do and laid out a plan. We were going to build a high performance AWD Trailblazer SS that fits into your average enthusiast's budget and time frame and put a serious BEATDOWN at the THROWDOWN.
Thanks to the generous contributions and teamwork of our sponsors we are almost ready to take on all comers. Click their logo to the right to see how they can help you get your project going.
Be sure to check in for updates as we build up to the May 27th THROWDOWN competition. www.Truckinweb.com will have the action on live video feed. Look for detailed technical articles in upcoming issues.
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