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Custom 1992 Chevrolet S-10 Blazer - Blazin' Low'd

Six Pack of Thunder

Chad Lucas
Sep 1, 2006
Photographers: Mike Alexander
Who says Truck Trader is where all dreams are started? Now that eBay and Starbucks are taking over the world, we have a place to buy vehicles and then drink a cup of coffee and discuss our purchase. One such mini-trucker that is an eBay aficionado is Justin Thurman of Crestwood, KY.
Justin's dad, Mark, was chopping up the streets with his sick Silverado on 22s. So much, it was to the point that Justin knew he had to get in on the custom scene. A lonely night on the Internet and $5,800 later landed Justin his pride and joy: a '92 Chevy Blazer. With his dad in his corner they started to build. Justin being a stereo connoisseur, a ridiculous installation was tops. Part way through the install the stereo technician decided to take a new path of life as a criminal and cleaned out the shop, including the contents of Justin's interior (everything sans wires, carpet, and steering wheel). Don't worry, Justin; we like your carpet. All in all, it took about a year to get back on track.
After the truck was completed, stereo competitions were the shows of choice. After a while it got old to him and he decided that standard car shows were the way to go - which is where the Blazer turned from good to better. The now road-hugging stance and exterior finish work are what completes Blazin' Low'd for us. All in all, the Blazer has three to four different interiors, as well as three to four sets of wheels. I guess after three you just lose count. One thing Justin won't lose count of is how many trophies he pulls (female or big, plastic, shiny things).
The Lowdown
Rolling Attire
Wheels: 20-inch KMC Venom 1 with Spintek Stunners
Backspace: +18mm
Tires: 245/35ZR20 Dunlop

Chassis Modifications
Suspension type: Air
Airbag type and size: 2,500lb Goodyear
Control Arms: Chrome uppers
Valves: 1/2-inch SMC
Compressors: Two Viair 450
Air line: 1/2-inch
Frame mods: Super C-notch
Misc: Custom-built air tank
Performed by: Jason Caranto of The Lab
City/state: Louisville, KY

Body Modifications
Shaved: Antenna, door handles, tailgate latch, gas door
Frenched: License plate box
Back end: Molded roll pan from IF Custom
Taillights: Cadillac taillights with custom punched stainless covers
Exterior bolt-ons: Trenz phantom billet grille, '89-'95 Toyota 4-Runner bumper with Trenz billet insert and clear turn signals, Goodmark steel cowl hood, smooth wiper cowl
Performed by: Tim Alvey at Champion Chevrolet
City/state: Lagrange, KY

Color: Black
Performed by: Tim Alvey
City/state: Louisville, KY
Seats: Chopped Pontiac Fiero seats (front and rear) with flamed stitching
Material: Black leather
Dash: Fiberglassed and painted silver and black
Door panels: Custom-made door panels
Center console: Custom-made and painted
Flooring: Black carpet
Headliner: Suede with plexi and fiberglass doors
Gauges: Dakota Digital
Misc: Billet Specialties steering wheel and billet switches, Trenz flamed billet pedals, and a billet shifter and turn signal lever
Performed by: Scott's Interior
City/state: Lousiville, KY

Head unit: Pioneer Premier DEH 930
Mids & highs: Two 6.5-inch JL XVC component sets in each door
Amplifier for mids & highs: Two JL Audio 200-watt amps
Subwoofers: Six JL Audio 12W6V2
Amplifier for subwoofers: Three JL Audio 1000-watt amps
Wiring: Stinger
Video: Four Power Acoustic monitors (one 10.5-inch, three 7 inches), a PlayStation 2, and an Audiovox DVD-player
Custom fabrication: Custom fiberglass subwoofer enclosure and fiberglass TV pods
Misc: Autoloc 35lb solenoids and door poppers, 15lb pull for the rear window, flamed power window switches, Stinger 200-amp alternator and circuit breaker, Memphis Audio line driver, three Deka Intimidator batteries, Dakota Digital Solarix gauges, deluxe power window kit
Performed by: Extreme Autosound
City/state: Louisville, KY

Transmission: Shift kit
Intake: Chrome
Exhaust: Flowmaster 40 series
Performed by: Owner

Special Thanks
To Justin's dad, Mark; Tony; Steve; Mikey; John;KMC Wheels; Dakota Digital; JL Audio; and Extreme Autosound.

P.S.No thanks go out to the car stereo bandit who is pimpin' Justin's tunes.


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