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 Posted: Tue Aug 30th, 2022 04:46 pm
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So a few months ago, we bought my wife a Hybrid, and while we liked it and appreciated the low cost of fuel, it just didn't really make sense to own since we had a loan on it, and we got offered more for it than we paid out the door. So we sold it. 

But that left us with a problem, the wife still needed a vehicle to drive. So we went craigslist and facebook marketplace diving, and came across this:



2001 Chevy Blazer LT, has the full time 4wd option, leather, etc. It was in pretty good shape, not perfect, like anything these days, if you can afford it, it's because somebody had a problem on their hands they wanted to ditch. Engine and transmission are good, same with running gear, but all the vacuum lines are rotted out, and motor mounts are dead, the radio doesn't work, so I bought some parts and started working on it.  It's still 110 degrees and 40+% humidity, so it sucks to do anything, but I've been plugging away most evenings after the kids go to bed for an hour or two. 

We have a 2004 Chevy tahoe, so the kids call it "the mini Tahoe".



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I had a Jimmy once as a company car. It was OK except for the "anti-stop brakes" I hope he craigslist crowd doesn't doxx me for my correct spelling of "breaks"

I was on a trail and all of the sudden there was a vehicle in front of me like 3 car lengths way. I stepped on the brakes and in the mud it took me 2-99/100'ths of a car length to stop. Just vibrated like a jack hammer and kept on going.

I turned it back in and bought an explorer.



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I tried to buy an explorer, but I couldn't find one at a reasonable price in decent condition. figured it would be nice to basically have two of the same vehicle. 
The brakes in this blazer are super good. Stops on a dime. The guy who owned it put in a ton of time and effort, and got a lot of things fixed up right before selling it (like it has all new steering components) I have it pretty torn up right now, doing a new radio and speakers and all that because the factory one was dead, and my wife really likes her wireless phone stuff. (which is required to have by law now where we live).



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it is when the abs kicks in on those that the problems occur, they just keep going, not stopping like you want.
I would go try it, find some gravel in a safe area get up some speed and lock up the brakes on the gravel patch....see what you think when the abs kicks in
If you don't like the way it feels you can disable it
My wifes 07 FJ cruiser was similar,. the ABS kicks in ad you keep on going........like right through the intersection. They had two recalls to "reprogram the abs computer" and it still sucked so I cut a couple of wires and disabled the system. Been awesome since! I also blacked out all the brake and traction control lights in here instrument cluster that came on after this....... 250K miles later no ABS, regular brakes, works fine
the S10 and S15 blazers where known for the crappy ABS
go try it out form your own opinion



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All because car makers think humans are too stupid to pump the brakes themselves.



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I bought one too. Happy holidays to all. 



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JAMMAN wrote:
All because car makers think humans are too stupid to pump the brakes themselves.
Many humans are way too stupid!!



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410customs wrote:
it is when the abs kicks in on those that the problems occur, they just keep going, not stopping like you want.
I would go try it, find some gravel in a safe area get up some speed and lock up the brakes on the gravel patch....see what you think when the abs kicks in
If you don't like the way it feels you can disable it
My wifes 07 FJ cruiser was similar,. the ABS kicks in ad you keep on going........like right through the intersection. They had two recalls to "reprogram the abs computer" and it still sucked so I cut a couple of wires and disabled the system. Been awesome since! I also blacked out all the brake and traction control lights in here instrument cluster that came on after this....... 250K miles later no ABS, regular brakes, works fine
the S10 and S15 blazers where known for the crappy ABS
go try it out form your own opinion

Don't know why I didn't see this earlier, but ABS is broken on it, and the lights light up letting me know, My wife had a panic stop on the freeway, and the truck stopped hard, and left grooves cut into the tires from the cement. All good, It's a decent vehicle, it's needed some repairs, but is currently pouring oil out of it, not sure where from (haven't had time to look), but we're looking to move and might sell it to raise some cash for that.



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