anyone have/use to have a Olds Bravada?

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  1. thunderbird

    thunderbird New Member

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    I stole one for $1200 from someone who knew absolutely nothing about automobiles, but never talked to someone who has ever had one. Just wondering what you think.
     
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    IslanderOffRoad Do you even lift kit? OT Supporter

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    Pretty much the same as the Blazer/Jimmy for any given year, but with a cooler front end treatment.

    4.3L V6, AWD. Bolt on a supercharger and have as close to a newer Typhoon as you can.
     
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    BlazinBlazer Guy Witness to The De-Evolution of Mankind.

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    The S10 Blazer based ones were junk, but the newer ones based on the GMT360 Trailblazer were nice.
     
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    IslanderOffRoad Do you even lift kit? OT Supporter

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    Really?

    I always found the S-Series vehicles to be better built.
     
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    BlazinBlazer Guy Witness to The De-Evolution of Mankind.

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    I've had quite the opposite experience. I owned a couple different S10 Blazers that were always breaking and having various issues, but I've owned 5 different GMT360s (A couple Trailblazers, and 3 Envoys) that I've never had any real issues with.
     
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    This.

    I own a 98 Blazer and wouldn't recommend any S10 truck from 95-05. It's comfortable to drive and has decent pickup, but these trucks have quite a few issues and need constant maintenance. The most costly issue so far has been my misfire problem. I replaced the plugs, wires, cap, rotor, coil, 02 sensors, exhaust system, cat, and spider injection. Fucking thing still misfires.

    I still have to replace the ignition starter switch in the steering column because if I use the tilt wheel, the wiring inside shorts out and triggers the security system (It's had this issue for years). The truck isn't important to me or i would have had a dealership look at it.

    Honestly, you did get that truck for a decent price, but I would turn around and just sell it.
     
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    IslanderOffRoad Do you even lift kit? OT Supporter

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    I had a 95 S10, had two problems with it.

    First was the injector body needing replacement, second was a transmission replacement because of the dexcool issue.

    Had I known more about them at the time neither would have been a problem as I would have caught the trans issue sooner and replaced the injector myself (or have not bought a CPI one)
     
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    upper control arm bushings are a big pain with those
     

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