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Knocking off the ugly for a cheap upgrade 4 bolt rear brace

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I had an old Trail Blazer 4 bolt brace laying around I got from the U Pick a Part salvage yard and decided to knock off the ugly real quick hit it with a little primer and paint and put it under the Red Headed Step Child for a cheap and easy upgrade.
The Trail Blazer brace I think they charged me about $10 for it with entrance fee and the part. I probably used up a sanding pad so another $1.50 there. Some left over spray paint figure $5 for it and maybe a half hour time cleaning it up. I can't charge myself for my time so I figure I have less than $20 in this upgrade. Well I will need to get some longer bolts so it may push it to about $25 total. So the price just went up on the truck now.

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I recently installed the same thing on my 04.
Easy to remove here in Florida as only had minimal wear and tear. Degreased , primed and painted with some left over caliper paint.
I got the bolts as well. The SSR bolts are too short.
Easy to install as the four threaded holes are there.
Best to clean out the threads before installing the longer bolts
Regular Trailblazer has the same cheesy round bar as the SSR.
The EXT or equivalent GMC Envoy has the same crossmember.



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