View Full Version : 95'-03' ? Blazer front spindle/brake setups

12-03-2005, 05:38 PM
About to hit up some yards but figured to ask here first, if anyone has drivers and passenger side steering knuckle setups complete, spindle/hub/rotor/calipers in good shape or knows where some might be. Looking to upgrade one of my cars this winter and these setups are 99% bolt-ons.

12-03-2005, 06:52 PM
Ill Check with a Friend. Does it need to be from a 2wd or 4wd?


12-04-2005, 01:56 AM
Both will work but 2WD prefered, from what I've read.

12-10-2005, 11:22 AM

Still looking for complete setups if possible. :)

12-26-2005, 11:06 AM

12-27-2005, 03:52 PM
Hey go for a 98+ 2wd Blazer setup. It has the dual piston front calipers and the hub and rotor are separate.

Also if you get a 4x4 setup the backspacing is different and you'll have a hole where the halfshaft goes in.

12-27-2005, 03:56 PM
Yea, I meant 98'-03'ish for the purpose of getting the dual piston caliper and larger rotor....hopefully those hubs are durable...seeing the prices kinda scares me :wow .

12-31-2005, 11:55 AM
Went to Al's today and they had a couple sets of these for a 4x4 Blazer....darn. They are only asking $50-60 per side too for all of it(spindle/hub/rotor/caliper)...might just wait till they get a 2wd for that price :).

12-31-2005, 03:23 PM
I have brand new 2" lowering spindles But I think they will not work past 97-98 I will go check the numbers on them...

12-31-2005, 03:27 PM
Here we go, 2wd lowering spindles fit...
82 - 97 Chevrolet S-10 Blazer
82 - 03 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup
82 - 03 GMC Sonoma
82 - 97 GMC Jimmy

By the way the 4x4 spindle will not work, it has a hole in the center for the front drive C/V spindle end that goes right through it.

01-01-2006, 11:51 AM
Would you happen to know if the hubs are the same for the 2wd vs 4wd? There is a member on here who has stock 2wd spindles he offered me since he used lowering spindles. If so I could purchase his and the 4wd stuff at the yard and make it right :).

Thanks for the info on the lowering spindles. I will be using Eibachs and along with the taller ball joints I am using my front end should drop 1.5" already though, which would be perfect :thumbsup .

Gotta love GM parts interchangeability for all these neato swaps.

01-01-2006, 12:58 PM
The Hubs are different, along with the wheel off set required to clear the FWD. The FWD, AWD, 4X4 are the same as a 93-2002 F-Body and Corvette, the 2WD IS COMPLETELETY different, what kind of vehicle are you working on? I might have what you need for free as I own a cutom auto shop in Portage WI.

01-01-2006, 02:21 PM
These are for my 87' Monte. Its a nice budget upgrade that some folks have been doing for g-bodies for a few years now. Using the dual piston caliper setup and 11" rotors, better than what is stock for the g-bodies and is a direct bolt in as the spindles match up perfectly. All that is needed is a brake line adapter for like $5 and bleed and you're good to go :D.

If anyone has or can locate a good set from a 2wd 98'-03'ish Blazer for a good price I'm definately all ears. Current plan is to call a few more local yards and/or wait for Al's to get in a 2wd setup since their price is very good on the items.

Since my front end is getting completely rebuilt/upgraded this winter and all apart at the moment, I decided to go this route instead of new stock rotors/pads.

01-01-2006, 04:58 PM
Hey I am doing my 1986 Pontiac Grand Prix also! I am installing my 383 Vortec stroker motor, and I am using 2 inch S-10 drop spindles on that (huge collection of S-10 parts from the truck years) anyways what your looking for is a 98 up Xtreme Blazer, they are all 2wd, they also have 8.5 rear end with LSD and disk brakes, and a hop shock that works like a traction bar (horizontal shock absorber). And a quick ratio steering box borrowed from Z28 Camaros...

Here is a pic of my daughter in-laws Xtreme, we lowered it at my shop, added the 18"s and painted the pink flames, we are in the process of building a 383 stroker LT1 for it, that will be in with a T-56 before the snow melts.


01-01-2006, 05:15 PM
Thanks for the info. Are there any other Blazers that are 2wd from those years besides the Xtremes? I thought there were and of course those setups would work too...sounds like a nice GP in the works you have. Any pics?

The brake upgrade is refered to as *ZQ8 brakes* even though they are on non ZQ8 optioned Blazers, IIRC. Apparently S-10 guys do the swap often too.

01-01-2006, 11:11 PM
Cool truck mike!! You have anywhere to recomend getting a T56 rebuilt? I have one for my 4.3L but the synchros are shot.


I hear ya those hubs are INSANE!! Try to find a below 40k set and you should be set. Alotta guys like myself are doing that swap too! SSBC also makes a larger rotor/3 piston caliper for a good price(for the blazer spindles).