The concept behind a rear-mount turbo seems silly at first look. The basic idea is that you mount the turbocharger where one of the mufflers should be — you use the stock exhaust system and then push boosted air back up to the engine via another pipe. No intercooler needed (because the compressed air pipe is long enough to cool the charge air) and you get a stealth setup. Unfortunately you also lose efficiency because the exhaust gas cools before it hits the inlet of the turbo and you add a bucket of lag in inlet-and-outlet pipe air capacity. However, it seems to work okay if you start with a large displacement engine that didn’t really need a turbo to begin with and the boost is just a little bit-o-frosting on your performance cake. Find this 2003 Chevrolet Blazer S10 offered for $7000 in Conestoga, PA via craigslist. Tip from Cory.
This next car comes as a tip from Art who writes: Brown, manual v6, 2door wagon, unfortunately of the suv variety but hey…. pretty good looking rig! And the price seems very reasonable if it shows as good as the ad looks. Find this 1999 Chevrolet Blazer offered for $3800 in Old Lyme, CT via craigslist.
Mercedes-Benz spent serious effort in promoting their diesel engines back in the 1980s and 1990s, in fact it is hard to know from searching craigslist that you could get a W123 Benz with a gasoline engine in the USA back in the day. Regardless, the OM-series oil burners were good for basic transportation, but not much of an upgrade for power/speed on most vehicles..however, if you want an upgrade in reliability and fuel economy, it does the trick. This next feature is the cheap and dirty version of the nice Chevrobenz Truck swap we featured the other day. Find this 1990ish Chevrolet S-10 Blazer offered for $2500 in Ford Washington, MD via craigslist. Tip from Cory.
The first generation Chevrolet S-10 Blazer/Jimmy was a compact SUV built on the S-10 pickup chassis starting back in the when Sting recorded “Every Breath You Take” and ended around the time of “If I Ever Lose My Faith In You”. The Blazer offered some level of truck utility and seating for 5 people, but […]
Tomorrow is Halloween and around here on Daily Turismo we celebrate with the best Horrorods that money can buy — and this is a call out to all you tippers — find us the stuff that’ll tear your wallet out of your pocket and choke you to death with the contents. We are looking for […]
The compact Jimmy was the GMC branded version of the Chevrolet Blazer produced from 1982 through 2005. Power from the factory came from a variety of inline-4 and V6 engines, but if you want to go really fast you can find one that has been re-powered by something with 8 cylinders. Find this 1986 GMC […]
When someone shows photos of a horrible pile of parts and says “with great tires but the rest needs work” those had better be some nice new tires. Looking at these tires, I’d hate to see what the seller considers bad tires, but just take a look for yourself. Find this 1984 Chevrolet Blazer offered […]
The first generation Chevrolet S-10 Blazer/Jimmy was a compact SUV built on the S-10 pickup chassis from 1983 through 1994. The Blazer offered a some level of truck utility and seating for 5 people, but they did not offer a removable hardtop like the full-sized K5 Blazer/Jimmy. Regardless, this next example has been converted into […]
“If changing a motor is a huge task to you, then this is not the right style rig for you.” — we need more of this kind of honesty in craigslistings. The world would be a better place if there was less of “I assume the mileage is actual” and more of “it is a […]
This next car comes as a tip from Ignacio and you’ve really got to see it to believe it…but there isn’t much to see…other than the Michael Moore impersonator staring at the camera…what is going on? Find this 1995 Chevrolet S-10 Blazer offered for $1600 in Boerne, TX via craigslist. The entire text of the […]