Built 2008 Trailblazer SS in LS1tech Marketplace is One Wicked Sleeper
LS2-powered Trailblazer SS looks stock, but this all-wheel drive SUV will likely roast most sports cars at the drag strip.
The Trailblazer SS that Chevrolet offered from 2006 through 2009 was easily one of General Motors’ best performance vehicles that isn’t named Camaro or Corvette. Of course, the key to the success of the “TBSS” was the Corvette’s LS2 engine, making it one of the quickest new models on sale during those years and allowing it to hang with most sports cars of the era in a straight line.
By today’s standards, the Trailblazer SS isn’t as impressive as it was when new, but “007FJ” has listed one of the LS2-powered SUVs in the LS1Tech Marketplace that has been beefed up to better compete with modern performance vehicles. However, this TBSS offers improved performance with the same great looks that came from the factory.
When the OP first listed his 2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer SS for sale, he didn’t explain why he was selling, but he offered up a quick list of the modifications.
Ported 243 heads, Pat G 230/230 600/608 113 LSA cam, Trunnion Kit, Pcm of NC oil pan baffles, Pcm NC trans cooler, Headers, PCM Tuned conservatively on 93, Ron Davis radiator, GM Flex Fuel Injectors, Circle D 278mm, Dynomax 3″. Fresh window tint on all windows including a heat rejection clear on the windshield, Clarksville Fastener SS brake lines. Other stuff I’m sure I’m forgetting. Looks and Drives great.
So the LS2 in this Trailblazer has ported heads, a bigger camshaft, headers, injectors and a 93-octane tune for extra power while a high-stall torque convertor helps send that power to all four wheels. We don’t know how much power this SUV is making, but knowing how well the LS2 takes to upgrades, it is safe to assume that this Chevy is making well over the 390 horsepower and 395 lb-ft of torque that it packed when new.
Nice SS with a Nice Price
A 2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer SS with 66,000 miles is worth just shy of $18,000 in “excellent” condition according to Kelley Blue Book. This TBSS is listed for $18,800 and it appears to physically be in perfect condition, so it would likely classify as excellent, meaning that the buyer of this SUV will only be paying a little over a grand for all of the upgrades.
If you want a nice, stock Trailblazer SS, you can hunt around with the hopes of finding one in the $17,000 range, or you can buy this built ride for only a little more than stock book value.