Although it lived a noticeably short North American life (model years 2001-2008), the original Chevrolet TrailBlazer is sure to be remembered by GM fans. After all, it was the first production SUV to be nicknamed Super Sport (SS).
Starting with the 2006 model year, the TrailBlazer SS aspired to V8 LS2 fame with the same 6.0 liter engine that was seen under the sports car hood of the 2005-2007 Chevrolet Corvette (C6), but it was a very short-lived one. And the engine wasn’t the Heavy’s only cool highlight SUV.
Instead, thanks to a few “simple” modifications, it had significantly improved handling characteristics. The stiffer suspension was also lowered (and bagged for the rear axle), all models had 4.10 differentials, and the 20-inch wheels were wrapped in wider tires. In addition, customers could even choose AWD if rear-wheel drive wasn’t enough.
On the same principle with a few “simple” changes, Jim – the pixel master behind that jlord8 Social Media Account – recently decided to virtually transform the TrailBlazer SS into a shorter SUV with six studded wheels. Better still, the “TBSS” has now been rekindled for an ever deeper transformation.
So not only does it shrink to a two-door body shape, but it also gets lots of gray plastic body panels to make sure we’re not afraid of a potentially murdered atmosphere. Then it’s only natural to get much wider tires at the rear. But that’s not all, folks, because this is where it gets crazy.
This is because the TrailBlazer SS transforms from a Chevy into a GMC Typhoon “XL” candidate. It has a different set of sporty wheels, all the crimson GMC badges you need, plus a nice array of fog lights to keep him company as he carves the virtual plains of imagination land into canyons. Hopefully this larger Typhoon has kept the powerful V8 engine as well, rather than trying to move around with just the smaller, turbocharged 4.3-liter V6.