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Cars > Challenges > “Short Bus” Vs “Little Blue”

 

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Listowel, Ontario
Canada

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M–25
Akron, New York
United States

 

2003 Chevrolet Blazer ZR2 LS 4 X 4

“Short Bus”

2006 Ford Escape XLT

“Little Blue”

 
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About “Short Bus”

As I live rural & the winters can be a little harsh I had been wanting a 4 X 4 for quite a few years. I had been looking into a Jeep TJ Sport when the Short Bus appeared on one of the local lots. It was lust at first sight & love at first test drive. I traded in my 2000 GMC Sonoma & never looked back.

About “Little Blue”

Basically, this is my daily driver now since I've gotten rid of the pickup truck. I bought it from a dealership that had picked it up as a rental from Tennessee. It originally had 14,084 miles on it when I picked it up. Basically, it was a brand new truck that had only been in rental service for 9 months. Well cleaned, and not abused from what we can tell. Soon enough, it's going to be over 30,000 miles, and I've only had it since December 2006. The only problems it has right now, which probably have come from hard driving, me being a teenager, are a little wobble in the steering, which may be a loose lugnut, or a warped brake rotor. That being said, it has no other problems besides both cigarette lighter outlet fuses being blown from usage prior to me owning the car.

 

Specs for “Short Bus”

4.3 Vortec V6, Automatic Transmission, 2 door, 4 X 4.

Specs for “Little Blue”

Engine: (Stock)
-3.0 Liter V6 - 201 hp
-Redline - 6000 rpm
-0-60 mph - 10.0 seconds
-Top Speed - 104 mph
-Quarter Mile - 17.284 @ 81.7 mph (that's with the seats and headrests still in, but otherwise all empty)

-Current Horsepower - 205-210 hp

 

Factory Options for “Short Bus”

ZR2 LS 4 X 4, A/C, Sunroof, P/W, P/S, AM FM CD, Heated Mirrors, Cruise, Tilt, 4 Wheel Disc Brakes.

Factory Options for “Little Blue”

Exterior:
-Sonic Blue Clearcoat Metallic paint
-16" painted aluminum wheels
-235/70/R16 Continental Contitrac tires
-Fog lights

Interior:
-Air-con
-Light gray interior with cloth seats
-Cruise control
-Power everything

 

Mods for “Short Bus”

Reflex wiper blades from Motomaster,
Sylvania Ultra low beams,
Window Vent Visors from Auto Ventshade,
Dealer installed Step Bars,
Dealer installed Push Bar / Grill Guard,
Dealer Installed Class 3 Trailer Hitch,
Bug Deflector from Auto Ventshade,
Maglight Flashlight & mounting brackets,
K & N High Flow drop in air filter,
Detailed Engine Bay,
Bowtie, Canadian Flag Mod,
10,000 lb. Tow Hooks from Erickson Manufacturing Ltd.

Mods for “Little Blue”

Exterior:
-235/70/R16 Mastercraft Courser MSR winter tires on stock rims
-Thrush Glasspack muffler and custom fabricated side exit exhaust with 3.5 inch tip (single system for now)
-60" CB antenna

Interior:
-Remote Starter system (also can control rear defrost)

 

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