Wow, that is absolutely filthy!
Any questions you have about getting it fixed up don't be afraid to ask! Plenty of knowledgeable people on here
Hey thanks! I've got a nice, fat bookmark folder full of links (a large majority of them from here).
here is a link for a quality flex pipe that is an upgrade and is fairly cheap too.
Flex Pipe Replacement - Exhaust
i put one of these on my cobalt, it was easy and quick, had a buddy of mine weld it. it didnt take much and is an upgrade from the stock which splits over time.
I didn't get a performance part, but an OEM-grade replacement. it was $35 on ebay and I already have it ready; gonna drop it in on Saturday.
I have more pictures, but imgur is not letting me add them to the album after I shared it.
Tonight I will be installing the new head-unit, front speakers, and sub-amp.
Tomorrow will be the new flex pipe and cleaning the carpet.
I already have new front seat belt assemblies and the rear bench seat (got all three from salvage yard for $100). Only downside is they are "grey" and not the original "tan".
If my fiance' tells me she wants to sell her Trailblazer, then I will focus the rest of my work on stuff I want for it, versus stuff to resell it. I still don't really care about performance as I will be using it as a DD and just prefer comfort / MPG. But if we end up keeping it, then I will probably at the least do CAI (using the K&N drop in now) and possibly upgrade exhaust manifold / downpipe.
I have to fix the flex now, as I am on a time-crunch to register it and to do that it needs to pass inspection.
When I get done installing the new seat belts, will the seatbelt error on the HUD clear or will I need a dealership to reset it?