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1987 vs 1988

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by horsepit, Jan 6, 2002.

  1. horsepit

    horsepit Registered Member

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    Why is there a differation between these years? What changed (major)?

    1987 Blazer, Rancho 4"
     
  2. BigDiesel

    BigDiesel Registered Member Premium Member

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    Click on the specifications link at the top of the page. As you will see, not much changed.

    99 3500 dodge cummins, blah, blah, blah
    soon to have: 90-91 blazer or jimmy with 6.2
    I love the smell of diesel in the morning. (no,not really;))
     
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    Hey, sweet. I never realized what that was. Who knew that 1986 was the last year for 3spd manual trans in a Blazer [​IMG]
     
  4. horsepit

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    If not much changed why are you looking for a '90-91? What do those years offer over the earlier?
    Thanks

    1987 Blazer, Rancho 4"
     
  5. ChevyCaGal

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    If you look on the specs page you can see that the spline count on the axles has changed by then to 30, also there's a different variation of t-cases and trannys.... that is on the 90-91's.....

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  6. 1990K5

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    by 3-speed manual do you mean the sm 465? if you do that info is incorrect because i had an 87 with the sm465 and i know for a fact they made them thru 91.
     
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    Nose on the 89-91 is considered nicer looking by some folks. Also, I believe they switched to single serpentine accessory belts on the gasoline engines, I dunno about the diesels... Personally, I myself used to love that grille style, but have grown to love my banged up '88 factory halogen grille...

    Also, My 1st K5 had the SM465 and it was an unmodified '88... I dunno if that's the 3-speed in question either, though.

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    Prior signature burnt. This one on temporarily.<P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by newyorkin on 01/06/02 10:37 PM.</FONT></P>
     
  8. ArrowheadK5

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    By three speed do you mean L-1-2-3-R, or really 1-2-3-R? I have an 87 with the former. (oh yeah, 3/4 t P/U. IDK if it's different.)

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