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2003 K5

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by CK5, Oct 22, 2001.

  1. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Just curious, are they going to make this thing in 03?

    Steve

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  2. Danno

    Danno 1/2 ton status

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    I haven't seen anything on this supposed "new" K5... Anyone got links?

    1984 K5 Blazer 4x4 Silverado
    6.2L diesel, 700R4, 3.42 gears, 31x10.5" tires
     
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    pcorssmit 1/2 ton status

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    Gee Whiz, I sure hope it looks like a shorter version of that delightful new Avalanche vehicle.

    Pete

    '83 K5, 350 TBI (ex 6.2), 700R4, NP208, Dana 60/14 bolt, 4.56s, Detroits, 3" lift, 15-39.5x15 TSLs
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  4. SlyDog

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    Its shorter and supposedly has about 450 horsepower ... but it has just about as much plastic as the avalanche [gasp]

    <font color=green>[​IMG]1977 K5 GETTIN IT AWN[​IMG]</font color=green>
    GO BUSH
     
  5. Blazer_Boy

    Blazer_Boy 1/2 ton status

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    Oh, I think that if you bought one from the junkyard, pulled the plastic, and dumped the IFS stuff, I could live with it.

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  6. RedDwarf

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    Solid front axle w/coilovers, rear Detroit(Delco owns Tractech) and a front limited slip with optional 6 spd manual!
    And full removable hard top! 305-75-16 BFG All Terrains standard.



    J/K! Sorry! I haven't heard anything about it....

    Still Poundin' "pavment" after all these years!!! [​IMG]
     
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    RedDwarf 1/2 ton status

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    Independant F*%^&amp;^ng Suspension! Take me now Lord! [​IMG]

    Still Poundin' "pavment" after all these years!!! [​IMG]
     
  9. Confederate9

    Confederate9 1/2 ton status

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    siskel and Confederate9 give it 2 thumbs DOWN

    <font color=red>K5: Because size DOES matter</font color=red>
    85 K5 4IN LIFT 35 GOOD YEAR WRANGLER MT/R, AMERICAN RACING WHEELS
     
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    hey everyone-

    besides the odvious, what else does this thing have to offer? i mean, wheres the convertible top? and whats up with the slim doors? i think i will stick to hunting for an oldie but goodie. L8R!

    the shadow,
    Bryan

    why do you only use your 4wd for parking lot maneuvers?
     
  11. shaggyk5

    shaggyk5 1/2 ton status

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    i realize that this is not the second coming of our beloved blazers, but as far as NEW vehicles go, it is pretty sweet. My only improvement would be the solid front axle, and a lever operated trans case. (i'm sure this thing has to be pushbutton.)

    As a reall wheeler it wont hack it like my k5 will, but i would love to be able to get one of these for street and mild offroad duty and then build the blazer as a dedicated offroader. Im all for production.

    --matt
    <font color=blue>86, 350 crate, 33's.</font color=blue>
    <font color=red>Lop Sop Doi Off-Roader</font color=red>
     
  12. Nonesuch

    Nonesuch 1/2 ton status

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    looks like they stuck a new body on a slightly extended tracker frame! I like the four doors. I wonder who will hack that 25K K5 wanna-be up first and make a real 4x4 out of it?
     
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    It is more like an overgrown Geo w/ a truck front clip on it then anything K5 related, but at least is a step up looks wise from an avalanche

    -Mikey
    1987 Chevy K5 Blazer- 350 TBI
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    Looks just like my Avalanche but just shorter. Now I wish they could of made the bottom plastic on the Avalanche the same color as the whole truck, like on the concept blazer.

    Todd Miller
    (the AVALANCHE dude)
    Lake Tahoe, CA

    IF IT'S SNOWING AND DEEP I'LL BE MAKING TRACKS!!!!!
     
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    hack the top and make a full convertible. there you go
     
  16. Mudzer

    Mudzer 1/2 ton status Author

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    I like the little rig! It looks tons better than the Avalanche. Just imagine it with 44" boggers, fenders hacked out and roll cage. It has much better approach and departure angles than my K5. I would like to see it with a soft top. The way I think about IFS right now - I think it sucks offroad, but how many people are going to buy this vehicle and take it through the brush? By the time its really worn out enough to build into a trail rig, you could install any suspension you like. So, get out there and praise GM for building such a cool looking rig. Maybe they will bring our beloved K5 back and rectify their major screw-up with the S-10 Blazer/Jimmy stealing our name! Dont you hate going to the parts store and having to explain that your 1978 K5 is a full size! Hell, they didnt even offer the S-10 till the 80s!

    Mudzer 1978/91 K5
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  17. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Try going to the parts store with a 90 Blazer, good gawd, half the time I just toy with them, ask for a part for a 90 Blazer and wait untill they get back only to say that wont work on my K5.

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  18. I like the rig myself, but it will be one that has to grow on you though. It would have the same drivetrain as my 2000 Z71, being the 5.3L 285 HP 327cid. and mine has the autotrac. I have done somew mild wheeling like up hills, in creek beds, smaller rocks, sand, mud, ect.. and I am impressed with how it has performed. I have the Auto-Trac and a limited slip in the rear and don't know up front and when I lock it in four wheel drive it feels completely locked though. Other than the IFS it is an excellent truck, but I didn't buy it to rock crawl !!!!

    <font color=purple>I Like my Burb'n on the ROCKS !!
    <font color=black>Imported to Kentucky through military channels !!
     
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    Does anyone remember the Isuzu Amigo!
     
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    I like the little booger, but I dont think it should wear the K5 tag, it should have the tag K2.
    If it was resonably priced for around $25,000 I may think about getting one.

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