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87 Blazer with badge of K5. Is there a V10 Blazer

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by stano, Feb 8, 2005.

  1. stano

    stano 1/2 ton status

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    We just bought a 87 Blazer K5. But what is the V series and is there a V10 Blazer or Jimmy?
     
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    i think 88 and up K5 blazers were changed to V10 (V was like fullsize 4x4 and the 10 was for half ton). 87 and before were K5s (K being fullsize 4x4 and 5 for halfton SUV)...its all the same thing tho, they were just changed when GM introduced the new IFS rigs...
     
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    K5 was just a name on the fender , advertising , and the front of some books , they were all actually K10/C10's on paper ( r/v later years ) internally and as far as insurance and GM was concerned .

    Now the v thing started with 1988 , because the new IFS trucks got c/k designations , and that left the old style trucks with the new letters :k5: :k5:
     
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    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    From 87 thru 91 the square body trucks (Blazer, Subs & crew cabs) were designated as "R" (2wd) and "V" (4wd) series trucks. The new body style introduced in 88 assumed the C/K designations.

    Yes, your Blazer is a V10 on paper but there are no emblems stating this on the body.
     
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    Always wondered why autozone hit v10 on their computer....:deal: :thinking:
     
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    boz42 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    i had an 88, & it was confusing for me the 1st time i went to the parts store too.
     
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    Correction: The "V" thing started in 87. Same year the the tbi was introduced to the blazer/jimmy. So to answer the initiel question, yes your 87 K5 is technically a "V10 Blazer." So when you go to the parts store and they ask you what it is, their computer screen will say "V10 Blazer 4wd" instead of K5 Blazer.
    -Harrison
     
  8. stano

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    You guys cleared that up for me thanks
     

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