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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by woody9, May 31, 2001.

  1. woody9

    woody9 1/2 ton status

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    I know this is K5, but the drive train is the effectively the same on my suburban...
    have a 91 1500 4x4 that's too little truck to pull our new camper.
    Have found a set of 4:10s/14 bolt FF & matching 10 bolt front (huge brakes on these).. for a reasonable amount ($100 each).... and can swap to get things where it'll pull the camper (also a new set of 8 lug rims/tires.. found a factory set @ $520).

    or......

    found a deal on an 87 454/3:73 3/4 ton... in reasonable shape for $18K

    Can't deceide on what to do here! Like the newer one! (has a few more options than 91, ABS, CD, Rear defrosters).... but need an outside opinion?
     
  2. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    WHOA!!! An '87 for 18K?!?!?! Is that $18,000.00?!?!?! [​IMG]

    When In Doubt, Whip It Out!
     
  3. woody9

    woody9 1/2 ton status

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    oops, loose finger! that's supposed to be 97! not 87 for $18K
     
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    89Blazin 1/2 ton status

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    What engine in your Burb? What gears? All 3 of mine had 4.10s when I got em. Did you mean that your BURB was too little to tow the camper???? Don't you have a 12bolt in back and a 10 up front now? My Burb (tow a large boat) has handled everything I've thrown at it. Do you have the 700R? If so, are you towing in Drive and not OD?

    85 Burb and an 89 Blazer
    One just for fun, one simply for pleazer
     
  5. 90K5

    90K5 1/2 ton status

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    I would swap out the axles, it'll be cheaper, plus I like the solid axles better....

    90K5

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  6. woody9

    woody9 1/2 ton status

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    current: 350/700R4/3:42-posi (rebuilt and now twisting splines)..
    97: 454/4L80?/3:73 posi.....
    Trailer: 480 dry T weight, 4200 empty, 7235 MAX Gross..
     
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    I would keep the Burb and do the axle swap. You can resell the old axles and recoop some of your costs.

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