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BLAZERS SUCK!!!!!!!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by ROCKBUGGYK5, Aug 20, 2001.

  1. ROCKBUGGYK5

    ROCKBUGGYK5 1/2 ton status

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    well now that i have yalls attention hehe, i have some very bad news, blazer frames do suck, i have the brace and the weld on kit and that sob still cracked to hell this weekend in clayton, so i think im gonna say the hell with it and move all my [censored] to a yj, i hope u guys wont abbondon me haha, well its been a long day and i may have a lot of blazer stuff for sale soon, brace, ord shackles, tuffcountry 4 inch springs and some more stuff when i know what im gonna do i will put it in the 4 sale section thanks
    adam

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  2. Pugsley

    Pugsley 1/2 ton status

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    Bummer!! Well, if you do decide to go with the YJ, we'll forgive you[​IMG] Why not just go tube frame?

    Dos mas Tecates!!!
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  3. ROCKBUGGYK5

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    i dunno im just kinda sick of driving something that looks like an airplane tug, and it will be a one ton yj, it will have some k5 parts though, well im not for sure i may still save mine somehow, who knows we will c, i really want a jeep though
    adam

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  4. DBLAZER

    DBLAZER 1/2 ton status

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  5. laketex

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    There isn't any way to custom box the frame all the way down or anything to strengthen it up? Sad to see you do this much work and then strip the rig once you finally get to wheel it!

    Sherman, Tx
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  6. shaneopie

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    Well all I can say is it sounds like another jeep fan trying to make his jeep into a chevy by using chevy drivetrain. Stay with the k-5! Sorry but no forgiveness here BUDDY! Just fix your k-5!
     
  7. husurddy

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    I would think if your an avid rock crawler you would expect SOME carnage after putting your rig through those kind of stressors. To me, part of being an off road enthusiast is finding your trucks weaknesses and fixing them or beefing them up before hand. I know that I do things with my K5 that GM never expected out of a production vehicle, so I don't cry when I break something having fun. Go ahead by a YJ but you'll be starting over and eventually you'll be in the same place you are now, finding and fixing things to your suit your needs. Just my opinion.
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  8. Mudstud

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    I second that! OR... maybe move it all to an early, dare I say, bronce- ya know square tube frame and all. How about squaring your K5 frame and leave holes where you need access or reinforce the areas by just welding on a surface plate?

    Stuck is a state of mind!

    Mudstud
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  9. scrapmetal

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    well a custom platee is the first thing that should be done, I donw even have the brace, and mines not cracking, and I wheel the piss out of it, matter of fact I just rolled it over this weekend, I just took another Blazer frame, cut it to fit over the old one, made it 6 inches longer on each end, unlike the cheap aftermrket ones, stitch welded it, and I been wheeling the pee out of it for about a year, and I havent cracked mine yet, and I also have crossover steering, maybe yours wasnt built right, you think a Yj is gonna be stronger, puulleeazze

    Never been stuck, just temporarily delayed.
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  10. bandit

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    see this is why im going with a s-10 i thgouth about a jeep but wanted something a little differnt

    AJ
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  11. WakeBoard&4X4er

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    I might want your springs (if rear) your brace and your ord shackles ( if front)
     
  12. Mudzer

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    Re: BLAZERS ROCK!!!!!!!

    Adam,

    Thats probably the coolest Airplane Tug on the planet! [​IMG]

    What are you doing man? Keep the K5! Its much cooler than a YJ. You should just spend some cash and install hydraulic steering and its all over. Your rig gets around very good. You did every tough obstical at Disney! Hell, should I sell mine because it didn't? Remember which member of our group had the most problems? Your friend in the Jeep! No Offense Jared! Jeeps are tiny, and can get in tight spaces, but what the heck do you think the difference will be when you change your K5 drivetrain over to a Jeep. The body is not that much narrower than yours is, you have already eliminated approach/departure angle problems, build some rocker skids and you are done! You have One Ton drivetrain, V8 Power, 38's and a light vehicle, what more could you ask for. The cool thing is, you kept part of the K5 body just for prestige. I would say, your K5 has less body overhang than a YJ. Get out your tape measure and measure the width of yours compared to a YJ, you will be surprised at how little the width difference is. Your rig fit in the tightest spot at Disney, if your steering had held out, you could have made it for sure. Keep wheeling in that rig man!

    Mudzer 1978/91 K5
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  13. Jeff427

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    Adam, hydraulic assist will take all the stress off the frame! Don't give up!

    Jeff427
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  14. Grim-Reaper

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    As many of my jeeper buddies that Have cracked frames and ripped of mounts foor you name it, I'm not sure your going to be doing the same. Seems a broken frame at the steering box is a lot less hassle then busted spring mounts, busted loose blind nuts in the box frame, cracked frames at darn near every cross member, bust track arm brackets. Crappy drive line angles that make a K5 drive line fix seem easy. Expensive parts.
    We wont even get into the lack of room for gear.
    Yeah a Jeep is smaller and fits many trails better but I'd take the K5 down falls any day for the problems listed above that I have seen darn near every jeep buddy gone through.


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  15. JoeAngelicchio

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    Well put Grim.

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  16. white_knight

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    Hey, that's what happened to my K5 last year. Twisted the frame big time.
    We wanted to stick chevy.
    We picked up a one ton crew cab frame and cut it down about 5 feet. Kept the wheelbase at 106.5, just a tad longer than a stock k5.
    We went with the s-10 body just because of weight.

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  17. BurbinOR

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    Been down that road, came back up it..............have had 5 K-5's, a CJ-5, and an S-10..............don't even think a Heep has anything on a K5 other than it is small. Well, with small comes other issues.........like Grim said, storage space..........wayyyyyyy more easily rolled............wimpy stock everything..............

    Work on your frame, upgrade it, box it, whatever, but keep it.

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  18. Jeff427

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    <blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr>

    Been down that road, came back up it..............have had 5 K-5's, a CJ-5, and an S-10..............don't even think a Heep has anything on a K5 other than it is small. Well, with small comes other issues.........like Grim said, storage space..........wayyyyyyy more easily rolled............wimpy stock everything..............

    Work on your frame, upgrade it, box it, whatever, but keep it.

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    Well said BlazzinOR! [​IMG]

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  19. BigTex

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    SNAP OUT OF IT SOLDIER!!!

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  20. ROCKBUGGYK5

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    well guys i think u just about talked me out of it, and i just relized something if i go full hydro theres no way i can hurt the frame anymore, i was just thinking out loud thanks for setn me straight boys, and dblazer we will be at potue labor day weekend com awwwnnnn join us
    adam

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