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buy or not?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by lak2004, Dec 8, 2006.

  1. lak2004

    lak2004 1/2 ton status

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    I recently have been looking for a K5 to purchase and I found an 85 that is already lifted 6" with 35" bfg mtrs, the only downside is it is carb., I will be using the blazer as a daily as well as weekend wheelin, i dont think i will be getting to crazy on the trails yet but am I going to have a prob with the engine stalling out? it has an edelbrock truck carb built for offroad but is it really going to help? or should i not buy it and keep looking for a 87-91 F.I.? Thanks
     
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    bowtiepower00 1/2 ton status

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    If it has a q-jet, stock or aftermarket, you will have no problem running at an angle. If it's a standard squarebore edel with the offroad kit, it will not work as well and probably get a little worse mileage. The TBI trucks get 2+ MPG better, and probably run a little better overall (unless the q-jet is tuned really well), but are more difficult to add HP to. You can rejet a carb, EFI is another story.
     
  3. jdwest

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    send me an email. I know of an 87 K5 thats for sale, lifted, regeared, and fuel injected here in southern ID.
     
  4. SierraJim

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    Remember folks, he lives in Colorado. Most of his wheeling will be at a pretty high altitude. Sorry to Hijack, but I saw your post elsewhere. I was wondering the same thing though!!
     
  5. lak2004

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    Yes I do live in CO sorry I forgot to mention it and yea lots of high altitude trails here. I went over Kingston Peak a few months ago and that was at like 11,000ft almost.
     
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    I would hold off and buy a 1987-1991 if you can. Nothing worst than trying to get over a rock or climb a hill and the engine is sputtering due to the carb.
     
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    I and alot of older people perfer carbs because to us they are easier to work on you dont have a f**king computer and all those other stupid sensors and properly tuned do quite well (well after the engine warms up, yeah cold they stumble)
     

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