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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by dallas, Dec 5, 2001.

  1. dallas

    dallas Newbie

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    i'm contemplating trading my 86 toyota on 37's for an 86 K5 on 35's. toys are really tough, i run 37's, 5.29's, and a detroit and dont break a thing in the rear end. what do i need to do to a blazer to make it as tough? what are the litle odd things that i need to know about a k5 b4 making the trade? thanks
     
  2. Hossbaby50

    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

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    To make a K5 nearly unbreakable is easy. Get a 1 ton chevy truck and swap the drive trail into the K5. Put a steering box brace on it. Get new driveshafts, from Jesse. Done.

    My Chevy isn't broken, its just out of gas.
     
  3. arq

    arq 1/2 ton status

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    well i would not say that the toy axel is tough but a much lighter ride, put one of those axels on a heavy blazer and it'll go boom. many K5ers are putting in 14FF axels from 3/4 or 1 ton trucks. I have not heard anyone in here break one, yet. as for the front same thing, but preferably the Dana60.

    look out for rust on blazers, i guess that would be the only thing, and the 10 bolt axels. I've never seen one before[​IMG], i don't think i would want to either. my 72 came with d44/12s

    ARQ.

    offroad baja!!!
    72 4x4 CST Blazer
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  4. White Knight

    White Knight 1/2 ton status

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    Fill out your bio, if you are in Dallas ???? I'm in Ft Worth come over and I'll educate you with a 3 dimensional K5

    White Knight
     

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