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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by rdubya, Jun 12, 2005.

  1. rdubya

    rdubya Registered Member

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    Hey guys and gals, I just joined this site because lately I've been interested in buying a k5 blazer. I'm 16, and have a 96' f-150 4x4 right now, but I plan to sell it and get into something with less price, and more sturdy than the wonderful ford ttb! I have always had a thing for blazers, and some broncos, but after owning two ttb f-150's I want to step up to a solid axle truck.

    I have some questions though that I would like answers to before I buy a blazer. First, I'm guessing that they are selectable 4x4, but I'm not sure. I don't want a full time 4x4 for several reasons. Second, are all blazers 87+ fuel injected? what types of fuel injection? Last for now, what kinda fuel mileage could I expect from a blazer with a maintained 350, and stock size tires, most likely with an auto tranny?

    Thanks for any input or answers to my questions, and I hope to be getting out of my f-150 soon and getting something that I can enjoy more!
    later,
    ryan
     
  2. rick88blaze

    rick88blaze 1/2 ton status

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    Let me be the first to welcome you to the best K5 site on the internet!!!

    As far as some of your go:

    Most are selectable, but I believe some of the early 70's K5's had full time 4wd.

    all 87+ are fuel injected with a throttle body.

    mpg varies from truck to truck; it depends on how well maintained the drivetrain is, what gears you have and what tranny you run.

    If any of this is wrong, I'm sure someone will correct me.

    I hope this helps, and once again welcome!! :D :D

    Rick
     
  3. txfiremank5

    txfiremank5 1/2 ton status

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  4. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    all your questions have been answered, I dont have much to add. Definitely get a 87+ K5... FI is a good thing to have.

    anyway, welcome aboard!!!

    j
     
  5. walla2k5

    walla2k5 1/2 ton status

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    Welcome to CK5, believe me "ALL" of you're questions can and will be answered here,I know mine have.....:D
     
  6. rdubya

    rdubya Registered Member

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    thanks for the welcome! and the answers. I'm going out this afternoon to clean up my truck, and putting a for sale sign in the window! can't wait to get out of it!
    later,
    ryan
     

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