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How to make your Blazer different than everyone elses...

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by '73 K5, Aug 17, 2001.

  1. '73 K5

    '73 K5 1/2 ton status

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    Its getting harder and harder to make your Blazer the most badass thing around. So many guys around these days with Dana 60's, 14 bolts and big blocks. So I got to thinking last night about what would set it apart from the crowd. I think I got it. HEMI power!!! How about that 528 ci Hemi crate motor in a K5. 610 horse, 650 ft/lbs torque. Just think about some 4 wheel burnouts with 44's.
    Anyone else ever heard of or seen a Blazer with a Hemi before?
    Seriously...if you are going to spend $8500 on a Ram Jet 502, why not bump the price up a few more thousand and get a Hemi?

    '73 K5
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    Sounds cool.

    Wheeling with that much power is not easy though. You're going into a different area now.

    I think my Blazer is.....different ;)
    Haven't seen another around



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    PS- the driver can make the whole difference.
    Same vehicle ,different driver makes it a whole new Blazer





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  4. blackdog

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    <font color=black> If you've got that kind of jack lying around just itchin' to get spent, how 'bout buying me a measly Chevy 350?

    I accept Paypal. [​IMG] [​IMG]

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  5. wayne

    wayne 3/4 ton status

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    Why not keep it all GM and get an SB2 from your local dealer.

    <font color=blue>Wayne<font color=blue>
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  6. Blazer79

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    What's an SB2? A small block two?

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  7. talldogg

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    First of all I'm pretty sure that most of us who upgrade stock components on our trucks, do so to improve performance and reliabilty. NOT to try to be "badass". There's no competion here as to who has the most badass rig. I personally don't see anything wrong with every K5 having a one ton drive train. BUT, if you still feel you need to have a badass "different" rig there's lots of alternatives besides going with a power plant that isn't even a GM product. Last time I looked I don't remember seeing that many trucks with Ram Jet 502's in them. I can only think of one, and that was in a Suburban. There's so many choices, stroked small blocks, big blocks, homemade EFI systems, diesels, I-6's. There's no practical reason for wanting a Hemi in a K5, and you think it might be "a few more thousand"? What about custom motor mounts and tranny adaptors or were you swapping the whole drivetrain too. Doesn't sound very cheap. A Hemi is a nice engine, but it belongs in a Mopar. Hey, you could always get a Ramcharger!!![​IMG]

    If it doesn't sit on a frame, then it isn't a truck.
     
  8. muddin4fun

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    I don't thing you could rock crawl with that. Mud bogs would do fine, but not rock crawling.

    Just knowing that I have a truck that I built that can do it all and drive home will leave a grin ear to ear on me [​IMG].

    It's been lovely, but I have to scream now.

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    Oops. Sorry. You wouldn't be unique. I already have a Hemi in my Jimmy. That is just another name for the GM 305 engine, right? [​IMG]

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  10. '73 K5

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    Yea, WhiteKnight I think your Blazer is unique enough! lol That thing is crazy

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    Blackdog: I never said anything about planning to do this next week or being rich...I'm poor too. Just dreaming outloud like everyone else here.

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    The SB2 is small block 2. It is the engine that they use in the Chevys in NASCAR.

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    talldog: Chillout man. I also upgrade stock components on my truck to improve, blah blah blah. BUT most people here would agree that it is fun to be badass sometimes. There might not be "competition" here, but what do you call car shows, mud bog racing, tough truck events, rock crawling championships...
    And I never said it would be practical. Not everyone wants daily driver reliability and gas mileage. Just dreaming outloud man...I think you misunderstood my post.

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    That SB2 sounds kinda cool too. Bet its pretty pricey too.

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    is the SB2 the same thing as a sportsman block?
     
  16. blackdog

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

    Blackdog: I never said anything about planning to do this next week or being rich...I'm poor too. Just dreaming outloud like everyone else here.

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    <font color=black>Yeah, that's about what I figured. Just havin' a little fun with what you wrote. LOL. [​IMG]


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    Yea Blackdog. lol As soon as I get that Hemi installed, I'll make sure a new ZZ4 350 is sitting on your porch. 2 weeks tops!

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    My truck is different.....just like everyone else's....it does what I want it to do....could use a little tweakin' here and there....it's always in the plannin' stage....and I can pick it out in a parking lot full of K5's.....I don't want 6" lift or 38+'s or Tonners...straight pipes w/4" Baloney tips remind me of those Coffee can mufflers ya see on Rice Racers....I like mine just the way it is until I decide I want to do something different....I guess that's what makes us all unique...just like everyone else....JD

    Stuck?...Hell no..I still got some gas left..
     
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    A good way to make it different is to build yer own bumpers,gaurds and anything else you can.

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    I know a way to make your Blazer unique without spending a ton of money, Custom lettering and graphics! I can help you personalize it, if your interested [​IMG]. Just send me an email at lyons@glccomputers.com.

    Jeff427
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