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K10 VS K5

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by josephn, Jun 21, 2001.

  1. josephn

    josephn 1/2 ton status

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    I had orginally thought that my blazer was a k5 but was recently looking at its title and it says the it is a k10, what is the difference between the 2?

    1982 6.2L Diesel K5 Blazer, TH700, 31 inch tires.
    Fire ALWAYS makes it better.
     
  2. Executioner

    Executioner 1/2 ton status

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    You are not supposed to believe everything you read ! The Title is most likly in ERROR !
    k5=k10-- 5 ?
     
  3. POWERMAD

    POWERMAD 1/2 ton status

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    The K10 on the title just designates it as a 1/2 ton 4x4.
    2 wheel drive Blazers will have C10 on the title, but are still refered to as a K5.


    my truck's not dirty, it's earth tone paint
     
  4. Boss

    Boss 1/2 ton status Author

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    K10 = 4x4 1/2 ton (p/u)
    K5 = 4x4 1/2 ton (but Blazer/Jimmy)
    K20 = 4x4 3/4 ton
    K30 = 4x4 1 ton
    S10 = Little guys

    C10 = 2WD 1/2 ton
    C20 = 2WD 3/4 ton
    C30 = 2WD 1 ton

    Then in like 88' or 89' They changed them to "V" series b/c the p/u's went to IFS front, but the Blazers/Jimmy's stayed with the straight axle, but still switched over to the "V" series in (pretty sure it was) 89'.
    Boss

    89' 1 TON of FUN K5
     
  5. POWERMAD

    POWERMAD 1/2 ton status

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    The VIN designation regards a 4x4 K5 as K10.
    K5 is just what a Blazer is called . No matter if it is 4x4 or 2 wheel drive. ;-).
    Now the registration is another ball o wax.
    On mine for body it says Utility. I have heard others designated as station wagon.
    I gotta say my parents station wagon in the 70's looked nothing like a K5. LOL

    my truck's not dirty, it's earth tone paint
     
  6. FatBoyBlazer

    FatBoyBlazer 1/2 ton status

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    my 91 comes up as a v10...but is the same as k10 or k5...........ryan

    high
     
  7. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    WRONG!!!
    That is utterly WRONG!!!
    WTF?!?! I'm starting to sound like Executioner now!!! [​IMG]
    ROTFLMFAO!!! [​IMG]

    No, J/K!!! BTW, the 'V' series designation started in '87. [​IMG]

    <font color=red>I m so we Todd did.
    I m sofa king we Todd did.</font color=red>
     
  8. moe.

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    Yep, here in CT they don't register my Blazer or K5 or whatever (haha) as a truck. Technically here its a station wagon I suppose. They tell me the reason for this is because it has a back seat.
    Yep,
    anywho..

    '75 Blazer blue/white
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    87 Turbo Regal
    a few bolt-ons
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  9. FWP

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    I'm glad the DMV calls mine a 2 door station wagon[​IMG], thataway I don't have to run mudflaps in Arizona[​IMG]. Kinda of a funny law they have here, my 1/2 ton K10[​IMG] requires mudflaps, but my 2 door wagon, lifted higher than the truck, doesn't. hmmmmm.... Politicians............. I guess I should be quiet about it............lol

    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://fwp4x4.rockcrawler.com>http://fwp4x4.rockcrawler.com</A>
     
  10. gokartergo

    gokartergo 3/4 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    I'm also glad it is called a station wagon. Here in CA if it is a pickup you have to get commercial plates which cost more. I used to own a 61 Willy's jeep pickup and the regestration on it was twice as much as my 86 Blazer. Yet I could take the rear seat out of the Blazer and it is the same thing. I quit trying to figure out DMV a long time ago.........Dan
     
  11. Pure Insanity

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    But be careful those of you w/ station wagon on your reg. I found out the hard way that there is 2 different lift laws. 1 for cars and 1 for trucks. If it's a staion wagon its a car. A sharp police officer will catch that. I had drop bumpers that were low enuff to keep me legal ( as a truck ) I even dropped them 1 xtra inch to be safe, still got popped!

    PURE INSANITY If ya can't stop,Smile as you go under!
    86 blazer see it at:<A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.zing.com/album/pictures.html?id=4292792569>http://www.zing.com/album/pictures.html?id=4292792569</A>
     
  12. FWP

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    Good point. I'll look into that. thanks

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