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K10???

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by JORGE, Mar 6, 2001.

  1. JORGE

    JORGE 1/2 ton status

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    HELLO!
    I,M WRITTING FROM SPAIN AND I WAS FINDING A 6.2 DIESEL BLAZER.WELL I ,VE BEEN SPEAKING BY PHONE,WITH A GUY,AND HE SAYS THAN HE HAS ONE V8 DIESEL BLAZER FOR SALE,BUT HE,S SAID TO ME THAN IS A K1O(????).
    I,M GOING TO CHECK IT OUT THIS WEEKEND,PLEASE,WHAT DIFFERENTIATE IS BETWEEN THE K5 AND K10?HOW IS THE K10?PLEASE LET WRITE TO ME SOON.THANKS FOR ANY ANSWER.JORGE.
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  2. Butch

    Butch 1/2 ton status

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    Chevrolet designates their trucks by number. Any C-10, C-20 etc. is a 2 wheel drive. Any K truck is a 4 wheel drive. A K-10 would be a 4 wheel drive 1/2 ton pick up, not a Blazer. All Blazers till 1991 were K-5. Hope this helps. By the way, dont type in captiols, it makes it hard to read

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  3. muddin4fun

    muddin4fun 3/4 ton status

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    maybe it's a 3/4 ton?

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  4. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    No, if its a 3/4 ton, then it would be listed as K20.
    GMC Jimmy's are a K5 also.
    Chevy used 10, 20, and 30 as their truck symbols.
    GMC used 15, 25, and 35 as theirs. On newer trucks, they were listed as 1500, 2500, and 3500.
    I have seen too many people list their truck as a "C-10, 4x4 GMC" or "C20, Chevy 4x4 truck". I HATE THIS!!! A C-series is a 2WD!!! Its clearly on the title and VIN. ITS THE 5TH NO. ON THE VIN AND TITLE!!! It can only be a C or K.
     
  5. muddin4fun

    muddin4fun 3/4 ton status

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    mkay...thanks for the info...*kicking self in rear*
    I shoulda known! Damnit! I look like a damn fool now!


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  6. chevy4x4

    chevy4x4 1/2 ton status

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    A K10 is a blazer. I have the "Standard catalog of 4x4's" infront of me. It's a 530 page book and has tons of info on common american 4x4s. Almost all the blazers are called k10 and there is a K1500...a solid axle 91 blazer. The IFS blazers were also called K1500. But they also have K10 pickups and K10 suburbans. They also have K20 subs (3/4t?) Oh yeah, there are also K1500 suburbans (solid axle) So I think k10 means 1/2 ton ??-87 for all chevrolets, K20 means 3/4 ton ??-87, K1500 means 1/2 ton 88-?? (including solid axle burbs and blazers) and k2500 means 3/4 ton 88-??. K5s aren't even mentioned in the whole book. Everything I said (except where i said "I think") is 99.9999% correct.

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  7. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Chevy4x4, a K10 IS NOT A BLAZER!!! Thats a standard 1/2 ton truck in short bed or long bed!!! A blazer is a K5!!! Why do you think this site is called ColoradoK5?!?!?!?!?! Its a blazer site, remember? Regardless of what your book says, ITS WRONG on all counts!! There is no denying this.

    K5 = Chevy Blazer AND GMC Jimmy 1/2 ton
    K10 = Chevy truck, suburban 1/2 ton
    K15, 1500 = GMC truck, suburban 1/2 ton
    K20 = Chevy truck, suburban, crew cab 3/4 ton
    K25, 2500 = GMC truck, suburban, crew cab 3/4 ton
    K30 = Chevy truck, crew cab, dually 1 ton
    K35, 3500 = GMC truck, crew cab, dually 1 ton
     
  8. RaisedK5

    RaisedK5 1/2 ton status

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    Well......if i remember correctly "K5" was really just the name they gave it to differentiate it from the rest of the truck line. I believe that somewhere along the line wheelbase was associated withe the numbers as well as weight capability a 15 was longer than a 10 and so on, now that was along time ago before the 70's models i believe, and so the 5 was shorter than a 10, now this may be myth but i don't think this is a pipe dream, so the name stuck but the they were designated in the factory as K10 (4wheel drive half ton) with the Style 14 "utlity" body. Now i know somebody's gonna say im on crack but in the factory manual from 75 there is no mention of a K5 only a K10 with the #14 body. And just to throw more fuel on the fire at some point on the 80-90's the 4 wheel drive models were denoted by a "V" as apposed to the "K" Sorry if i ruffle a few feathers!

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  9. chevy4x4

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    I still think it's a blazer. Do you belive me that there are K1500 Blazers that came with a solid axle from the factory?? Do you belive me that there are V10 blazers (not an engine)??

    This was discussed a few months ago in here.

    "GM confused the hell out of things when they came out with the new pickup body style back in '88 or '89. Up until that point, a "C" prefix designated a 2WD GM truck, while "K" designated a 4WD. Since they weren't changing the body style of the Blazer, Jimmy and Suburbans at the same time as the pickup, they took the C and K desgnations and kept those with the pickups. The Blazer, Jimmy and Suburbans got tagged with "R" and "V" prefixes, even though their body styles were identical to the previous year "C" and "K" models.

    I've often seen both K5 and K10 used to describe the full size Blazers and Jimmys. They do have the same drivetrain as the K10, but K5 was used to denote the Blazer/Jimmy body style. Since the "K" has been swapped for the "V", then I'd expect the V5 and V10 to show up in a similar fashion"

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  10. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    That quoted paragraph looks very familiar! [​IMG]

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  11. det45

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    My 89 Blazer is listed as a V10 on the invoice and also at the parts store. I still consider all 73 to 91 Blazers (K5s) By the way, when did GM stop using the K5 emblems on the side of the Blazers? My 89 does not have these badges which may explain the V10 designation....Det45

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  12. ragtop

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    After reading all the above, I'm sure that I don't know any answer except that my '88 does have a K5 emblem on each front fender, and about half the time when I get parts for it, I end up returning the just bought part and bringing in the old part to match up to a new one.

    '88K5 - 350TBI, 700R4, 208, 3.42 10 bolts w/Auburns & 31s
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  13. thatK30guy

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    Yeah, there are V1500, V2500, and V3500. Those are the 87 to 91 trucks, blazers, and subs. In 87, Chevy changed from the K to the V. On the new body style in 88, Chevy called those the K series. I know there is a big confusion here. But keep in mind, the V-series is 87 to 91 of the old body style trucks. These are the blazers and suburbans. The V-3500's are the one tons and they only go up to 89. The 3500 are only available in crew cab and dually in 88 and 89. The 87 was still regular pick up, crew cab, and dually. Seems like the CK5 site is going to have to change it to coloradoK/V5.com site.

    <P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1>Edited by thatK30guy on 03/06/01 07:45 PM (server time).</FONT></P>
     
  14. MudRebel350

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    A K-10 is what alot of stupid insurance companies will call a blazer. that happened to me when i went to register my first one with my company. Thats all. I said to them its a K5 and there like, well we list it as a k10 blazer.

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    I guess you and I know the answer to that one!! [​IMG]
    Most insurance companies dont care what the vehicle is, just as long as they have your business to insure your ride. Kind of sucks when they have to be that way. [​IMG]
     
  16. Sparky

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    regardless of what any book says, look at the badge on the truck

    K5 is on evry full size blazer out there. Enough Said! The books just refer to them as K10s so joe blow down the street does not get it confused with something other than a half ton.

    thats my 2 cents

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  17. CV202

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    K5 is not on every full size Blazer out there! Mine's a 90 full size and has the V10 designation, not K5.

    Why do people keep calling it a Bronco!!!!!
     
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    My title from the dmv says k10, I first thought someone had pulled a fast one on me.

    So, which one of you is the brains of the operation?
    To tell you the truth it's not exactly a "brains" type operation.
     
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    If anybody cares. Go to <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.carfax.com/>http://www.carfax.com/</A> and type in your VIN numbers. It will come up has a K10. I now it is a K5. I think it is just another name like silverardo. I think it is a DMV thing. But I don't really now.

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  20. HarryH3

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    Think of it this way. K5 is the body style, but the drivetrain uses all K10 parts.

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