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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by kustom71, Mar 29, 2003.

  1. kustom71

    kustom71 1/2 ton status

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    hey!just wondering what makes a blazer a k5?
    certain option or just a 4wd blazer or what?
    Im new and was just wondering,I think its a 4wd blazer
    just thought id ask
    thanx /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif
     
  2. Sparky87k5

    Sparky87k5 1/2 ton status

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    Just as your 79 K10 is a 1/2 ton 4x4 truck and the C10 is a 2 wheel drive truck, a K5 is a full size Blazer, although I don't believe the 2 wheel drive Blazers were called C5's. For the most part, the K has always stood for 4x4 in a model designation, at least until 88 when the V series was introduced due to the new body style in standard & extended cab pickups. All K5's, Suburbans and Crew Cabs kept the old body style thru 91 and were the V series then.
     
  3. POWERMAD

    POWERMAD 1/2 ton status

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    A Blazer is a K5 and a K5 is a Blazer. 2x4 or 4x4.
    K5 simply means it is a Blazer.
     
  4. Magnus88

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    I was under the impression that the 2X4 Blazers were called C5 instead of K5, but i guess i was wrong. /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  5. workingman

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    The K means 4x4. A K5 is a 4x4 Blazer. A K10 is a 4x4 truck. A 4x2 blazer is not a K series.
     
  6. sled_dog

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    with the exception of the blazer there boss. It isn't a C5.
     
  7. MudNurI

    MudNurI 1/2 ton status

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    [ QUOTE ]
    . For the most part, the K has always stood for 4x4 in a model designation, at least until 88 when the V series was introduced due to the new body style in standard & extended cab pickups.

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    our 89 silverado pick up was called a K2500...........
     
  8. BrianDamage

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    [ QUOTE ]
    The K means 4x4. A K5 is a 4x4 Blazer. A K10 is a 4x4 truck. A 4x2 blazer is not a K series.

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    find me one with a C5 emblem then

    ALL full size Blazers have the K5 emblem on them, even the later models (like my 87) that the parts stores call a V10 Chevy Truck - still has the K5 emblem.

    My buddies 72 2x4 ALSO has the K5 emblem
     
  9. heavy4x4

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    Ok, clear up a little confusion here:
    '73-87: Pickups, Burbs; wore the badge K10, K20 K30 (only pickups were K30) - these numbers correspond to 1/2 ton, 3/4 ton, and 1 ton 4x4s respectively.
    '88-91: Burbs stayed with the same "second generation" body style and drivetrain, these were now called V1500, V2500 and these correspond to 1/2 ton, and 3/4 ton 4x4's as well.
    '88-present Pickups: They changed to independent front suspension and the "newer" body style - now they got the badge K1500, K2500, and K3500 - meaning 1/2 ton, 3/4 ton, and 1 ton 4x4s respectively. Starting in '92, the burbs joined the pickup trucks with the same styling and badging.

    Now, for blazers - using what I typed above, follow the same pattern as the suburbans, for the blazers and jimmy's. The only difference being that you can only get them in a 1/2 ton truck. They are called "K5's" just so people know that you're talking about a blazer or jimmy. If you need a part for your K5, there's a good chance you'll need to tell the person you have a "K10" or "V1500" (depending on year, of course).

    Well, I hope that cleared things up and didn't confuse anyone even more.
     
  10. kustom71

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    thanks thats just what i thought
    thanx /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
  11. RatMan

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    89 - 91 blazers are in the books as V10 /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    at least thats what mine is listed as around here

    now, hopefully, that doesnt add to the confusion too much. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    89 - 91 blazers are in the books as V10 /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    at least thats what mine is listed as around here

    now, hopefully, that doesnt add to the confusion too much. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

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    same with my '87
     
  13. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    autozone calls my 89 sub a v2500 /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
     
  14. heavy4x4

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    Well, good for them, cuz that's what it is. /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif
     
  15. supersize75

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    This is what makes mine a k5......toyota tailights /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif


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  16. workingman

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    [ QUOTE ]
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    The K means 4x4. A K5 is a 4x4 Blazer. A K10 is a 4x4 truck. A 4x2 blazer is not a K series.

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    find me one with a C5 emblem then


    ALL full size Blazers have the K5 emblem on them, even the later models (like my 87) that the parts stores call a V10 Chevy Truck - still has the K5 emblem.

    My buddies 72 2x4 ALSO has the K5 emblem

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    Oh well, I guess I was wrong - told wrong that is. I'll remember that as I'm looking for one.
     
  17. Eric M.

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    BUT, don't forget the 1 tons. 88 to 91 crew cabs, cab and chasis and I think even some regular cabs continued the old body style (with the V for 4x4 and R for 4x2 designation) through 1991.

    Just to confuse things more.

    Eric M.
     

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