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Military Blazers

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Flipper, Oct 19, 2000.

  1. Flipper

    Flipper Registered Member

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    Want to know if the military blazers have anything that a stocker doesn't have and if any of that good stuff can be bolted on mine.
     
  2. LittlePig

    LittlePig 1/2 ton status

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    They have a heavier suspension, and wider rims than stock. Also, the grille guard, bumpers (including D rings), and axles will fit (the axles may have heavier components since the truck is rated at 3/4 ton). Hope this helps.

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  3. ken

    ken 1/2 ton status

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    Both the axles are still junk 10 bolts. They get their heavier rating by a few more leafs in the leaf spring packs...big deal.

    ken
     
  4. Flipper

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    Thanks ken I knew they only had 6 lugs!
     
  5. 78Blazer

    78Blazer 1/2 ton status

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    I have one and the rims are no wider. The only thing different about the springs is there is 3 in front where as my 78 only has 2. And the 10 bolts are still 1/2 ton junk. well arent all 10s?

    Scott
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  6. BigJim85

    BigJim85 1/2 ton status

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    Aren't the frames beefier? That's what I've heard.


    "I can get us outta this, just gonna take a whole lotta floorin'!"
     
  7. jarheadk5

    jarheadk5 1/2 ton status

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    I think the frames on the pickups are heavier, but not the Blazers.
    The mil. Blazers (CUCV's) have 3 leaves up front to support the diesel engine.

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  8. 85m1009

    85m1009 1/2 ton status

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    Speaking from experience the only difference is the military wrapped springs and all the military accessories. I purchased mine because the body was great and the price was right.

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  9. Executioner

    Executioner 1/2 ton status

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    Experience only counts when you have a sample of more than one !
     

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