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More proof the V30's have 205 t-cases

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by thatK30guy, Jun 8, 2002.

  1. thatK30guy

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    Re: More proof the V30\'s have 205 t-cases

    We know that!
     
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    Re: More proof the V30\'s have 205 t-cases

    how do you know it wasnt swapped in? /forums/images/icons/shocked.gif
    grant
     
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    Re: More proof the V30\'s have 205 t-cases

    I posted this because there is/was speculation that the V30's came from the factory with the 241 t-case.

    I have never seen nor heard of the 241 being in the V30's except for the military version trucks.
     
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    Re: More proof the V30\'s have 205 t-cases

    I thought the speculation was that the V-30's came with the Borg warner T-cases? Isn't that what the GM dealer told Steve?

    Rene
     
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    Re: More proof the V30\'s have 205 t-cases

    Oh yeah, the BW t-case, too!! /forums/images/icons/blush.gif Thanks for reminding me of that one! /forums/images/icons/wink.gif BTW, still never seen one of these under these years of V30's though. /forums/images/icons/tongue.gif
     
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    Re: More proof the V30\'s have 205 t-cases

    k= 4x4
    c=2x4,
    V= ?
    grant
     
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    Re: More proof the V30\'s have 205 t-cases

    Grant, The 'V' designation was created when GM had two distinct body styles from 88 to 91. The 1/2 and 3/4 ton trucks retained the 'C' and 'K' and had the newer body style from 88 on, the one ton 4x4 was still the old solid axle truck (as were the Blazer and Suburban) so they created the 'V' to lessen confusion. 'V' trucks were all solid axle...in 92 when the solid axle truck and the older body style were phased out completely the 'V' designation went too.

    Rene
     
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    Re: More proof the V30\'s have 205 t-cases

    I only looked at a 90 1-ton single wheel with auto tranny and it kept coming up BW. I know the duelly cam with the 205 just a little weird how the dealer said the single wheel with auto was BW.
     
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    Re: More proof the V30\'s have 205 t-cases

    oh, ok. works for me.
    thanks
    grant
     
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    Re: More proof the V30\'s have 205 t-cases

    Rene,
    They did make 1 ton K series during model years '88-91, that is those with IFS and SRW. The 1 ton "K" series would have the B-W case in them.

    The "V30" was available in reg cab version as a "cab&chassis" model, crew cab and crew cab "cab&chassis". I do believe those were available as SRW or DRW, just very few "cab&chassis" units made in SRW form. The K3500 was availabe as reg cab, ext cab, SRW and DRW. 1991 appears to be the last year for a dana rear axle as well, I thing GM cancelled it's contract with dana after that model year.

    I worked on a odd 1990 K3500 that had a 454/th400 and Dana 70 rear, but SRW. Only one I ever saw, was original, did warranty work on the truck.
     
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    Re: More proof the V30\'s have 205 t-cases

    I can't believe no one has a 1988, 89, 90 or 91 V series GM parts manual that can't just simply look up the t-case section. I know my '85/86 parts manual clearly shows the 205.
     
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    Re: More proof the V30\'s have 205 t-cases

    Well, my '88 V30 crew cab came with 6.2L Diesel/TH400 and NP205 from the factory. Also found a '91 V3500 crew cab in a salavge yard with 6.2L/4L80E/NP205, one owner original. I never had a problem looking up parts for these trucks, just make sure they are looking under the V series and not the K.
     
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    Re: More proof the V30\'s have 205 t-cases

    C=4x2
    K=4x4

    R=4x2
    V=4x4

    Not sure exactly when they made the split, but it didn't really coincide with any body styles. I have:
    80 C3500, old body, 4x2
    82 K3500, old body, 4x4
    87 R3500, old body, 4x2
    91 V2500 Suburban, old body, 4x4

    I'd like to say, "Does that clear things up?" but I know it only confuses the issue more!

    Eric M.
     
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    Re: More proof the V30\'s have 205 t-cases

    Oh yeah, forgot bout the "R" designation. /forums/images/icons/tongue.gif

    The year split is c and k at '86, and the v and r at '87.
     
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    Re: More proof the V30\'s have 205 t-cases

    But didn't they use all 4 designations at the same time at one point? I could be wrong here. I ordered my 91 Burb shop manual from Helm and they accidently sent me the 91 C-K manuals which only covered 2 WD and IFS 4 WD trucks, no old style, straight axle Suburbans. When I called back, I specifically asked for the R-V series manuals.

    More confusion!

    Eric M.
     
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    Re: More proof the V30\'s have 205 t-cases

    Yeah, in '88 they did.

    Since '88 was the first year for GM IFS crap, they still labeled the IFS trucks as "C" and "K" while the "old body style" was referred as the "R" and "V".
     
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    Re: More proof the V30\'s have 205 t-cases

    That's what I thought but why is my 87 1 ton called a R3500 and not a C3500? Did they do away with the C-K designation and bring it back for the 88 year and new body style? What was the first year they used the R-V designation?

    I noticed we have something in common ... 1 tons! I've got 3 and if I can find a dana 60 to match the 14 bolt sitting in my basement, my 91 Burb will be a 1 ton (almost) too.

    Eric M.
     
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    Re: More proof the V30\'s have 205 t-cases

    AFAIK, Ford and Chevy have been "battling" and "copying" each other for years.

    Ford started a new body style in '80. Chevy changed some small stuff on their truck lines in '81.

    Ford started fuel injection in '86 (I believe). Chevy followed the next year in '87.

    And since '87 marked the first year of fuel injection for the GM trucks, they started the new designation of "R" and "V" to further complicate things.

    Seems like when one or the other started something, the other would follow suit.

    So for GM to start their fuel injected line of trucks, I believe they converted this body style to "R" and "V" to designate the difference between the "older" carb-equipped vehicles. Just something to "keep up with the Joneses."

    I also believe that GM knew they were gonna do a body change and wanted to keep the "C" and "K" designations, but didn't know exactly when and what to do with their '87 line of trucks. So, they kept the "old body style" going clear up to '91 and called them "R" and "V" series while retaining the "C" and "K" for the new body style changes. /forums/images/icons/tongue.gif

    Don't take my word for all that. Just my views and opinions to why GM did this and that. /forums/images/icons/wink.gif
     
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    Re: More proof the V30\'s have 205 t-cases

    That all makes sense now. One last question ... what does "AFAIK" stand for?

    Eric M.
     

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