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Moving to Colorado

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Kodiak, Feb 2, 2001.

  1. Kodiak

    Kodiak 1/2 ton status

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    Ok. I'm leaving Alaska and coming to Colorado. Not because I want to but sometimes thats how it is. Any way, is there any thing I will have to be aware of for a 71 blazer like smog tests or anything else?

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  2. 70jimmy

    70jimmy 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    For smog tests it depends on what county you live in. Anywhere on the front range like Fort Collins south to Pueblo you need emission test. Not too tough for old vehicles to pass. there are lift laws but not enforced too hard unless you get really big. If you want specifics on laws let me know and I will post them. I know a while back there was a website that has all the laws for all the states posted also.
     
  3. Kodiak

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    I'll be in Colorado Springs if that helps.

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  4. HarryH3

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    If you're going to live or work in Colorado Springs, then your rig will have to pass an emission test. The limits are pretty loose for a '71, but they will check for any emission device that was installed at the factory. But for a '71 I think that's probably just a PCV valve. [​IMG]

    Your rig qualifies as a "Collector Vehicle" here since it's over 25 years old. That lets you get a special plate that only has to be renewed every 5 years (and emission inspected every 5 years as well). Of course, if Uncle Sam is moving you one of the military establishments in the area, then you don't have to get Colorado plates unless you want to. [​IMG]

    Drop me a line when you get here and we'll go have a few refreshing beverages. [​IMG]

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  5. 70jimmy

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    I used to live 20 miles north of the springs in Monument. You will need emission tests but I heard on the older vehicles they were going to testing every 3 years. You can also get collector vehicle plates since it is over 25 years old but you will have to fight DMV if you want truck plates since blazers are titled as passenger vehicles. Not too sticky on the lift laws as long as you dont get outrageous. Good wheelin up in teller county which is west up past woodland park area. Also if you need a good mechanic that won't soak you go to John Senter Tire. Good people there. If you have any questions about the area let me know still have a lot of family there.
     

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