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need to know GVWR and GAWR.......

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Intense Blue, Jun 28, 2002.

  1. Intense Blue

    Intense Blue Registered Member

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    i have a 87 k5 blazer 4x4 350 motor, and have restored it and the tags are gone from the door jamb.I'm pulling a travel trailer and i would like to know what the GVWR is and what the gross axle loads are for each axle.thanks.
     
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    Twiz 1/2 ton status

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    why not just take it to a scale and find out for sure?
     
  4. Intense Blue

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    i have taken the truck across the scales and i do have those numbers, but what that tells me is the actual weight. I'm looking for the max loads that my blazer can have, and that is called GVWR and GAWR. what i'm wondering is if someone still has the original GM decal in the door jamb that tells you the GVWR and the GAWR for both axles.like i said before i have a 87 k5 with a 350. can anyone help with the numbers that i need? thanks
     
  5. Intense Blue

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    i've checked with GM and they don't know, i've looked in all the manuals that i know of.....nothing...anyone help here?
     
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    Sandman 3/4 ton status Author

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    Hang on, My blazer's out in the Parking lot and it originally came with the towing package. I'll go look......
     
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    OK, the sticker on the door was painted over and the only other thing that I was able to find was the original "Towing Special" badge on the tailgate that also said GCW 11,000 pounds. I guess that means Gross Combined Weight or something. Hope this helps.
     
  8. Intense Blue

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    thanks for the info,but that doesn't really help my situation. i tried calling GM again and they seem to tell me they can not get that info at all.they said if i could find someone with the door jamb decal, that would be my best chance......
     
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    Just to get you in the close ball park, my 78 is as follows
    GVWR 6200
    GAWR Front 3300
    GAWR Rear 3400

    That is with a 1/2 ton d44 front and 12 bolt rear
     
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    The tag on my '89 says

    GVWR GAWR Front GAWR Rear
    6100lbs 3190lbs 3550lbs
     
  11. Intense Blue

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    hey thanks alot...thats the info i needed...super, now i can put my numbers and weights together..thank you
     

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