Hello everyone, I am 16 years old. I am going to be getting my license soon, and I am shopping for a 1986-1991 Chevy K5 Blazer. The reason I am posting this is I have a few questions: 1. Any advise such as things to look for that are good and bad when shopping for it? 2. Are all 69-91 blazer's tops removable? 3. Tires, I am going to be mostly just driving around town, in it, and then if I can find somewhere to go 4 wheeling in NC (anyone know of any where good for a beginner) I will be doing a little 4 wheeling, and I will definitely take it to the beach a lot and drive on the beach. What are some good tires to get, I am looking for something probably around 33-35" any suggestions on good ones? I like the look of the Baja Claws but I really doubt they will do well at all driving on concrete. 4. How much of a lift will I need to give it? 5. In order to get the bigger tires and to get the lift I need to convince my dad, he is afraid I am going to roll it, any suggestions like statistics I can use to try to convince him? 6. If I do put bigger tires on it are these things I need to change/should change? Like gears, axles, brakes, brake lines, etc.? Also how much are bigger tires going to affect the gas mileage? 7. For a soft top are Kaylines the best way to go? If I was to get one, could I attach it in the summer, and take it off in winter and put on the hard top? 8. For a roll bar, the one in this pic http://coloradok5.com/projects/uav_topoff1.jpg is it meant to protect the driver or the people in the back seat? If any, how much protection will it give the people in the back seat if you were to roll it w/o the top on? with the top on? If you were to roll it w/ the top off and no roll bar how much protection is the cab going to give the driver? Is it going to crush? With top off? 9. I have never been 4 wheeling, but I would lover the learn how, it looks like a lot of fun. I don't know of any around here (Raleigh, NC) any one know of any around here or any where in NC? Also if I would like to learn, any tips on how I should go about learning? Some of these questions may be stupid but I don't know very much about 4 wheeling and cars, but I would really like to change that, I just started writing down anything I was wondering about. I didn't mean for this to turn out so long but I just started writing and here I am. I would really appreciate any responses! Thanks for listening to me!