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SM465 question

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by walt88, Mar 9, 2001.

  1. walt88

    walt88 1/2 ton status

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    This is a four speed right? Does it have a creeper first?

    <font color=red>1988 Chevrolet K5 Blazer, Middletown, NJ (07737).</font color=red> wkeil@home.com
     
  2. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Yes. Also known as "granny lo" 6.55:1 (I'm close at least) Basically Lo is worthless on the street, great for crawling along through the tough stuff.

    Dorian
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  3. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    yes granny lo is awsome especialy with the np205 behind it

    s.smith 77blazer lookin 4 mud [​IMG]
     
  4. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Anyone ever tried to tow something incredible like a locomotive or loaded semi trailer in lo/lo? I've always thought about trying it. I don't think its a question of if its possible, just if anyones done it! : )
    Imagine maybe the clutch wouldn't hold, the motor wouldn't havce enough torque, etc. What HAS anyone pulled with their truck? (I'm talking their "normal" truck, not tow trucks, etc.)


    Dorian
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  5. 87K54WD

    87K54WD 1/2 ton status

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    I got my truck from my uncle about 2 years ago but he has told me stories of pulling cars out of sand covering the tops of tires. He lives out in the desert in Arizona and he also used to pull HUGE rocks just a little smaller that maybe a Yugo, when he was building his house. With a manual tranny, these K5s have some serious pulling power. The K5 has also been used to pull a huge Supra Ski Boat back and forth thru mountain trails too. Personally, I helped my wife (fiance at the time) move back home after college. We loaded the biggest U-Haul they had and put way too much weight in. The K5 pulled it with no problem. Only thing was that I almost lost it fish tailing because of the weight balance. Learned my lesson on that. I'm sure new shocks and a rear sway bar would have helped at the time. Since then I've only put on new shocks. Still looking to put a rear sway bar in. K5s are solid trucks!
     
  6. white_knight

    white_knight 1/2 ton status

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    I have an M465, 205 combo. It's awesome to wheel with. Great on steep ascends and descends. I do have the torque also.
    I have used the truck before the major mods to to pull a 10,000 lb trailer accross Canada. 3000 miles. It was aswesome going up mountains with all that weight. The clutch lasted another two years after that trip.

    Theresa

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  7. rgd

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    Will an SM465 bolt right up to a 454 block?
     

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