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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by '73 K5, Apr 10, 2001.

  1. '73 K5

    '73 K5 1/2 ton status

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    OK, I've modified and replaced almost every part on my truck, but I still have the cheapo rebuilt starter from Parts America. I'd kind of like to upgrade that part too. Anyone else done this? Are those gear reduction starters the way to go? TIA

    '73 K5
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  2. muddin4fun

    muddin4fun 3/4 ton status

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    Get one of those "Mean Green" starters. I think that's the name. It has the word "green" in the name. They're awsome!

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  3. Pugsley

    Pugsley 1/2 ton status

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    The gear reductions not really neccesary unless you've got insanely high compression. I've got a NAPA heavy duty and like it just fine.

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  4. Cavalry

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    Unless you are cooking OEM type starters(because of compression) I dont see why you would really need a stronger (more expensive) starter. But if you need one the Mean Green's are the way to go

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  5. i wouldn't wanna drag an expensive starter thru water and mud...... the one for the boat was sealed, and of course a helluva lot more expensive than the usual pep-boys replacement, i wonder if that would work? i DO know that starter shields are awesome for removing heat, and divorcing the solenoid would be even better!

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