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Thinking of buying an 89 4x4 w/ 350 - got some questions

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Jon Puckett, Dec 2, 2001.

  1. Jon Puckett

    Jon Puckett Newbie

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    I am thinking about buying a K Blazer in my area, so I am thinking this is the best place to get some answers for some question I have.

    the asking price is $2700, and it has the 350 that has been rebuilt. It says 4x4, I haven't gone to look at it and see what it is all about, but here is a pic:
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    I am also wondering what is the largest size tires I can put on the rims that are on the Blazer right now, you can see them in the pic. I am hoping for some 31x10.5/15 's

    Please E-mail your comments at:<a href="mailto:Puckett02@zoomtown.com">Puckett02@zoomtown.com</a>

    I hope the pic works and the E-mail too, but if not, just reply and I will see if I can E-mail the pic to you, it is a really small one used in AutoTrader.com


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  2. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Most blazers came from the factory with a 31 x 10.5 on a 15 x 8" rim...either ralley rims or alloy's in the later years. The ralley's that are on there will be fine with a 31" tire on em.


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  5. KENT

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    I've got an 89 with 33' Desert Dullers. Not the best tire, and they measure more like 31.5" on the truck.

    Check the invoices on the rig - if the rebuilt motor is recent the should still have paper work and maybe even a warranty. $2700 is what I paid for mine.

    Good Luck.

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    I have an 89. Its a great truck.
    I looked at the pic you posted and those tires on it look like 31x10.50x15s Thats what came stock on most the 89s with the rally wheels like the one you are looking at has. I run 31" in the summer and 33" M/T winter tires on mine. They both fit the rims and wheel wells just fine.
    2700 is a good price for it. It looks pretty clean.

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    The rear doesn't look to have too much sag, so you should be able to go to as big as 32s with much trouble and only minor fender rubbing off road. $2700 sounds fair to me. Be sure to check the frame near the steering box, however. An existing, unrepaired crack there could be expensive to fix and would be your first "mod".

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    look at the rear shock mounts on the frame look for cracks where the mount to the frame
     
  10. Blue85

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    I've never seen a 2WD blazer, but I've heard that they do exist. However, I would assume that they would share the 2WD coil spring front suspension with the pickups. Therefore, the piece of front leaf spring showing in the photo makes this one a 4X4. The guys on the 2WD page could talk to you about that, but it is so easy to tell when you look at the truck even without looking underneath.

    It is 4x4 if any of the following conditions are true:
    -a "pumkin" sticking down under the front end
    -the hubs labeled "4x4" on the front wheels
    -a transfer case shifter in the middle of the floor

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    Looks sweet! Much better deal than mine.
     

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