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V-10???

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by TSGB, Jun 2, 2002.

  1. TSGB

    TSGB 1 ton status

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    What's the difference between a K-5 and a V-10 Blazer? The insurance companies list it along with an S-10, but without a K-5 on their forms.
     
  2. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    In 88 GM began the change in body styles for their trucks. The new body style retained the 'C' and 'K' designations. To differentiate between the new body and older body style the older body style were known as 'V' for 4 wd. The only V-10 was the Blazer/Jimmy and the Suburban (Suburban was also available as a V20 in 3/4 ton trim). All other half ton 4x4's starting in 88 were the new body with IFS. Same with the 3/4 tons. The only other 'V' series truck was the 88-91 V-30 1 tons...

    It was just GM's way of trying to keep things straight during the change in body styles, mostly because it took them 4 years to phase out the old body style.

    A V10 Blazer is the same in every way as it's predecessor the K5. If it makes you feel any better my insurance company calls mine a 2dr station wagon and gives it 'car' plates. *shrug*

    Rene
     
  3. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    <blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr>

    The only other 'V' series truck was the 88-91 V-30 1 tons...

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    Correction: '87 was the first year of the 'V' series designation. /forums/images/icons/wink.gif
    And that was for ALL of the GM trucks they produced in '87.

    You are correct on the rest of the info. /forums/images/icons/wink.gif
     
  4. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Thanks Westy...

    Rene
     
  5. DesertDueler

    DesertDueler 1/2 ton status

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    My Jimmy is considered a 2 dr station wagon, and my Burb a 4 door station wagon. The only advantage to that here is there are no lift laws on them, and you dont have to run mud flaps /forums/images/icons/smile.gif

    Dan
     
  6. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Well here it can be a double edged sword. On the one hand I technically don't have to worry about mudflaps, but if I press that issue too far I'll get tagged on headlight max height which is much lower for cars than trucks...

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