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weight of 69-72 blazers

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by maspiotis, Apr 7, 2002.

  1. maspiotis

    maspiotis Newbie

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    I am in the market for an early K5, I noticed in the specifications chart on this website that the weight listed for the 69' is 2947 lbs. This seems pretty light for a big truck and it is also over 600 lbs. lighter than the following years. Did the blazer really gain that much weight in one year? How and Why? I would also love to hear some opinions on which of these years is preferable. This will be my only car, (I hope to get a motorcycle soon) and I will need it for work ie. hauling lumber, tools etc. Most of the ones I have seen have been lifted, is it difficult to lower these back to the stock height. how big a project is that?
    Thanks for the feedack
    Michael
     
  2. Triaged

    Triaged 1/2 ton status

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    If you go w/ a 71 or 72 you get front disc brakes. if you buy a lifted one you might be able to swap parts with someone who wants to lift their truck.
     
  3. highwaydevil

    highwaydevil 1/2 ton status

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    I'm guessing that the weight for the 69 is not including the top or any seats besides the driver's seat. Also may have been 2wd. Mine weighed 4950 with me and gear. (I only weigh 130, high lift, come-along, tow-strap and small tool set, full tank of gas, 350/250 4wd, 31X10.5 tires). Hope that helps.
     
  4. Triaged

    Triaged 1/2 ton status

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    The first 2wd Blazers were 71 modles. But I have to think the seats and top thing sounds right. Also what about the Dana 20 t-case?
     
  5. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Michael,

    No guessing here.....I had my Blazer weighed on 4-Corner Scales at a local race shop:

    L.F. = 1113
    R.F. = 1285
    L.R. = 1297
    R.R. = 1121

    Total weight = 4819 Lbs
    Weight Distribution F/R: 2398 / 2418
    Distribution Percentages: 49.79% / 50.21%

    Configuration:
    1972 Blazer with Factory Hardtop
    35" Tires on Aluminum Wheels
    D44 Front / 12-Bolt Rear axles
    No Carpet - Though the roughly 100Lbs of stereo gear compensates
    1/2 Tank of Fuel in an ~18 Gallon Tank.

    Measurements listed above are without me in the truck...Add another 180 Lbs to the overall weight for that!!! /forums/images/icons/shocked.gif
     
  6. 69K5

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    taking a lift off wont be too big of a problem unless they did alot of riggin. I agree with triaged definatley go for 71 - 72 and get the disc brakes. my stock 69 is hell to stop and it has drums. It has new everything thanks to all these guys on here helping me do it. sorry I cant find a wait on my truck anywhere.

    nathan
     

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