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Why didnt blazers ever come IFS?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MOBK5, Dec 7, 2005.

  1. MOBK5

    MOBK5 1/2 ton status

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    You know, since the trucks started in 88, and they did not quit making blazers until 91, why didnt the blazer get it?
     
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    redneckdude 1/2 ton status

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    its hard to convert over all the factories at once to the new stuff...thats a portion of it atleast.
     
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    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    They did make an IFS fullsize Blazer. 92-94 I think. New body style though.
     
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    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    the platform would have to be revamped(heavy frame changes). if they do that they might as well change the whole thing. Which they did in 92 when they had the NBS Blazer. Which was around until 1995 or 1996 when it became known as the Tahoe which was around until I believe 2000 when they just dropped the 2DR full size sport utility thing :mad:
     
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    1992 blazers had ifs. So did the s10 blazers.

    I know, thats not what you are asking :) But they did make Blazers post 1991. Not sure when they changed the name. These had IFS.

    IFS sucks anways. SFA is the way to go...
     
  6. MOBK5

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    I just meant the ones we all love, the 69-72s and 73-91s.
     
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    and I gave the reason. The frames would have to be entirely redesigned. If doing that, why not upgrade? Why not revamp the body? W hy not do everything?
     
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    They did make early IFS blazers.........2 wheel drive :)
     
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    redneckdude 1/2 ton status

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    very true...those have been around forever...lol
     
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    mikey_d05 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I have an IFS Blazer. :p: It's for sale too!!!!!

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    also it being classified as a "multi-purpose vehicle" through 91 and having a SFA is better suited for off-highway purposes could have been another reason for not changing the blazers at the same time as the trucks
     
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    IFS blazer was 92-94, IFS 2 door tahoe was 95-1999 or 2000.
    The 2 door tahoe was the same body as the 92 blazer.
    94 The truck got a newer grill
    95 it got a new interior (w/ drivers airbag)
    96 it got teh vortec motor
    97 got the passenger airbag


    and thats more than you wanted to know..so ill shut up....
     
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    GM had to get rid of some extra parts, so the Blazers and Burbans used 'em up.
     
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    Don't forget the Crew Cabs... They kept sfa and the old body style through 1991 :D
     
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    The Blazer and the Pickup were 2 different platforms in 1988.The General already had the design in place for the new Tahoe/Yukon which would use the same chassis as the pickup did when it debuted in 1988.It would not have been cost effective to retrofit the new 1988 chassis to fit the Blazer/Jimmy since the Blazer/Jimmy was nearing the end of its production just 3 years away.:D
     
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    I know you gave me the answer, i was just stating that so i didnt look like a ****ing retard. I knew about the newer blazer and yukons.
     

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