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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by River, Aug 3, 2001.

  1. River

    River 1/2 ton status

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    I`m thinking off buying a newer type blazer.
    I like my `90 K5 but the newer type `92-`96 looks so awesome.
    Are the `92-`96 Blazer`s good one`s or are their a lot off problems with?

    Is it a smart move, or should i stick with my `90 K5 and upgrade it a bit.

    Hope some off you can give me good advice about this.

    Thanks and greetings from Amsterdam,

    River `90 K5, 350, TH700R4, NP241, "32, 3.08, 10 bolt F, 10 Bolt R(GOV-Lock)
     
  2. 4x4_76

    4x4_76 1/2 ton status

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    I say stick with your '90 if you do off-roading.Straight axles,no IFS beats them.But if you don't 'wheel,then I guess '92 and newer might be good.
     
  3. Pugsley

    Pugsley 1/2 ton status

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    I'd stick with your 90 - Not only is it a classic now, it's a much more solid rig. The IFS on the 92-up models, to put it gently, blows dog. It's extremely expensive to modify as compared to a solid axle, and just doesn't really work that well.

    Generic Signature
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  4. BlazerGuy

    BlazerGuy 3/4 ton status

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    Not to mention that anything you do to a 92+ rig will cost more than stuff for your 90 will.

    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.k5.rockcrawler.com>Click here to see my K5</a>
    *<font color=red>under construction</font color=red>*
     
  5. rampage

    rampage 1/2 ton status

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    And you wouldn't have a removable top either without some serious mods!
     
  6. River

    River 1/2 ton status

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    Thanks all for the quik response.

    Most off the time i`m on the road towing a trailer off 9.000 till 10.000 pounds. But some times i have to pull the trailer offroad. That`s when i need the four wheel drive.
    The weak spot on my K5 is the trans(th700r4) and the gears (3.08 sucks) and i need new frontseat`s upgrading those parts will cost me $3.000 .
    Trading my K5 with a newer one will cost me $9.000 (in the Netherlands).

    If it`s not a major improvement i will stick to my old K5.


    Greetings from Amsterdam

    River `90 K5, 350, TH700R4, NP241, "32, 3.08, 10 bolt F, 10 Bolt R(GOV-Lock)
     
  7. muddin4fun

    muddin4fun 3/4 ton status

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    ya, definatly keep your '90. IFS is not as strong as what your current blazer has and if you break something, IFS will cost you up the rear to fix. Lower the gears and put a tranny cooler on and you'll be fine [​IMG]

    I've got a mind like a . . . a . . . what's that thing called?

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  8. Jason73K5

    Jason73K5 1/2 ton status

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    Go the other way, get a '69-'75 and have yourself a real convertable!

    73K-5: TBI350/TH-400/NP-203/14FF/D44
    Topless, doorless and no tailgate!
    Fresno, CA
     
  9. 84_Chevy_K10

    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    I'll put it this way.....my friends all run GIANT tires on 1/2 ton axles, but none of them have ever broken their trucks. On the other hand, I've pulled back stock trucks with broken CV joints from IFS off-roading.

    Truck + IFS = BS

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     
  10. FWP

    FWP CRS

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    Jason, Doorless? Do you have some pics? I took the drivers door off today to re-pin the hinges. Sat up in there without the door, and said to myself- Dangggg, this would be cool to be wheelin in without doors. I can see the tires[​IMG].

    Sorry for posting something unrelated to the original post!, but I had to ask.....

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