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Wonder what Dually on a blazer would be like...

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by newyorkin, Aug 9, 2001.

  1. newyorkin

    newyorkin 1 ton status

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    I'm not planning on doing this, but I was just sittin here thinkin about my drive train and how neat it would be to snag the D60 that just came into my local junkyard on a 1-ton dually, but figured probably won't be real worth it until I find a 14 rear to match it.

    So then I started thinking a little more about it and figured what if I can buy both axles and stuff them under my truck? I know the dually rear is narrower than a standard 14, but I think it might look real unique (!) to have a K5 with dual rear wheels... Be a PITA when it came to new tires, though... Would it be possible to swap tires quickly to single wheels, or would that seriously affect track? Are the frames different enough in width that the tires won't clear at all?

    Any thoughts? Again, I don't plan on doing this, I'm just stirring some tech thoughts...



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  2. BigTex

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    Several guys have already done this. There are pics floating around here somewhere.

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    I think I'd look bad ass! I once saw a GM prototype Suburban with the Dualie rear end (two wheels on each side) with the extended fenders. I looked great. I once thought of doing it - along time ago - but for show only. I don't think it would do that great on trails.

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  4. beater74

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    ya there's somebody here in the atlanta area that has a BIG first gen. black blazer with a dully rear. really tough looken with swampers all the way around. i'm sure grimmy would know who this is.
     
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    newyorkin 1 ton status

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    Yeah, I figured it would be pretty hard to use off-road, but it would look pretty wild... That's why I was wondering about changing rear wheels to single quickly, then back to dual, to retain off-raodability if it wouldn't be too narrow. Where'd you see that 'burb? It would be really wild on a burb...

    I'd love to see pictures of this if somebody can post some!

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    There's a Blazer in Four Wheeler magazine way back in the early, early 90's and it rode on dually 1 ton axles with 44" tires. It didn't look too bad, but it was different. I don't remember what issue it was, but I would have to dig around and try to find it. If I can find it, I will try to get it scanned.

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    Cool! I'm thinking about actually having the two wheels on each side of the axle though, so it's a 6 wheel truck...

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    I think it's burbans, but in the movie Twister there were some duallies.

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    Mine is a dually right now. Mine is the red white and blue one.
    I also downloaded that big black dually Blazer. I don't know whose it is though.

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    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.arrowcraft.com/>http://www.arrowcraft.com/</a> makes dually conversion kits

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    There is a article in FOURWHEELER on how to convert a 'Burb' to a dually. A dually burb would actually be functional as the ultimate tow rig due to it's wheelbase, but on a K5 it would totally worthless......it would look cool though [​IMG]

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    a couple of pics here...hit the search feature guys!!!

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    This is looks awesome!!!!!!!! WIth swampers, it even looks like it would be fun off road!!!
    I figured it would be something to make it show-no-go, but it actually looks like it would be functional too!

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    There was a first gen k5 that was black that I saw running around here in Alabama that had duals. It's probably been a year since I last saw it, but it was the baddest k5 that I had ever seen! It was also in two different magazines as well, but both times it was in the "reader's rides" section. I don't know if this is the one ya'll are talking about or not.

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    I was wondering who was going to be the first to dig up that old post..............[​IMG]



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    i have a 99 f-350 with the single rear wheel set up and the guys at the dealership told me it was the same rear end and i could convert to dual with the right wheels and fender extensions
    chevy made a different rear end just for duallies????
    as cheap as they are that just doesnt sound right, i have never heard of this is it true?????


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    My friend is trying to figure out how to get dual 44s on his K10, what do you guys think? He has 44x18x15 Gumbo Monster Mudders and a D44/14 bolt combo.

    Tim
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    I used to have a 77 dually blazer. It used arrowcraft (or similar) hub extenders on the rear axle to clear the springs. I ran 9/34-16 swampers on the back, with 33x12.5-15 swampers on the front (the tire diameters are actually within .10 inch). It rode great everywhere, and although it did limit me on a few trails, I found that having the wider track helped a lot more than it hurt. It also makes the rig more stable. Since I was registered in Mass, having the wider track theoretically allowed me to run a much higher lift (I had a 4" lift, blocks in the back). My engine wasn't really set up for mud running, but some guys I knew who did it a lot said it would be the top setup for mudding, since you get all the lugs on those 4 back tires, plus a big channel down the middle to help dig down into the mud. This will be the second mod on my next blazer, after the lift (so it will fit).

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    Anybody here running a 14 bolt rear can convert to duals cheap...I have done a few. What you need is the small brake setup on your 14 bolt axle, remove the hubs, press out the studs and lath down the ridge around the snout of the hub...if you look close the last 1/4 inch just before here the brake drum is , is raised...this has to be removed for the gm dual wheels to work, as they have a hair smaller centre hole, probably to keep us from doing this...then press in the new longer studs for a dually, reassemble, and install your duals...don't forget new nuts for the duals, they have a 1 inch head, and there is also a dimpled plate that goes between the lug nuts and the duals....do not forget to retighten your lug nuts every couple days for a little while...trust me....ED
     

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