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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by thatK30guy, Dec 1, 2001.

  1. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Buying a Blazer with the RPO sticker missing and then finding out later that the stock axles have 2.73 gears in it!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Yep, just found out today that my '84 K5 has the wussy 2.73 gears. [​IMG] And the Blazer is now riding on 35" tires. [​IMG] And yeah, go ahead and laugh it up, it's also powered by a 305!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    At least I get pretty good fuel economy. [​IMG] [​IMG]


    I'm not picking my nose...I'm just pointing at my brain!! [​IMG]

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  2. azblazor

    azblazor 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Do you have to stick your foot out the door and push it to get going? Hahaha, Sorry.

    <font color=blue>azblazor</font color=blue>
    <font color=orange> 79 K5 454-FI / 4L80E, NP205, D60, FF14, 4" lift, 9K Warn </font color=orange>
     
  3. wayne

    wayne 3/4 ton status

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    Looks like it is time to upgrade those axles.[​IMG]

    See <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Waynes-Toy>Project Mighty Mouse</a> here.
    <font color=blue>Wayne<font color=blue>
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  4. coopertwpk

    coopertwpk 1/2 ton status

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    So the flintstones had it better just cut a hole in the floor board and run.

    88k5 silverado w4"lift <font color=orange>d44 and corp14ff</font color=orange> with 4.11
     
  5. Blazer_Boy

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    Bahaha, how can you stand it? Oh, wait my '81 has 2.73s. I had 32"s but got the tranny overhauled and knocked it back to stock size 'cause its now my temporary Blazer/Winter beater (its a POS).

    <a target="_blank" href=http://new.wavlist.com/movies/031/ag-blow.wav>"I ain't nobody, dork."</a>
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  6. mike reeh

    mike reeh 1/2 ton status

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    hey if you're building a vehicle to break the world land speed record on the salt flats, you're half way there.

    what kind of rpms is that beast turning at 60, 70, 80mph?
     
  7. chevyracing

    chevyracing 1/2 ton status

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    Put a big block in it. You will have plenty of power and get about 700 miles per gallon.

    John

    Like to go sloppin' 'round in da mud in a rapid fashion....=)

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  8. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    You mean 700 gallons per mile!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    No, seriously, I'm gonna sell this Blazer for profit to get extra $$$ and build up the '82 K30. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Figured I would let someone else "suffer" with 2.73 gears!! [​IMG] [​IMG]


    I'm not picking my nose...I'm just pointing at my brain!! [​IMG]

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  9. Can Can

    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Damn, all these stories make me feel like a lucky guy. When I bought my 84 eight years ago, I knew dick about gearing and stuff. A few years ago when I started looking for travel trailers, I realized my truck came with 3.73s.[​IMG] It would have been a bit of a downer to find 3.08s or *gasp* 2.73s in her..........



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  10. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Hardy har har!! [​IMG] Gonna rub that one in my nose, huh? [​IMG] [​IMG]


    I'm not picking my nose...I'm just pointing at my brain!! [​IMG]

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    rusty79 1/2 ton status

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    im scared to look at mine everytime i turn around there is something broken or needing to be upgraded. hopefully i can drive it for the first time soon the motor should be going in later this afternoon :)
     
  12. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    C'mon Wes...swap in a 14 with 4.10's and a D44 that matches and call it a day.

    My 81 came with 33's a 4 speed and 2.73's...[​IMG]

    Rene

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  13. ChevyCaGal

    ChevyCaGal 3/4 ton status

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    You're the Dana 60 king get a set of axles under there and build something wicked scary... Maybe this can be the K5 version of the brown turd? [​IMG]

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    I keep trying to lose weight, but it always finds me!
     
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    I feel for ya on the 2.73s ouch! my buddy has 3.08s and i feel bad for him..
    I got lucky i had stock 3.73 too! Dont worry there is always hope!
     
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    TorkDSR 1/2 ton status

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    i got 38.5s and 3.07s and im only on my third trans. going to 700r4 what do you think about that???

    Tork DSR
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    90blzr 1/2 ton status

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    I think you'll be on your 5th trans quicker than you want to be if you dont do something with the gearing before you go to the R4[​IMG]
     
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    Better save your 'lowance with that tire gear set up... yer gonna need it to buy a new tranny....

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  18. K5Jimmy

    K5Jimmy 1/2 ton status

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    Cheer Up......it could be worse......uhhhh.....can't think of anything offhand, but I'm sure there's something......


    Stuck?...Hell no..I still got some gas left..
     
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    Sure, you could have 38's on 2.73's with a 4.3 liter V6. That would be worse.

    My Chevy isn't broken, its just out of gas.
     
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    I have some 3.08 10 bolts I'll make you a deal on..... Only 210k miles!

    Dave

    Horn Broken... Watch For Finger.
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