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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Wishbone, Jun 1, 2006.
What exactly is the difference between the two?
K5 is utility/SUV or Blazer while K10 stands for 1/2 ton pickup with the Ks' designating 4wd(or at least it used to)
As far as internally at GM or at the DMV and insurance companies , it IS a K10 . K5 was a badge on the side of the truck .
Older trucks, as said, K5 = Blazer/Jimmy, and K10 is half ton pickup, K20 is 3/4 ton pickup, K30 is 1 ton pickup.
Cxx - 2WD
C10-2WD half ton pickup.
And the C/K thing still goes, at least up till 98-2000 (C1500 K1500)
However, I dont get what V1500 is? Also heard of an R1500. My carfax says my jimmy is a V1500, So it confuses me.
Also, The S-10s.. There was the S10 and the S15. I assume the S15 was a 3/4 ton model of the s10? *Shrug*
1987 the designation of the truck switched to R and V. the R trucks being 2wd, Vs being 4wd. in 1988 with the introduction of the new bodystyle, the C and K came back. 87-91 Burbs, Blazers and 1 Tons carried on the R/V designation until they switched to the new body style for the 1992 model year, at which point, the R/V designations were ditched.
the S10/S15 is a Chevy/GMC thing. the S10 was the Chevy, and the S15 is what is now known as a Sonoma. same truck, different badges.
K-5 = Blazer/Jimmy on the trucks fender and in advertising . Its considered a K10 in reality . Read the bottom of this page where it says the Chevy Blazer described in this catalogue ( series K10 ) .......
thanks!! That sums all of it up!
Edit- Dang thats a small image, Cant you blow it up and repost it? Cant read it
Edit-Nope, cant blow it up, Too low of DPI/Quallity.
In short, K5 is a badge on the side of a truck.
Longer answer: 67-91 Chebbies are called by a chassis number, starting with C, K, R or V, to mean 2 or 4WD and what body style, and ending in a number like 10 or 20 or 30 or 1500-2500-3500 to mean 1/2-ton, 3/4-ton and 1-ton nominal rating.
Read the web page above.
Thanks a bunch! That explains why it states my rig is a K10 on my title.
Sure doesn't explain why my registration says C30
Fireplug, What chu driving? Could it be a mutt rig? Mixed assortment of GM parts with an incorrect VIN?
'76 Blazer. Could it be? Yeah I guess. But not very likely. Mind you I've never checked the rivits on the tag...hmmm.
Edit - just checked it out on another post, every jives, I guess there was just a loss of translation somewhere in the past 30 years.
Try putting the VIN into Carfax' free sample, It will show you some specifications.
Have the parts where the vin is located ever been replaced?
Separate names with a comma.