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Questions about wheels, plugs and *Colorado* residents!!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by spencerjw, Oct 19, 2001.

  1. spencerjw

    spencerjw Registered Member

    Oct 6, 2001
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    Highlands Ranch, CO
    Ok, first off, what Plugs should I get put into my 86 305? A guy at PepBoys said he has a K5 and he's tried just aboute very plug out there and he said to stay away from the bosch, A Delco, A.C., and NGR's. He said I should go with (can;t remember the name, but it started with an "A"). I'll ask him tomorrow when I go tog et the new plugs.

    Also, I know that my rims stock rims for 1986) are 15's, my father has a set off of his 93 K5 Sport that are 16's. Since I obviously can;t fit my current tires on the 16's, I need to know if the bolt pattern on them is the same as with my current 15's. I can easily just try the on, but thought I'd ask here first since I won;t be doing any of this till tomorrow afternoon.

    Laste but not least....
    I need to get in touch with a few CK5'ers from the Colorado (Denver Metro Area) and get some comments and/or suggestions about my new K5. I am really looking for someone in the area that might be willing to do a bit of hand holding while I slowly get my rig ot the way I want her. Preferiably someone that might also be working on theirs so I could assist and maybe just get to "know" someone that also has access to or knows someone that has access to all the right tools (i.e. garage (not in a house) lifts, paint booths, air tools(have a few, but sure not all of them)).

    Thanks in adavance!!!

    Spencer Winegarden
    AIM - DrDiesel21
    ICQ - 37550428
  2. 1bad82k5

    1bad82k5 1/2 ton status

    May 8, 2001
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    I would recommend the ac delco. They are a great plug. If you want to spend a little money, I would go with the ac rapidfire. I have had great luck with these. Remember: AC Delco = GM = Good.

    Don't get me started, you know how i get.
    82k5, 14bff, d44, sm465, np205, 300hp350, rust

    MUDNUTT 1/2 ton status

    Aug 1, 2001
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    if the plug started w/ an a but wasnt ac delco, it was probably autolight. the 16" wheels have the same bolt pattern but have a different offset. i tried to put a set off of a 94 k1500 on a 86 1/2 ton i had and they hit the tie-rod. best bet would be to try and bolt 1 on the front and see if it clears everything. i would be willing to help you out w/ your k5 but i live in limon, about 85 miles away. pm me if you have any ?'s i maybe able to help that way

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  4. Highlander

    Highlander 1/2 ton status

    Nov 25, 2000
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    Lakewood Colo
    Ok first off I would go with AC Delco Rapid Fire Plug. But for the life of me I can't think of the part # that I run If you need it let me know. Theres one other Plug called a sonic plug made here in denver on south Sheridan what they do is take a Autolite plug and drill a .50 hole in the electrode I've run them in the past and had good luck with them, The one plug I would not run is Split Fire. As for the tires the bolt pattern is the same but watch the back spacing.
    I live in Lakewood feel free to give me a call 303-232-2513
    I don't have a shop I end up doing most of my stuff in the parking lot at my Apt.
    Hope this helps

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    AMSOIL Dealer # 529948
  5. pcorssmit

    pcorssmit 1/2 ton status

    Jan 2, 2001
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    Denver, CO
    I run the standard AC Delcos. Work fine and the price is right. Tries Accel U-grooves once and wasn't impressed, the stupid terminals were always loose. Don't let the parts store guys try to feed you a line about buying more expensive plugs.


    '83 K5, 350 TBI (ex 6.2), 700R4, NP208, Dana 60/14 bolt, 4.56s, Detroits, 3" lift, 15-39.5x15 TSLs
    '97 Dodge 2500 4x4 CC LB Sport, Cummins 5 spd

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