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bigkennye
03-02-2006, 06:17 PM
This might sound stupid but bear with me as I am still new, but wtf is the difference between a k5 and a k10? carfax listed my 81 as a k10, all my emblems say k5, what's the deal? basically my truck is stock except for the 350 that was dropped into it. I have many, many wonderful plans for the summer. I cant wait to get started.

86dieselburb
03-02-2006, 06:20 PM
K5 is the designation for the 4x4 Blazer and K10 is the designation for 1/2ton 4x4 truck.

Chevy305
03-02-2006, 06:20 PM
a K10 is pickup and the K5 is the SUV with removeable top.

Edit: You beet me to it!

81K5GUY
03-02-2006, 06:21 PM
my registration on my 81 says the same

bigkennye
03-02-2006, 06:37 PM
Thanks guys, i have the removable top SUV but carfax must be a lil screwy these days, i was stumped for a second there. Thought I had some kind of quarter ton or something. I appreciate the explanations and it makes sense now.

colbystephens
03-02-2006, 07:23 PM
all k5s should show up as k10's on their titles and things of this nature. k5 doesn't actually mean anything - 10 was the designation for 1/2 ton. your truck is a 1/2 ton, but happens to be a blazer, so they throw the k5 simbol on the side. i read a big article someone posted up on here over a year ago about that. gm and their titles can get pretty wierd.

muddybuddy
03-02-2006, 07:41 PM
bigkennye where are you located in va?

3 on the tree
03-02-2006, 07:49 PM
I don't know about later models, but my 70 K5 only shows a load capacity of bout 600 pounds,less than a 1/2 ton PU???

Cricket
03-02-2006, 08:01 PM
K10's rule and dominate the lowly K5 breed through thickly miced metal. magnetism, and toolbox storage. :D

The Butcher
03-02-2006, 08:38 PM
My K5 is listed as a V10 on my title. So how 'bout them apples?

pauly383
03-02-2006, 09:09 PM
My K5 is listed as a V10 on my title. So how 'bout them apples?
As far as GM , insurance companies , and te department of motor vehicles are concerned , they are K10's ( R/V after new body pickup came ) . The K5 was a name , just as Silverado , Cheyenne etc .

Heres an excerpt taken from the last page of the 1984 Brochure on Dremu's page that clearly says " Blazer ( series K10 ) " :

Drey
03-02-2006, 09:12 PM
Ya well my 83 K10 says K1500 on the side and it came that way:D

pauly383
03-02-2006, 09:24 PM
They only have the newer 1500 stuff to put on after its been in a body shop either for a repaint , or a wreck :thumb:

My 83 has just the chrome strips !!

colbystephens
03-02-2006, 10:49 PM
My K5 is listed as a V10 on my title. So how 'bout them apples?

they changed from a K to a V designation for 4wd around 1988. i forget what the 2wd designation is. ;)

Leper
03-03-2006, 07:12 AM
My V10 Blazer is more magnetic than yours.

tiger9297
03-03-2006, 07:45 AM
Try going to AutoZone (Car Polish World) and tell them you have a V10 Blazer. After they look up the S10 then they will start asking if it has a V10 IN it?????? It takes lots of explaining to the "professionals" at Car Polish World

dremu
03-03-2006, 09:14 AM
K5 is a badge on the side of the truck, nothing more.

K (or V) 10 (or 1500) means a 4WD, 1/2 ton truck, including Blazer/Jimmy, Suburban, and pickup. The letter and numbers change by year.

69-87 are C (2WD) and K (4WD). Possibly 67 and 68 as well, donno.

88-91 are R (2WD) and V (4WD) for Burbs, Blazer/Jimmy, and sixpack pickups (old body style), and C/K for single cab pickups (new body style.)

GMC changed to 1500/2500/3500 earlier than Chevy, forget when. This is all on my History Of The Blazer page and is largely listed as "GM is silly."

http://www.slosh.com/cars/blazer.html (http://slosh.com/cars/blazer.html)

Blazers and Jimmies only ever came as 10/1500 (1/2 ton); Suburbans up to 20/2500 (3/4) and pickups through 30/3500 (1 ton).

In short, K5 == K10 == V10 == K1500 == V1500.

Confused yet?

-- A

Jagged
03-03-2006, 09:40 AM
they changed from a K to a V designation for 4wd around 1988. i forget what the 2wd designation is. ;)

My 87 was a V10.

Drey
03-03-2006, 04:15 PM
They only have the newer 1500 stuff to put on after its been in a body shop either for a repaint , or a wreck :thumb:

My 83 has just the chrome strips !!

I thought so to but i asked the guy i bought it from and he said they were original

thatK30guy
03-03-2006, 04:27 PM
My 87 was a V10.

Second that.

'87 also changed from C to R for the 2wd crowd.

ZooMad75
03-03-2006, 04:36 PM
That's all strange...Colorado considers my 75 K5 a station wagon and would not let me get the "truck" licence plate. My title says "UP" I think for utility passenger vehicle but my registration clearly says station wagon.

I made a poor attempt to convince the DMV person (as if they cared) and all I got back was a dumb look on her face. It is what the paper says and they can't change it...Friggin Twits!

fourwheelerjeff
03-03-2006, 04:48 PM
Second that.

'87 also changed from C to R for the 2wd crowd.

totally correct :D