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Old 07-14-2007, 06:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Was there a factory O.R. package on an 87 K5?

I'm buying a 87 K5 for my wife to drive and for a resto project. I noticed the other day it had factory dual front shocks (which I've never seen on a Blazer before). It needs new tires (currently has worn 31x10.50's) so my wife was getting some prices on tires and everywhere she called said it was suposed to have 235/75/15's stock. Which I believe cause I had an '80 4wd that used the same tire stock. Anyway since she wants this thing resto'd she wants stock tires. I was bummed cause they look so wimmpy. I called the guy I'm buying it from and he read on the door 31x10.5x15. woohoo! Oh and it has the 350 not the 305 like a lot of them have.

Anyway not knowing much history on the K5's I figured this must be a factoy offroad option kinda like the z71's are now. Anyone agree?

And man the price of these things is getting stupid! I can go buy a '98-'99 for what one of these are worth. Up to $8700 I figured this on falls in the $6000 range, cause it needs paint. But I'm getting a smoking "buddy" deal so I look at it as an investment
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Old 07-14-2007, 07:14 AM   #2 (permalink)
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What's the mileage?
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An 87 that's worth 6 grand stock? Either K5s are worth WAY more in Oklahoma than around here, or you're getting jacked. I'd value my nice 91 around 3 grand.
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I don't believe there was an offroad package, per se, and if there was it was probably totally ghey just like the Z71 you mentioned.

I know on older K5's you could get a skid plate, factory.

Hell, just slap a Z71 sticker on either side and a 3' square stars and bars in the back window, 2 cans of PBR in the console, maybe some 12 ga. birdshot shells all over the back seat, hell there is your REAL offroading package.
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Old 07-14-2007, 03:54 PM   #5 (permalink)
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My dad's '78 K5 has dual shocks up front. I think that's par for the course.
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First of all I'm only paying $2500 for it. It has 190k and runs perfect, just needs paint. And yes, the 87-91's around here go from 8-11k in excellent condition. My bank is willing to loan up to 8700 on a 87 model. It's kinda weird how they value it but it is based on what the average of two mechanics value the truck at. I don't understand but it works for me.

Anyway does anyone elses blazer come stock with 31's? It really isn't a big deal I am just curious. I've owned 2 70's blazers and a couple of 80's trucks and they all had the wimmpy 235's. hmmm? Maybe it's got 3.73's with a posi too. I'll have to check.

This is my wifes "project" truck and she wants it restored to original condition, no mods. Other wise these little details would mean nothing but its nice to have them offered OEM since this is more of a show truck/tow rig for my Trooper.
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Old 07-15-2007, 04:37 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Dual shocks were a very common option on those Blazers. Also a ton of them came with 31X10.50s from the factory. Those tires came mounted on the very common 15X8 rally wheels.
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Dual shocks were a very common option on those Blazers. Also a ton of them came with 31X10.50s from the factory. Those tires came mounted on the very common 15X8 rally wheels.
Thanks, thats what I needed to know.
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