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Which K5???

I'm trading my atv for one of these hopefully, which one do ya'll think? The black one is a 88 with fuel injection and seems to be a nicer vehicle and I'd rather buy one from an individual instead of a car lot. The Brown 86 looks like it might be a little rougher vehicle but can't really tell. I'm leaning more toward the black 88. 1988 k-5 blazer
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Probably get more background info on the 88 since you'll be dealing with a person and not a dealership. The more you know about a truck the better off ya are.

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the 88 has power everything, working ac, cd player 4 6x9 speakers, headers, flowmasters, 35" BFG all terrain's, the 86, engine sounds good and the car lot says everything but the ac works, but they got it from a auction so I'm sure they don't know much about it.

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60 ft-------1.892
594 ft------8.370
1/8th ET---8.965
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Do a carfax on both vehicles. But just from what you have said I'd go with the 88'. Just my opinion.

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I would go for the black one

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check to see which one of them has a broken frame. almost every 80's lifted chebby ive looked at has an either broken or cracked from. esp. if it was at an auction. persoanly your better fidning one that hasnt been wheeled ever and build it up reinforcing the frame as you work your way up to buildin a wheeler.



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yep, your right, around the steering box, I've seen some broke with small tires and I've seen other's with big tires still holding strong, I can always buy the frame brace or just have my welder box it in for me

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good point on the frame brace. My 92 K1500 broke at the idler arm

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I can get a Bronco for a good deal if your interested. It belonges to my ex and is in really good shape.

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I really want a K5, thanks, plus I have to trade my atv for it, no cash to play with

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Track Times!
Reaction---.674
60 ft-------1.892
594 ft------8.370
1/8th ET---8.965
1/8th MPH--75.63
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