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chevrolet k5 vs blazer

Post by tavi10 » Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:37 am

Hello I came to steal a little time because I am very complicated with a decision, I was proposed to change my blazer chevrolet k5 with new engine v8 350, for a chevrolet tahoe lt coupé in very good condition
I'm giving the truck a very soft use, a bit of road and a bit of earth , my big problem with the K5 is that it has small wheels and a very slow gearbox, besides the k5 mia is very simple, what I see The good thing about the tahoe is that it brings big wheels and a much better gearbox and a beautiful luxury
My big question is if I should change my k5 for tahoe, I would like to know that they recommend me, and what differences have these 2 vans, if you have better ride the tahoe and If it is resistant and if it will generate me some future problem.

It would be very helpful to help me with this decision.
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Re: chevrolet k5 vs blazer

Post by Halfapint » Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:30 pm

tavi10 wrote:Hello I came to steal a little time because I am very complicated with a decision, I was proposed to change my blazer chevrolet k5 with new engine v8 350, for a chevrolet tahoe lt coupé in very good condition
I'm giving the truck a very soft use, a bit of road and a bit of earth , my big problem with the K5 is that it has small wheels and a very slow gearbox, besides the k5 mia is very simple, what I see The good thing about the tahoe is that it brings big wheels and a much better gearbox and a beautiful luxury
My big question is if I should change my k5 for tahoe, I would like to know that they recommend me, and what differences have these 2 vans, if you have better ride the tahoe and If it is resistant and if it will generate me some future problem.

It would be very helpful to help me with this decision.
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What year K5? the nice thing about a K5 is you can get it to keep running with some tape and bubble gum. The 350 motor is one of the best engines of all times (I'm a Ford guy so that's saying something). The Tahoe is a good vehicle but it's newer. If it breaks it will cost you more to fix. It does have the luxury you describe especially over a K5. However you'd be hard pressed to find a better vehicle than a K5 for doing offroad stuff. However if you're just looking to light trail work then a Tahoe should be just fine.
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Re: chevrolet k5 vs blazer

Post by tavi10 » Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:46 pm

Thank you very much for responding, the k5 is 1986 model and the tahoe 1997, it is as you decide the k5 is an offroad and the tahoe is more luxury and to travel, I use the q I am going to give me more tahoe Q spend much less, is more luxurious and more comfortable
The big problem of my k5 that having small wheels consumes me 15l to 120km

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Re: chevrolet k5 vs blazer

Post by Halfapint » Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:02 pm

tavi10 wrote:Thank you very much for responding, the k5 is 1986 model and the tahoe 1997, it is as you decide the k5 is an offroad and the tahoe is more luxury and to travel, I use the q I am going to give me more tahoe Q spend much less, is more luxurious and more comfortable
The big problem of my k5 that having small wheels consumes me 15l to 120km
I don't think the tires are the problem. Most likely the 350, and the gearing of the gearbox are your issue. The K5's weren't meant to go fast, they were built for offroad and have a gearbox that goes low and slow. You'll definitely get you better mileage with the Tahoe.
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Re: chevrolet k5 vs blazer

Post by Stercutus » Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:38 pm

Halfapint wrote:
tavi10 wrote:Thank you very much for responding, the k5 is 1986 model and the tahoe 1997, it is as you decide the k5 is an offroad and the tahoe is more luxury and to travel, I use the q I am going to give me more tahoe Q spend much less, is more luxurious and more comfortable
The big problem of my k5 that having small wheels consumes me 15l to 120km
I don't think the tires are the problem. Most likely the 350, and the gearing of the gearbox are your issue. The K5's weren't meant to go fast, they were built for offroad and have a gearbox that goes low and slow. You'll definitely get you better mileage with the Tahoe.
Well actually... changing the size of the wheel in net effect changes the gear ratio.

The questions are:
How much?
Is it worth it?

He will have to do the math to work that out.

Larger tires also tend to have a more aggressive tread increasing rolling resistance. Having a bigger tire with a more aggressive tread probably won't have much of a positive effect. Often times just ensuring the tires are properly inflated will ensure improve gas mileage.
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Re: chevrolet k5 vs blazer

Post by tavi10 » Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:53 pm

The truth is that I will opt for the tahoe, because I need a vehicle for every day that moves comfortably and without spending as much, since the k5 is an offroad vehicle, and I am not giving that use, I think it is going to me To agree tahoe

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Re: chevrolet k5 vs blazer

Post by Stercutus » Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:31 am

nainabhatia7890 wrote:i have a very similar problem
Believe me, we have all faced the tough decision of changing out the engine in a K5 vs buying a new Tahoe in Argentina at some point in our lives. Are you going to go with the same solution?
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Re: chevrolet k5 vs blazer

Post by ZombieSoldier01 » Fri May 11, 2018 8:09 pm

well the problems with fuel economy come down to the following issues:

1986 K5 has a carb (1987 was first year for fuel injection btw). It has a 700R4 transmission, hich while it was a great trans for its time, it was still power sapping, which also would rob you of fuel mileage as well. aerodynamics of a brick, and final thing against it is the power to weight ratio. the stock engine was around 160hp (at the crank) for the 350. its pros are solid front axles and

the tahoe is a more modern V8 with a much more modern fuel injection system (255hp at crank) with a electronically controlled 4L60E transmission, with much better aeordynamics. the tahoes cons are the independent front end with its CV joints.
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