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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-07-2002, 05:21 PM
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1988 k5 front suspension

looking at buying a 1988 chev BLAZER k5 (big blazer) and wondering if they in fact had IFS or not. This one has live axle but wondered if it was converted or not????
By the way...1988 k5 6"rough country suspension lift, 3" body, 2 month old new engine 6 month old tranny new drive shafts 35x12.50 swampers, stainless dual exhaust, custom front bumper/guard/lights, mint exterior and interior, silverado, power everything. Is $5995 a good deal? I have always had Bronco not too sure about chevy value and "toughness", love their power, though.

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 02-07-2002, 05:28 PM
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Re: 1988 k5 front suspension

No, it did not have IFS. GM started putting IFS on Blazers when they changed the body style in 92. As far as if it is a good deal, I could not tell you unless I actually had it in front of me the check out. It sounds ok though.

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Re: 1988 k5 front suspension

Hahahaha, a GM is SO MUCH easier to work on than a Ford. I've got a 92 Blazer, and had a 86 K5. Good friend of mine while I was in the Marines had a 91 Bronco. I would NEVER trade him anything for that thing. Electrical nightmare, wouldn't align for anything (he had it on 31's too![img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif[/img]), all kinds of mysterious breaks and problems.........

GM solid axle is light years better than a 80-96 TTB Ford. Now, if you're talking about a 78-79 Bronco or 79 and earlier F-series, those are sweet. Drop a 454 in one, and you're good to go.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img] Not to hot on the little Broncos though. I don't fit in them very well.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif[/img]


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