- 1991 K5 Blazer Built for Rockcrawling, Overlanding, and Prerunning Found at the 2020 Four Wheeler Adventure Expo
1991 K5 Blazer Built for Rockcrawling, Overlanding, and Prerunning Found at the 2020 Four Wheeler Adventure Expo
This machine can camp as hard as it crawls, and everything (off-road) in between
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The Four Wheeler Adventure Expo brought a slew of heavily outfitted vehicles to the Orange County Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, California. Our attention was quickly drawn to the Kenda Tire booth and an eye-catching '91 Chevy K5 Blazer.
From the front, you might mistake the rig for an '06 Silverado, but rest assured, there are Blazer bones under there. Flying Dutchman Off-Road built the K5's front and rear bumpers, and a Wilco Offroad swinging tire carrier holds a pair of spares. A full suite of Bilstein M9100 2.5-inch bypass shocks and coilovers handle bump absorption duties, while the custom-built linked suspension locates the axles beneath the K5. The frontend also sports a Warn Zeon 12-S winch.
The Blazer has 6.2 liters of LS power under the hood. Horses are dumped into the 4L80E transmission before they're split up at the Behemoth transfer case and underdrive box. Up front, Flying Dutchman Off-Road outfitted a Dana 60 with Reid Racing HD Kingpin steering knuckles and Inner Cs, a Yukon differential cover, and an Eaton ELocker. To help aim the tires is a PSC full-hydraulic ram system mounted to an Artec truss and ram mounting kit.
Out back, the 14-bolt axle received some custom work from Flying Dutchman Off-Road as well as an Eaton Detroit locker.
Navigation and transfer case controls are within reach of the driver.
We really dig the attention to detail on the door panels.
Camping is made simple with the roof-mounted Freespirit Recreation High Country 63-inch tent, BajaRack utility rack, and perimeter lighting.