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Someone please help me figure this out, yes, I am new to owning a truck.
I have a 1994 Chevrolet Blazer, Silverado, 5.7L, 4X4, automatic, A/C, sits on 265/75R16's, with 6-lug wheels.
What's the difference between K5 and K1500? Which one do I have?
The truck in my profile pic is the truck in question.
 

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Last year of the k5 was 94. Being a 94, what you have is a GMT 400 Blazer. 1500 was the designation for a 1/2 ton truck. This includes Blazer, Tahoe, Suburban, and pick ups. K is 4 WD and C is 2 WD. Also a K-5 Blazer is a full size model where a S-10 Blazer is its smaller version.
 
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Forgive me for my slowness...
Did you just say that I have a K1500?
 

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Oh, and GMT 400 is a full size truck, body style from 1988 to 1998. And in 1999 when the 1/2 ton truck changed body style, GM still made a GMT 400 1/2 truck, calling it a classic. Tahoe, Burbs, and Blazers keep the old body style for a few years pre and post 1988-1998.
 

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Your Blazer is a K5. And it is also a 1500. All full size Blazers are K-5 Blazers. They never made a 2500 3/4 ton or a 3500 1ton Blazer. All full size blazers are 1/2 ton vehicles. If your looking for parts, then you would look for a 1994 K-5 Blazer in the parts section.
 

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So, the tow mirrors i'd love to upgrade to, which fit 1988-1999 Chevy/GMC C/K 1500, 2500, 3500 and 1992-1999 C/K 1500, 2500 Suburban, Tahoe, Yukon...
Are they similar as far as Mounting bolts and the exterior plate? I know my truck isn't wired for defrost or signals or reverse lights in the mirrors, but all of that is cake walk...I'd like to know if the mirrors would mate nicely to my doors?
Thanks to the K5 clarification, I have found some tow mirrors that will fit the Blazer, however none of them have defrost
 

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Link or pics of the mirrors?
 

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I bought some very similar to these with chrome covers. Can’t say for certain that they’ll fit. I’ll take a measurement of mine including the stud triangle dimensions So you can compare with your stock one.
 
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Your Blazer is a K5. And it is also a 1500. All full size Blazers are K-5 Blazers. They never made a 2500 3/4 ton or a 3500 1ton Blazer. All full size blazers are 1/2 ton vehicles. If your looking for parts, then you would look for a 1994 K-5 Blazer in the parts section.
Not to split hairs, but technically Chevrolet did produce a 3/4 ton K5 Blazer for the US Military, the M1009 (CUCV) - Truck, Utility, 3/4 Ton. Although the same body as the K Series, Chevrolet (GM) called them the D Series. They were produced from 1983-1987 (Square Body). They were equipped with extra springs in the front & rear, 10 bolt locking differential, 6.2L Diesel, THM400 transmissions and NP208 transfer cases. No longer in service in the military, but a lot of them found their way into the civilian sector.
 

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Your Blazer is a K5. And it is also a 1500. All full size Blazers are K-5 Blazers. They never made a 2500 3/4 ton or a 3500 1ton Blazer. All full size blazers are 1/2 ton vehicles. If your looking for parts, then you would look for a 1994 K-5 Blazer in the parts section.
I wished they made 2500 blazers.
 

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Your Blazer is a K5. And it is also a 1500. All full size Blazers are K-5 Blazers. They never made a 2500 3/4 ton or a 3500 1ton Blazer. All full size blazers are 1/2 ton vehicles. If your looking for parts, then you would look for a 1994 K-5 Blazer in the parts section.
I normally defer to Kenny. But he is incorrect here. The GMT400 Blazer is not a K5. GM began denoting all full size 4x4's as k1500 starting with the GMT400 line. The full sized Blazer moved out of the "Sheriff. Brody/ Chief Hopper" K5 style, and into the GMT400 platform for the 1992 model year. While the 2 door design continued production through the 1999 model year, there was the name change to Tahoe for 95, which is when the 4 door, but shorter than suburban models started.

I know. I had a 1993 Blazer Silverado 5.7 and a 1994 Blazer Silverado 5.7 and they were both K1500.

Because of the short run of only 3 years with the Blazer name on the GMT400 platform, people who never owned one get confused and it's easier to call it a K5. But it's not.

Look on your door, within the side molding, just about below your mirror and above the ground. It'll say it right there
 

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By the way if I ever find another one in good shape, I'd live to get it.

The Main differences between K5 and K1500. K1500's are:
-smoother body design
-composite headlight design
-no removable top option. All enclosed sheet metal, and most likely having factory roof rack though not always
-very large, uninterrupted, single piece side rear windows. As big as a windshield.
-taller, narrowing tail lights
-tailgate with hatch type glass instead of rolling down power window in tailgate
-radio looks like a calculator
-94 models have high mount stop brake light
-dumb-ass cup holder design in the open glove box
-16 inch rims standard
-4×4 shifter on floor with lighted schematic of truck driveline. Front lights up when 4x4 is engaged
 

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I wish a Blazer was still on a truck frame, not some POS SUV wagon garbage.
I agree. It was the 50 year anniversary of the Blazer and all we got was a shitty Nissan Murano. Evidently it sells like hotcakes. Fine. But should have named it something else. Nobody who wants a "Blazer" wants the new one, and nobody who wants a new one cares about the Blazer name and history
 
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