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Old 12-11-2012, 03:58 PM   #1
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I'll leave you decide if Chevy or Ford made the video


For the record I love both trucks but this video is just terrible...
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Old 12-11-2012, 04:17 PM   #2
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Blazer wins with a solid front axle, but for sure isn't more aerodynamic and I don't even get 20mpg with the diesel.

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Old 12-11-2012, 05:38 PM   #3
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Haha, wow. Yeah, it's easy to see who put that video together.

The Blazer more aerodynamic than a Bronco? It was designed with a cardboard box as inspiration. The Bronco at least has some styling and slanted lines in it (which, not to mention, simply makes it a nicer, more timeless looking vehicle in my opinion).

The comparisons between the six cylinders cracked me up. 16/20 vs. 16/21. Yeah, the 16/20 is almost an entire liter bigger and about 40 - 50 more torque, but I guess you gotta win arguments where you can. And maybe their six cylinder isn't meant for hard work and off-roading... Lol.

I will give them, though, that the OD transmission definitely was not meant for much more than the interstate.


I got a laugh out of how he talked the Bronco down for only being offered in 4WD.


However, is the info about the different GVW true? 1000lbs is a pretty hefty claim.
I was always under the impression Blazer frames and suspensions were lighter and weaker.
And didn't they both have NP-208s? I can definitely shift my Bronco from 2H to 4H while moving.
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:45 PM   #4
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:48 PM   #5
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I find it funny they compared the chevy 5.0 to the ford 4.9 and not the 5.0. I was also waiting on that guy to morph in to a leprichan.
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:54 PM   #6
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The engine bogged down going up the hill......whoever was driving the Bronco was inexperience is climbing hills. That hill wasn't chit.
It also didn't appear to be in 4WD. And maybe the '81 Bronco couldn't do on the move 4WD shift in? Idk I know my '89 can but its a moot point with the hubs...which don't matter to me because if I think I am gonna need 4WD its gonna be engaged long before I do.

But yes they're both modeled after cardboard boxes

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Sadly the Blazer is rusting to hell...body panels are nice but the underbody is terrible...dunno why my grandpa insists on storing it in his damp as the everglades lower barn but the thing would be better off sitting outside
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:03 PM   #7
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The only thing that Chevy did better was the crank rear window. The IFS is a pain on our ass but for the "normal consumer" would never think twice about it on the freeway.
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:31 PM   #8
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The only thing that Chevy did better was the crank rear window. The IFS is a pain on our ass but for the "normal consumer" would never think twice about it on the freeway.
Normal consumer could not roll the Blazer rear window down driving on the freeway. Bottom line is, Broncos look better.
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Normal consumer could not roll the Blazer rear window down driving on the freeway. Bottom line is, Broncos look better.
Really? next time I'm by my grandpa's I'll have to check that out...could of sworn it was a switch just as the Bronco
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:56 PM   #12
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1. Any of us trail riders all know the hill never looks as bad in video/pictures as it feels in the drivers seat.
2. Everybody I mean Everybody who takes a 4x4 offroad seriously takes those auto locking hubs and throws them in the trash can where they belong and gets a set of Warns or comparable.
3. What is a 4.1l chevy a V6 or a I6? put it nose to nose with a 4.9 and I guarantee the Bowtie is considered less than capable all around.
4. How many of those ESC engines are still running as designed I bet there are twice as many Durasparks out there running still as built.
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1. Any of us trail riders all know the hill never looks as bad in video/pictures as it feels in the drivers seat.
Isn't that the truth? I'm on some crazy steep hill where I have my hands on the dashboard, and someone takes a picture, and from the outside it looks like I'm playing in the sandbox.

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2. Everybody I mean Everybody who takes a 4x4 offroad seriously takes those auto locking hubs and throws them in the trash can where they belong and gets a set of Warns or comparable.
Not only that, but I was pretty sure that auto locking hubs were standard on an '81. As far as I'm aware, this was a completely false claim by Chevy in the video, since both had autos standard, and turnable hubs optional. But very true, I'm glad whoever owned my Bronco before me put on Warns.

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3. What is a 4.1l chevy a V6 or a I6? put it nose to nose with a 4.9 and I guarantee the Bowtie is considered less than capable all around.
This is what wikipedia states under the Blazer. The 4.1 (250ci) is their smaller I6, much like Ford's 240 I6 (exact same engine as the 300 but with a 3.18" stroke instead of 3.98". Discontinued in '77)

'73 - '78
HP: 105 TQ: 185

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HP: 130 TQ: 210

A little more horsepower but WAY less torque. One thing Chevy did right with their straight six is put a 2bbl carb on it from the factory, something the 300 desperately needed Ford to do.

They didn't offer their 292 I6 in the Blazer.

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4. How many of those ESC engines are still running as designed I bet there are twice as many Durasparks out there running still as built.
For every 80's Blazer I see on the road, I see 10 Broncos. Easily.
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Not only that, but I was pretty sure that auto locking hubs were standard on an '81.
Auto hubs was a window stickered option on my '84 Lariat.

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I had a good chuckle at the video. Funny part was the chevy 305 is garbage and snatched many out to replace with a 350 but that is a no brainer.

One thing they did good with the Blazer was keep a straight axle and later years with fuel injected 350's not to mention a bolt in swap to one ton axles. They had there advantages but still don't change the fact that I like Ford better.
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I had a good chuckle at the video. Funny part was the chevy 305 is garbage and snatched many out to replace with a 350 but that is a no brainer.
305's were very popular for eating camshafts.
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