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posi lock

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by truck1500, Jan 16, 2003.

  1. truck1500

    truck1500 Member
    Messages: 56

    i was wondering if anyone has put posi lock on there truck and if it works good at all. i have a 2002 2wd 1500 silverado
     
  2. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,040

    I may be way off here, but isnt posi-lock used to manually engauge the front differential? I dont think you can put that on your truck. well you could but you have no front axle to engauge....:confused:
     
  3. Grshppr

    Grshppr Senior Member
    Messages: 268

    Ive got a detroit locker on my 93 2500 4X4 diesel GMC. Works great, I can be in 2 wd half in the snow, but if the other back tire is on gravel or pavement she'll drive right out. Tends to spin to one side doing up hills in 2 wd though.
     
  4. scottL

    scottL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,603

    Lock-Rite (sp) makes an incredible posi unit which allows the truck to also drive nice in non-slipping situations. Ie. around corners you do not want the unit to lock up. I installed this unit in about 2 hours and ran it for 3 years before parting with the truck. Worked great.
     
  5. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,154

    I have a few powertrax lockers,they are lock rites top of line locker insert.The Lock-Rite is not recommended for plowing,its too not built for the abuse.In your case since you only have a 2wd,not a plow truck,it would probably be fine.I love mine but they require a little extra attention when driving,the rear of the truck can/will slide to the low side whenever you have tire spin,this is real noticable in 2wd,can be dangerous in certain situations.I leave it in 4wd,so the tires dont spin much,and it keeps it from going sideways when you dont want to.They also hop quitea bit im tight turns,and increase rear tires wear.They are not for everyone,and i wouldnt want one on my daily driver,just my plow only trucks.