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4x4 help??

So i was up in mountain high this sunday and had to use 4x4 because of all the snow on the roads. But didnt seem like my 4x4 was working you could hear the transfer case engage but didnt really get that good of traction and would get stuck on small hills that regular cars with chains wouldnt even get stuck on and when my tires would spin it only looked like the back passenger side tire would be spinning and none of the others. 4x4 low was the same as 4 high also. anyone have any ideas why? or what to do?
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post #2 of 10 Old 01-03-2011, 11:15 AM
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did you try manually locking your hubs?
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did you try manually locking your hubs?
I havent tried manually locking the hubs, but shouldnt the rear wheels spin with equall power when in 4x4 or 2wd?
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not unless you have a posi lock which i doubt.most rear ends are limited slip.ill break it down if you need me to.

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not unless you have a posi lock which i doubt.most rear ends are limited slip.ill break it down if you need me to.
so most trucks just have lsd not a posi lock, the lsd just tries to keep the driver rear side tire up with the left tire?
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well it will grab on one side then throw power to the other side.as long as traction is available on both sides no biggie.but if traction isnt available then its more than likely that it will spin on the side without traction.lsd's are built with a slip ratio and im not sure what the factory is.you could put a posi locker in or a switchable locker.you dont want a straight posi diff all the time.it will make the wheels chirp in turns and take away a mpg or two

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well it will grab on one side then throw power to the other side.as long as traction is available on both sides no biggie.but if traction isnt available then its more than likely that it will spin on the side without traction.lsd's are built with a slip ratio and im not sure what the factory is.you could put a posi locker in or a switchable locker.you dont want a straight posi diff all the time.it will make the wheels chirp in turns and take away a mpg or two
Do you know how much it usually costs for a posi locker to be installed
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umm really depends on the brand you want and if you are putting it in yourself or not.generally the locker costs start at around 300 and go up from there and then you will pay labor which it would probably be a safe estimate of around 500 an axle.its been awhile since i priced it though. 4wheelparts.com is a good place to look.just shop around.

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umm really depends on the brand you want and if you are putting it in yourself or not.generally the locker costs start at around 300 and go up from there and then you will pay labor which it would probably be a safe estimate of around 500 an axle.its been awhile since i priced it though. 4wheelparts.com is a good place to look.just shop around.
Alrite ill have to check that out. thanks for all the help!
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anytime,glad i could help

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