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Old 01-06-2012, 01:50 PM
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Question POSITRAC REAR END ?

my 1997 cclwb 4x4 spins a rear wheel when the road is wet or muddy which leads me to believe that I've got no positrac. Is the best approach swapping the entire rear end or fixing the original unit? Any idea of costs for these 2 options? BTW it is very embarasing to be on an uphill paved street during a hard rain and have to stop, get out and lock hubs to be able to get up the hill. This truck gives the impression of being able to climb trees but it spins out on one wheel with ease. any input is MAVW (most appreciated and very welcomed)
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Old 01-06-2012, 01:53 PM
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Put some better tires on it.
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Find a ls carrier out of a 87-2011 truck and swap it in and reshim it
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Smile WOW !you make speedy gonzales look slow!

tires are BFG all terrains. not sure what the IF carrier is but I'm thinking it might be the satellite gears?
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Old 01-06-2012, 02:03 PM
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How much air in em? Those suck on wet anything.
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I have tried running them between 45 to 65 lbs and its the same regardless of pressure. my thought was that at a lower psi more traction but this doesn't seem to be true. at lower psi tires seem to wear out more on the edges. I did notice that the rear end has red silicone showing which makes me think that it was worked on before I got it.
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Old 01-06-2012, 02:16 PM
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sorry guys, but I gotta go. in the process of moving a 5000 lb pony tail palm and just got word that my presence is urgently required. will get back to you later. many thanks!
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I'M BACK. still wondering about the if carrier. any thoughts on ball park prices for options mentioned above?
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LS limited slip. Goto a pick and pull yard and find a truck w 4.10 gears and pull the carrier and the shims that went with it
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Old 01-07-2012, 06:52 AM
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go buy an aftermarket limited slip unit the stock unit is not worth messing with
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