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Old 05-05-2009, 10:38 PM
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I daily drive it but sometimes I go on trails with it through rocky hills and sugarsand. I know I should of gotten a 4wd but it's too late now. What can I do to make it a little more useful in getting through tough spots of excessive sugarsand? I got stuck once in sugarsand, which is why I'm making this post.

BTW it's an 01 blazer with 80000 miles on it.
 

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Your tires will make a significant difference, and if sand is your main concern, then you can still get a good set of daily drivers that will perform well for the stuff you want to do.

http://www.stripersonline.com/surfta...d.php?t=488616

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Old 05-06-2009, 01:24 AM
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add in a phantom grip locker in your rear diff, its basically 2 plates with a set of hardcore springs in the middle that turns ur 2wd open diff into a Limited Slip diff - in other words, 2 tires will power you and spin versus the current one wheel wonder you have.

or if your cheap just weld the diff - that works but i dont personally recomend that.
 
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x2 on both accounts. Tires and getting the power to all driven wheels will maximize the potential of your truck.

A phantom grip (if even available for the 7.625" rear end) may work well for sand, but if screwing around on rocks where one wheel may have a ton more traction than the other, you will want an actual locker. A drop in "lunch box" locker will definitively lock both your wheels together, but they do have downsides.
 
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Thanks guys. I don't see anything on the phantom grip website for a 10 bolt. Anyone have any other suggestions?
 
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Check out SummitRacing.com for the lunch box style locker by Powertrax.
 
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What are the downsides of using the powertrax locker besides screeching tires on every turn
 
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What are the downsides of using the powertrax locker besides screeching tires on every turn

I thought the powertrax locker released during normal driving?
 
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Not necessarily releasing during normal driving, but rather unlocking when not under power. I have used them in the past and they were a bit different to get used to. By far the best way to turn is while coasting. They may have improved over the years though.
 
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i heard u can pressure ur E brake down a few clicks till it gets enough pressure and locks in your non drive wheel in
 

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