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Ice+Locker+Turn+Throttle=skid

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by rcamacho, Feb 15, 2006.

  1. rcamacho

    rcamacho 1/2 ton status

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    Well, after a few weeks of street driving it finally got cold here in Seattle. Going around a sweeping corner this evening I was on the throttle a bit too much and hit some black ice.

    I have many years of experience countersteering skids and powerslides, but the rapidity of the rear end coming around really surpised me.

    Oh well, I'll have to adjust my driving style a bit more...
     
  2. BIG*RED

    BIG*RED 1/2 ton status

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    one reason i like the selectable locker..;)
     
  3. wildmouse216

    wildmouse216 1/2 ton status

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    I always stick it in four wheel on ice. Lockers have swapped my ends more than once but front wheels pulling makes it run like it's on rails.
     
  4. Larry

    Larry 1/2 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    I hear you on learning to drive again. I just swapped in 4:56 cogs, rear Detroit NoSpin locker and front TrueTrac into my 1978 K10. Very surprising what a difference it is to driving even on a dry road. Poke the 454 in the neck and it darts left….let off and it darts right. In wet, stuff…it is all over the road. Off-road….awesome. Glad it is not my daily driver.
     
  5. MTMike

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    What's the first thing a guy with a selectable locker asks his spotter?

    "Are both wheels spinning?"

    :D

    Seriously though, lockers/LSD (lincoln lock especially) on ice can be interesting if you're not careful. I'd prefer to have the "always on, no questions asked" approach.
     
  6. chevyguybc

    chevyguybc 1/2 ton status

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    welded front rear is the only way to go

    daily driver too! yeha im hardcore but who isint if ya drive a fullsize

    and ive heard horror stories of detroits in the rear, welded is the only way i will do, and arb for the front eventually
     
  7. blazinzuk

    blazinzuk Buzzbox voodoo Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    To all you guys driving blazers and trucks with rear lockers go find a sami with a rear locker drive it you will love your truck :D:D
     
  8. MarcS

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    Yeah, but they're great for pulling 2WD U-turns though :D
     
  9. Seventy4Blazer

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    my dodge and rain in BAD about it. 7300lbs and it seems like NONE of it is on the rear. its only 2wd and when the cummins decideds (or the aszhatbehing the throttle....) that it is time to spool up the torque decides the locker needs to do its job and the rear decides it wants to go faster than the front.

    it is also fun when planned, but i got onto the highway sideways the other day in a little sprinkle... scared the hell outta me and a trucker.... he thought i was going to come over into his lane 3 lanes away.... needless to say i kept it in the lane i was in, but kept it going and slowly backed off.

    fun, but i think he needed more shorts... maybe they were in the glove box.
    Grant
     
  10. 78Suburban

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    I HEAR YA :saweet: My '96 2500 4x4 with cummins is AWSOME when the road is wet... so much fun... so little tread... I do some dukes of hazard kinda crap on the road :p:
     
  11. goldwing2000

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    Front rear? Is that the left right one? Or the top bottom?

    :confused:
     

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