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    Default 2005 GMC Sierra 2wd Owner - Need better traction

    I just found this club and have joined. I own a 2005 GMC Sierra 2wd Crew cab diesel. I am having problems with traction, especially on wet srufaces such as grass. I'm on my second set of tires and have Michelin on there now. Can anyone tell me about how to overcome this traction problem. And I'd like some tire information for a good riding but yet a good traction tire. I'm in the market but just don't know what to purchase. Thanks for your help.
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    Welcome to the club, it's great to have you aboard. On a 2wd I would recommend getting a limited slip differential and I would definitely stay with the Michelins but maybe get some that are wider. Good luck man.

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    Welcome to the Club!!!

    I moved your post to this section and changed your title slightly so that you'll get more responses/opinions related to your topic.

    I really can't comment on the tires, as I only have experience with A/Ts. But regarding the traction on wet/grassy surfaces, if you are looking for a cheap and easy way to go, I used those tube type 60lb sandbags when I had my 2wd. I picked them up from Home Depot for only a few dollars a bag and helped tremendously in the snow. I put a couple of bags over each wheel well. However, I only carried with me when the roads were wet/slick as I wasn't fond of the extra weight.

    Mike (Denver, CO) - 2008 Sierra 1500 Z71 SLE 5.3L 4WD

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    Wet grass is goin to be rough to get traction on with any tire. my buddy got stuck in a 4wd on a wet grass hill with some old tires haha.

    But a good positive traction unit and weight are your best bet.
    2000 ECSB Silverado 2WD
    LQ4 with Isky 215 Turbo Cam
    4L80E KB Racing S475 Turbo Kit

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