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    Default 2wd Chevy 1500 winter?

    I'm looking to buy a 95 1500 with 2wd. How much worse is 2wd in the winter? I live in NE Ohio. It can get bad in the winter. I've had a 4 cyl 2wd s10 and it could be scary in the snow.

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    I live in Michigan, I had a 98 sonoma 2wd and never had any issues with it in the snow. I slid into a ditch one time, but was able to put my foot out of the door and rock myself out. I also a had a 2002 silverado that was 2wd. I only had a hard time after I messed up the G80 locker in the rear end. If the 1995 that you are looking at has a locker or posi and you know how to drive in snow you should not have any problems.

    1995 Silverado 4x4
    6" BDS Suspension Lift-3" Body Lift-Add A Leaf in rear -Trailmaster SSV Shocks-Duel Steering Stabilizer Kit -AirAid Cold air intake-
    4.56 Gears with Detroit Auburn Locker-Pro-Comp Traction Bars with duel shocks-Aluminum Skid Plate Kit-38.5" x 16.5" Mickey Thompson Baja Claws-Constant Dropping fuel gauge

    2005 Yukon XL Jet Power Programmer, Bilstein Shocks, Bilstein rear springs, Helwig Anti-sway bars, EGR Window Visors, EGR Hood Shield, Denali Headlights, Headlight harness upgrade, GE NightHawk Bulbs, White Night Rear lighting system, Russell Braided SS brake lines, PowerStop Brake pads, PowerStop cross drilled and Slotted Rotors,
    2002 Silverado ext cab 2wd (Sold)
    2003 Yukon XL (Totaled)

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    Thanks. Yeah between work and college I have to drive quite a bit. I just wasn't sure of how it would do in the winter.

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    The best secret weapon Ive ever used in the winter was a couple bags of sand in the bed behind the wheel wells, when you finally run out of traction then youve still got sand to help out.

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    good tires, a posi of some sort in the rear and tons of weight in the bed and you'll be fine.

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    Make sure you've got good tires. Even in 2wd with weight on the rear.

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    99 Chevy Cavalier LS (105K+ miles - commuter car)
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