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    Default 86 suburban 4wd which wheels spin?

    i'm thinking of turning my 86 burban into a mud bog truck. truck is totally stock. which wheels will spin in 4wd hi and 4wd low if i put it in some really deep mud?
    Last edited by aquaholic; 09-25-2008 at 05:53 AM.
    97 Tahoe 5.7L, automatic, 37" tires on 20 "rims, 8" of lift
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    does the truck have loccers in the front or rear?

    2002 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4x4 (the Yellow Jacket)
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    2inch Daystar Leveling kit
    single dumped Flowmaster 40 sieries exaust(removed)
    Mb Blitz Chrome wheels
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    50k miles

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    it does not. truck is completely stock.

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    a locker will make both wheels spin @ the same time no mater what
    so if its not locked the wheel that is in less of a bind will spin

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    Assuming open diffs front and rear, you will get at least one front and one rear spinning. Even with an open diff it's possible to get 3 or 4 spinning. The only way to guarantee 3 or 4 spinning is to lock/spool the diffs.
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    i'm gving the truck till the end of october. if its still in the front yard for sale by then i think i'm just going to do the old lincoln locker for the rear and weld the axle solid. then it hits the mud.

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