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Thread: Hello form Edmonton
08-18-2010, 11:08 PM #1
Hello form Edmonton
Hi, my name is Wes and I am from Edmonton, AB
Anyone else here form Edmonton?
I like to go out 4X4ing but there is really no good places to go around here, anybody know where to go?
I drive a lifted (3" body) black 1994 Silverado Z71 riding on 33" rubber.
The two-bolt 350 is fed through a K&N air filter through a stock TB to a Poweraid TB spacer.
Exhaust is Flowtec headers to a full no-cat Flowmaster 3" to dual 2.5" out either side.
I need some form of not-open-diff for the rear because it chews out one tire at a time and rotating back and forth is getting to be a pain in the.... lower back... Any suggestions? I kind of want a detroit locker but don't really want to drop that many pennies. It is daily driven and will not be taken off the road except to get really filthy, so a welded diff is not an option for me.
So that's me and my problems.Full throttle is never enough!
1994 Silverado Z71 1500 (everything but leather)
08-19-2010, 12:11 AM #2
First off, Welcome to the Site!
I don't have a 4x4 yet, but I am also from edmonton and have been looking into where to go offroading for once i have something to go in. There used to be a place on the north side of stony plain road a bit west of 184th, but somebody went in and put what looks to be 6x6 posts in the openings that you used to be able to drive in - the rest of it is fenced on the front. It is unfortunate since I checked in out on Google Earth, and it looked like a decent sized area with quite a few trails. Other than that, there is a place out by sherwood park that you can pay to go and use their trails as long as you have a second person with you.
I am sure there are other places that I don't know about, but I haven't had any luck finding them.
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08-19-2010, 04:33 AM #3
To The Site Wes.....Any pictures of your Ride??.....
08-19-2010, 12:15 PM #4
08-19-2010, 12:52 PM #5
Welcome to GMTC. You shouldn't have any problems finding the information you are looking for.2002 Chevy 1500 Ex-cab Z71: 5.3L, auto 4, shorties, hi-flow cats, true dual 2.5" straight pipes, AirAid intake, TBS, Platinum plugs, 8.5mm wires, programmer, 3in w/ 33s, also has the composite bed
2010 GMC 1500 Crew Cab Z71 w/ All Terrain package: 5.3L, auto 6, 2" Zone leveling kit, AirAid Jr. Intake Kit
08-19-2010, 11:04 PM #6
This is my truck
The last picture is top show that I do take it off road and do get it stuck.
I tried to come up over a peat mound but the 'path' wound to the left much quicker than I had anticipated so I slid into the pit. If I had lockers or even limited slip I would have driven out of it. I needed to find one mother of a jeep to tug me out.
Here is the video ==> <== My fiance narrated it (kinda)
08-19-2010, 11:22 PM #7
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Welcome to the club...nice pics! I had a few stuck moments myself. Gotta luv it!
Mike (Denver, CO) - 2008 Sierra 1500 Z71 SLE 5.3L 4WD
SUSPENSION: Rancho 4" Suspension Lift; Rancho RS9000XL Shocks; Rancho Skid Plates; Rancho MyRide Wireless Shock Controller;
TIRES: BFG All Terrain KO 315/70/17
DRIVE TRAIN: 4.56 Gears; Detroit TrueTrac Differential; True Cool 40k Transmission Cooler
PERFORMANCE: DiableSport Predator Tuner; Custom Tuned by Diablew; Magnaflow Exhaust; AFE Cold Air Intake
ELECTRONICS: Kenwood DNX6180 Touchscreen; Subthump box w/10" Kicker; Driver Information Center (DIC); Rear View Camera
ACCESSORIES: Westin Brush/Grill Gaurd; Westin Nerf Bars; Truxedo Tonneau; 20% Tint; Tow Mirrors w/Heat & Signals
08-20-2010, 08:44 AM #8
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Welcome aboard... Getting stuck sucks, till afterwards and you get to see pics and video like that.Mike
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08-20-2010, 08:58 AM #9
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08-20-2010, 02:48 PM #10
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