2wd Chevy 1500 winter?

Discussion in 'Chevy Truck Talk & GM News' started by Kurtrice, Sep 28, 2013.

  1. Kurtrice

    Kurtrice New Member

    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.
  2. Pikey

    Pikey Moderator Staff Member 3 Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    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.
  3. Kurtrice

    Kurtrice New Member

    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.
  4. tbplus10

    tbplus10 Epic Member Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    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.
  5. 95C1500

    95C1500 Member 2 Years 100 Posts

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

    ChevyFan The Sheriff Staff Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

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

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