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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-03-2001, 01:02 PM
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Just installed posi-lok (review inside)

So far, I'm happy with it. Of course, my electric acutator was bad, so having 4wd again is a big plus, but it's cool to have 2wd low on occasion.

A few comments:

the hardware is acceptable, but using washers to adjust the bellcrank centerline is a bit ghetto. I may machine up some spacers at work if ambition kicks in.

Loosening the two bolts retaining the diff housing is a huge pain. The heads of the bolts are recessed in the frame, requiring either a 21mm combination wrench or some type of air ratchet. Since this truck has made me poor, I bought the combination wrench. Stupid metric bolts.

The diff fluid smelled awful when I drained it. Must be the original stuff, LOL.

It doesn't take much to engage the axle- something like 1" of travel. Not much force required either, although the cable in the cab does feel slightly inprecise.

I'd reccomend it to others. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img]

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thankx for the report. you didn't snap any pics did you? how about sending your writeup to the chevy/gm offroad section? you know, just to get the info of an actual install out to the masses [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img]

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I didn't think to get pics...would've been a good idea on my part. However, I do have a digital camera, and I could go take pictures of it on the truck.

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Re: Just installed posi-lok (review inside)

I installed a Rancho sure shift on my dads 92 diesel,its an electric actuator and it works great!! price was $119.99

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i'd like to see some pics if you don't mind snappin' em. should my actuator go out, i'm going to replace it with the posi-lok instead of another electrical doohickey.

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Here ya go...this may take multiple posts, since my website is down. (forgot to pay the server bill...DOH!)



EDIT: please excuse the wires running every which way. They are for the Dixie air horn, CB, and remote turn-on lead for my subwoofer amp, respectively. I'll soon be throwing KC wiring into that mess as well. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img]

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Re: Just installed posi-lok (review inside)

those look pretty good. question, does your 4wd indicator light still come on when you pull the cable to engage the front? or did the kit just kinda do away with the light? was the indicator working in conjunction with the original actuator?

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