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Old 01-06-2014, 08:24 PM   #11 (permalink)
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we have been holding right around -20 but have been as low as -45 in the last 48 hrs. whats hilarious is that I can use google globe thingy on my sons wii and the north or south pole are both warmer than iowa! wtf is up with that!? I hate it, the deep freeze slows down everything.....

my k20 is a crappy 14 bolt rear with no locking diff or limited slip.....sucks. and actually my c10 with the limited slip 10 bolt was farrrrr more capable in 2wd. that truck never did get stuck in the winter, was just damn scary on the highway in the snow. she would whip sideways before you had a clue you were watchin fence posts fly by!

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Old 01-06-2014, 08:45 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Yep. Its 9*F here right now.. But then add the wind. Its damn cold here.

My pickup will always start in the cold without being plugged in(seeing as how lastnight was the first time it ever had a heater) it just didn't like it.
My Jimmy on the other hand really hates cold weather and needs to be plugged in or else it gives you the big FU unless you force feed it some WD-40 lol.

My pickup I think has a worn out posi. It does OK in 2WD and really good in 4WD.

The Jimmy is both open rears. And it does ok, much better in 4WD

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Old 01-07-2014, 11:02 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Mack,

It's kind of funny trying to explain why you're driving a beater around, isn't it? I've got three 4x4 trucks, but would rather drive my Saturn Wagon in the snow. Why? because, I'm not a hero in the bad weather, but everyone else thinks they are. If anything is going to get sacrificed to the junkyard, the Saturn goes first.

Plus 32 mpg on regular commuting days doesn't suck.
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Old 01-07-2014, 12:53 PM   #14 (permalink)
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We laugh at your interpretation of cold. These guys are commenting on their 0F to -20F temps not the 20`s you shiver in..
Everyone is entitled to our opinion of what cold is. Just because you choose to live where its -30 deg c, makes us happy when its only 0 deg C.
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Old 01-07-2014, 12:59 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Everyone is entitled to our opinion of what cold is. Just because you choose to live where its -30 deg c, makes us happy when its only 0 deg C.
As far as I am concerned anything below 40 degrees F is too cold, I found a nice trick the other night.... warm up truck for a half hour before doing a IP swap makes it much nicer.
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Old 01-07-2014, 01:02 PM   #16 (permalink)
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As far as I am concerned anything below 40 degrees F is too cold, I found a nice trick the other night.... warm up truck for a half hour before doing a IP swap makes it much nicer.
That' smart, I do that with customer cars, if I know I am doing engine work and they are cold, then I warm them up, its backwards in the summer,
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The truck I'm driving now has posi...what a difference, first truck I've owned that had it. My next truck might be 4wd (would be the first for that as well) will make sure it's posi
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winter

my 2wd suburban handles the roads nicely with a damaged locking carrier (ring gear bolts are reverse thread). i think my buddy had it right with his claim of substandard diesel (when winterized). anyone else unhappy with engine performance when running winterized diesel? i must have a leaking injector she runs like a loaded-up gasser and starts quickly but very rough in the winter with alot of blueish smoke out of the passenger of exhaust pipe.

i know what you mean though. i cringe every time i have to drive her through the salty slushy roads. sucks.
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Old 01-07-2014, 02:30 PM   #19 (permalink)
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my 2wd suburban handles the roads nicely with a damaged locking carrier (ring gear bolts are reverse thread). i think my buddy had it right with his claim of substandard diesel (when winterized). anyone else unhappy with engine performance when running winterized diesel? i must have a leaking injector she runs like a loaded-up gasser and starts quickly but very rough in the winter with alot of blueish smoke out of the passenger of exhaust pipe.
1st, I've never seen a ring gear that had reverse threads, so something is odd there.
2nd, winter diesel will give you a bit lower power, blueish smoke is usually a sign its running too cool and isn't the engines fault. Air leaks are also more pronounced in the cold.
3rd,
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Everyone is entitled to our opinion of what cold is. Just because you choose to live where its -30 deg c, makes us happy when its only 0 deg C.
I lived in Hawaii for a couple years and the first "winter" I saw people wearing jackets when it was 73* outside and remember thinking, wth, it is still hot. then as I got more acclimated I started to dust off my long sleeve shirts and light jackets.

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