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Old 01-13-2013, 09:31 PM
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The GM is known for breaking tie rod ends.

Do a search on Youtube. Lots to watch. The Dmax seems to loose most tugs too.

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Old 01-13-2013, 09:39 PM
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Yeah the duramax is rough on steering parts.. But there are fixes for that


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Old 01-13-2013, 09:59 PM
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Yeah there are. Either way you look at it, a tug o war is pretty dang stupid. The weak link on a Dmax is the independent suspension but its also a big selling point. Its a give and take. 95% of the time the independent suspension is going to do just fine.
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Old 01-13-2013, 10:22 PM
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That is a limited slip rear end in yours. not a locker. The latest version I think...a 2012 maybe 2011 has a locker that kicks in once the rear starts to slip.

That video is on Youtube as well and I swear I hear the guy say that he is locking it in 4wd at the beginning and that is why they are rolling forward. I then hear a snap once he starts to spin. I could be wrong though.
You damn straight he says he's locking it in and then bang, that Chevy broke.

Wheel hop until something snapped

That VW out pulled that Chevy all day long
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Old 01-13-2013, 10:28 PM
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Both rear tires were smoking also...

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Old 01-13-2013, 10:37 PM
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I personally have a brand new duramax that I pull with almost daily there is no way that the dmax is in 4x id hook up to anything you want completely bone stock
He clearly states (turn the volume up) that he is "LOCKING" it in at the beginning of the video

There are lots of tug of wars from Hillbillies have a look
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That is a limited slip rear end in yours. not a locker. The latest version I think...a 2012 maybe 2011 has a locker that kicks in once the rear starts to slip.

That video is on Youtube as well and I swear I hear the guy say that he is locking it in 4wd at the beginning and that is why they are rolling forward. I then hear a snap once he starts to spin. I could be wrong though.
I'll take a picture but its has a locker on the rear end. I even have a button in the cab that will lock it without being in 4 wheel drive. Could be after market but the previous owner said they ordered it on the truck from the factory.

My Lifted D-Max was LSD... It was great when not towing but in slippery conditions, I liked having the rear in locked.

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Yeah there are. Either way you look at it, a tug o war is pretty dang stupid. The weak link on a Dmax is the independent suspension but its also a big selling point. Its a give and take. 95% of the time the independent suspension is going to do just fine.
Agreed, I love the ride of the independent but hate that upkeep on it. My last d max was lifted, it was always wearing parts out but that's expected.
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:13 PM
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TayMC197, Your truck might have the locker. I just saw a picture of it on the Tow Rig thread. It looks like the latest generation.
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:42 PM
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If it's on the Internet, it MUST be true. How do I know? I read it on the Internet.
For a split second you can see that the front tires are rolling backward as the rear tires are spinning. The truck was not in 4WD IMO.
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