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#8 of 17 J24
Dec 01, 1998 (4:18 am)
The S-10 is only part-time 4wd with a push on the fly button. However the full size silverado has what's called insta-trac...when it senses slipage on the rear wheels it will automatically engage the 4wd. This is part of the new "smarter" build to the new silverado. I would not say that this option makes the new silverado or any vehicle that uses a similar full time 4wd system any more ferior than part time systems. In-fact I would think it would cause more wear and tear on the drive train if it decides to engage and dis-engage the 4wd at will as oppose to you being able to make the decision.
I just bought my new ZR2 so I can not really comment on the how it performs in the snow. But I did have a '95 S-10 that performed flawlessly off road and in the snow...even pulled a Jeep out of the mud once. It too utilized the push on the fly 4wd system...part time transfer case. As for wheel hop around corners with 4wd engaged. To my knowledge and the manual to my truck the 4wd should never be engaged on a dry pavement surface. It will cause the differentials inside the rear to bind with the transfer case and therefore would cause possible damage to your drive train. This would also explain the wheel hop you may have experinced not to mention a feeling that someone is putting on the brakes when trying to turn on dry pavement. Hope this helps...
#9 of 17 J24
Dec 10, 1998 (6:56 pm)
I need to know if there is anyone or any place out there that I can go to for mud flaps on my '99 ZR2. From what I can see from the sets sold in department stores and auto places they will not work with the wheel flares. I really like to get some input from some ZR2 owners on this since they would know best, but any input would be appreciated. Thanks!
#10 of 17 Hey, '99 ZR2 owners...
Jan 11, 1999 (8:58 pm)
I went to a dealership this weekend and made a puzzling discovery. They had a ZR2 with option 1SC that included the Locking Differential and Power Convenience Group. Why does Edmund's list them as separate options if they are included in 1SC? The truck also had a tachometer. Edmund's lists the tachometer as a $59 option, but it was not even mentioned on the sticker. The truck also did NOT have the bright aluminum wheels (PA3); it had the cast-aluminum wheels (N90). Is this dealer trying to disguise an LS as a ZR2? I also hated the ZR2 stickers that the dealer applied. They were nothing like the cool stickers that are shown on page 2 of the brochure. Is it true that the trucks don't come from the manufacturer with the stickers already on them? My last question is about towing. There is info in the brochure about towing capabilities, but no mention of a towing package option. Is this something you have to get after-market?
If I buy one of these trucks, it will be a fully loaded extended cab ZR2. J24, are you still happy with yours? How 'bout the rest of you?
#11 of 17 J24
Jan 19, 1999 (6:34 am)
I'm very happy with my truck. I love the ZR2 and believe it to be the best built compack truck out there if you compare the specs. I myself ordered my '99 ZR2 extended cab fully loaded and yes there are descrepencies between what Edmunds list and what is included in the 1SC package. I do not believe this to be an issue because if you total up what Edmunds list separatly and what is included by the manufactue in the 1SC package you will find they are extremely close in price. The important key here is not to pay more than invoice for any vehicle. Fortunely mine did not come with any ZR2 stickers as I also prefer to order them off the net and other ZR2 owners who sell them. I do believe the stickers are not part of the package, but this may have change since my order was placed. If it was my guess the dealer probably put them on themselves.
The PA3 bright aluminum mags are standard on the ZR2 package so if the one on the lot has the N90 ones(5 spokes) then the dealer just ordered it with them. Personally I got the N90 mags because I like them better, not to mention there are easier to clean and I did not like the accent gray on the PA3 mags.
As for the towing specs...the truck can tow 5500lbs but you must minus 500lbs for extended cabs, therefore leaving you with a tow compacity of 5000lbs. The tow package is not standard on the truck and either must be put on by a dealer prior to deliver or done with an after market kit. To my knowledge, I do not think tow packages are standard on any pickup, just like pendaliners, nerf bars, bug deflectors, wind visors and any other add-ons are not included.
On a finally note, if you plan on ordering a new truck then you will be the deciding factor on what is order and therefore what is on a lot is just an example of what can be ordered. I also doubt the dealer is trying to disguise an LS as a ZR2 as there are very distinctive differences that can be noticed...3" higher ride, 4" wider traction, wheel flares, blisten shocks, 190Hp engine vs 180hp engine. Hope this helps....Good luck.
Jan 24, 1999 (3:44 pm)
I TOO WAS CONFUSE ABOUT ZR2 STICKERS AND WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WERE I CAN ORDER THEM ON THE INTERNET
#13 of 17 J24
Jan 26, 1999 (3:56 am)
Try www.zr2.com...I remember seeing someone on the bullentin post selling the stickers. Let me know how you make out.
Feb 01, 1999 (9:20 pm)
website down for now but will try later
Feb 09, 1999 (3:54 pm)
www.zr2.com is back online. It is a GREAT resource for existing and prospective ZR2 owners!!
Apr 14, 1999 (5:47 am)
I am not much of an S-10 fan, but a friend at work just bought this package. Nice, very nice and capable off road vehicle. Toyota TRD eats dust, too bad you don't see to many of these around.
Apr 14, 1999 (5:52 pm)
Try your G.M. Goodwrench parts counter for the best fitting, highest quality mud flaps. They cost a little more, but when you see how well they fit and how easy they install, you'll be glad you did!