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I have a 1997 chevy s10 with a 2.2 5speed base model and i was wondering if i could get some help im wanting to put a limited slip in my rear end so i can get better traction in bad weather or towing. How can i go about it. I do believe i have the 7.5 rear end.
 

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There are some options. Change the current carrier to a limited slip, or change out the entire rear end. The problem is the rear end with the Gov-Loc won't have the same gear ratio. I don't believe the 2.2L came with a Gov=Loc...for obvious reasons... 馃槀 Some of the guys will tell you to get good all season/snow tires and some weight in the back for the snowy days.
 

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There are some options. Change the current carrier to a limited slip, or change out the entire rear end. The problem is the rear end with the Gov-Loc won't have the same gear ratio. I don't believe the 2.2L came with a Gov=Loc...for obvious reasons... 馃槀 Some of the guys will tell you to get good all season/snow tires and some weight in the back for the snowy days.
Are there places i can just replace the carrier without having to modify or would i have to get a 8.5?
 

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No need for the 8.5...even if you could find one. They can install without a problem. Not something you want to try yourself.
 

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No need for the 8.5...even if you could find one. They can install without a problem. Not something you want to try yourself.
Well im going to school for automotive in college and im in drivetrain classes figured i do it since the school has all the tools to build rear end. And do you know of any carriers that are reliable and good

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Look on LS1 tech for a carrier. Usually those Fbody guys will upgrade and sell their old carriers. I got a good deal on an Auburn unit from an SS car or WS6 car I think it was. I feel a 2.2 truck would have a 3 series gear in it but you need to confirm that also when getting a carrier.

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