differental type limited or posi

5

Asked by Feb 21, 2009 at 11:19 PM about the 1985 Chevrolet S-10 Blazer

Question type: General

what type is gear is in 1985 blazer is it posi or limited slip

2 Answers

1,885

Posi IS Limited Slip. "PosiTraction" is just the name GM uses for their Limited Slip Differentials. So the real question is, do you have an open differential or a limited slip?

Matt is absolutely correct the limited slip allows you to go thru turns without wheel hop. If a car drives in a circle the outside wheels will have to go faster than the inside wheels because they have a longer distance to travel. So the limited slip gives you better control and drivability. The only reason you wouldnt want any slip would be beacuse your going straight only (drag racing). They usually are refered to as spools. The other option is a single track rear end that only puts power to one wheel at a time. If a rearend is in the air and you spin a tire a single track will spin the other tire in the opposite ditection. A "posi" or "limited slip" will turn both tires in the same direction.

Your Answer

S-10 Blazer

Looking for a Used S-10 Blazer in your area?

CarGurus has 33 nationwide S-10 Blazer listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

ZIP:

Chevrolet S-10 Blazer Experts

  • #1
    carGrrl
    Reputation
    1,730
  • #2
    Cody Doud
    Reputation
    700
  • #3
    emtfirefighter77
    Reputation
    510
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Blazer
880 listings starting at $950
Used Chevrolet S-10
14 Great Deals out of 1,190 listings starting at $1,950
Used Chevrolet Camaro
497 Great Deals out of 31,046 listings starting at $2,495
Used Ford F-150
3,205 Great Deals out of 226,291 listings starting at $1,250
Used Chevrolet C/K 10
309 listings
Used Ford Ranger
154 Great Deals out of 5,231 listings starting at $999

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.