Most people who drive a truck do so because they need the rugged capabilities it offers; this includes traction to stay on the road no matter what the conditions are. One feature that gives Chevrolet trucks some added traction is the G80 locking rear differential.
G80 refers to its orders code. A locking rear differential will automatically lock the rear axle when one wheel starts to lose traction. This lets both rear wheels push the truck forward. This feature essentially turns a 2WD truck into a 4×4 and gives a 4×4 an even bigger traction advantage.
“The G80 locking axle provides a greater traction advantage than limited-slip differentials in most situations, while its automatic engagement requires no driver involvement, unlike some competitors’ electronic lockers, which require driver activation,” said Jeff Luke, executive chief engineer, in a statement. “The G80’s simplicity, durability and sure-footed grip have been proven with generations of customers, as it has been a staple of the Chevy truck lineup for more than 40 years.”
If you foresee some rugged or slippery terrain in your future, such as a slick boat ramp, some sticky mud, or the deep snow of next winter, be sure the G80 locking rear differential is part of your next truck. It is available on most Silverado and Colorado trucks and comes standard on both the Tahoe and Suburban. Ask us about it today at Wiesner of Huntsville!