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what year and model is your pathy? I don't know if any 2WD models had an LSD but if yours has one you will go places. A good limited slip rear diff will go most places a 4wd with no LSD can go..

and if your driving a 2wd with no LSD you've actually got a 1 wheel drive. and I'd stick to the pavement ;-)
 

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"Standard equipment" was usually a dealership purchase option. There's no way to tell unless you jack up the rear end and spin a tire by hand. If both spin opposite directions, you have no LSD. If both spin the same direction, you DO have a LSD.
 

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1995 had an AWSOME LSD... if in fact your truck has one..

I had a 95 SE 4x4, in 2wd that truck would literally WALK most 4x4 though the mud on a leash! I had a hard time going places in my 87 Pathy in 4wd that the 95 would go in 2wd. Same story with our 95 Chevy Silverado. crappy diff coupled with long wheelbase made that truck the suck in the mud.

Pathy's Rule for trails.. just make sure you have a good set of A/T tires.
 

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I tool my Pathy 4wd on the Alpine loop in Southern Colorado's San Juan Mountains and was in 2wd all the way up. Engineer pass and Cinnamon Pass, and only used 4wd Hi and Lo going down. Mud, snow and rocks and rain going up and down. This was on half worn OEM tires !!
So yes I think you are OK, particularly with good tires, you have the short wheel base and ground clearance. Dont try any steep descents with nasty hairpins !!!

So how did your trip go ?
 

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I dont think mine had LSD Its SE and it was an option for the SE's for sure
 

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The LSD was an option on all of the models. Just check the box before ordering, sir... ;)
 
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