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Old 12-22-2008, 07:47 AM   #21
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Well, let me say this...

The right rear wheel seems dominant. This might because of the direction of rotation and the way the limited slip differential engages.

I pulled into the parking lot this morning and there's a nice large frozen puddle. So, it being slow here this close to christmas, I go out there and do a little experiment.

I backed onto the ice so that my left rear was on ice, and my right rear was on asphault. I put it in drive and drove right off of it.

I backed onto the ice again, but this time my right wheel was on the ice, and my left wheel was on asphault. My right wheel spun and I had to put it in 4 wheel to pull off the ice.

I know it's call "limited slip" but I think the direction of rotation places a bias on the transmission. This may also be the reason behind the "right rear, left front" condition.

Just my thoughts. I'm not a professional, or even that smart for that matter, LOL
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Old 12-23-2008, 07:32 PM   #22
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Well, let me say this...

The right rear wheel seems dominant. This might because of the direction of rotation and the way the limited slip differential engages.

I pulled into the parking lot this morning and there's a nice large frozen puddle. So, it being slow here this close to christmas, I go out there and do a little experiment.

I backed onto the ice so that my left rear was on ice, and my right rear was on asphault. I put it in drive and drove right off of it.

I backed onto the ice again, but this time my right wheel was on the ice, and my left wheel was on asphault. My right wheel spun and I had to put it in 4 wheel to pull off the ice.

I know it's call "limited slip" but I think the direction of rotation places a bias on the transmission. This may also be the reason behind the "right rear, left front" condition.

Just my thoughts. I'm not a professional, or even that smart for that matter, LOL
Yeah, this is what I'm talking about. So far no one has provided a well founded explanation.

Whether I'm on dirt or wet pavement, when both tires are on the same surface, my right rear always spins up first.

PS - I feel sorry for those that can't grasp what a basic concept such as "common sense" really means.
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