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Location: Chico, CA.
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The point in pulling the ELD plug was to eliminate the possibility of the rear diff. inadvertantly locking when going into 4WD- it was originally suspected that the selector switch might have been faulty, causing this to happen. As to the phenomenon of the inner rear wheel spinning, when making a tight turn (any turn actually) the rear axle follows a smaller radius than the front. The longer the wheelbase the greater the radius difference. Since both driveshafts are obviously turning the same speed, either the rear is going to spin a bit or the front is going to drag. Because the front has more weight and therefore more traction, its the one thats going to 'set the pace' for lack of a better term. The rear axle is the one thats going to "give", and since were dealing with an open diff., the tire with the least traction is going to spin. This is going to be the inside tire due to the aforementioned reasons of centrifugal force/body roll. The weight-and hence the traction-is going to go to the outside tire. I tried this experiment with my truck today and guess what, -- it did the same thing.
2011 F-350 Lariat Ultimate pkg. SRW, C.C., LWB, 4x4, 3.55 ELD
2010 Montana Mountaineer 345 DBQ (5th)
Last edited by PerryB; 12-26-2011 at 12:00 AM.