Originally Posted by Ranger Carl
Straight line your fine.
Take a turn at speed and apply throttle in the turn and both wheels are spinning and the truck rear end heads for the outside of the turn and starts to pass you up and get in front of you.
That would be fun for sure wouldn't it. Nothing like having the passenger side slaming into a tree side ways or having an on coming vehicle hit you in the drivers side door at 50 mph to give you a thrill.
Righty-o. There's a rule: "Lose traction in one direction and you lose traction in all directions." This is why you can slide to the side so easily when you spin your rear wheels -- once then begin to spin, you lose traction in all directions.
That's one of the problems with automatic lockers also. Get on them too hard and lock them up and you can spin both rear wheels and fishtail out of control.
It can be dealt with by using conservative driving technique -- but make no mistake and accept no false assurances: it is an issue you have to deal with with a lincoln-locked rear.