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I looked at my axle code on my door and it says that my truck does not have a L/S. But last weekend when I went camping I was pulling my buddies jeep out of some mude and both of my tires dug holes. So if I dont have a L/S only my right tire should have dug a hole right? So why did both tires do that if I dont have one?

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If both tires have no traction and there is equal weight on both they will both spin.
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if they have even traction they'll still both spinpossibly, its when you get one tire on a slippery surface, or in the air that your going to see only one spinning.
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okay thank you

I was wondering because I am going to change my fluid and I wasnt sure if I need to put the additive in.

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take a pic and post it up when you pull the cover. we can tell you real quick lol
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With the tranny in Park (or in gear) jack the both rear tires off the ground. Now spin one of the tires by hand. If the *other* tire turns the opposite direction you have a open diff. Or.. your LS diff is completely shot.

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With the tranny in Park (or in gear) jack the both rear tires off the ground. Now spin one of the tires by hand. If the *other* tire turns the opposite direction you have a open diff. Or.. your LS diff is completely shot.

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Okay I can try that. I would imagine I dont have one since my axle code says I dont but when I was pulling someone out both tires made deep holes so I wasnt sure if some how the put the wrong axle in from the factory :)
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sorry but wrong

in the case of jackin up the truck to see if they go the same or different directions with a l/s they would still go different ways my friend. a l/s works different then a locker a locker when jacked up would only go the same forward or back motion as with a l/s only kicks in at a set rpm at the axle
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Okay I can try that. I would imagine I dont have one since my axle code says I dont but when I was pulling someone out both tires made deep holes so I wasnt sure if some how the put the wrong axle in from the factory :)
Don't count it out....we did a truck at Grigg's house years ago, and low and behold he had an L/s when he never ordered or paid for it. Sucked b/c he bought a No Slip for an open carrier, but he needed the L/S model!
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in the case of jackin up the truck to see if they go the same or different directions with a l/s they would still go different ways my friend. a l/s works different then a locker a locker when jacked up would only go the same forward or back motion as with a l/s only kicks in at a set rpm at the axle
I have a l/s, and mine turn the same way.
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Don't count it out....we did a truck at Grigg's house years ago, and low and behold he had an L/s when he never ordered or paid for it. Sucked b/c he bought a No Slip for an open carrier, but he needed the L/S model!
lol that would be nice. I will probably try and change the fluid this week so I will get a pic up for everyone to see this way they can tell me what I have or not.
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