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Old 01-25-2016, 09:05 AM   #1
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Conventional rear end??

My build sheet indicates my truck, 2013 Ram 2500 SLT 4x2, came equipped with as "conventional" rear axle. I've always thought that meant it was not "posi" or "anti slip", depending on the vernacular. However, when I spin the tires, both tires spin at the same time, meaning I'm leaving two identical in length stripes. I've always thought a conventional rear end meant one only one wheel spun when you were on flat/level land. Is it possible they labled my truck wrong?

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What happens when you jack up the pumpkin and engage the differential? .


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Old 01-25-2016, 09:15 AM   #3
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Also an easy way to test it is put one wheel in the dirt with the other on the pavement.
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Conventional does mean its an open diff. You can leave 2 marks with an open diff on a wet/slippery road. Try doing a short burnout on dry pavement/concrete while holding the break. It will only leave 1 mark in this situation if it is an open diff (conventional).
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What does the glove-box door sticker say?
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Old 01-28-2016, 09:47 AM   #7
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Wouldn't conventional mean a Solid axle and not independent?
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Conventional differential is one that doesn't have any form of limited slip. If it had a locker, of limited slip diff. it would be called a positraction differential.
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