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When making turns it feels like the back tires are turning at different speeds. the outside tire during turn should turn at a slower rat. is that corect. or is it a solid axel

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Outside tire turn's faster then the inside one. it is not a solid axle, might want to change rear end fluid and add some slip addative, go to a parking lot and go around sharp 15 time's one way and 15 time the other way, some time's that will loosen the clutch in the rear end, if that don't work you will have to take it in for repairs, the rear end is not turning freely from the other axle.

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