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It seams that only one wheel spins. When i have one side of the truck on ice and the other side on dry pavement, the wheel on the ice spins and the truck do not move. the wheel on the dry pavement should be biting and move the truck and not let the other side spins.

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    It is a limited slip diferential

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Unless you have a limited slip differential(which means both wheels have power from the engine to them at the same time),only one wheel will spin, and it will be the wheel that can spin the easiest.throw some sand or salt on the ice to give that wheel some traction,and you're off

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