The resistance that you feel when turning one wheel while someone holds the other wheel is due to the clutches applying force to the interior surface of the differential case. You are able to turn your wheel because you are applying sufficient torque to overcome the force from the clutches. If there were no clutches, then you would feel no resistance.the wheels do turn in the same direction when i turn one wheel but i can have someone hold one wheel an i still can turn the other wheel with a little resistance.the tag shows (cd)3.55 with limited slip.But when i had the diff. cover off i did not any clutch packs or anything that looks like the old lsd. looked like.Thanks Rich
If you take a turn under power with a locker that is ture. But if you coast around a corner it unlocks and acks like an open rear. Hit the power and its locked up again.That is the difference between a LSD and a 'locker'. Remember, to turn a corner each rear wheel (all four wheels for that matter) turn at different speeds. You can go around a corner with LSD without any tire chirping because it is 'limited slip'. With a locking differential you would hear a whole lot of tire squealing every time you made a turn.