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As I replied in the first thread. every 4x4 manual trans vehicle I have owned has done such. It is driveline slop in the trans and transfer case.
Part of the sound is the wheels trying to "over speed" the T-case, which will not allow it. so your wheels are in effect causing the output from the T-case to argue with all the internals to the input side. The internals are not made to some .000001" tolerance. Partly it gives a very minimal play between the axles. I'd bet that if you placed your X in 4-lo and turned the front wheels all the way to the stop, and ideled around a small circle youd probably hear it... if not, give it a little gass, and let back off the gass...

AT's can do it as well, but the transmission absorbes a bit more of the slop.
 
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