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post #16 of 49 (permalink) Old 09-04-2007, 10:28 AM
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the rhino in these pics is owned by sheldon. [email protected]$$rhino is refering to his buddy that just built one that isn't pictured here... just to clear that up

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I have seen Jeffco diff's - back when I was shopping around for one before we decided to go to a straight chain drive set-up.....but I haven't seen his rhino yet!

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post #18 of 49 (permalink) Old 11-25-2007, 02:43 PM
 
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Wrench any new pics?

i am building similiar car... how are you doing rear drive?
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post #19 of 49 (permalink) Old 11-25-2007, 06:04 PM
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chain off the motor to a rear differential set up for chain drive, with brake caliper and two axle shafts out each side.. like the mini sand cars that use motorcycle engines.. w/ reverse

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post #20 of 49 (permalink) Old 11-25-2007, 07:07 PM
 
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ok im trying to go the way Weller Racing did theres but i have emailed them to see if they will sell a kit but they have never answered me back and tried to call but no answer. i can get the material and Hinson racing could do the splines but it would be nice to buy a kit. also i am going with the Gear One rear spindle and disc brake setup... pricey but i think it will be way better than stock and brake in center less stress on the axle i think
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that method should work too.. i think the wellers are selling the kits.. but not 100% sure.. pm 450grl on here, and i am sure they can help you out.

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mine has an inline four from a bike, turned sideways with a short driveshaft and toyota irs rear end.
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mine has an inline four from a bike, turned sideways with a short driveshaft and toyota irs rear end.
got any pics or more details?

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post #24 of 49 (permalink) Old 11-25-2007, 10:46 PM
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ill take some pics of it next time im messing with it. its tube frame though, so i guess its not really a rhino.

pretty simple setup, 3rd member for any car with irs is easy to swap. i used toyota because of all the ratios available. and its fairly narrow.

those mini sprint cars run liter bike engines turned sideways with toyota solid axle rear end. irs rear end uses the same gears, just different housing. i just jacked a setup from one of those cars.

its trailing arm in the rear, not a arm like a "real" rhino.

arent the weller kits just drive spools used in any min rail? i think metal tech sells em cheap.

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PM sent!!! We were out of town on Friday.....sorry!!!

And no...our rear drive system is completely custom from solid chromoly which is then hardened and splined to fit a Gorilla CV......we tried to find something already in production that would work and wouldn't cost us $4k.....but we couldn't find anything. That's why we just had our own setup made. We also wanted this to be able to fit into any rhino that uses a regular aftermarket suspension kit - no trailing arms to deal with or anything. The only part in the rear that needs to be custom is the axle shafts - those are a different length than the normal +6 kits......and we only used Gorilla axles with our kit, because we haven't had any of those axles fail.

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any updates on this build?

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you're awesome 450. Just love hearing you talk so rhino! You and your hubby doing a whole lot of engine swaps these days? Oe just a few here and there?
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I want to see more on this swap??? Please keep us updated on this... I wanted to use that same motor but wasn't sure if the swap would work...

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We really don't do the whole swap at our shop - it's lengthy and time consuming and we are set up for building up rhino motors....but we have started selling some of our rear drive kits to people who can do the install themselves......our rear drive was holding up really well, so we are more comfortable with other people using them now.

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Do you guys have pics of your rear end on your site?
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