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Well I want to unlock my rear end because I use it alot on asphalt and my yard. Plus it's like turning a bus!


Warn makes this little device for the wolverine to make it able to be 2wd. Seems like if you could have a custom axle made with this in the center and a longer cable it would be the ticket.

Install for it is here Warn 424 Unlocker

 

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I've always wondered why yamaha couldn't put a front diff. in the rear with the same type of push button locker so if you needed it locked you could. I agree, these things push like a dump truck when on any type of hard packed surface.
Has anyone ever done this? Maybe some of the vendors on here can come up with something like this.
 

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Well I want to unlock my rear end because I use it alot on asphalt and my yard. Plus it's like turning a bus!


Warn makes this little device for the wolverine to make it able to be 2wd. Seems like if you could have a custom axle made with this in the center and a longer cable it would be the ticket.

Install for it is here Warn 424 Unlocker

I thought all that did on the Wolverine was to unlock both wheels on the front end but the rear was still locked in. I think you would need something lik the front end diff like was stated.
 

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That thing wouldn't work unless you installed it on one of the rear axles. The locking part is in the rear dif. A front dif in the back would be the ticket
Dirty,
Are the front diffs the same size and can they be used in the rear?
 

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I guess all you would need to do would be to put another "locker" button on your dash to handle the rear end when needed.
Thanks Dirty.
 

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My intention was to use it on one of the rear axles. AS I stated READ PEOPLE! I am aware the diff cannot be unlocked.

The front diff is much smaller than the rear. People have raised concerns about it handling the power out back. I wanted something simple this is essentially a insert on one of your rear axles. Seems you could have a custom axle guy make ends to fit in it.
 

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My intention was to use it on one of the rear axles. AS I stated READ PEOPLE! I am aware the diff cannot be unlocked.

The front diff is much smaller than the rear. People have raised concerns about it handling the power out back. I wanted something simple this is essentially a insert on one of your rear axles. Seems you could have a custom axle guy make ends to fit in it.
if you modified the front like we do on high horsepower motors, you might get away with that, it will handle the power of turbo rotax's.
just have to weld lock the boltheads on the ringgear.
as rog said, it will be spinning as though you were in reverse
 

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This is my theory, if you can drive a rhino in reverse with the front locker locked, you could do this pretty easy, I have no doubt the front diff is strong enough with the boltheads locked, so all you would need to do is custom mount the diff, have the right length axles made, run a locker switch., you could aslo turn it into a 4 wheel disc brakes system with little work.:banana:
 

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Whats the cost to race prep a front diff? Custom axles should be easy to have made. I am sure one of the guys at UTVcrap could fab up a bracket for the front diff.

On another note I am not getting why it matters if it is reversed or not. It should be all the same.


I see used front diffs on here for $400 Whats a new one cost from Yamaha?

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Whats the cost to race prep a front diff? Custom axles should be easy to have made. I am sure one of the guys at UTVcrap could fab up a bracket for the front diff.

On another note I am not getting why it matters if it is reversed or not. It should be all the same.


I see used front diffs on here for $400 Whats a new one cost from Yamaha?

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a new one is about $900 all you need to do is split it open and weld or ringlock the boltheads like on aircraft. then it's ready.
you may not even need axles if you put the diff in at the right spot.

kinda what I'm sayin is it shouldn't matter, the diff will be running like the rhino is in reverse.
 

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I agree, is the front that much smaller or weaker than the rear?
I used to swap the front and rear diff 3rd members in my old toyota when one broke, isn't this the same concept?
 

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Well I want to unlock my rear end because I use it alot on asphalt and my yard. Plus it's like turning a bus!


Warn makes this little device for the wolverine to make it able to be 2wd. Seems like if you could have a custom axle made with this in the center and a longer cable it would be the ticket.

Install for it is here Warn 424 Unlocker

If you rigged that to one of your axles it might work just long enough until that axle makes one revolution and pull the cable straight through your dash... you're much better off trying to rig a different differential
 

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I agree, is the front that much smaller or weaker than the rear?
I used to swap the front and rear diff 3rd members in my old toyota when one broke, isn't this the same concept?
no, you are changing the whole housing, not just the r&P.

maybe you will hear this IT will turn the wrong direction!
 

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if you want an open rear diff then remove one whole axle. then run 4x4 hi range unlocked
 

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another draw back with the front diff in the back... the cv joints are a lot smaller and weaker, but since it won't be locked as much, it will put less stress on them. Maybe you can stick in a rear diff from the new polaris rangers. they have a selectable rear diff..
 
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