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Yeah.. i drove a whole lap at the sobaba race in that RZR after i flopped it on its side.. the rear axle popped out of the diff from the force, so i ran in 3wd, and it was a bear to keep straight, especially through the tighter mountain section. Good Times!

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I would probably just remove the Cable all together. No real need for it. So it would just be like a open differential? Will it be pulling that bad just tooling around or are you guys talking about beating on it?
 

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if your just putting around, probably wouldn't notice it much, but if you make any abrupt changes to the throttle, it will pull the car for sure.

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Cut one rear axle, sleeve it, weld one side to the axle, drill and pin the other side and there you go, pull the pin and the spool is no longer a spool. It would peel out like an old homemade go-cart.

Most 4wd trucks run on the 'coast' side of the gears, only late model Fords and some Jeep wranglers ran a reverse spiral design with backwards cut gears.

Do the driveshafts in a rhino spin opposite of eachother? If they do not, the front dif in the rear would work and not spin the gears backwards.
 

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Well I found a good deal on a 424 unit. Now I would like to find a broken axel that I can have machined. Anyone know someone who could help with this project?
 

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Cut one rear axle, sleeve it, weld one side to the axle, drill and pin the other side and there you go, pull the pin and the spool is no longer a spool. It would peel out like an old homemade go-cart.

Most 4wd trucks run on the 'coast' side of the gears, only late model Fords and some Jeep wranglers ran a reverse spiral design with backwards cut gears.

Do the driveshafts in a rhino spin opposite of eachother? If they do not, the front dif in the rear would work and not spin the gears backwards.
yes they do, common driveshaft direction.

and it would be safer for all to just pull the axle out of the cv at the diff.
if you weld on these axles, it sure will bust when needed.
for that matter, just pull both rear axles, then run 4wd hi , you will only have front wheel drive, but hey. :eek2:
 

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I am going to have a new ones machined. Welding would not work for my planned setup anyway. I think pulling the axles is not what I am after. Might work for others though.
 

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Ok here's another Idea......... Put that Warn 424 unlocker in the drive shaft between the engine ane REAR diff, then if you run 4wd open with the drive shaft disengauged you have front wheel drive.
It would still bind a little but at least it wouldn't be binding under power and tearing up the tires/ground
 

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Joe,

My only concern would be that it was designed to suplement the the rear. However if you take it easy it might not be too bad and way easier to do.

Anyone have any thoughts???



Ok here's another Idea......... Put that Warn 424 unlocker in the drive shaft between the engine ane REAR diff, then if you run 4wd open with the drive shaft disengauged you have front wheel drive.
It would still bind a little but at least it wouldn't be binding under power and tearing up the tires/ground
 

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Joe,

My only concern would be that it was designed to suplement the the rear. However if you take it easy it might not be too bad and way easier to do.

Anyone have any thoughts???



Ok here's another Idea......... Put that Warn 424 unlocker in the drive shaft between the engine ane REAR diff, then if you run 4wd open with the drive shaft disengauged you have front wheel drive.
It would still bind a little but at least it wouldn't be binding under power and tearing up the tires/ground
I remember reading on a forum about someone using a Honda CRV rear dif.,He was trying to get his street legal and one requirment was a rear open dif. So the idea is to find a rear dif that you can get a limited slip or lockable unit in.
 

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or you could try use a differential from a 1980-90 BMW or late mercedes benz model
Do either of these diffs come with a selectable locker? Be nice to have open diff and/or locked with the switch of a button.

No tellin how many of these rhino-lawsuit-accidents were caused by the rearend breaking traction on a little gravel in a turn. Seems like Yamaha would do another "volentary recall" and fit a selectable locker in the rear. :fingersx:
 

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I completely agree, why don't these come with an open/selectable rear diff.
Doesn't the Polaris Ranger have one?
 

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This thread is horrible. I would not want a rear diff. It would make it less safe off- road. Why would Yamaha increase the cost/price by putting in a rear diff?
 
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