Seriously?! It wouldn't make it less safe off road. Depending on the application "safety wouldn't change a bit". But with a diff that's capable of being opened you could increase mobility of the vehicle by 100s of percent.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?
Completely agree. Especially for rock crawling. They turn like pigs with the rear end locked.An open/limited/lockable diff is worth it's weight in gold.
Try it! It may pull hard to the side with the wheel that has power. I don't think it would damage anything but I do not know for sure, would have to try it to know!I know this is an older thread but just a thought for anybody still looking this idea may work for those of us who don't need to use the rhino to its full potential.
I use my rhino 450 for feeding our 12 horses at a horse park. I drive it around 3-4 miles a day half of which is on black top and its eating my rear tires. My question/idea is.
Can I remove one of the rear axles and run like that or will it put too much stress on the single axle still being used. If so
Could I put it in 4wd with the front diff unlocked to take the stress off of the single rear axle. Now would this put too much stress on the front diff with how many miles I put on this thing in a year. Again I rarely go over 20mph and im only hauling 2 bails of hay at a time around 120lbs to 180lbs plus me at 280lbs on relatively flat ground with muddy situations at times but not too bad.
I,i would like to folow you (about rhyno rear diff),are you somewhere else ,andré ?I was able to mount a open locking differential in the rear of my rhino. Built a makeshift drive shaft just to test it but have not finished the axles yet. You can see progress on my facebook page Sgroi Innovations.
(If I am not allowed to post that please remove it or tell me and I will remove it. I do not want to get in trouble on this great forum!)