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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-26-2001, 01:26 PM
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what do you need to do to flip the axles?? I do have a 2wd!

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Re: flippin\' da axles

what do you mean by flip the axles?

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Re: flippin\' da axles

Find a big hill, very steep, and hit it in 3rd gear instead of 2nd, it should flip right over. Seems like it would hurt though, why would you want to flip it.

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Re: flippin\' da axles

JEEPN gots da idea studd, buts be dern shore to have up lots of speed, and a big rock in the middle of the hill helps to get that center of gravity to movin to help on that flip....[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

seriously, i assume your talkin bout a spoa. a kit is the easiest way to go. tim tacket has them, $165 or so if i remember right, not sure though, been a while since i looked. brent n glenn aslo have the spoa kits too. not sure on prices, dont remember. to do it yourself, get some quality spoa pads, shocks, brake lines, drive line spacers or xtended yokes, steering correction z-bar or breeze(my preferance), maybe new shock mounts for axles depending on the shocks you decide to use. its the same thing for a 2wd to do a spoa as the 2wd still uses a solid axle up front.
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Re: flippin\' da axles

If your talking about flipping them up side down to put the spring perches on top.........you can't.

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Re: flippin\' da axles

why would you want to do an spoa before you convert to 4WD?

in theory i guess you could flit the front axle of a 2WD and get an spoa set up, but if you did that to the rear your diff would be upside down and on the wrong side... makes for tough driveshaft angles

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Re: flippin\' da axles

Not if you put it in the front, but then steering would be kinda hard.

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I know that it is common for Jeeper to flip the dana 44's around. They took a front axle and used it in the rear or was it the othr way around??? The problem they faced is that the axlw was forced to run in reverse. The oil was distrbuted with a flipper type thing that only worked when the axle went forward. I personely don't think it is possible to do this with samurais. The pumpkin would be on the wrong side.

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yeah, i thought about that... but since its only a 2WD, i guess you've have to re-route the drive shaft somehow to make it make a uturn and go to the front axle to make it front wheel drive!!??!! then i guess you could have real wheel steering and have a sweet turning radius!!??!! then maybe you could put a front wheel drive motor and drivetrain where the back seat goes and have that power the back wheels!!??!! could you do all this for under 150 bucks!!??!!



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yeah, i thought about that... but since its only a 2WD, i guess you've have to re-route the drive shaft somehow to make it make a uturn and go to the front axle to make it front wheel drive!!??!! then i guess you could have real wheel steering and have a sweet turning radius!!??!! then maybe you could put a front wheel drive motor and drivetrain where the back seat goes and have that power the back wheels!!??!! could you do all this for under 150 bucks!!??!!


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