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Old 09-06-2018, 06:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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4x4 Truggy flipping front axle to make rear steer

I'm using a 89 model GM 1500 4x4 to make a on/offroad buggy I want to take to front ends and weld the frames together. This will allow me to have 4 wheel independent suspension and 4 wheel steer. Has anyone done this? Any suggestions or pics on how to flip the rear axle?
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4 torsion bars?, this ought to be interesting
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Old 09-06-2018, 06:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yes 4 torsion bars at least for now. One day I may swap it to coil overs instead.
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Old 09-06-2018, 06:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
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If you flip the rear axle it's going to do some killer burnouts in 4wd. Do it and report back with video!








If you flip the rear housing it will rotate the opposite of the front.
Think about it for a second.........
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Also, I would look for 2500/3500 front suspensions for your truggy. The weak 1500 front diff will probably die a quick death in the rear of a buggy with any kind of horsepower. Not only are the 1500 front diffs weak, the ring gear is small and you will be running on the coast side of it.
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Killer burnouts for sure. And I will definitely keep that in mind.
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Can I power the rear steer from the factory power steering pump?
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If you flip the rear axle it's going to do some killer burnouts in 4wd. Do it and report back with video!








If you flip the rear housing it will rotate the opposite of the front.
Think about it for a second.........

You’re thinking when you flip an axle upside down. But swapping a from to back will run the same direction, just on the coast (weaker) side of the ring gear.
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Rotate the rear axle around a vertical axis. If you flip it, the gears will rotate the wrong direction.
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Rotate the rear axle around a vertical axis. If you flip it, the gears will rotate the wrong direction.
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Old 09-07-2018, 06:05 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Google "rear TTB buggy". It's basically the same thing you're doing only the guy was smart enough not to start with a POS Chevy IFS.
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