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#1 TurboSPFI

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Posted 05 June 2005 - 02:02 PM

has anyone flipped their rear diff bracked upside-down?

go out to your car.. and see if you agree with me

1. Diff bracket is "W" shaped almost...

2. Where diff mounts to bracket on diff is roughly same height of where they hang off the hangers

3. If you flipped the bracket upsidedown, it'd become a "M" instead of a "W" in theory

#2 TheSubaruJunkie

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Posted 05 June 2005 - 05:38 PM

why would we want to do this?

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#3 Andyjo

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Posted 05 June 2005 - 06:18 PM

i agree.... for what reason.
more clearance? or just for bragging rights?

#4 TurboSPFI

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Posted 07 June 2005 - 12:26 PM

simple..

there would be less drag if the "blades" were 4 inches higher simply by flipping the bracket upsidedown

#5 Andyjo

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Posted 07 June 2005 - 12:35 PM

less drag... as in aeronautical drag?
your vehicle's coeficcient of drag is going to go from a 0.36 to a 0.3599999.....
or are you talking about dragging on rocks and such?

#6 subeman90

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Posted 07 June 2005 - 12:35 PM

do it and report back. I think it is a possability but i am not the most familier with lifted soobs.

#7 TurboSPFI

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Posted 07 June 2005 - 01:15 PM

basically, when you get into deep mud, anything that can drag WILL!

the diff bracket tends to drag alot...

guess ill be doing this mod myself and reportin back

#8 MorganM

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Posted 07 June 2005 - 04:06 PM

Pretty rare that mud is going to be JUST deep enough that your diff hanger is dragging but your unibody isnt.Whenever I'm in mud its upto the floor boards and higher; flipped upside down the diff hanger would still drag ;) All the drag against the unibody surface and pushing against the front is far worse than the diff hanger.

#9 Andyjo

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Posted 07 June 2005 - 06:40 PM

could help with those pesky rocks that are firmly attached to the ground :rolleyes:

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Posted 07 June 2005 - 11:02 PM

from what i understand any differant angles on the diff and it'll start wearing out the bearings inside. so i'm sure flipping the diff would screw up the lubrication of the inside. but that's my 2 cents.

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Posted 18 June 2005 - 08:41 PM

from what i understand any differant angles on the diff and it'll start wearing out the bearings inside. so i'm sure flipping the diff would screw up the lubrication of the inside. but that's my 2 cents.


the hanger, not the diff.

Good to see you on the board again anyway.

#12 MorganM

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Posted 18 June 2005 - 11:24 PM

the hanger, not the diff.

Good to see you on the board again anyway.


I think what he's pointing out is the diff will sit at an angle if you just flip it. YOu'd have to drill new holes to line the diff horizontal again.

I still think it's unecessary to flip it over :)

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Posted 19 June 2005 - 09:51 PM

basically, when you get into deep mud, anything that can drag WILL!

the diff bracket tends to drag alot...


well, SOMEBODY has to clear the way for those Jeeps, trucks and other solid -axle users!:lol:

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Posted 20 June 2005 - 12:11 AM

from what i understand any differant angles on the diff and it'll start wearing out the bearings inside. so i'm sure flipping the diff would screw up the lubrication of the inside. but that's my 2 cents.


hahaha that makes you go in reverse!_!

i looked at mine, briefly, doenst look like its gonna work. if it did, i dont think id do it, it would stick the diff way up.

I like it hangin low! cuz thats how i roll.

#15 TurboSPFI

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Posted 20 June 2005 - 06:12 PM

I personally dont care about bearings or the races..

But I think Andyjo hit the nail right on the head with the whole pesky rock reply.

#16 Andyjo

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Posted 20 June 2005 - 11:23 PM

boy.. i sure do hate those pesky rocks... especially when they're attached to the ground... nothing worse than getting high centered on one of those...
the medium sized rocks can suck too... when they get stuck in your stearing gears :rolleyes:

#17 MorganM

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Posted 21 June 2005 - 08:49 AM

So is anyone who thinks its a good idea actually going to do it and report back on how much more mud and rocks they cleared with it?




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