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flipping a 14ff

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by rockink5, Feb 14, 2002.

  1. rockink5

    rockink5 1/2 ton status

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    collecting parts for a suspension and axel upgrade. was thinking why can't I flip the rear axle over for a high pinion? other than the mounting pads being wrong( which can be changed) why would it not work. driveshaft rotation should be the same. Or am I just missing something? this would be on a 14 full floater
     
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    SWAMPRNR 1/2 ton status

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    Your wheels will turn the opposite direction if you flip it.Reverse will be drive and the forward gears will be reverse.

    <font color=red>A BIG HAMMER CAN FIX ANYTHING.... </font color=red>[​IMG]
     
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    Actually , drive rotation would be backward.

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    Are you sure... I'm trying to picture it in my mind... if I flip the axle... it'd be like the drive shaft flipping the axle.... and stopping it half a turn and then continuing to turn... Maybe I am missing something ... Course I did work 6 hours today and install my lift... so... I am tired...
     
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    Don't picture the driveline..picture the tire turning.
    just twirl your finger like as if it was the tire...now flip it over..see it now is going backwards.



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    What do you mean, Where did I get it??...I <font color=blue>BUILT</font color=blue> the damn thing!!
     
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    Yea you guy's are right. I drew it out on a piece of paper and it is opposite. I guess that's where rev. cut gears come into play. does anybody know if they make them? I've never seen them for a 14.
     
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    Ok your right...
    I'm going to bed...
     
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    You know I looked pretty stupid sitting here twirrling my fingers around trying to flip my hands upsidedown...

    Your not funny...

    lol
     
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    I was doing it too, LOL. The first time I tried it I would change direction as I flipped it,[​IMG] I would of been the first reply but I kept changing the rotation of my finger so I had to wait and see what others would say.. So I tried it again and yeah it doesn't work to flip the rear.



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    What do you mean, Where did I get it??...I <font color=blue>BUILT</font color=blue> the damn thing!!
     
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    So if I flipped the rear axle does it mean I'd have a really fast blazer, in reverse... like a three speed tranny for reverse...
    LOL

    Cool...
    The Possibilities...
    Doesnt reverse have a great gearing... hmmm...
     
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    Yeah..probably start a new sport of backing in trailers at a high rate of speed,LMAO
    I think the world record is driving from LA to New York in reverse it was done in a 30's ford way back when...



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    What do you mean, Where did I get it??...I <font color=blue>BUILT</font color=blue> the damn thing!!
     
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    Not to mention that the fluid level would not be correct because all of it would run out the pressure relief hole at the top, or in your case the bottom.

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