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    Using UTV axles in a spool, anyone?
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    I was thinking if there is a way to utilize UTV, axles/CVs into a spool type setup, I know the the axles are pretty good, aftermarket is there but I don't know how I would go about driving the spool with a sprocket and bearing housing, I would need to drive it off the left hand side as I have a busa power plant, I do not recall seeing anything?
    a better choice would be to drop in a CanAm trans but I'm pretty sure they are about 9:1 ratio and I need about 4:1, any ideas about changing the final drive ratio would be equally helpful
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    Totally off the hip thinking...
    Any idea what the gear ratio is in any of the front diffs (doesn’t Arctic Cat have a separate rear diff?)? And I wonder if they could take the hp?
    I wonder what would be involved in coming off the output shaft of the engine and into the diff?
    Would have to turn the engine sideways.
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    Quote Originally Posted by K-fab View Post
    Totally off the hip thinking...
    Any idea what the gear ratio is in any of the front diffs (doesn’t Arctic Cat have a separate rear diff?)? And I wonder if they could take the hp?
    I wonder what would be involved in coming off the output shaft of the engine and into the diff?
    Would have to turn the engine sideways.
    Not looking to redesign the whole drive line, just do something economical to change out the axles I have
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    Like I said - just off the hip thinking. Didn't figure you would but you never know. (:
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    So you just want a solid axle/spool with cv joints on each side of the sprocket or do you want an open differential or lsd?
    A spool is really easy..diff isn't bad same with a lsd.
    What kind of cv joints? Plug in splined or flange mounted?
    Its pretty simple..maybe I'm missing something ����
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    I'm thinking there are a lot of UTV axles and CVs out there, that is what I was thinking, I'd be game for putting in a UTV trans but they are like 9:1 on the final drive and I need about 4:1.
    I'm not seeing how to make a spool out of final drive, what to attach the sprocket to? and I would need to retrofit to what I have, running mounted bearings with a sprocket in the center is not an option.
    A spool with 930 CVs would be the hot setup but I don't want to put allot of money into this.
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    So....
    Find the internally splined output shaft from a UTV trans, figure out a bearing support and make a drive flange that accepts the sprocket.
    The UTV drive shafts would plug right into that.

    What I’m saying make sense?

    Look at Part #66 <--- click on link
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    For my spool I machined the ball grooves into a "hub" that had a 5 bolt pattern that my sprocket could mount to. that was my axles can plunge in and out and I don't have to mess around with splines
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    Quote Originally Posted by K-fab View Post
    So....
    Find the internally splined output shaft from a UTV trans, figure out a bearing support and make a drive flange that accepts the sprocket.
    The UTV drive shafts would plug right into that.

    What I’m saying make sense?


    Look at Part #66 <--- click on link
    so this is what I was thinking and using a bearing housing like a standard spool setup, but now how do I mount a sprocket?
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    Quote Originally Posted by aschn View Post
    For my spool I machined the ball grooves into a "hub" that had a 5 bolt pattern that my sprocket could mount to. that was my axles can plunge in and out and I don't have to mess around with splines
    this is a very interesting setup, I like what ou have done, you want to make sure to match the stock hardness and finish if the original CV cups, too hard they may crack, too soft and they may have excessive where, please keep posting on this project.
    I am curious why you didn't just use a Honda Pilot trans?
    As far as the setup, doing this would be putting the sprocket in the center and I do not want to relocate the engine to get the chain alignment. A jack shaft is an option but if I were doing that I could then use a SXS trans as I could use the jack shaft to the trans. this said using a small chain between the engine and jack shaft I believe would be a trouble spot with the chain getting hot. Also I'd have to acquire a SXS trans.
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