Originally Posted by pigfat
so what your saying is, by placing the ring gear on the other side of the pinion the axles will drive in the opposite direction? THis i understand will drive the axle in the opposite direction. hence the reverse cut gear.
No. I'm saying that flipping the axle over and continuing to turn the driveshaft in the same direction makes the axle move the vehicle in the opposite ditrection. A reverse-cut axle is not just a standard-cut axle flipped over, as you have described.