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So when the soon to be ex went stump jumping a couple months ago not only did she bend / twist the frame, but took out the front diff as well. Has anyone here changed to a different gear set and have the stock gears laying around? It is part 33 shown on the attached drawing.

This should be the last part of the puzzle in getting the prowler back in the mud!
 

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Have not seen any on Ebay lately, but I'll look around! That would be for a 3.60 gear?
 

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yes it's 3.6 I found a few diffs on ebay, I am waiting on a shipping quote right now. Powersports Nation said they will ship to AK they just have to get me a quote first. I just figured I would ask here because there seems to be a few of you fellers that can't leave anything stock :D
 

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Stock? What is that? Glad you found parts, I like the Power Sports Nation site, saves a lot of searching, and they sell good stuff!
 

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I try, I really Try! LOL I more than likely buy to excess, but the way parts are fast disappearing for the square tube Prowlers, I'm afraid not too! As long as the frame is sound, I'll keep screwing with it! Who knows, may even make it better than stock!
 

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RD is like an octopus he has a hand on all the "buy now" buttons
DieselRacer its in our blood,before 100 miles I bought a turbo dynamic's stainless muffler and had EVO Re-flash my ECU....And installed a speedwerx's hypershift secondary spring and installed ricktherocket bushings.
 

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I am quickly learning how hard finding parts for the square tubes is. Unless you want to pay full boat AC prices. Pretty stupid when I can put a new front diff in my truck cheaper than the prowler. LOL This thing is starting to make aircraft parts look reasonable!

The good news is, the buggy has been broke in, the first major damage has been done, now I can start tweaking it and go down the same road you feller have been going down.

Picked up some new mastercraft seats for it I think I can mount up with just an extension to the seat belt, or go ahead and put in a 4 or 5 point on it. Play with clutching a bit more, put a more useful flat bed on it exhaust etc.. See how much more I can spend than its worth LOL
 

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Name of the game! Stay safe Leonard! Don't hit no clouds with a rock in em! Out of the 6 years I was part of an aircrew I only made it to Alaska one time, and naturally it was dark! LOL Flying 141's out of Travis, 123's in Nam, 130's out of Kansas, best flying believe it or not was 123's in Nam! Dirt fields, un-improved fields, grass fields, whatever had a straight hard surface! Landed on a road near Cambodia, and the right main gear fell through the surface, spent the night in the jungle until a floatation bag from Saigon could be flown in. Jungle at night is not a friendly place! Glad to get out of there! Keep us posted on your build!
 

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it never ends no matter what the rig ..

suggestion go with 2" multi point's ... the 3 or 4"ers are too wide for the speed / weights of our rig and the 2" are way more comfy on hot dusty trails .. I replaced my 3" with 2" for two reasons comfort and wife's large bust didn't like the 3"ers trying to make pancakes out of them, the 2" go outboard :)
 

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I had 3" 5 point on mine, switched to 2" and it was much more comfortable! With the speeds we see, 2" is more than adequate!
 

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Im on the hunt for 2" then. Did you guys get some of the Ebay specials or did you spend $$$ for something to keep you from falling outta a rig that you probly wouldn't fall out of if you used masking tape to hold ya in he seat? I got a set of 5 point harnesses about 6 yrs ago for my experimental plane off ebay for under 50 bucks and so far they have held up great.
 

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Name of the game! Stay safe Leonard! Don't hit no clouds with a rock in em! Out of the 6 years I was part of an aircrew I only made it to Alaska one time, and naturally it was dark! LOL Flying 141's out of Travis, 123's in Nam, 130's out of Kansas, best flying believe it or not was 123's in Nam! Dirt fields, un-improved fields, grass fields, whatever had a straight hard surface! Landed on a road near Cambodia, and the right main gear fell through the surface, spent the night in the jungle until a floatation bag from Saigon could be flown in. Jungle at night is not a friendly place! Glad to get out of there! Keep us posted on your build!
Sounds like you got some stories to tell around a fire with a drink! Glad ya made it back safe mr! I'm sure there were some rides that you just couldn't put in enough quarters for!
 

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I got mine off amazon, cheap knock off's, maybe come winter I'll get a quality set. Yeah flying in Nam was special, I had 3 years, 11 months, and 10 days in Country! 3,500 combat sorties, and memories that I can never forget! Flying into Khe San during the tet offensive was very scary! They left the air supply to C-123's, C-7A's (caribou) , and Army/Marine helicopters. Took the C-130's off the table after losing several.
 

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Some of the stories I've heard are amazing and hard to believe they survived, one guy I know was a Tunnel Rat.
 

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The tunnel rats were FUBAR'ed before they got to Nam! Just kidding, their role was dangerous to say the least. Flying in Nam was wide open! Air traffic control was only around the larger bases, most of our flying below 4,000 ft. except in the central highlands.
 

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Hey guys, anyone have a stock rear diff turf saver laying around they swapped out for the solid one. I got the new front diff put in but then found out the turf saver in the rear end is what was causing my lurching and crappy starts. As it was coming up on midnight and I was heading out hunting the next day I welded up the splines in mine.... but my dumb A$$ did not push them in before I welded them so the rear axle seals don't really work as intended. I put a tube of RTV around them to sort of keep the gear oil inside the diff and made the hunting trip, but I really want to fix it right. I dont want to put a stock turfsaver back in it, but one that has crapped out and may have been replaced I can use to weld it up. Let me know if you have one laying around!
 

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How many miles did you have on your Turf Saver? Just wondering! Good luck on finding a trashed one, with the number that failed someone should have one!
 
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