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Old 04-11-2007, 03:22 PM
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Like Bravo's? just wondering.....
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No. Dog clutch in the bullet, simple reverse gear, totally different setup than the Bravo.
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Try a search in the classifieds for c/r Alpha's, there are complete drives or just lowers there.
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I had to do it last year to test some props. Had to have the shifter in rev in the counter. Knuckleheads sent me 2 rh props. So yes you can do it , just not like the bravo.
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I had to do it last year to test some props. Had to have the shifter in rev in the counter. Knuckleheads sent me 2 rh props. So yes you can do it , just not like the bravo.
the drive will not live very long running like that.
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Do Not D It....it Will Destroy The Drive And You Will Likely Lose Your Prop Too Since It Will Back The Carrier Right Out...
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Like I said , i had to to test props for like 5 mins. My drives were old and busted anyway. I don't recommend it. I wouldn't do it on my brand new ones!
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A friend of mine has a brand new counter rotating alpha for sale if anyone is interested.
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sei has the counter rotating alphas too.
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sei has the counter rotating alphas too.
not bad prices and warranty eather
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