Having recently joined the "4 percent" group I was curious if anyone else had noticed this with the FD. In order of appearance we have a tapered roller bearing, pinion gear, ring gear, and a caged roller bearing. Because the pinion gear is between the ring gear and the tapered roller bearing, wouldn't that cause the torque generated by the ring and pinion set to load up on the caged roller bearing? It just seems to me that if the drive-shaft turned the other direction and the pinion gear was between the ring gear and the caged roller bearing, the torque and subsequent lateral load would be applied to the tapered roller bearing. Hmmm........