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 Post subject: help with a spool ?
 Post Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 12:28 am 
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i have a quick performance ford 9 inch , whats the difference between a full spool and a mini spool ?

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 Post subject: Re: help with a spool ?
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a full spool is one piece that replaces your carrier, holds the ring gear, and keeps both axles in a constant drive mode. a mini spool replaces the spider gears in an open carrier to keep both axles in a constant drive mode, but they're made from about 3 different pieces and are not as strong as a full spool. mini spools are recommended for dirt track applications mostly, where there isn't enough traction to break them. after running a minispool for a couple seasons, i understand why they're not the greatest for street/strip use.


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 Post subject: Re: help with a spool ?
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so for street/strip its better to use a full spool ?

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 Post subject: Re: help with a spool ?
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well it depends on what you'll mostly be using the car for..street driving or drag racing..I hear spools can be hard on the street, since both wheels are always moving at the same speed taking turns can be difficult and put strain on the spool. Thats why a lot of people get Tru-trac, open differential for just cruising around town, but 2 wheel power when you lay into it.

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 Post subject: Re: help with a spool ?
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well im going to be driving this car more on the street than the track but i will be taking it to the track . i have a mini spool but i dont know what would be better to go with ? what do you think ?

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 Post subject: Re: help with a spool ?
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how much street driving will you be doing?


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 Post subject: Re: help with a spool ?
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well its pretty much a weekend car but everytime i drive it will be on the street taking it to hangouts the beach car shows . i will only be taking it to the track once in a while to see what time it runs .

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 Post subject: Re: help with a spool ?
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i tihnk i'd get a posi or locker of some sort.


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 Post subject: Re: help with a spool ?
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yeah. I would go with a posi since your planning for a lot of street use.

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Spools suck on the street too dangerous IMO. I had one.

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 Post subject: Re: help with a spool ?
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ok thanks for all the input guys its been a big help

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 Post subject: Re: help with a spool ?
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slimbo5 and al , are you guys saying i should run the mini spool i got ?

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