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Old 06-20-2002, 10:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Do any of you run mini spool on the street. I was thinking of runnihg them in my Fairlane. it will be mostly street driven.
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Old 06-20-2002, 11:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have run one on the street and it is not very comfortable. If it's mostly a street car use a locker instead of the spool. I have a locker too and it is MUCH more friendly.
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Old 06-21-2002, 12:23 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Hey clevelandstyle, how did it act. did it break anything
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Old 06-21-2002, 03:05 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I have a minispool on my daily driver. I went against everyone's warnings. Dont get one! Not only do I have to get new tires every month, they are dangerous, you can spin out easily if you give it gas around a turn, etc.
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Old 06-21-2002, 09:07 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I welded the spider gears in my Torino when I was an 18 year old know it all. (I'm a 31 year old know it all now!)

I broke a leaf spring, twisted two axles, damn near killed myself when I had a flat on the rear and installed a spare that was a little taller than the other tires. Talk about squirelly! Try a 3" stagger with a spool on the street. Then add in some rain, to boot.

I was such a dumb-ass.

I know it hurts, but find a trac-lok at a salvage, you can sometimes make tremendous finds for cheap if the yard operator doesn't know what you have found.

My advice? Don't even think about it.

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Old 06-21-2002, 10:29 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I agree with what greg said. Don't do it. If you ever have a flat, get ready to make good friends with the ditch...cause that's where you'll end up.
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On 2002-06-21 00:23, 66Fairlane wrote:
Hey clevelandstyle, how did it act. did it break anything
No, I never broke anything. I think I was one of the luck ones. As far as how it acts......It's like putting on the brakes every time you try to turn. If you give it gas in a turn it wants to straighten out real quick, which can go into tailspin.
I know it cost more money, but you will be much happier with a locker. Trust me.
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Old 06-23-2002, 04:15 PM   #8 (permalink)
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as i have a big lack of funds right now and i had to change the gears (as they where busted) and i noticed that the spidergears didn't look so happy i welded it .. i know that it's kinda har to turn, and it will eat my tires ... nut since i swapped out my 3.00:0 gears for 4.11:1 i wont be going so fast anyway ..

when i can afford it i will install a real diff .. but as for this summer, it will stay locked ..
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Be sure to put your pennies away for an axle or two. First time you take a sharp turn and the car gets in a bind, "SNAP!!" Just ask me how I know..
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It really depends on your tires. I run 215's to be safe. I used to run 245's in the rear, but thats risking it a bit in my opinion.
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I'm a 4 wheeler, and the best thing anyone can get for traction is an Air Locker, flip that switch and its like welding the diff together. Any way that you hot rodders can hook that up?

oh, yeah, 66Fairlane, Nice truck! A Ranger Edge was my graduation present! I Love that thing!

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Old 06-24-2002, 12:45 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Yep, I like the ranger too. I put a set of those sport trac rims on it with a set of 245/75 16 Firestone RMT, It looks mean now. and the mini spool was just any idea. I think im going to hunt the junk yard for a locker.
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