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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-22-03, 11:46 PM
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Full Spool Question

A friend of mine has a car that is running a full spool. The car was modified for drags, but now is only being driven on the streets. What would be the go with the full spool? Leave it on, or replace with a standard LSD etc.?? The car is running a worked 308, around 300kw.

 
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a spool is great for track work, but remember that the wheels will never unlock making gooing around roundabouts and interesting proposition.
I would put in a LSD but apparently there are plenty of people running full spools on the street (or so they claim)
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If he causes an accident without a spool, he will be bending over to pick up papers.(community service).
If he causes an accident with a spool, he will be careful not to bend over to pick up the soap.

If you're not driving a manual you're really just steering.
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If he causes an accident without a spool, he will be bending over to pick up papers.(community service).
If he causes an accident with a spool, he will be careful not to bend over to pick up the soap.
oh dear ...

but that's probably the best way of putting it
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I would go a tight lsd a spool will just make the car a pig on the street.
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Get a mechanical locker...

I got sick of chewing out 4-pin Ford LSD's and got a Lock-right Locker.

Unlocks to go round corners and locks up when torque is applied.

Still not a wet-weather diff by all means haha

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How does a mechanical locker unlock for corners, and then lock up again? Sounds like a good lil bit of gear.

Where in Perth did ya get that done?
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get a 9 inch diff and a decent centre and you won't be rebuilding them any more!
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get a 9 inch diff and a decent centre and you won't be rebuilding them any more!
Nine Inch Limited Slip Clutches still wear out though.

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