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Old 05-23-2003, 04:47 PM
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I'm running a 9" ford rearend in my 56 chevy truck. It will have about 400 horse. Wondering if a mini spool would work on the road? They sound like a cheap way to get both tires spinning. Has anybody ran one on the road? What about a regular spool? The axles are 28 spline if this makes a difference. Thanks.

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Old 05-23-2003, 06:26 PM
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cheap yes, safe no. This is close to the same as welding the spider gears together as a friend of mine did, after 3 ruined sets of gears and 2 broke in half carriers, he got himself a limited slip unit. had he just got the unit from get go, it would have cost a lot less as gears and carriers aren`t cheap.
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spools on the street are dangerous, and if you cause or are involved in an auto accident, you can be held liable for knowingly operating a defective vehicle. Wet roads with minor curves become major handling problems.
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Thanks for the info, Thought it was a bad idea myself. My main concern is if it will hold together or not. I pretty much know how to keep it going straight.
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Usually the weak factory axles twist the splines off with a spool on the street, your 400 hp motor won't hurt the axles but a set of big tires and a spool will twist the splined end eventually.

Find a posi, you will be much happier in the end.
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Old 05-24-2003, 12:59 PM
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A pretty good alternative to a posi unit is the PowerTrax locking differential. Pretty good price and easy to install.
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