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Old 09-22-2007, 10:17 PM
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spool in the street , driveable or not ?

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Old 09-22-2007, 11:10 PM
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Street Spools ???
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One word..... stupid!
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Old 09-23-2007, 12:35 AM
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very, very unsafe if it rains while out cruising you could loose not to mention uneven tire wear and constant chirping around corners.

use a locker or a posi for the street .

spools are for straight lines not corners both tires spin the same speed even though on a corner the inside tire has less distance to cover so in order to maintain equal speed it will spin to keep up which result in loss of traction and if both spin well lets just say oopsy.
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Drivable, yes, but it will do things on wet pavement that you might find entertaining, but others will not. Not a good idea at all.
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I used to drive around on the street with cheeter slicks even with out a spool with just a posi add a little water & yahoo what a party were talking left turns turning into 360s almost took out a hole line of parked cars and some on coming ones too. luckly no car or person was hurt in the making of that stunt . but I can say the slicks went off the car the next day and a trip to kmart cured the unsightly stains
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Never use a spool on the street. Not if you want to be around to post more questions.
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Old 09-25-2007, 09:38 AM
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I was running a spool on my 32 Chevy with 19 inch tires 350 gears.never had one problem.You just need to be careful in the rain.My car never slid on wet roads,Just need to remember you have a spool,It will slide the tires when you turn on dry roads,in make a little noise.
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Old 09-25-2007, 09:47 AM
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Spools are for drag racing not the street.
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Whenever you turn a corner, the outside tire must travel further than the inside tire. Since the tire diameter is fixed, the outside tire must make more revolutions than the inside tire. This is the purpose of a differential. With a spool, both tires are locked together. When you turn, one tire (at least) must slip or be dragged. Even if you think you're "manly" enough to handle this on the street (which is stupid), just think of the torque and fatigue loading you're putting on the axle shafts. Something's going to break eventually.
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Old 09-25-2007, 02:47 PM
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Just to clear up something!! yes you can break something,but you can do a good burn out in break a car with out a spool too.I'm not telling you i think it's safe,I'm just telling you it is not as bad as some say.I would not put it in a streetrod,Now what about when welding the spider gears was the way to build a hot rod? I just didn't invent this this was passed down from the older hot rod guys back when.I'm not on her to make people mad!!!!! But i though this was about taking about the things we know!!! Not the things we think we know.I was just letting someone know what i expericed.In it ain't about being manly or stupid.There are a lot of cars out there that or not safe,that don't have spools.I'm sorry if i miss led someone here.I just don't think we should call people stupid!! It is better if you don't put a spool and i wouldn't recommend it .

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I broke two posi AMC carrier with slick in drag race , spool is my solution for drag race , in the street i have 265-60-15 T/A tire and my axle is mooser , i dont believe there is brokable , the proplem there is driveable or not , if is only a small tire sound when i turn a corner , is not to bad !
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Old 09-28-2007, 02:40 PM
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Just be careful on wet roads.I have never slid with my spool,And my car was 2400 LBS.with me in the car.just remember you have a spool.It's just like driven your family car 75mph.you know the tire can blow out anytime,So you are ready at all times.Same with a spool.
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