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Question about installing a spool

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by odoa3, Jul 12, 2005.

  1. odoa3

    odoa3 1/2 ton status

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    I decided to go with a friend's recommendation and go with a spool for a 14 bolt ff and had a question. The spool competely replaces the carrier, correct? A guy up here wants to buy my carrier and just wanted to make sure I didn't need anything before I sold it to him. Thanks.
     
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    They make some spools for 14 bolts to fit in open carriers , like this :

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    I just installed that one on saturday very easy install did it in about 30 minutes.
    I used this write up I found over on pirate http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=328610
    anyways, yeah the mini spool replaces the spider gears or you can get the full spool.
     
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    I am going with the full spool. Only time it is on the road is on the way to the trail.
     
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    I don't mean to take away from this post but what exactly is a spool. Is it comparable to a locker?
     
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    A spool gives you the same effect as welding the spiders, 100% locked up all the time. Great for wheeling, sucks for street driving.
     
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    cool thanks...is there any drawbacks to going a the spool over say a detroit for an offroad only rig.
     
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    The picture above is for a mini spool. That unit you need the carrier for as it just replaces the spider gears.

    A full spool would in fact replace the carrier. I haven't looked too deeply, but I've yet to find a full spool for a 14bff.

    a spool will be "engaged all the time. I like them because they're more predictable. A locker can unlock at any time. I have a friend that has a mini-spool in his bronco 9in. I've actually never heard him chirp tires on the street when I've been with him.
     
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    Yukon sells a full spool for 14FF. But most of their parts are backordered right now...
     
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    If it's for an offroad rig only I would get the spool or just weld the spiders into a big ball and be done with it. Cheap and affective.
     
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    thanks for the info guys. Now I've got something new to think about for the project truck.
     
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    Randy's Ring and Pinion has the full spools for the 14 bolts. Give them a call, great customer service, easy to talk to and answered all the stupid questions I could come up with.
     

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