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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by CHEVY 4WD, Nov 20, 2002.

  1. CHEVY 4WD

    CHEVY 4WD 1/2 ton status

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    Ok from what I know a spool takes the place of your locker/diff. And it will always be COMPLETELY locked and theres no possible ways to spin 1 wheel much like being welded I have never head anything about them around here or even much around 4x4 talk so I was just wondering why not and if they damage anything becises less tire life from going around turns.
     
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    <font color="green"> A spool is the expensive version of a welded diff. Won't hurt anything other than tires, but if you're running 1/2 ton gear than you'll up the likelyhood of breakage pretty substantially. </font color>
     
  3. CHEVY 4WD

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    If its not gonna hurt anything how is it gonna hurt 1/2 ton stuff and what does it mess up?
     
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    Shaggy 3/4 ton status

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    <font color="green"> 1/2 ton gear is not as strong as something like a 14 bolt. You spol the thing and you're more likely to break axleshafts since you're loading them up much worse than with an open diff. Even a locker or a strong L/S in a 1/2 ton diff ups the likelyhood of breakage. </font color>
     
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    NITRO 1/2 ton status

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    if you spool your 1/2 ton rear end, you'll b snapping axleshafts like toothpicks. youd be better off upgrading to 3/4 ton and welding the rear spiders

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    when you say 3/4 your saying 14boltFF right? Also what if you get stronger axle shafts?
     
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    Shaggy 3/4 ton status

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    </font><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr />
    Also what if you get stronger axle shafts?

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    <font color="green"> You can't polish a turd. </font color>
     
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    theres really no way around it bro. just get a 14bff and get it over with. they are cheap and bolt right up. then u can go nuts

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    The only reason im aginst the 14bolts is because of the weight thats why I was thinking a strenghen(SP)12Bolt
     
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    <font color="green"> Swap the drums out for discs and it's really only a couple hundred pounds more. That's not even a tank of gas. You building a wheeler or a drag car?</font color>
     

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