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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Nov 21st, 00, 03:19 AM Thread Starter
 
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Does anyone have any experience with mini spools? A buddy of mine put one in his open face truck and he loves it. He says the rear tires will bark every once in a while in sharp turns, but traction is very impressive with his ZZ4 motor and 4.11 gears.

I am running a 450 hp 383 and add 150 horse with nitrous. Will an open face 8.2 with a mini spool stand up to this motor?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Nov 21st, 00, 07:48 AM
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A mini spool transfers all the power from the driveline, through a pin in the spool. Not the best for anything with power. A full spool will handle the power tranfer much better.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Nov 21st, 00, 07:59 AM
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mini spools are for dirt track(tires slip).a mini or full spool really shouldn't be used on the street(twisted axel shafts)if you want a posi rear get a limited slip or a locker.it will handle the street much better with all the turns and all.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Nov 22nd, 00, 02:19 AM
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I have run full spools on the street for the last 8 years. IMHO, they have many advantages over a posi. Yes, you would have to listen to a little tire chatter when cornering and tire pressure needs to be the same in both tires to avoid vibration, but thats about all. Now, I do not have a stock rear by any means, so that might be the difference. I run a 9" with 33 spline Strange axles, Strange full spool and 4.11 gears.

On the track or on the street, the rear ALWAYS seems to do the same thing. If you have tire spins, the rear will kick out a bit (like a posi) each and everytime.

To me, that is a bonus.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Nov 22nd, 00, 01:05 PM
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Mini spools are not safe on the street. A few of my customers have had me install them in their cars and almost all of them have broken something. Most broke a axle, but one broke ALL of the studs off of a Moser axle. Unless you want to hurt yourself or someone else, don't run one on the street!

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Nov 24th, 00, 07:41 AM
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I to have run mini spools on the street but not in a 8.2 I think you need to sell that axle to some without horsepower and install a 9 inch ford (mini spool is only about $35.00 ) you can then get a pumpkin out of a ford pickup with 4.11 s for about $75.00 atleast around hear and have a great set up . your 8.2 is not to strong and to do it right you need to install c clip eliminators axles and the spool of your chose 12 bolts are to much money to modify to to the same problems as above I have about $1200 in mine and did the work my self another strong cheap axle is the 8.75 mopile axle what is great about these are they dont use c clips to retain the axles cheap in junk yard and you can set up 2 pumpkins one with open carrier 3.00 gears the other with 4.56 and your mini spool and change from weekend warrior to family car in a hour or two if you cant narrow one your self there are lots of guys around that will do it for $75-85 to me with the nuts your car has I would step up this winter do it once instead of twice
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