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Posted: Sat Oct 08, 2005 6:43 pm 
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the noise of the tyres skipping accross the road will give it away ;)

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 09, 2005 9:32 am 
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mitch_anderson wrote:
the noise of the tyres skipping accross the road will give it away ;)

Especially when parking or going around corners at traffic lights :)

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 09, 2005 11:55 am 
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Go for a slippery diff...i was gonna go for a spool, but all the diff shops i wrang told me not to.....
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Posted: Sun Oct 09, 2005 2:52 pm 
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Not legal and not insurable. this should put you off a bit.

Big fun but maybe a handfull in the wet.

You could never lend your car to anyone you didn'y trust could drive very well and knew what it means to have a mini spool.

only realy good for dragstrip anyway.

Why bother unless its a drag car with very occasional street driving.

not one for a daily driver.
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Posted: Sun Oct 09, 2005 5:09 pm 
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Pros:
-mini-spools will never wear out
-traction off the line
-you know its always gonna do two wheels (ie. no tank slapping back into a pole)
-cheap ($120)

Cons:
-tires wear out
-illegal

the rumour about breaking axels can be true but if you only run stockies or 205s on the back you should be fine (my two mates have been) it when you run 245s all the time that it strains things. Also i'd definately recomend making sure that all your rear end bushes are in good condition otherwise it shudders pretty bad during slow corners.

if you can afford tires then i'd definately say that a mini-spool is better than a aussie LSD coz our LSDs are crap and wear out real quick

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 09, 2005 5:53 pm 
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im seriously thinkin bout goin a mini spool, cause they will almost never break, much stronger than an LSD, it won't whine, it doesnt have heaps of s**t in it that can break (clutches and so forth in a limo) and its cheaper than getting the LSD reconditioned. Dont know yet though

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2005 12:25 am 
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...whining isn't caused by the centre, but the crown/pinion arrangement. If someone wants a minispool, Ive got my old one. Gimme a pm.


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Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 4:39 pm 
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Mini spools are good for what they are but I didnt like mine

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2005 11:36 pm 
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Love mini spools!!! Car is so much more predictable when going sideways and s**t!!!

I had one in my xh ute and now have one in my fairmont!

If you know how to drive and dont be stupid they are a lot of fun!

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2005 10:30 pm 
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how much are mini spools anyway?

im thinkin of getting on that can be turned on/off when i got some stockies on ;)
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Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 12:20 am 
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Ive got one for sale in the for sale section...
But if you are after on/off ones.. then thats alot of money.

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Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 7:04 pm 
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dj`emz wrote:
how much are mini spools anyway?

im thinkin of getting on that can be turned on/off when i got some stockies on ;)


were the hell do you get one that turns on/off that fits a borg warner diff?

im interested very actually

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 7:42 pm 
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I know ZOOM fitted an air locker designed for 4wd's to an XR6T with good success.
How that helps you, I don't know.

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2005 2:37 pm 
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There was a brand that fitted borg warners... um... Hydratrack or something.. I think.


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Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2005 2:48 pm 
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ARB can fit 'em to a 9". Which doesn't really help us.
But interesting anyway... :P

 

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