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 Post subject: Some questions about Mini Spools
Posted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 5:29 pm 
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Hey guys i dont know much about Mini spools so i would like to ask a few questions :)

1. are they legal?
2. better then LSD?
3. how easy is it to fit to a EF diff?

for thoes who are wondering, i was looking at a Borg Warner 28 Spline Mini spool for the EF diffs and was thinking it would be a good upgrade instead of going LSD? so would it be better or should i upgrade to LSD instead? to my understanding they work when i put the accelerator to the floor locking in the diff giving it no slipping? while the LSD is Limited in slipping.

so as much info would be great!

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 Post subject: Re: Some questions about Mini Spools
Posted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 5:36 pm 
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Mini spools just lock the axles up,where as LSD allows the wheels to rotate at different speeds.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Some questions about Mini Spools
Posted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 5:41 pm 
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jvangent wrote:
Hey guys i dont know much about Mini spools so i would like to ask a few questions :)
1. are they legal?
2. better then LSD?
3. how easy is it to fit to a EF diff?


1. No.
2. Still no.
3. You need a diff shop to fit one. But then your car would be illegal.

Mini spools are made for dirt/speedway cars. If you use them in a heavy car on tarmac, they will just twist the end off your axles.
Get an LSD, you will be very pleased with it.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Some questions about Mini Spools
Posted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 6:06 pm 
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if the car is extremely high powered or gunna be used for skids often a spool is the way to go. Ford LSD's are s**t and always wear out if abused. but they are illegal

 

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 Post subject: Re: Some questions about Mini Spools
Posted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 7:50 pm 
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Get a TrueTrac centre instead. More expensive than a LSD or minispool, but are legal, and much stronger than a LSD. Also puts power down mid corner better than a locker (which will induce oversteer).

 

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 Post subject: Re: Some questions about Mini Spools
Posted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:41 pm 
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WILDEB wrote:
Ford LSD's are s**t and always wear out if abusedl


ill agree with that...
while the diffs are strong, the lsd centres dont seem to last..
ive had to reco my diff every year for the last 3 years due to hemisphere wear/dammage/scoring or cracking.. obviously pushing over 200rwkw into it dont help.
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Posted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 5:19 am 
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Interestingly, my son fitted the EL LSD to his BA MK11 some 3 yrs ago and has had no problems at all!

 

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 Post subject: Re: Some questions about Mini Spools
Posted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 7:34 am 
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Interestingly, my son fitted the EL LSD to his BA MK11 some 3 yrs ago and has had no problems at all!


1. why?
2. must not drive it hard enough lol

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 8:34 am 
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I'm not 100% sure, but the E series diffs got a 4 pinion centre, while the pov pack B series only got a 2 pinion centre. So I guess an E series centre would be stronger - whether that makes up for it being a 12+ year old centre I dunno.

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:30 pm 
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okay thanks for the info guys! 8-)

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:43 pm 
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e series diff ffit into a ba easily or would there be some mods needed?.. also would one of these 4 pinion el lsds be as strong or stronger than a 3.46 xr6 lsd? .. could be a cheap replacement for breakage.

 

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e series diff ffit into a ba easily or would there be some mods needed?.. also would one of these 4 pinion el lsds be as strong or stronger than a 3.46 xr6 lsd? .. could be a cheap replacement for breakage.

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:45 pm 
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Lock-rite.
Nothing more need be said.

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:40 pm 
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EVL098 wrote:
Lock-rite.
Nothing more need be said.

Not in IRS.........

 

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