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Author Topic:   mini-spools vs full-spools
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 170
posted March 17, 2005 08:06 PM  
what's the performance differance in the two.

Why do people say mini's **** !

20 dollars versus 100 dollars?

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 107
posted March 17, 2005 08:39 PM  
about 10 pounds perf. diff.= about 2 to 5 hp. although some rear ends i know of you cannot get a full spool for such as the metric 7/5.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 374
posted March 18, 2005 07:18 AM  
If you do get a mini spool for a GM rearend get ONLY a coleman brand. Those Black anodized off brand ones are not worth the deposit of the pop cans they were made of. Plus they fit like ****!

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 635
posted March 18, 2005 11:19 PM  
In my experince with a 9", the mini spool doesn't engage the axles as far either. Like 3/4"-1" worth of splines. A full spool engages another 1/2"-3/4" for about 1.5" total. They'll alos a bunch stronger if you race where there's alot of bumping and banging.

We've broken 4 mini spools in 4 years. Last year I put a full spool in my car at the beginning of the year and it's still going strong.

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 115
posted March 20, 2005 07:13 PM  
i have ran minis with never a problem rather spend the extra money elsewhere

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 33
posted March 21, 2005 07:45 AM  
Full spools don't have the cross pin. If you happen to break an axle at the splines you can knock the broken end of the axle out in a full spool without removing the third member.

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