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#2461227 - 03/04/18 08:55 PM 8 3/4/stock axles/spool in a D100 - will it live long?
grancuda Offline
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Registered: 04/28/06
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Put a '72 D100 together & the only third member I have laying around at the moment is a 3.90 with a spool. I'm going to daily the thing for a while & it may be a month or so before I get it swapped. What's the chances of snapping an axle? I've got the tires pumped up to 40 psi so they don't hook up as good & hopefully spin easier & I try to make all my turns wide & take the straightest paths through parking lots. Got a line on a 3.55 open but it's going to need gone through.
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#2461239 - 03/04/18 09:08 PM Re: 8 3/4/stock axles/spool in a D100 - will it live long? [Re: grancuda]
Iowan Offline
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I've run a spool on street an I think It matters how big your tires are and how you drive. I would power up slitly on turns to help one tire slip
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#2461242 - 03/04/18 09:14 PM Re: 8 3/4/stock axles/spool in a D100 - will it live long? [Re: Iowan]
sam64 Offline
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Registered: 12/19/08
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30 spline axles on a pickup should last forever,not enough weight back there.
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#2461304 - 03/04/18 11:04 PM Re: 8 3/4/stock axles/spool in a D100 - will it live long? [Re: grancuda]
humpty Offline
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Registered: 10/17/07
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Loc: Minnesota, USA
I ran an 8 3/4 with stock axles and a spool with drag radials in the 11's for a couple years and at least 100 passes before swapping to a 35 spline spool and after market axles. The stock axles showed no signs of stress when I took them out. They are tough indeed.
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#2461507 - 03/05/18 12:15 PM Re: 8 3/4/stock axles/spool in a D100 - will it live long? [Re: grancuda]
383man Offline
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Registered: 01/19/03
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Loc: Balt. Md
I still have stock axles in my 63. I run 4.30's with a Detroit Locker and 30 x 9 radial slicks on the street. I have 7 years on them on the street with my 493 and about 20 track passes and last time I had the axles out they still looked fine. I plan to upgrade but so far they have held up better then I thought they would. Course my car is an auto car. Ron
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#2461544 - 03/05/18 01:31 PM Re: 8 3/4/stock axles/spool in a D100 - will it live long? [Re: grancuda]
ric3xrt Offline
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Registered: 01/13/06
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Ran 4:30s in a 75 D100 440 4 speed , stock axles and spool for about 5 years(28k miles) , ran those old Mickey Thompson I tread tires on the street.
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#2461695 - 03/05/18 06:55 PM Re: 8 3/4/stock axles/spool in a D100 - will it live long? [Re: grancuda]
6pakdakota Offline
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Registered: 10/17/10
Posts: 74
Loc: michigan
I daily drove a 360 Dakota for several years with a spool, 3.91 gears, and stock axles. No issues. The axles still looked perfect when the rear end came out of the truck.

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