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#946890 - 03/10/11 05:32 PM Re: Spool. Ok for the street? [Re: galen]
1340busa Offline

Registered: 12/14/10
Posts: 42
Loc: georgia
i drive a 72 340 demon with 3.91 and 28 inch tall tires. it has a spool and moser axles. it is a everyday street car no problems. it has superstock springs and mini tubs. i love the spool.

#946891 - 03/10/11 07:27 PM Re: Spool. Ok for the street? [Re: 1340busa]
Superfreak Offline

Registered: 11/08/08
Posts: 3683
Loc: the great wet north
I will be putting a Detroit locker in my street/ strip car.
"Too much to do and not enough time to do it"

#946892 - 03/10/11 07:44 PM Re: Spool. Ok for the street? [Re: Superfreak]

Thanks for all the input guys. I am going to advise him to use a sure grip style diff. His car will see little track time.

#946893 - 03/10/11 07:53 PM Re: Spool. Ok for the street? [Re: Challenger 1]
redmist Offline

Registered: 11/25/07
Posts: 305
Loc: 5th and plum


I drive a spooled jeep on the road, but it has a 14 bolt rear, and 40" tall tires..

There's no sense in telling people how foolish you are.


Foolish how?

#946894 - 03/11/11 01:27 PM Re: Spool. Ok for the street? [Re: ]
an8sec70cuda Offline
I Live Here

Registered: 01/19/03
Posts: 11020
Loc: Marion, South Carolina [><]
Nothing wrong w/ a spool on the street. Rain or shine, doesn't matter about the spool. What does matter is the tires. Drag radials or street slicks are scary on wet pavement. Doesn't matter what differential you have if you're on tires w/ minimal tread and trying to drive on wet pavement.
'70 hemicuda...8.91 at 150.5 mph street car...Mopar Action feature Dec. '14
'69 road runner 440 w/ Indy SRs
'69 road runner 440-6, 4 speed...Dad's ride
'71 Demon 340 resto project
'06 GMC 2500HD LBZ Duramax...toy hauler
'16 Grand Caravan hauler

#946895 - 03/12/11 05:28 PM Re: Spool. Ok for the street? [Re: an8sec70cuda]
Mr. T Offline
super stock

Registered: 06/03/07
Posts: 1161
Loc: Mississippi
I went with a spool after my sure grip took a dump. I drive it on the street occasionally. I just make sure that I don't make any sharp turns around corners. It sort of comes naturally, after dragging 53' trailers around for the past 20 years.

#946896 - 03/12/11 05:39 PM Re: Spool. Ok for the street? [Re: ]
not_a_charger Offline

Mr. Big Shot Moparts Moderator

Registered: 12/02/07
Posts: 14367
Loc: Puttin' on the foil in Charles...
The Scamp had a spool in it. I got caught in the rain once and it made me a little nervous, but otherwise, I didn't mind it. It chirped the tires around corners, but it also made me drive the care carefully. I probably wouldn't drive a spool-equipped street car by choice again, but I'm certainly not against them.

My CJ-7 has Detroits front and rear, though I keep the front hubs unocked on the street. With a 7 inch lift, 35 inch tires, and a short wheelbase, it can be squirrelly in the rain, which I try to avoid. Otherwise, the occasional "bang" from the locker is the only time I notice it on the street. On the trail, they're worth their weight in gold.
Earning every penny of that moderator paycheck.


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