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  1. #1
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    pro/cons of a rear spool

    I was just wondering does anyone run a rear spool in there T-maxx and not one up front? I would asume running one in the rear would put more strain on the axles. I was just wondering some pros and cons of a spool. I dont race or noting just a basher.

    thanks,

  2. #2
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    Spools are great if you only run in the dirt or loose terrain.
    Fnunyhowyuorbarinwlilraedtihswtihuotmsisnigawrod

  3. #3
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    i did'nt like mine, ended up giving it away. spin out to easy
    auto 5, great guy to deal with

  4. #4
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    I've ran a spool before.

    Pro:
    Great traction in low traction places.
    Better wheelies
    Better for crawling or really uneven ground
    makes it easier to steer with the trottle on the track.
    makes the truck feel looser
    instand and even power delivery to both wheels.
    stronger diff setup (no cups to break)
    one tire will not unload

    Cons:
    bashing :
    was told harder on driveline (I have heard never broke anything myself)
    larger turing radius
    lack of rear diffing requires agressive driving on track
    if rear spins, both tires spin

    all in all you really just have to give it a try. You can always go back.
    Pay It Forward.

  5. #5
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    that answers my questions guess ill try one. Since I consistantly break diff cups. For now I am just gonna run a one in the rear.

    thanks,

  6. #6
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    My buddy has one... since he put one in, it has broken (2) 3.3 driveshafts. He now keeps a spare driveshaft in his tool box...

  7. #7
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    It all comes down to where you run your truck.for me i run in alot of loose dirt and lots of hills to climb.but im still on the edge if i like it or not.i still have one setup that i'm sure i will run again.It's all about what works for you and your driving style.they are great for drag racing your buddy,or racing in the hills.
    Fnunyhowyuorbarinwlilraedtihswtihuotmsisnigawrod

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