Originally Posted by Zac_with_no_K
Just received and installed my front spool. Ready to take it to a tennis court tonight or tomorrow to start practicing before my car finally meets a real track!
Is there any secrets or anything I should know while using a spool?
Yes. Always remember that you only have rear wheel drive braking. Any and every time you pull that throttle trigger, remember you've got a 1.35lb car going speeds of 20-30mph average. Newton's law of inertia makes the car feel like a 6lb object flying around.
Now consider how you can or cannot brake. Braking out to slide into a holeshot, mild braking, and front/ rear braking are completely different.
Sway bars/ Stab bars:
This will help BIG TIME if you're on a track with all hugs, corners, and winds, and then YAY! a 60ft straight. Believe it or not, the medium weight (yellow) and soft (red) stab bars work the best for the front, after speaking with my R version brotherhood and bretheren.
Get the car's nose lower, if possible here. The car might act like a 2WD car at first, but trust us, it's 4WD but just no longer full-time 4WD.
Bank up on spares and try not to kiss your rear hubs against anything solid b/c it will feel like you can fish-tail or do infinite donut burn records
You will fish-tail thru turns more, but the front end of the car acts more like the new TRF417, with a diff that only goes forward. Any tire that needs traction in this application has 150-200 percent advantage on cornering and steering - if you know how to drive.
Pull it all apart, and blast all the metal parts with liquid wrench, and let it thoroughly dry!!! - not carb cleaner!!!! Wash all plastic parts in dish detergent and dry, inspect, replace parts as necessary, and then re-assemble. Giggity!!!
More on the center one-way if you wanna know. PM me