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Old 03-13-2008, 11:39 AM   #11341
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Would you reccomend running a spool on low-medium bite carpet? Or are spools only for high bite tracks?

What about the one-way over the spool? I run stock 13.5 sedan
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Would you reccomend running a spool on low-medium bite carpet? Or are spools only for high bite tracks?

What about the one-way over the spool? I run stock 13.5 sedan
Spool only !
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Old 03-14-2008, 06:20 AM   #11343
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Would you reccomend running a spool on low-medium bite carpet? Or are spools only for high bite tracks?

What about the one-way over the spool? I run stock 13.5 sedan
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Spool only !
WHAT!!! When racing stock/13.5 on carpet the fastest setup will be with a one-way. It all about roll speed through the corners. The one-ways let the car turn into a corner hard and drive out. When I was running a Cyclone I ran the front and center one-way all the time. The car will be aggressive, you may need to change a few shock/suspension things to be comfortable with the car. If you would like a set up for 13.5 carpet, let me know.

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Old 03-14-2008, 06:35 AM   #11344
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Yep, a one-way for anything slower than a mod motor, imho.
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Old 03-14-2008, 09:44 AM   #11345
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Spool vs. One-way: the debate lives on......

The best thing to do is try both of them for yourself. Run what feels more comfortable to YOU on the track.

Everyone has their own driving style. Some may be faster with a one-way, others may be faster with a spool.
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Old 03-14-2008, 10:23 AM   #11346
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To me a lot of people run spool or ball diff on carpet. However, it will really depend on your driving ability.

The 13.5s are not slow and as such a one-way is very difficult for a lot of people to handle consistently. If you can handle it, it should theoretically be faster.

On asphalt once you hit 19T most racers i know run the spool. I dont know about carpet but the one-way will get very difficult to control as you will have way too much steering on a high traction surface.
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Old 03-14-2008, 11:06 AM   #11347
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so whats best for what surfaces?
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Old 03-14-2008, 11:40 AM   #11348
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why don't you try both and figure it out. it all comes down to what feels better to you.... since you are driving your own car.
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Old 03-14-2008, 12:07 PM   #11349
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Like dstyles said, you really need to test it yourself.

I only race on asphalt, i cant stand the one-way. Which is why i'll never be a good driver. In fact even in the slow classes i would rather run a spool instead of a one-way due to the fact that the spool is just so much more stable and the cyclone has so much steering in anycase.

If i need more steering i would be more inclined to run a ball-diff, but that is personal preference and in most cases not the fastest option.
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I am also a sucky driver, I won't see any gains by using a spool until I become that much faster with my wheel. Right now I need all the ease and practicality of the front ball diff.
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Old 03-14-2008, 05:39 PM   #11351
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Like dstyles said, you really need to test it yourself.

I only race on asphalt, i cant stand the one-way. Which is why i'll never be a good driver. In fact even in the slow classes i would rather run a spool instead of a one-way due to the fact that the spool is just so much more stable and the cyclone has so much steering in anycase.

If i need more steering i would be more inclined to run a ball-diff, but that is personal preference and in most cases not the fastest option.

The fast guys in stock, 19T, and MOD all use a spool, in Xray, HB, AE ETC, they all use a spool, not many people use a oneway now
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Old 03-14-2008, 08:02 PM   #11352
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it is not what car you have or what your driving on(asphalt or carpet). it all comes down to size of the track and the lay out. a small tight track you will want a spool or diff. if the track is big with sweeping corners you will want a one way. a one way is faster because you still have good turn in speed. a spool has a bit of a push turn in.
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Im not sure about the one-way being faster for mod on big tracks as they invariably tend to have corners which require breaking to take well.
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Old 03-14-2008, 10:17 PM   #11354
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I learned that with a one-way I will get a lot of off power steering. With the spool, I get a lot of on power steering (what I want). I run a tight carpet course with many hairpins, chicanes and sweepers, I think the spool is the way to go for me!

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Old 03-15-2008, 12:25 AM   #11355
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you guys are talking about rubber tire on carpet right?
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