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Old 08-03-2007, 07:14 PM
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I know I have been out of RC for a few years and things have changed and cars have changed but I do not understand when I read some posts when you should use a spool or not or what it is and if oneways are even still used. Do the cars still come with diffs or are they coming with something eles? How do you know what to use and when? I am confused.
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Old 08-03-2007, 07:27 PM
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A Spool is a solid axle, helps with mid corner and corner exit power and steering.

You can get one-ways for most cars.

Diff's are generally only used for carpet/foam setups

Despite it's description and the fact it seems mad to have a locked front axle, almost all the top guys on asphalt will be running spools.

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It's true, a spool is the hot ticket on most out door asphalt tracks. I really dont know anyone who runs a one way anymore. I've run a really tight diff in the front and that works out well.
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Old 08-06-2007, 07:16 PM
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do they ever run spools in the reaqr as well?
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I think if you put a spool in the rear, it will make your car slower when in corners for it is like a locked axle so when you turn, they are having a hard time turning for when you turn, the rear's wheels is not turning an equal turn...

For example, you turn right, the left side of the rear wheel will turn more and create little gap than the right rear wheel and vice versa... For the rear wheels dont steer... Not like the front... Hope you get what I mean...
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spool up front all the time.

xanavi spool is useless for the rear it will just result to oversteer and i mean OVER
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Originally Posted by oversquared View Post
spool up front all the time.

xanavi spool is useless for the rear it will just result to oversteer and i mean OVER
Yeah... but also slows down your car when you get the right setup with it... still I would go with ball diif at the rear...
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Originally Posted by Xanavi_R34 View Post
Yeah... but also slows down your car when you get the right setup with it... still I would go with ball diif at the rear...
if ever you do get the right setup it wouldnt be slow . if memory serves me right solid rear axle is being used in 1/8th GP cars and heck theyre FAST
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Originally Posted by oversquared View Post
if ever you do get the right setup it wouldnt be slow . if memory serves me right solid rear axle is being used in 1/8th GP cars and heck theyre FAST
Yeah but they have wide back tyres, I think it would be near impossible to get the setup right without wider back tyres on a touring car.
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Originally Posted by oversquared
if ever you do get the right setup it wouldnt be slow . if memory serves me right solid rear axle is being used in 1/8th GP cars and heck theyre FAST
yes i know. Thats why i said if ever..
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Originally Posted by oversquared View Post
if ever you do get the right setup it wouldnt be slow . if memory serves me right solid rear axle is being used in 1/8th GP cars and heck theyre FAST
try it yourself to get what I mean... Right you said it will oversteer and you mean OVER meaningto say there is a problem with your setup...

Try to time your runs with a rear spool and vice versa, see what your time would be if having the spool at the rear and vice versa... If you made it faster with a spool at the read, then I would just say..... Bravo...
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is car with one way set up will be faster than a car using spool or diff at front???
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is car with one way set up will be faster than a car using spool or diff at front???
If the track is flowing and not very twisty try a one way.

If it has intermediate to hard braking zones (a track with a technical infield) try a spool.

The two are very different to each other, (and different to a diff up front) so be sure to take a few practice laps with each if you have not used them before!
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