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Old 02-18-2009, 05:09 PM
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It seems as though all of the fast guys that run asphalt/rubber all run spools in the front. What exactly is a spool. I have a basic idea but not 100%. Why do they run them only in the front.

Also wouldn't a one way be equivalent to a "spool"?

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It seems as though all of the fast guys that run asphalt/rubber all run spools in the front. What exactly is a spool. I have a basic idea but not 100%. Why do they run them only in the front.

Also wouldn't a one way be equivalent to a "spool"?

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Spool or a solid axle usually used for tracks that is slippery, small technical, or big wide tracks & tracks that needs braking. Thats for me...

A One-way is only a spool when on-power. Or not its not considered a spool. Usually I'll use a 1 way on small or mid size tracks with no need for braking for a hairpin.

Spool also suits a more aggrasive driving style.
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Thanks Ben, I was also reading a setup sheet. For toe it said 3degrees total. Does that mean 1.5 to each rear wheel?

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Thanks Ben, I was also reading a setup sheet. For toe it said 3degrees total. Does that mean 1.5 to each rear wheel?

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thats 3deg on each side...
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From what I have read, spools arent used on small tech tracks...they are only used up front because in the rear, they would act like a locked diff on a drift car...try running it only in the rear and you will quickly see what I mean...
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thats 3deg on each side...
Thanks Joe.

Hey are you going to be coming down to Jackson at all this upcoming season?

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Thanks Joe.

Hey are you going to be coming down to Jackson at all this upcoming season?

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yup should be down a few times this summer since they are racing sundays this yr.. what car are you running now? thought you had a FK05
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