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Old 08-13-2009, 03:36 AM   #1
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Default Rear spool, any advantage?

Planning to use this set up for drag.

Will I loose rear grip? Or if I make sudden brake while turning,
will the car spin out? Has anyone here tried this setup?

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A lot of drifters use spools in the rear for their setups, not good for racing though...
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Planning to use this set up for drag.

Will I loose rear grip? Or if I make sudden brake while turning,
will the car spin out? Has anyone here tried this setup?

Thanks in advance.
for drag i think you will be better or the same as a tight ball diff but if you need to trun a corner you will find it harder with a spool as it will not let the inner wheel rotate at a differant speed to the outer
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I'd be worried about the transmission - at least the diff offers a little bit of give in it, rather than the sudden rip of power/direct drive of a spool.

Guess it wouldnt do any harm to try it though?

I'm not really sure why i'm thinking it, but for drag the car might veer off to one side with a spool in the back if the car is unbalanced in some way.
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What would happen if you put a oneway up front and a spool in the rear?
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What would happen if you put a oneway up front and a spool in the rear?
I do'nt know about now, but that setup is used in 1/8th onroad. I ran that setup in my 1/10th nitro 8 years ago with foam tires. A bit tricky to drive. It can only work with lots and lots of traction and on a bigger track. Nightmare to drive on smaller, dusty tracks so I swapped the rear spool for a diff.
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1/8 car is more stable than 1/10th car. any how u do it, its still fast because of the grip. its just the matter of the drivers hand

if u're into hi-speed drift ep, then 1 way front with a spool like rear will better all rounder,at least for me. it'll be be easier to turn on hair pins it'll loose rear traction more on low speed and understeer on throttle response at hi-speed section. there's always possibility of spin out with this set up. but u can further refine it with chassis setups. to cope with this setups, experiment with softer rear spring, higher shock oil front and a higher gear ratio.

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I do'nt know about now, but that setup is used in 1/8th onroad. I ran that setup in my 1/10th nitro 8 years ago with foam tires. A bit tricky to drive. It can only work with lots and lots of traction and on a bigger track. Nightmare to drive on smaller, dusty tracks so I swapped the rear spool for a diff.
+1 - I've tried that once (emphasis on ONCE...) Without a ton of traction it's almost an exercise in futility...
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Ok thanks. Ill just put the spool up front.

I thought it would help out in quick launches in drag.
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