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Old 10-05-2005, 08:34 PM   #16
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In a number of tracks I had driven on with no traction additives it has been great help to have a front spool and I usually stuck to it.

I had never driven in a place with traction characteristics (lots of traction compound) as those in Revelation, so out of lack of experience I started using the front spool and the car just did not turn!!

Walter and others suggested me to drop it and go for the one-way, which is definitely the only way to go at Rev.

If the track is dusty or has low-med traction then the spool could work well !!
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Old 10-11-2005, 10:42 AM   #17
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Another thing is to try really thick grease or oil for little diff action , but still some so dont get the bad traits of the spool. Also diff-lock is what you want to use to stop it completely, I would suggest that over clay.
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Default i have a front spool diff for the fw-05r on ebay...

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Old 10-12-2005, 03:54 PM   #19
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I run a spool in my XRAY (Electric) and the drivetrain wear has increased considerably. Also tyre wear increases as the outer tyre is not able to travel at a different speed to the inner tyre to compensate for the wider arc it travels around corners. I'll try it on my MTX-3 soon. Your still able to achieve good turn in with a spool with a couple set-up adjustments.

p.s. i believe the Kyosho/Sirio boys (Bertin, Spashett, Shimo, etc) were running front spools in their RRR's at the last 200mm IFMAR worlds in Brazil which they happened to dominate!
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Old 10-13-2005, 01:55 PM   #20
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Has anybody tried to run a spool in the rear of a 1/10 car with a one-way in the front?

I've a tc3 that has NO off-power steering but is very balanced in the S's so i'd like to find a way to get nice off-power steering and keep torque through the apex.

I don't know about ep cars, but I am using a rear LSD from Kawahara with a front one-way on a V-one-R. The LSD locks the diff. as rpm increase. I experience VERY GOOD in & out of corners at HIGH SPEED! It kinda "sting-shot' the car when entering into the long straight.... meaning I have the advantage to gun it at a early stage. But still works as a normal diff. in tight corners. Anyone who like gp driftting, is a 'must have' for your kit.......

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Old 10-13-2005, 08:23 PM   #21
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When you run the spool do you go out with the same diameter tires front to rear?? I usually go out with 1.5mm larger front tires with the one way so it will only pull with the front tires when the rear tires start to slip.This way the front tires will start to pull the car in the direction that the front tires are pointed as the rears start to slip.
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When you run the spool do you go out with the same diameter tires front to rear?? I usually go out with 1.5mm larger front tires with the one way so it will only pull with the front tires when the rear tires start to slip.This way the front tires will start to pull the car in the direction that the front tires are pointed as the rears start to slip.
Staggering your front tires larger usually yields a lot of on power push.
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