Spools on the street - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep CJ Forum > Spools on the street

XJ Rail Sale!The Ruffstuff NOT Universal 4 Link Kit!Vanco Big Brake Kit Promotion!

Reply
Unread 06-11-2002, 07:46 PM   #1
Moxj85
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Peoria, IL
Posts: 3
Spools on the street

How bad is it to have a spool on the street? It would be a cheap alternative to a locker in the front and I can just unlock my hubs on the street and then when i want all the traction lock them in off road. How would one be in the rear also? I'm sure there would be hella tire wear but could be alot cheaper especially for a dana 70.

__________________
1985 XJ 2.8 V6 5sp.
3" lift
no sway bars
long travel shocks
<a href="http://www.mmoser.itgo.com" target="_blank">www.mmoser.itgo.com</a> check out the photo page with me on the ford
Moxj85 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 06-12-2002, 03:45 AM   #2
cj7traildriver
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Mc Murdo Station Antarctica
Posts: 87
A spool on the front wow lol. if you unlock the hubs when on the road wont affect you but when you have them locked turning will be a pain, not to mention if not on like slick surface will be hell on the turning u-joints. I personaly wouldnt do it. Spool on the rear well cant unlock that for street driveing so when makeing turns would be skidding a tire every time makeing tires wear down fast. Off road would be just fine. Basicly the ARB and the OX Trac lockers are like spools but can activate and deactivate them, where with a spool on the front would have to get out and lock the hubs and if stuck in deep mud sounds like no fun. I would buy a locker.
__________________
Jeep what else matters.
cj7traildriver is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 06-13-2002, 09:12 PM   #3
buddhasbomb
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: oelwein ia
Posts: 47
spools are for racing in a straight line.youll never get turned on street use especially if you have oversize tires.i agree a locker is the best way to go
buddhasbomb is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 06-13-2002, 09:22 PM   #4
OldJeepguy
Registered User
1979 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Santee, CA.
Posts: 753
Had one - hated it!
__________________
Steve
jeep79cj@yahoo.com
OldJeepguy is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 06-13-2002, 10:22 PM   #5
Liberty-4-All
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: San Antonio
Posts: 119
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Originally posted by OldJeepguy:
<strong>Had one - hated it!</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">You will hate a "street spool" more!
__________________
02 Sahara Edition KJ
Best Mod...PowerTrax No Slip Locker
265/75/16 Maxxis Buckshot Mudders
ARMOR, ARMOR, ARMOR
LLL=15.75"
L.O.S.T.member #000001

Visit www.KJJeep.com

I got your Grocery Getter Hangin'
Liberty-4-All is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 06-13-2002, 10:35 PM   #6
OldJeepguy
Registered User
1979 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Santee, CA.
Posts: 753
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Originally posted by Liberty-4-All:
<strong> </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Originally posted by OldJeepguy:
<strong>Had one - hated it!</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">You will hate a "street spool" more!</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">I am saying I ran a spool in the rear and hated it.
__________________
Steve
jeep79cj@yahoo.com
OldJeepguy is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.
Note: All free e-mails have been banned due to mis-use. (Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc.)
Don't have a non-free e-mail address? Click here for a solution: Manual Account Creation
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Thread Tools


Suggested Threads





Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.