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67mike
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posted 05-23-2001 12:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67mike   Click Here to Email 67mike     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a friend who has a 66 coupe. It is being reworked and he has aquired a 9" "full spool" ? I take that it is supposed to be full time posi. He is wanting to know about using this setup as daily driver. Thanks mike

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7DMACH1
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posted 05-23-2001 12:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 7DMACH1   Click Here to Email 7DMACH1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No way. You will wear out your rear tires in a week. When a car turn the inside wheel must turn slower than the outside. With a spool both tires will be turn at the same speed. Your tires will be squeeling and will wear them out. A posi slips on turns so the wheels can turn at different speeds. I would not even think about using a spool on a daily driver.

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steve'66
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posted 05-23-2001 12:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ditto

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tempo1993
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posted 05-23-2001 12:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tempo1993   Click Here to Email tempo1993     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Double ditto!

Not to mention the really cool hoppin the car will do around corners

~Scott~

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JAAZZY
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posted 05-23-2001 01:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JAAZZY     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I ran a "mini" spool on the street for about 6 months before I had to get rid of it. It was great for straight line speed but I just couldn't take the noise and hopping around turns. The only fun thing was that I could completely steer with the throttle.

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steve'66
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posted 05-23-2001 01:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Jas,

You going tonight?

SteveW

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JAAZZY
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posted 05-23-2001 01:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JAAZZY     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Can't... Need to finish landscaping the yard. Hopefully I'll be out next time. Closed next week though aren't they?


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Jas,

You going tonight?

SteveW


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steve'66
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posted 05-23-2001 02:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't think so. There are races on Monday (Mem Day)all day and next Weds night too. CU later,

SteveW

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69maverick
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posted 05-23-2001 03:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69maverick   Click Here to Email 69maverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I hate to tell you guys this but very little of this is true!! My son's 68. 8" with 4:11's and 15" 60's on it don't ware tires at all! Unless he is leaving 20 footers
under the highway underpass at the end of our road!! It does squeal a little in tight turns but for the most part you wouldn't know the difference! I have never seen it hop
around a corner!! As far as tires being worn out in a week my kid has put about 1500 miles on his new kelly chargers and they still look new!

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tempo1993
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posted 05-23-2001 03:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tempo1993   Click Here to Email tempo1993     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
69Mav, I had a mini spool in my LeSaber, and that scuker chewed a set of tires at least once a month(MT's ain't cheap either)and that was with pretty limited driving. It also hopped HORRIBLY around turns, so I just steered with my right foot, but it was annoying and I replaced with with a locker, which was a bit noisy, but didn't hope and my tires lasted about another month longer(the rest is my fault )

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JAAZZY
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posted 05-23-2001 03:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JAAZZY     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I never noticed the tires wearing but considering that it did skip in tight turns it seemed likely. I guess I should clarify further in that it skipped around sharp turns. Wider turns at legal speeds were not a problem. Take a tight turn at a fast rate and if it doesn't skip it's because you're sliding! Anyway, I felt the handling suffered so I swapped it for a traction lock. If I break this one I'll switch to a locker.


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Originally posted by 69maverick:
I hate to tell you guys this but very little of this is true!! My son's 68. 8" with 4:11's and 15" 60's on it don't ware tires at all! Unless he is leaving 20 footers
under the highway underpass at the end of our road!! It does squeal a little in tight turns but for the most part you wouldn't know the difference! I have never seen it hop
around a corner!! As far as tires being worn out in a week my kid has put about 1500 miles on his new kelly chargers and they still look new!

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67mike
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posted 05-23-2001 05:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67mike   Click Here to Email 67mike     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
thanks guy's that is what he was afraid of and breaking axles was another. thanks
also does any one know of a company named Boss, Inc. that does really cool graphics. they make awesome 302, 351 etc. side badges. I have seen them but can't find their place of business mike

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69maverick
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posted 05-24-2001 11:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69maverick   Click Here to Email 69maverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Scott!! LeSaber? My god man!! What were you thinking? Ya can't compair the weekness
of a GM to a Ford Rear!!

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 05-24-2001 08:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Also, for a daily driver, he might find himself doing a bunch of unplanned u-turns in the rain.

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