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stang106
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posted 12-10-2002 01:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stang106   Click Here to Email stang106     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I see lots being sold from a guy in Iowa, I don't know the manufacturer of the parts, but the prices seem reasonable. Is this a good deal or should I stay away? Also would a lightweight or super lightweight spool work any better of fail on a drag car, I assume they are for circle track cars?
Dave

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steve'66
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posted 12-10-2002 01:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dave,

I bought a set of his gears and they look good. No brand name on them, but like you said the price is right. As far as the light weight spools I passed on that idea. Maybe if you were racing a class like Alex and needed every last .001 et reduction.

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stang106
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posted 12-10-2002 01:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stang106   Click Here to Email stang106     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks, Steve.
So is a full spool better than using a mini-spool?
Dave

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stang106
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posted 12-10-2002 01:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stang106   Click Here to Email stang106     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I asked the vender about the spools and gears, here is his reply:

The gears are made special for us in Italy, just like many other name
brands such as Motive. They don't really have a brand name. They are
great gears, we sell around 5-10 a day. Everyone is very happy with
them. The spools are locally made.

Thanks,
BRYDON

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steve'66
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posted 12-10-2002 01:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes a full spool is much stronger and lighter than a mini spool.

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Moneymaker
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posted 12-10-2002 01:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, they are better than a mini spool.

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kid vishus
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posted 12-10-2002 02:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a lightweight steel spool in my car. It has been in there for several years now, and is still going strong. I wouldnt use an aluminum spool in a drag car thugh, they arent strong enough. A mini spool wont last long either. I have known a couple of gusy that tried to run them at the strip, they break ratehr quickly, especially if you are using slicks and have any amount of power.

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