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Old April 4th, 2011, 10:10 AM   #1
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Default 9 inch spool/locker question

I need some new gears in my ford 9 inch rear. It currently has a mini spool. The question is, should I run the mini spool? Seems like I remember hearing of them breaking? If they do break, what determines the "safe" limit to run one?

My axle is under a jeep cj/yj

5.3 motor (+nos in the future)
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35 mud terrain tires

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not sure how much rock time it will see?

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Old April 4th, 2011, 10:11 AM   #2
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The mini spool don't break the cross pin does.

For the $100 buy a full spool
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Old April 4th, 2011, 10:22 AM   #3
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For the $100 buy a full spool
X's a billion!!!!
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Old April 4th, 2011, 11:16 AM   #4
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We only paid 65$ for our full spool in the old mans truck on eBay new. With that said I ran a mini with chromoloy cross pin for years in my full-size bronco. Rocks,trails,dunes, and daily drove it. In a 9" with 38" boggers. Never an issue.
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Old April 4th, 2011, 12:26 PM   #5
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buddy of mine runs a mini spool in his '79 f150 with 35"s and it does fine, its a tired old 302 though
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i found a detroit on ebay for 180 shipped from dei racing. shop around escam and see what ya find. used 9" lockers are not impossible to find.

if ya stay with a spool get a full spool, its way stronger. if you destroy your mini spool it will take out the new gears.

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Thanks everyone.

Anyone have one of these in a 9 = http://www.aussielocker.com/index.ph...-xd-45831.html
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Anything with a cross pin is more prone to breaking. With your setup, spend the $120 on a full spool.
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So, remove the mini spool and weld it??

Next dumb question, what does anyone around Silver lake or Muskegon do them and how much?
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So, remove the mini spool and weld it??

Next dumb question, what does anyone around Silver lake or Muskegon do them and how much?
I had Rich set up my 9" with a spool and 5.38's. He does great work.
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My 14bolt has been welded for 5 years w/ no problem!
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For the $100 buy a full spool
$100 plus set-up if he doesn't know how to do it.

You already have the mini-spool so run it. What you describe for the drivetrain and type of wheeling you'll be fine.

Cost - free
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