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Old November 5th, 2006, 03:09 PM   #1
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Default 9" mini spool

Anyone have experience with a 9" mini spool? Thinking of buying an axle with one already installed. Rather have a full spool but I'm going cheap build on this one for now.
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Old November 5th, 2006, 09:05 PM   #2
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A guy on GLJT just broke his at the Badlands- it was under a ZR2 pickup on 37s, IIRC.
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Old November 5th, 2006, 09:27 PM   #3
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I'd rather have it lincoln locked than a mini-spool
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Old November 5th, 2006, 10:03 PM   #4
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I'd rather have it lincoln locked than a mini-spool
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Mini spool puts all the force on the cross shaft. At least welding you can weld directly to the side of the case.


I'd sell it, and buy a real spool, which are dirt cheap for a ford 9".

Pinion depth wouldn't have to be redone, just the backlash. Could probably do it yourself if you were smart about it(measure before hand.)
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Old November 6th, 2006, 10:36 PM   #5
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I broke the cross shaft in my old 9 3 times. Mini spools are hard on that shaft,
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Old November 7th, 2006, 09:32 AM   #6
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full spool, full case locker, or welded will be lots more reliable than a mini spool. run it until you can find some spiders to throw back in to weld it up, or get a full spool...depending on what size tire you run, and how you drive, you should be able to make it work for the time being.
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Old November 7th, 2006, 03:25 PM   #7
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intersting... ive had a mini spool in mine for three years now. drivin it on road for a year and beat on it off road for the other two. never a problem. ive got a set of diffrent gears goin in this weekend and i wont hestitate to do it again. best 16 dollars i ever spent on that rear axle. just my .02
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Old November 8th, 2006, 03:12 AM   #8
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My buddy striped the splines out of the mini spool in his 9" Now he has it welded. He runs 38x20 AG tires, like mine but 38's.
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Old November 9th, 2006, 08:42 AM   #9
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Didn't christian snap the cross pin in his 9 inch with the mini? Of course he is running 40's!
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Old November 15th, 2006, 11:29 PM   #10
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Didn't christian snap the cross pin in his 9 inch with the mini? Of course he is running 40's!
yes. he did. orrin stripped the splines out of his with his 38" tires.

dano would snap cross pins every weekend with his 40's

granted yes, they were 40's, but even so, i haven't been all that impressed by niners that still had the stock carriers in them, chromo cross pin or not.
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Old November 16th, 2006, 02:34 AM   #11
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Ya the cross pin is what mostly goes out.

Orrin was stoked thinking he busted a 9" shaft but was then let down, lol!
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Old November 23rd, 2006, 02:39 AM   #12
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i know you said you wanna keep it cheap but Moser sells Ford 9in steel spools for $190 and you can get a Strange for $145.90
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Old December 6th, 2006, 10:35 PM   #13
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I broke my first cromo cross pin about 3 years ago, in my parking lot, at just above idle testing my new rear calipers.

I replaced it with a yukon full spool for $120, and never looked back.
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