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Old March 17th, 2008, 11:10 AM   #1
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Default D60 Spool or Locker Question

Ok, I couldn't find an exact answer to this question in previous posts, but maybe I missed it.

I'm trying to figure out what to purchase either a spool or a Detroit Locker.

I'm going to run 37" IROK's with 5:13 gears, stock 4.0L. This is not a DD, but I do want to drive it on the road once in a while.

Please let me know your opinion.

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Old March 17th, 2008, 11:19 AM   #2
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How much do you want to spend? For me i will either run a spool or weld the diff. Im cheap and cant see spending the money of a Detroit. Would i like one.........yes but only for the front. In the rear i will never run anything but a spool or locker even if i do drive it on the street.
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Old March 17th, 2008, 11:24 AM   #3
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Spool rear, Detroit front. (you didn't say which)
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Spool Rear.
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I was happy for years with Detroits front and rear. Just now heading over to the rear spool group cuz they promised me it was better....

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I run a spooled rear with ARB front, if I had hydro assist I would go Detroit front.

Spool has been in the rear for 3 years and it gets around 1000 miles of road use plus another 1000 trail, a year with no problems other than tire wear.
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Old March 17th, 2008, 05:32 PM   #7
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I went with a spool front and rear.. Everyone tells me I'm going to hate it.. I have full hydraulic steering ( If PSC every gets the ram in stock ) and I have lockouts so in a tight tight bind I could always unlock one. I went the spool route because I just couldn't bare to part with any more money on this thing.. The wife is already ready to kill me.. And that's just for what she's knows about..
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Thanks for everyone’s comments, I really appreciate it. I am on a restricted budget “wife budget=0$$$$$ for me”, so I want to do the best thing with the cheapest cost. I was interested in info for both axles.

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Then weld them. Im sure you have a buddy that is good at welding if you cant. Then take the money and get some other shit.
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Or Mini-Spool.. They are pretty cheap.. I bought my spool on ebay for like 170 bucks.. And that's a full spool.. I had no problems with setup .. Run out was fine.. I thought for sure it was gonna be a wibbly wobbly piece of shit but it's stout..
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Mini spools suck ass and i have never seen one for a d60
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Old March 19th, 2008, 04:07 AM   #12
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I just looked on Ebay.. Now I see why there isn't any mini spools available.. The full spools are from 130-170 That's cheap..
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