With all other forms of mechanical locking differentials there is some release or slop that exists. ARB's, Eaton's, Ox etc you engage/disengage by switch or cable to allow normal operation. Lock rites, detroit, LSD etc. all still allow for some differing speeds for axle shaft rotation if there is no torque applied to it I.E. turning a corner. With a spool your axles are locked intogether 100% of the time. They are not very advantageous to have if you are putting many street miles put on your rig.