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Old 01-25-2008, 10:55 PM   #1
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spool front axle?

What is the downside to spooling the front axle? I've had a spool in the rear before and I know what that is like. But with the stock dana 30 in front, not engaged, i should not get wheel chirp or tire problems. My concern is when engaged 4 wheelin, it might try to pull straight or not allow me to control it properly. Has anybody done one?


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Old 01-25-2008, 11:36 PM   #2
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i have a cable actuator on my CAD. when its engaged there is pretty much no turning. i engage it when i line up on whatever obstacle and then disengage it once i'm through it. if going down a relatively packed dirtroad with it engaged and you turn the wheel it bogs the motor down

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i have a 4 banger to boot. boggin aint an option. whats a CAD? newbie to the terms used.
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Old 01-26-2008, 12:00 AM   #4
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i have the 4 banger too. The cad is the central axle disconnect. its a vacuum operated thing in your front axle that disengages the passenger side axle shaft.
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Old 01-26-2008, 12:06 AM   #5
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got it. Mine is still vacuum operated. I will be installing a posi lock this summer. A spool was just my cheap solution to more traction. I also have read how weak the dana 30 is so maybe a spool would just add more stress.
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Old 01-26-2008, 01:29 AM   #6
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For the love of God, do NOT spool the front.
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Old 01-26-2008, 01:39 AM   #7
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gotchya. heard ya. sure did! i must of been having a weak moment. thanks for the heads up. love the forum.
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Old 01-26-2008, 08:10 AM   #8
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BAD IDEA ...((( Just my 2 cents )) Have a friend who was running 44" TSL's and Dana 60 axles, and he could not turn for crap....

Plus, on a Dana 30.. That would be some serious pressure on that axle..

I would not do it...
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Old 01-26-2008, 02:01 PM   #9
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If your rig is a dedicated off road rig then you could spool the rear but the front would be a bad idea. Just get a selectable locker for the front or if cash is tight there are several cheap auto lockers out there...
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if you have the posi-lock, its like having a selectable locker. driver side is always pulling, pass sidepulls when you pull the lever. poor man's ox locker
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I can't speak for a Wrangler but Amy and I had an old Wagoneer with a lincoln locker up front and had no problem turning. that sucker would climb like a bat out a hell too.
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Yes, definitly do NOT spool the front end. Stupid movie. If you've got the cash...or even a credit card, 2 words, selectable locker. One more question, how do you add pics to your profile? Pretty dumb question coming from a mechanic.
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if you have the posi-lock, its like having a selectable locker. driver side is always pulling, pass sidepulls when you pull the lever. poor man's ox locker
i don't think anyone is listening to this. that disconnect axle makes it kinda cool. granted, parts are more likely to break, as with any traction aid.

just like you said, its selectable with that cable. i'm thinking about doing it on my mj, i have a more finess style wheeling, and i know how not to break stuff.

if the op wheels in like manner, he'd be fine (without knowing what tire size being used) if he has a heavey foot, and doesn't know when to use it, then no way.
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Licoln lockers on the rear arnt to bad, had one on my pathfinder turned rough and ate the hell outta my BFG 31/10.5/15 Dueler ATs tho
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i don't think anyone is listening to this. that disconnect axle makes it kinda cool. granted, parts are more likely to break, as with any traction aid.

just like you said, its selectable with that cable. i'm thinking about doing it on my mj, i have a more finess style wheeling, and i know how not to break stuff.

if the op wheels in like manner, he'd be fine (without knowing what tire size being used) if he has a heavey foot, and doesn't know when to use it, then no way.
i've been doing it this way for about 3 or 4 years now and it works fine. first problem i've had was last trip. i "upgraded" my home made posilock and am still working out the kinks.

i carry spare front shafts but havent needed one yet....

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