Re: to spool or not to spool
With a spool, you will have a very hard time turning, with the front axle engaged. A locker will still give you differantial action, but still be harder to turn than open. I run front and rear lockers in a high horse short wheelbase Jeep, and have come to the conclusion that, the only people that complain about lockers, are those who don't have lockers. IMHO, get lockers, adjust your driving style for road conditions, and leave the lockerless vehicles behind. Stay away from spools, they really have no place on a street or trail machine. I ran a spool on a street/strip car, and wore out rear tires in 1000 miles. I know that has nothing to do with the front axle on a 4x4, but a locker is a better solultion, and lockrights or EZ lockers really aren't very expensive, especially for the 10 bolt GM.