Re: Locker versus spool. My opinion
I have not run one in a Jeep, but in an 11 second street/strip car. The only thing I really didn't like was how bad it would bind going around corners. I would usually have to bring the RPM's pretty close to the stall speed of the converter to keep moving while cornering. My soft DOT approved tires also wore very fast, and because of how soft they where, I am sure it contributed to the binding. I have no problem with a spool in a trail only rig, that is trailered to and from the trails, but if it sees any street time at all, I really feel that you need a differential. I will admit that a Spool will handle more predictable then a locker. One more thing, how many spools have you seen on asphalt circle track cars, I am sure they are out there, but I havn't seen any, but spools are used in all forms of dirt track racing. Must be a reason.