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I am thinking of putting a mini-spool in my 8.8 because I can't afford running a locker due to tight finances. I was wondering the pros and cons of this set up. I am currently running 33" Mickey Thompsons and plan to switch to 4.56 gears when I put in the spool. I was also told I would have to get a c clip eliminator kit which runs about 200$! Is this true?? (in which case I might as well just get a locker). thanks for the input
 



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ya that about sum's it up

spool or mini spool = c-clip elim's

locker = cost of c-clip and spool/mini spool

not sure if they make a detroit tru-trac for the 8.8" with c-clip's but that would be my suggestion

lock-rites are cheep tho.........
 






JTX

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Jegs has a mini spool for the 8.8 that doesnt need the c-clip elimination.
 






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My Alburn didn't need the elimator. Just grind the clip flat to fit in the slots.


you do not need to wait to change gears for a mini spool.

Pro.. traction!

Cons.. tire scrubbing on tight (3 point tight) turns.
 






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If the budget is tight and your ready to run a spool...why not weld it? All it costs is the price of the rods :D
 






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JTX said:
Jegs has a mini spool for the 8.8 that doesnt need the c-clip elimination.

cool... last time i asked about a spool or mini spool for the X i wuz told i needed the elim's

next problem will be keepin the carrier from bustin in half....
 






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CodePoet said:
If the budget is tight and your ready to run a spool...why not weld it? All it costs is the price of the rods :D


a good idea but i have tried this with 2 8.8" carriers and they both broke shortly after leaving the parking lot... one was welded by a 8yr journeyman welder the other by a backyard mechanic who has welded up alot of 9"s for hotrodders and wheelers.... maybe i just have bad luck?
 






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A full spool will need the c clip eliminator. The mini spools fit inside the carrier just like a lunchbox locker and the c clips are still used.
 






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mini spools are like $150

aussie lockers are $229

TrueTrac (new) is $400
 












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I'm running welded with 4.56's. No complaints. :D
 






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