This is just a post for people who are interested in mini spools.
First off, install was a PITA. I should have frozen the center blocks, it would have saved about 30 minutes.
That is how it looks.
I didn't get any pics of the install, it was VERY messy.
I feel like I seriously have 4wd compared to how I was before
2 wheels spinning all the time
Weakens carrier (which already is the weak point)
Chirps when turning
Truck wants to go straight, and only straight
Puts extra stress on pretty much everything
Basically, the way I feel right now, if I break it, I will make it better. I know people that have ran a spool for years, no problems, drive it like they stole it. I also know one person who shattered their carrier within a week. I guess there are a lot of contributing factors.
For me, it was nice, I had a summit gift cert, from complaining about my rock cralwer wheels
It was 100 to the door IIRC...I think I may have bought something else too though, so it may be a little cheaper for others.
So my point:
If you want a cheap alternative to a locker, get a mini spool. It's awesome offroading, onroad it's bearable and plenty drivable. I feel like I'm driving a sport ATV. But it makes the truck feel very nice and predictable. Just if you install it, freeze the center blocks a few days before you go to install it. It makes it much easier.
I know theres a lot I didn't cover, but it's just my little version.
So far, I'm in love. I feel like I have a new truck. I can't wait for bigger meats!! I'm going out in a few mins to go test it some more, but I just got back from doing a little test run...pics to come