When designing a full traction/diff replacement we wanted to make something indestructible, simple, cost effective, with a reasonable weight that allows you to attach your ring gear securely with or without gear nubs and of course offering a very, VERY tight fit to your axle shafts to eliminate slop.
Keeping in mind all of those things we have come up with our latest creation ... the "FI Spool".
This hardened steel axle spool is great for your Axial and Wheely King based vehicles that need 100% traction, 100% of the time. These 1 oz spools are sure to get you through the toughest trails and have stood up to our worst abuse. They are "F*****g Indestructible ... hence "FI".
Replace your wimpy stock "lockers" and plastic differential assembly with our one piece "FI Spool" and prepare to conquer all!
These spools are designed to offer THE tightest fit possible with stock and aftermarket axle shafts. Our tests have shown that some shafts will require a hair of "love" for a perfect fit ... usually just a matter of forcing them in and out a few times. Other shafts may require a bit of force to get the tang to comply (a light press fit or light polishing is not uncommon).
Also note that you will need to remove any standoffs that may be on your ring gear.
This "fitting" process is due to the variances among manufacturer measurements, tolerances, etc. This is the only way we are able to make these spools work with no slop for all the various shafts out there. Because of this, we suggest you test fit your axle shafts outside of the axle prior to final assembly.
We also suggest using our Copper Anti Sieze Grease
This helps with shaft removal after extended periods of use.
Spools are sold individually and include M2 hardware.
If you are looking for a great set of shafts to go with your FI spool, we now offer our OT Shafts for Axial SCX10/AX10 rear axles.
Tested to fit:
HPI Wheely King
What is the silver collar for? (opens a PDF)
The center slot is created in a single machining operation to ensure "In Phase" outputs which can help to minimize drivetrain harmonics.