mudman, Have you noticed extra wear on your axles or other front end components with a spool? I'm looking at getting one. Also, do you feel it would help or hinder my ability to plow snow?My 00' Foreman is all time 4x4 and I have a spool locker in the front and she is not the bike I would want to take on long trail rides. You can make the 00' 2x4 with a kit from warn. I think that is my next purchase after the disk brake kits.