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dirtracer14
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 128
posted March 18, 2001 11:08 AM UIN: 23443678
I just got the new sliders from D&M and not sure what is best to use on em.This is the first time i have used sliders so help me out guys.Thanks

Gene
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 48
posted March 18, 2001 04:59 PM
Use what D&M say works best with them. I run Colman sliders with oil&grafite, They dont have seals or bushings. AFCO sliders have lots of parts and require more maintance and different lube.

Roger 01
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 7
posted March 19, 2001 12:45 AM
I use a dry moly lube (chain lube)from schafers oil it seems to work good on all the sliders i've tried (lots).Also I take them apart and clean&lube them every week seem to have the best luck that way
01

jammin
Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 3279
posted March 21, 2001 06:16 PM UIN: 16262997
Just make sure, if your sliders have poly in them that you do not use WD or Slick 50...it will cause them to swell....then they will stick...

jammin

A2KY2K88
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 58
posted March 22, 2001 03:21 PM
HOW CAN I GET AHOLD OF D&M. WEB SITE OR PHONE #.

whel
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 30
posted March 22, 2001 06:42 PM
quote:
Originally posted by A2KY2K88:
HOW CAN I GET AHOLD OF D&M. WEB SITE OR PHONE #.

D&M phone # 1-806-935-2448 ask for jim.

Racer 111
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 92
posted March 22, 2001 08:19 PM
What kind of sliders? I have drilled a hole in the top and bottem and when I wash the car after each race Stick the end in the holes seems to keep them real clean.Just spray them down with WD each night.

jammin
Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 3279
posted March 22, 2001 08:51 PM UIN: 16262997
These were the afco sliders.....they didnt swell dramatically, but over time they grew....all I did to correct it was take the polly pieces off and used a grinder and took a little material off to make them loose again...no big deal, but I didnt realize they would swell like that...It might have been the slick 50 I used instead of the wd, but one or the other caused it. Not sure which.

BigDave
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 1
posted March 23, 2001 11:30 AM
I like using Nickel Anti-Seize, I noticed that the bushings were staying in good shape and showing no sign of wear. I cleaned them and anti-seized them every 2 weeks or 4 races.

dirtracer14
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 128
posted March 23, 2001 02:34 PM UIN: 23443678
Just talked to them at D&M and the verdict is NO LUBE!!!! Good thing i left em dry they have a deal inside that you dont lube so ill try it out.

doowchuck
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 45
posted March 24, 2001 09:01 AM
Nylon is hydroscopic (will absorbe moisture from the air) thus you can expect a certain amount of swelling in wet or humid conditions.
john

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