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2nd2none
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 193
posted December 24, 2001 08:12 PM
my car now has a 3 link with springs on top of rearend, I have to run a chain on LR so when the car rolls over the LR spring doesnt fall out, I dont have a problem with having the chain but im sure im not letting the car work as free as it could, like when it reaches end of chain and cant go any farter, with the chain on i can jack the frame up till the chain is just tight, there is 2" between bottom of rearend and top of underslung bar. My question is with a slider will i beable to get them extra 2" of rollover if i need them or is a slider limited to how car in can separate?

Modking
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 11
posted December 26, 2001 09:10 AM
You will be limited with the slider unless you are using extra tall springs then I suppose it could work.

A slider is basically a tube on one end and a shaft on the other. The shaft travels back and forth inside the tube. If the shaft pulls out of the tube, bye bye spring, or hello bent shaft.

[This message has been edited by Modking (edited December 26, 2001).]

TOOLBOY
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 17
posted January 01, 2002 07:17 PM
hey nice web site. who is your isp server? how much does it cost? please send me some info via private message if you dont mind. thanks

[This message has been edited by jammin (edited January 01, 2002).]

Racer111
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 46
posted January 01, 2002 07:30 PM
What about the shock travel ?Where is it at when the spring is loose and the chain has 2 inchs left ?

2nd2none
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 193
posted January 02, 2002 09:34 PM
ive decided i'll prolly buy a slider and put it behind axel tube on LR. will this work or does the spring need to go infront of the axel on LR. RR i was goin to leave ontop of rearend.

Gene
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 183
posted January 03, 2002 01:36 AM
I use 2 different sliders for the reasons you have stated. The left side I use a Coleman 450-180. $8250. It has no stop built in it. Makes spring changes a breeze.My axle bottoms on the frame. On the right use an AFCO. If you cant use the frame for a stop, Adjust the chain so it allows plenty of roll, but wont allow the tube to pull out or the shock to bottom out.

jammin
Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 5060
posted January 03, 2002 01:55 PM UIN: 16262997
The afco sliders that you put together have a stop built in to them also. I run these. I also have some of the Coleman types also. Not sure about them though.


jammin

jammin
Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 5060
posted January 03, 2002 01:58 PM UIN: 16262997
How much friction do you think that you lose with the piston in relationship to the plunger type?

jammin

Gene
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 183
posted January 03, 2002 03:32 PM
friction...not much if they are clean, the AFCO are a "need to be clean units" the colemen will pass a rock

rockit
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 17
posted January 03, 2002 08:43 PM
got 4 set of silder that i will sell cheap if you want them 1 money get all that i have thanks rockit

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