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posted January 27, 2000 07:05 PM
We run them, but do constant maintenance on them also. There is a definite advantage to running them, just by the placement, and movement advantages. As for the WD-40 deal, the nylon bushings inside will swell if you use it. Then you have clearance problems. The best thing we have found to use is dry graphite lubricant. It isnt wet, so it keeps the dust and dirt from sticking to the shaft. Its really messy to use though. Hope this helps.

posted January 28, 2000 08:56 AM           
BRAVE,you also need to keep the angles of the shock and the slider the same,this is where a lot of problems with binding come in,also if you drill an air bleed hole in the body of the slider(3/16ths)about a inch away from the heim it keeps the slider from pumping up pressure and gives you a place to spray your lube,hope this helps ya.

posted January 28, 2000 10:17 AM
I forgot, we also did that, seems to help. But the biggest ordeal we have come up against with spray lubes is finding something that does not swell the poly bushing. Slick 50 does it, WD 40 does it...
Still looking. The best thing we have found is graphite.

posted February 02, 2000 04:37 PM           
sliders like afco's do need maintenancebut try track products no binding no maintenance they can be seen at

posted February 03, 2000 10:54 AM
All sliders need maintenance,especially on dirt. I try to do mine every other night. it helps prevent corrosion and binding. I also used the wrong lube once and swelled up my teflon slider and my torque arm was binding bigtime, couldn't get any bite. I think afco slider a good wet lube with the dust boot is the way to go.

Kelly Choate
posted February 05, 2000 08:34 PM           
I tried them on a IMCA modified.
We faught them for about 4 weeks.
Couldent keep them from binding.
Finally took them off and replaced them
with jack bolts. Sure glad we did,
just my opinion

posted February 05, 2000 10:32 PM           
the best sliders are the ones thrown away in your junk pile. but if you have to run them, the new bearing sliders are by far the best ones to have. they have a linear bearing instead of the flop ass nylon bushing. cost a little more but worth it

posted February 16, 2000 11:19 PM
One good thing about sliders is they move inline with the rear end instead of flexing sideways if you mount them on top of your reaarend. This keeps the spring rate more consistent if you clean them and clean them often. I feel this extra work is worth the headache

posted February 17, 2000 06:01 AM
I have to agree road, I am a slider person also. If you run buckets, you can't switch your locations of your springs either.

posted February 18, 2000 07:18 PM
Is it best to run the coil spring sliders in front of the rear end or behind it with a three link suspension, or should one be in front and one in the back and if so which should be in front and why.

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