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WPP
Member
posted April 21, 2002 04:03 PM
WHAT ARE THE BEST SLIDERS OUT THERE I WILL BE RUNNING A SWINGARM


jammin
Administrator
posted April 21, 2002 05:20 PM
I am threatening trying the roller bearing.

jammin


modman97
Member
posted April 21, 2002 08:30 PM
I bought a couple from Performance Bodies that were called "Vipers". I dont have a lot of experience running sliders, So I couldnt tell if they are any better than the others. However, they were less expensive, and seem easier to clean/maintain. (They work on a slip tube concept)


jammin
Administrator
posted April 21, 2002 08:36 PM
i have a few of those, I don't feel they are safe. The afco's I have on the old car work ok...you have to clean them often, but the c-clips on the piston come off sometimes creating problems. Do any of you guys know of any of the other eliminators that won't come apart(coupled together somehow)?


jammin


WPP
Member
posted April 21, 2002 09:16 PM
I have also run the vipers never did have a problem with them but i have seen them mess up on the left rear THE AFCO SLIDERS are dangerous never did have any luck with them if they ever extended out they were junk I have a couple of friends they run the gudie the sprintcar car engine guys sliders they love them the only down fall is they are 150.00 a piece and 300.00 for both


Tom Asmus
Member
posted April 21, 2002 09:17 PM
I have ran the Afco sliders for 4yrs with no problems. I am gonna try some of the bearing sliders. I also run swing arm too. I think what made mine last and work good was the grease I used on them. It is called Sli-a-glide, You can get it at NAPA.


Greggie
Member
posted April 21, 2002 10:03 PM
I have a friend that runs the Gaerte piece on his and his dad's car. They have no problems. Just don't try to pump them clear full of grease. It only takes a pump or two for that roller bearing. I personally run the Vipers on my cars. I put heavy wheel bearing grease on the inner tube and don't ever touch them unless one of the boots gets opened up or the inner tube gets exposed for some reason. I had one of my other friends tell me that they ran Vipers and used anti-seize and oil mixed & they had lots of trouble with them galling. I bought some used ones that were that way also... I put my grease on and went out and ran them... No troubles. I feel like you need to space the bottom spring seat up from the rod end, though. I just got some fine all-thread and made me a 3" stud and used a 1" spacer under the spring seat and put a female rod-end on the stud. Worked great.

Greggie

wfoondirt
Member
posted April 22, 2002 09:21 AM
I ran vipers on my three link and never had problems with them, i just clean and regrease them with a good synthetic grease weekely. I still use the vipers on my four bar car with no problems. On my swing-arm car i don't run sliders, it seems to free the car up a little.


G17RACING
Member
posted April 22, 2002 10:48 AM
I RUN THE GEARTE ROLLER BEARING SLIDERS AND THEY WORK GREAT. I PUT ONE PUMP OF GREASE OR UNTIL SOME GREASE COMES OUT THE OTHER SIDE IN THEM EACH WEEK. YOU CAN GET THE REBUILD KITS FOR ABOUT $35 AND PUT NEW BEARINGS IN THEM AND I HAVE DONE THAT ONCE. GOING ON MY SECOND YEAR W/ THEM AND NO POBLEMS.


dirtracer14
Member
posted April 22, 2002 11:19 AM
Last year was the first for me and sliders. I ran the D&M ones they called bearing sliders and you dont greese them! They have a oil light bearing in them that works pretty good. You do have to keep em clean, i would just take em apart and wash with soap and water.the only one that got replaced was one from a wreck and i was able to keep most parts except heims and 1 shaft the other the bearing looks fine and we are running it again this year. I was going to find sone covers for then to help keep the dirt out. Does anyone know were i could find some for the sliders that will stay on??

[This message has been edited by dirtracer14 (edited April 22, 2002).]

booting left
Member
posted April 22, 2002 06:40 PM
Speedway motors has a slider that uses a bronze busing and a bronze puck. has no clips that will pop off if the slider gets fully extended, like the plastic style does.

we have run these for two years with no problems.



A2KY2K88
Member
posted April 23, 2002 12:01 AM
After you take the snap ring out of the gaerte sliders, how do you pop out the guts??


G17RACING
Member
posted April 23, 2002 08:30 AM
THERE IS A SEAL THEN A BEARING THEN ANOTHER SEAL. I HAVE USED A LITTLE TOOL THAT HAS A HOOK ON THE END AND HOOK IT ON THE SEAL AND HIT IT W/ A HAMMER.
OR.. WHAT I USUALLY DO IS SNATCH UP ON THE SHAFT UNTIL THE STOP ON THE BOTTOM OF THE SHAFT PULLS THE SEALS AND BEARING OUT.
YOU CAN GET THE SEALS AT ANY MOTION IND., NAPA, OR SOMWHERE THAT CARRIES THAT TYPE STUFF.IF YOU NEED THE SEAL # LET ME KNOW!


37 Racin
Member
posted April 23, 2002 06:16 PM
Has anyone tried Speedways new linear-bearing spring slider.


PEDDLER
Member
posted April 26, 2002 07:58 AM
Mount the springs on the rear end and eliminate the slider. Weight loss and it works.



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