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Author Topic:   leaf spring sliders
posted January 28, 2003 08:37 AM
throw the sliders out. i found rocks or dirt pack the slider and bind up. go with the old shackel mount they are more reliable and easier on the spring

Big Dawg
posted February 02, 2003 11:49 AM
Sliders work fine,as long as you take them apart and clean them every now and then.also I suggest using anti-seize on them to keep them sliding freely.

bill t fast
posted February 04, 2003 02:36 PM
smiths books are old in my opinion, but a stock camaro is if i remember correctly, 5-6 inches max, and many of them work great.

landrum says 9 inches..

i have allways ran mine with a weight jack on them so anywhere between 7-12 was what i used, it worked just fine.

posted February 04, 2003 04:35 PM
Originally posted by bill t fast:
ok I have began mounting my sliders, while referancing this forum, and steve smith's dirt track tech book. Smith recommends approximately 5 degree spring incline from front to rear. A 9" height difference works out to be around 11 or 12 degrees,where as five degrees is about a 6 1/2" height difference. Ichose to split the differenceand go with about 8 degrees aproox 7 3/4 height differnce. wondering if this was the smart choice


I compared a lot of resourses on this topic a few years ago and decided on 9" . I found recommendations for: 5 degrees (4.7")& 7 degrees (6.5") at the low end and at the high end 9" (9.5 degrees) from Landrum and finaly 8.5" to 10.5" (9 to 11 degrees) from AFCO.

At the time, I was using Landrum springs, so I decided to follow their reccomendation.

With stock front mounts, mounted 9" higher in rear .... I found I did not need (could not use) lowering blocks , but the car worked great. A little less anti-squat then one might want and very little rollsteer ..... but it hooked up really nice (set a track record for fastest lap that still stands after 2 years).

My thinking was that I could space it down if I felt the need. I messed arouund with spacers up to 1", but never found a set up I liked better.


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