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posted November 18, 2003 02:25 PM
I agree with zero use a spring pullbar and you never have to worry about whether your biscuits are going out on you. Plus the rates on the springs are more accurate and consistent than the rates on the rubber biscuits.

posted November 19, 2003 05:40 PM
I ran the same biscuit for 2 yrs. about 30 races. Never noticed a difference when I changed it. Try replacing it with the rubber biscuits from speedway. They are smaller but still work, two of them. About $10.00 each.

posted November 20, 2003 04:44 AM
are you running an actual spring bar from dirtworks or the 'monty bar'. WE have run the AFCO spring bar for 3 years and never had any problems. You have to keep them cleaned and freed up but you dont have to worry about biscuits going bad either. DW is starting to use a new spring bar that is all exposed not like the slider type. I think it has like 3 rods and brass? bushings. Supposed to be easier to keep freed up. I thought they said it was made by AFCO as well and just hasnt hit the market yet. Is this what you are talking about?

posted November 20, 2003 11:33 AM
I think what you are talking about is the new AFCO? pull bar. I have seen it on Gary CLarks car. That is what is coming on our new car.
The only problems i had with the old slider type AFCO were the plastic bushings inside would get scratches and wear marks in them and they would tighten up in the bore. I stuck them in the lathe and polished them down a little each time and they worked flawlessly. Also sprayed a little chain lube with moly on them when i put it back together. Have run the same bar for 3 years and would clean it every 5 or 6 weeks and no problems. What problems did you have with yours...what wore out on it? The housing or the bushings?

posted November 20, 2003 01:39 PM
Hypercoil is a spring manufacturer. Their springs are blue just like afco are yellow. I am guessing you have the progressive rate spring if it is a hypercoil.
How many nights did you run the AFCO bar and how often did you clean it. I have heard another guy who broke those star washers but really havent heard too many otehrs have problems with them. Mostly just with the bushings and not being taken care of.

posted November 21, 2003 05:29 AM
I have run both a progressive and the D&M. I switch to the D&M because we have a very slick track. The D&M worked great for foward bite on dry slick track. It has the best of both worlds, The progressive worked super on tracks that have alot of bite. I sold the car but, still have the D&M if any ones intrested 607-527-8581. It has a spring and biskets on 3 rods, sounds like the ones from DW.

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