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Re: Leaf Spring slider Tech [Re: Wirenut] #2755827
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Originally Posted by Wirenut
I am not familiar with this slider set up can someone explain?


It mounts to the rear of the leafspring replacing the shackle.

Supposed to keep the spring rate from changing and let the spring move freely.


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Re: Leaf Spring slider Tech [Re: GY3] #2755833
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Originally Posted by GY3
Originally Posted by Wirenut
I am not familiar with this slider set up can someone explain?


It mounts to the rear of the leafspring replacing the shackle.

Supposed to keep the spring rate from changing and let the spring move freely.


Is it something you would employ with only a mono leaf Caltrac set up?

Re: Leaf Spring slider Tech [Re: Wirenut] #2755843
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I see no reason they couldn't be used with a conventional spring pack.

They seem to be most prevalent with the Cal-Trac crowd.


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Re: Leaf Spring slider Tech [Re: Wirenut] #2755846
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Originally Posted by Wirenut
I am not familiar with this slider set up can someone explain?


Its a roller bearing back where the leaf spring attaches at the rear... as to on the street.. the guys I put them
on for.. none had any issues.. it can make it handle a slight bit better due to less movement(side to side)
wave

Re: Leaf Spring slider Tech [Re: MR_P_BODY] #2755873
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Originally Posted by MR_P_BODY
Originally Posted by Wirenut
I am not familiar with this slider set up can someone explain?


Its a roller bearing back where the leaf spring attaches at the rear... as to on the street.. the guys I put them
on for.. none had any issues.. it can make it handle a slight bit better due to less movement(side to side)
wave


Want to install mine?

Re: Leaf Spring slider Tech [Re: MR_P_BODY] #2755879
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Originally Posted by MR_P_BODY
Originally Posted by Wirenut
I am not familiar with this slider set up can someone explain?


Its a roller bearing back where the leaf spring attaches at the rear... as to on the street.. the guys I put them
on for.. none had any issues.. it can make it handle a slight bit better due to less movement(side to side)
wave


I drive mine on the street a lot, They sell a thick hard nylon block to replace the noisy bearings, custom built 4X4 trucks use sliders a lot !!! it allows the spring to work much better.


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Re: Leaf Spring slider Tech [Re: jbc426] #2755882
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Originally Posted by jbc426
How do the sliders effect handling, or are they for drag racing only?


No, we used them years ago when dirt track cars still used leaf springs. It was years before I saw them on anything else.

Re: Leaf Spring slider Tech [Re: RATTRAP] #2755892
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Originally Posted by RATTRAP
Originally Posted by MR_P_BODY
Originally Posted by Wirenut
I am not familiar with this slider set up can someone explain?


Its a roller bearing back where the leaf spring attaches at the rear... as to on the street.. the guys I put them
on for.. none had any issues.. it can make it handle a slight bit better due to less movement(side to side)
wave


Want to install mine?


I quit doing side work after I retired.. they are pretty easy to put on.. if you put them straight on
they will lower the back of the car some(about 1")
wave

Re: Leaf Spring slider Tech [Re: MR_P_BODY] #2756017
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any Video of a car like this in launch?
Any video of what’s going on with the slider at launch?

Re: Leaf Spring slider Tech [Re: Wirenut] #2756026
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Nothing here
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Re: Leaf Spring slider Tech [Re: Wirenut] #2756040
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Originally Posted by Wirenut
any Video of a car like this in launch?
Any video of what’s going on with the slider at launch?


Here is a cool video of Jim Guy's Max Wedge 64 Belvedere.


Re: Leaf Spring slider Tech [Re: topbrent] #2756053
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Those sliders need to be moved forward.The slider hits the front of the mount at the launch. The bolt/roller should be 3/4 to the back of the slot,not in the middle. Don't ask how I know laugh2


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Re: Leaf Spring slider Tech [Re: hemi-itis] #2756062
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Originally Posted by hemi-itis
Those sliders need to be moved forward.The slider hits the front of the mount at the launch. The bolt/roller should be 3/4 to the back of the slot,not in the middle. Don't ask how I know laugh2


Yep.. I use to mount them at 3/4 .. I watched that vid like 6 times to see if they hit
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Re: Leaf Spring slider Tech [Re: MR_P_BODY] #2756279
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Originally Posted by MR_P_BODY
Originally Posted by hemi-itis
Those sliders need to be moved forward.The slider hits the front of the mount at the launch. The bolt/roller should be 3/4 to the back of the slot,not in the middle. Don't ask how I know laugh2


Yep.. I use to mount them at 3/4 .. I watched that vid like 6 times to see if they hit
wave


would the type of shock or leafs have effect on that 3/4" measurement?


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Re: Leaf Spring slider Tech [Re: topbrent] #2756295
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Thanks for the video

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Originally Posted by Stroker Scamp
Originally Posted by MR_P_BODY
Originally Posted by hemi-itis
Those sliders need to be moved forward.The slider hits the front of the mount at the launch. The bolt/roller should be 3/4 to the back of the slot,not in the middle. Don't ask how I know laugh2


Yep.. I use to mount them at 3/4 .. I watched that vid like 6 times to see if they hit
wave


would the type of shock or leafs have effect on that 3/4" measurement?


It shouldnt unless the springs are shorter or longer.. the shock shouldnt
wave

Re: Leaf Spring slider Tech [Re: MR_P_BODY] #2756430
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My Dakota, they are not bottoming out.

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Re: Leaf Spring slider Tech [Re: WHITEDART] #2756456
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Who's sliders did you use?

Re: Leaf Spring slider Tech [Re: justinp61] #2756492
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Originally Posted by justinp61
Who's sliders did you use?


I used these and custom bracket with the angle built it.

https://www.speedwaymotors.com/Speedway-Heavy-Duty-Chrysler-Type-Leaf-Spring-Slider,5817.html


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Re: Leaf Spring slider Tech [Re: Adobedude] #2756512
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They look close but I've raced against this car plenty. It works real well. Agreed though there is slot not being used at the rear of the travel.
Doug

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