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I can see how those slider brackets that eliminate the rear shackle reduce sway that could occur in the shackle. Has anyone made a set or does anyone have pictures of them? I would like to make a set. Thanks.
 

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Do they have sealed ball bearings that run in a track?
 

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I am still on the fence with this one...

I guess I see the leafs flattening and arching more than the travel of a slider can provide. Maybe I am wrong, but do guys run these on strip cars, or mostly on roundy rounds? What is the correct method of installation to not cause a problem with hitting the wall on the travel they provide?

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Buy them from Bill R...

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demondave said:
can you run this on the street or is it for racing only? thanks
That is pretty much the same question I have. I dont mind a little noise, but will these things hold up to regular usage? How many regular miles can you expect to get from them?
 

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Bill, what is the correct way of mounting them to the car? For instance, my car is torn apart, so even setting it on the ground would not be a good indication of the finished weight. Would just hate to do it then have them be in the wrong spot.

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Without the cars weight on it to give you a location, it would be almost impossible. I mean, you could probably calculate the length of the spring and rate versus the length change of the arch based on the true weight of the rear, which wouldn't be all that hard to do, and it would give you the actual location of the rear spring eye. But to get it right you'd still need the true weight in pounds of the rear half of the car - so even with a calculator you'd still have a guess for a starting point.
 

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I mounted them on my '67. I'm with you guys as in I'm not sure where to set them up. Therefore I mounted pads so I can move them forwards or backwards if I need to. I mounted mine with 1.5 " of travel to the front under a recommendation from someone that uses them on the street. He doesn't have SS springs like I do so this may be a problem.

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Well I've had sliders for a couple years, but it's only about a month now that I'm making the alum. bushings to fit a-body spring eyes. They come with a 15/16" bushing, for chevy leafs, so I didn't really mention it until I had the right size bushings.
 

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Tom, that is sort of what I was thinking too. The plates that the sliders are mounted to, do you have machined slots for adjustability, or do you plan on drilling new holes if you have to move them? I was thinking of using a full plate, but that would be tough to weld unless I rip my trunk floor out... hmmm.

Bill, new product. Make some adjustable plates to go with the sliders for people like me that don't have access to a mill! :'( Then you could have the car sitting on the ground, have the four plate bolts loose, and bop the slider into position with a mallet. Sure would beat having to relocate them the hard way. -0*(

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I'll drill new holes in them if I need to. Also, you could weld angle iron to the plate, slide it onto the frame, and weld the angle iron to the frame. My plates will have the car sitting at a height close to the stock shackles. My car is 2 years away from completion so I'm anticipating a little settling and I don't have my finished weight on the rear either. I'm hoping they settle an inch forward of centerline.

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I'll drill new holes in them if I need to. Also, you could weld angle iron to the plate, slide it onto the frame, and weld the angle iron to the frame. My plates will have the car sitting at a height close to the stock shackles.

Tom
Thats a good idea. I might do that. Thanks Tom. Wish you lived closer so you could teach me how to make my welds look as nice as yours. :)

Andy
 
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