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  1. XP_Slinger

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    No doubt a byproduct of that small combustion chamber. Thanks
     
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    Here's one of those mufflers with a 1" pipe
     
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    I thought you would like that one.
     
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    Somebody in PA is gonna be one happy camper!
     
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    dustinwilt68 The PSP Guy From PA

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    Ooh Yeah, Can't wait!
     
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    I gave you a best answer cause that pic says it All!:campeon:

    But out of jealousy, I have to give you a
    BIG GFY BUDDY!:roto2rie:
     
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    Lol well if it helps they aren't mine
     
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    dustinwilt68 The PSP Guy From PA

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    I love that pic, it's what is getting me thru these cold nights.
     
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    Ok 288 fans..give me your opinion on av buffer setup. I’ve heard springs, I’ve heard rubber, and I’ve heard of combinations or the two. What gives the best ride? My saw has 6 buffers plus the ‘5th mount’ spring up front. I have 6 of the rubber mounts and 4 springs in my possession. What’s the best way to go?
     
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    dustinwilt68 The PSP Guy From PA

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    All rubber is best for me plus the 5th mount spring on the front, some 288s never had mounts in the front of the tanks from factory, I install rubber in those as well and makes them feel solid to me.
     
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    Just echoing Dustin on this. I put rubber mounts everywhere on mine including the 2 front ones and it feels great to me. I also still have the big spring in the front.
     
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    I can't say that I have an experience based recommendation for you on that subject. But what I can say is that I am replacing all 6 of my rubber AV mounts with new OEM parts for my 288 I'm building and will be running the front AV spring. XP_Slinger's 288 is set up this way and I do like the way it handles. That said, I've never disliked the my 3-series saws for their spring mount system either. I'd be curious to run a 288 set up with all springs to see what it's like after getting accustomed to a rubber mounted one...

    Hmm... maybe since XP_Slinger has his 288 done up with all rubber, I should experiment and get all springs so we can compare????
     
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    That might be interesting to compare. I love the feel of mine but I’ve never handled a 288 with spring mounts.
     
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    When I got mine it had springs in the 4 rear mounts and rubber in the front 2. I’m wondering if the springs were OEM..they look suspiciously like 262 springs to me. I think I’m gonna take the advice and run all 6 rubber. Or maybe I’ll experiment. The two rubber ones in the front were busted..that’s what started this whole thing for me. Thank you sirs.
     
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    Well, I think that settles it... I'm gonna give using all 6 spring mounts a shot. They aren't much more $$ than the rubbers. Be cool to do some side x side comparisons
     
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    Or....maybe two rubbers up front and four springs in the rear???
     
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