Ha. I just replaced a slider on my black car Friday, working from the dozen or so I got from Dal decades back and re-discovered last year in the bottom of a box. This was just after joining the forum and hearing all the breaks, but before any aftermarket was out there - hence skyrocketing dealer price. I was a little leery but Dal assured me that these were softer nylon and didn't snap like originals. So I grabbed a bunch when they were super cheap. I've used those Dormans too over the years but ran out and sure glad to find my old collection. That's all, really - except these things have really gotten easy to change out after doing almost a dozen. Just leave the broken pieces in the track, spread the end crimps a little with a screwdriver or vicegrips, jamb the new one in the end of the track with channelocks and straightshank as lever (or just use a tiny hammer in there) , squeeze the ball home with the same channellocks or a tiny c-clamp. It took longer to re-epoxy the damn flimsy trim around the door pull - that had snapped when I put in speakers 10 years ago.... This time I bedded in toothpicks as strongbacks. lol And I also had to finally glue up a repair for a broken tab for the lock rocker that someone gorilla-fingered a few years ago.
\'96SS SOB: SSRI, Herter Tune, Tri-Y II, , 3000 Edge, F/HO bars, METCO extendeds with CV MMC, Bilsteins, currently Vredestein Ultrac Sessanta (315/35 rear). Finally, wait for it... LT-4 knock module!
\'96FWB BUW-Butt Ugly White: PCMPerformance tune, HDFA w/ swissed filter, 1/2 SLP s.s. catback with H- and Flow Super 50s, oem opti rebuilt 3 times, SS Bars, METCO LCA, Airlift 1000, Monroe SS, PowerTrax No-Slip, CTS wheels with +1 rubber. Finally, yes again... LT-4 knock module!