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Old 05-08-11   #1 (permalink)
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small bar on a big saw

just a quick question really,

i have a stihl ms460 but have had it ported and is amazing, but was wondering would it be alright running a 18 inch bar? even though it has extra power, would there be any problems with it etc?

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Re: small bar on a big saw

Hell yes , had a 16 inch bar on my 660.
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Re: small bar on a big saw

It'll be fine, but make sure you aren't overspeeding at the top end of the rev range. Getting the revs set with a tacho is the best bet, and unless you really want to lean it out, I'd go 1000 below top to give yourself a bit of leeway when you're running out of fuel, running in different atmospheric/temperature conditions etc.

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Re: small bar on a big saw

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just a quick question really,

i have a stihl ms460 but have had it ported and is amazing, but was wondering would it be alright running a 18 inch bar? even though it has extra power, would there be any problems with it etc?

thankyou for your time

samuel
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Re: small bar on a big saw

I'm sure a 18 will be just fine. I like dropping to a 16 myself. 066 16-32 and the 084 in the pic runs 16" to a 50" , 50 for ripping hardwoods.




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Re: small bar on a big saw

Went in to add to post and it wouldnt let me. Said I only had 10mins to do so. hmmmm

Warning do not run a little pipe in a muffler cover like in the pic. Some dumb a put it in that way and it burns the piss out of your hand on a flush cut.
I gave it away pos imho and put a husky deflector on the other cover and aimed it like a oem dual port 066 046 cover. Stihl had it right on the DP covers. Lot better and better performance then too.
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