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RalleyRed

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I need a new one yesterday!!

What brand do you guy's have?
Let me know what you have and how long you've had it.

I bought this one from Eklers about eight years ago, I'm very upset seeing as I've only put about 5000K miles on it in that time.


Thanks people,

Rick
 
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RalleyRed

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It's fiberglass, about 1 inch thick by 2 inches wide.

My local vette shop wants me to buy a TRW fiberglass spring which is thinner and wider. I think it's like the stock fiberglass spring from the (I'm guessing here) late 70's , early 80's.

Rick
 
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Rick,

This is JMHO but for all the stories I've heard of aftermarket fiberglass springs wearing out, cracking, etc, I am sticking with steel leaf springs. I can live with a few extra unsprung pounds but I don't want to have to rip the underside of my car apart any more than I have to. I know the glass can buy you better performance depending on which you go with but it's just a question of balancing performance and reliability from my perspective.
 
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RalleyRed

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Thanks to both of you for your opinions.

Eric,

I've already ordered another composite spring from VB&P.
If this one fails I'll reinstall my spare steel spring.
To be honest I think something happened to the spring while the car was finally lowered to a suitable height. Of course I can't prove that.


Thanks again guys,

Rick
 
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Dave L.

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I agree with 71shark.Steel factory spring.

Dave
 

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