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Fiberglass Leaf springs?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BlazerBoy, Jun 30, 2000.

  1. BlazerBoy

    BlazerBoy 1/2 ton status

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    Hmm, fiber glass for a leaf spring???
    I ain't never heard of that one and sure would hate to waist the money to find out they don't work well and bust the firt time you get it all twisty on the trail!!....

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  3. Bondo

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    I'm not sure how they would handle being on a Blazer but I put a fiberglass leaf spring on my vette a couple of years ago. It's got a great ride and has put up with quite a pounding. Hope this helps ya.

    BONDO WILL FIX ANYTHING!!!
     
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    I'm a little leery about those 'glass springs.

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  5. James90

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    I am not sure if I would trust them on something as big as a blazer

    [​IMG]Go prepared
     
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    I've seen them on J**ps that take a pounding, they seem to hold up pretty well, the biggest benifit, other than a reduction in weight is that there is no friction between leaves, just one big fiberglass leaf, kind of like that mono leaf system for j**ps that i think Skyjacker makes. I can't belive i said the J word twice in the same post, aaaahhh.

    RaisedK5

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    Well if they hold up I think the idea behind them is pretty good.

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  8. BlazerBoy

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    They give you a year warrany.. I guess that just means you have to kick uhmm real hard and break them with in that year... Right Isnt that what a warrany is???

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    Some off-road racing guys used them for awhile, before everyone went to coils. I think they worked well as long as you protect them from nicks and scrapes......wrap them in tape or something similar.

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