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Telon liner for leaf springs?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by CST-30, Dec 23, 2002.

  1. CST-30

    CST-30 Registered Member

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    Did a search but came up with nothing, has anyone lined there leaf springs with teflon or another type polymere? what about a good source to purchace this material. And what were your results?
     
  2. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    The last spring pack I rebuilt I just bought the factory UHMW pads that snap into the holes at the end of each leaf...they were 40 cents each I think. I got em from the local spring shop here.
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    This pic shows the tips pretty good.

    Rene
     
  3. Triaged

    Triaged 1/2 ton status

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    I also used plastic pads from a spring shop. The hard part was drilling holes in the leaves to put them in.

    Other people have gotten sheets of UHMW (ultra high molecular weight) plastic and lined it the length of the spring.

    You do not want to use Teflon because it "cold flows".
     

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