Composite leafs

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  1. kimosabi

    kimosabi Veteran Member

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    Hi, anyone used the composite leafs? Would you recommend them for a "normal" ride "normal" use, Keith?

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  2. ks71z28

    ks71z28 Veteran Member NastyZ28 Sponsor NazstyZ28 Sponsor Lifetime Gold Member

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    We usually recommend them for "normal" use. The only draw back is the cost. The ride is amazing smooth, yet firm, and quiet. They have a great feel. Also you MUST use an adjustable shock with these, due to the characteristics of a composite spring.
     
  3. Zspoiler

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    If you are going to have a healthy engine you will break them.
     
  4. DB Z28

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    I had two sets and broke both of them. Unless they changed they were dangerous to have with a hi Hp car.Mine were from vette products.
     
  5. kimosabi

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    I'll Probably be about 450hp, 400-450lb/f on a posi 3.42 gear w turbo 350. Would I be pushing it?
     
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    ks71z28 Veteran Member NastyZ28 Sponsor NazstyZ28 Sponsor Lifetime Gold Member

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    The Vette products were too soft and a poor design. We ran ours with 550 hp and used them very are for 3 seasons and now they live on in a customers car. They were designed for dirt track racing and nothing is more abusive than that
     
  7. Lowend

    Lowend Administrator. .a car, a man, a maraca. Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    curious if you have a plan for a custom valve steady-state shock? It seems likehaving an off-the-shelf solution for composite springs would be a huge boon in the market
     
  8. ks71z28

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    Not at all.
     
  9. ks71z28

    ks71z28 Veteran Member NastyZ28 Sponsor NazstyZ28 Sponsor Lifetime Gold Member

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    We have several shock options, all of which are rebound adjustable, which the composite spring needs way more than a steel spring. We sell about a dozen pairs of these a year, which isn't enough to invest in a dedicated custom valved shock.
     
  10. kimosabi

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    One more question, do the composites require a watts link?
     

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