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Author Topic:   Half leaves?
posted April 01, 2003 05:42 PM
I might show off my stupidity, but here goes:
One of the advantages to running a leaf spring rear suspension is that the leaves will "wrap" under acceleration. Then I see posts telling guys to add a half leaf to the front of the spring pack, to stiffen the wrap. Has anyone ever used a single half leaf on the front, a lift bar (or tork link) on top, and controlled the side movement with a panhard bar? The rear ride height could be controlled with coil-overs.

posted April 01, 2003 06:15 PM
Afco sells a system and half leafs.


posted April 01, 2003 07:01 PM
hey eljojo what ya think about the taz is fast enough for ya

posted April 02, 2003 01:05 AM
Tried that exact set-up. It was a rocket down the straight. Wouldn't turn for nothing. The single leaves bent real easy when bumped. You have to run a lh side type of set-up like on an ashpalt car because the spring eyes wont allow much give to let the car roll in the corners.

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