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Postby jeff's93astro [OP] » August 9th 2009, 3:01am

why did gm put fiberglass leaf springs on the older vans anyway and are they notorious for breaking and sagging
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Re: leaf springs

Postby Matrixx » August 9th 2009, 4:13am

Hi jeff's87astro

The one thing I liked about Fiber Glass leaf springs is the level ride they gave as apposed to metal leaf springs that raises the rear end in the air a bit. Unfortunately they are notorious for cracking and splinting and why most people will replace them with Metal ones.:)
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Re: leaf springs

Postby jeff's93astro [OP] » August 9th 2009, 4:33am

i was asking cause mine still has the fiberglass and in good shape and was making sure there dependable and thanks for the info
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