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    Default The answer to snapped springs???

    http://www.sogefigroup.com/en/produc...l-springs.html

    FRP (Glass fibre) coli springs - the answer to sanpped springs? In the late 80's Leyland Daf tried FRP leaf springs, but these seem to be the first "plastic" coils. I guess they would lower your unsprung weight too?

    What do you think then???

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    I wouldn't trust them as far as i could chuck them! Fibreglass coils? I'd rather use cheese lol

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    If they were so good, why arent they being used?

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    Cost? Don't forget knackered coil springs are a good source of income for dealerships...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrDerv View Post
    I'd rather use cheese lol
    Thought thats what VX used for their springs anyway, lol.

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    The coil springs industry for mass production applications is currently based on steel. Despite some weight reduction during the last 20 years this material has reached its physical limits

    might explain why they keep breaking

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