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Old 02-18-2005, 09:55 AM   #1
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This weeks topic of the week. Yes, I know it's Friday


Coil spring vs. leaf spring

which works better in what situation?

Coils front, Leaves rear?

How did you set yours up?
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Old 02-18-2005, 11:33 AM   #2
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I havent run coils yet, but one major benefit is the added aproach and departure angles.

I've also had a problem with the soft leaf springs bending and loosing height if you flex them too much.

Also with the right link/coil setup you dont have to worry about axle wrap.
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yep

Zach said it best. Would love to have coils on my rig some day.
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I've built for others front leaf rear coils and a coils both ends and the 3 link is a great set up in the rear .. but on the front for a D/D is sucks.... works good off road but its hard to get a steering system to keep up with it if you build ot right :: my nexted crawler will be leaf front coil rear
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Old 02-18-2005, 12:32 PM   #5
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what on the front of a DD ?
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what on the front of a DD ?
my bad a three link with coils on a Daily driver if its flexy it'll be scary at highway speeds ....leaf springs are alot easyer if you drive to the trail head


this is a three link I help design in a ...toyota p/u with rockwells and a 4cly
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