fiberglass leaf springs

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anyone ever seen a cruiser with fiberglass leaf springs? ran across a site of company making/selling these. just wondering if someone tried this, and if they held up to any off road abuse.
 
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the disclaimer says warrenty does not cover "abuse." i think they would classify crawling as "abuse"
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i agree, a boulder/rock would eat a fiberglass leaf springs lunch, or at least delaminate the surface.
 

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hey, ige, how do they hold up? Mike has been tossing the idea around of makig a set for a cruiser...
 
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A couple years ago, they were supposed to the the 'next big thing' for Jeep YJ's. It was a single tapered leaf spring that would, in theory, provide a continuously variable spring rate due to the taper. Sounds like a good plan, right?


I haven't seen them since.
 

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they're expensive and i like to sell them so who cares how they hold up :flipoff2: \\\

actually, i have only sold one or two of them, but they're not that common either.
 
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e rock said:
A couple years ago, they were supposed to the the 'next big thing' for Jeep YJ's. It was a single tapered leaf spring that would, in theory, provide a continuously variable spring rate due to the taper. Sounds like a good plan, right?


I haven't seen them since.
I remember some similar talk about fitting carbon fibre suspension to small asian trucks but they were worried about consumer resistance
 
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Chevy Astro vans have fiberglass mono-leafs in the rear.

That's about all I know on the matter.

BTW, the skyjacker mono-leafs for YJs were/are steel.

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Vettes have been using them for years. When the Heep YJ system came out a buddy of mine called and asked if a Cruiser system was in the works. Manufacturer said a Cruiser was too heavy for the monolinear YJ style spring. I'm thinking that I like to slide my Cruiser on the springs on a regular basis and 'glass isn't gonna hold up to the abuse...

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Fiberglass boats get dragged over rocks all the time with just gel coat scrapes.
 

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.... but most boats sold in areas where there are lots of rock and a rocky shore are made of metal.
Plenty of rocks in harbors and shallow waterways around here, and probably 90% fiberglass hull boats in those harbors. They're dragged over rocks by people who are not following the channels like they're supposed to.
 
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