Parabolic leaf springs

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Parabolic leaf springs

Post by Dave Woodward » Sun Jun 05, 2016 9:57 am

Swapped my leaf springs yesterday for parabolics with massive support from Stu Clarke. Took a lot longer than anticipated but Stu's patience and Sonia's hospitality were exemplary. Thanks both.

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Ride is definitely improved with the parabolics being far less bouncy and a lot of the unwanted road surface detail being filtered out.

Thanks also to Allan T for supplying the springs :D
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Post by nikbj68 » Sun Jun 05, 2016 10:00 am

So it's true, you DO need a large parabolics to drive a Cobra! :lol: :wink:
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Re: Parabolic leaf springs

Post by Roger King » Sun Jun 05, 2016 1:35 pm

nikbj68 wrote:So it's true, you DO need a large parabolics to drive a Cobra! :lol: :wink:
Having just started driving one with transverse leafsprings, I can confirm the truth of that statement

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Post by StewbieC » Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:43 am

No worries Dave, team effort and all!

Could you ask Allan if he got them from GB Springs in Brum and did they re-temper them?
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Re: Parabolic leaf springs

Post by Roger King » Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:49 am

Come on chaps, keep with the times - go Corvette and get plastic ones!

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Post by StewbieC » Mon Jun 06, 2016 11:05 am

I wouldn't want plastic parabolics, parabolics of steel is what you need! :shock:
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Re: Parabolic leaf springs

Post by Roger King » Mon Jun 06, 2016 11:42 am

StewbieC wrote:I wouldn't want plastic parabolics, parabolics of steel is what you need! :shock:
Plastic parabolics won't rust, and would be liquid-proof and smoother to the touch

Possibly time for a change of subject

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