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Composite Leaf Spring Tips

Question:

What are the most common Tech Tips for using Composite Leaf Springs?

Answer:

Here is the list of the most common tips we have given our customers concerning the use of Composite Leaf Springs:
  • U-bolts should never come in contact with the composite portion of the leaf spring. Hyperco recommends a heavy gauge rubber or plastic hose be fitted over the U-bolts to ensure that there is no metal to composite contact.
  • U-bolts should be tightened evenly to a torque value of 80 to 100 ft. lbs., or until the center mounting plate yields / deflects. The torque value should be checked on a regular basis to ensure adequate and consistent clamping force.
  • The mounting pad must extend a minimum of ¼” past the steel mounting plate.
  • Additional protection for the composite leaf can be obtained by wrapping all exposed surfaces with high quality duct tape.
  • When installing springs it is important to check the alignment. The inner sleeves must not bind inside the spring bushings on both the front and rear mounting brackets.
2011-12-08T15:17:45+00:00 December 8th, 2011|Tech Tips|