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    Aluminum Leaf Springs

    someone told me you can buy aluminum leaf springs. Is this true? I really would like to get some so I dont have to worry about rust. I painted mine with Rustolium but it only lasted a few months until i started seeing some rust again. I HATE RUST!


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    I have never heard of them. Better get back with that 'someone' and ask him where to buy them

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    I dont think aluminum is the best material for a spring ,as aluminum does not have the memory like steel,now if you can get a fiberglass spring that fits your trailer this is the way to go.......I put a fiberglass spring on a 63 vette and it works perfect. sorry I dont remember the brand

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    http://www.4wheeloffroad.com/techart...ngs/index.html here is a link to some fiberglass jeep springs...you can do a little fab work on your trailer to make them fit............

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonJon View Post
    someone told me you can buy aluminum leaf springs. Is this true? I really would like to get some so I dont have to worry about rust. I painted mine with Rustolium but it only lasted a few months until i started seeing some rust again. I HATE RUST!
    i doubt it. aluminum has a very low fatigue life compared to steal. meaning ever time its stressed its a little weaker then it was prior.

    use por-15 on the spring that will fix the rust problem

    fiberglass springs are nice i had them on my 85 and 69 corvettes how ever i doubt you will find one for your application could be wrong though.

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    springs

    Stick with the steel springs, even if you fab brackets for fiberglass springs you will have to make sure the spring rate is comparable to the stock spring rate. Otherwise the trailer may bounce all over. Also you will notice trailer springs are shorter with a diffrent arch which eliminates the need for shocks to control bounce. I have never seen aluminum springs and as said earlier aluminum seems questionable.

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    Guys. I cut the set apart and had each spring powdercoated. Then I reassembled the pack and put a thin strip of delrin in between each leaf so they would slide against each other wo/ stripping the paint off. Then I powdercoated the whole axle. Not one spot of rust. Looks incredible. I will get pictures if I remember.

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    They have galvanized coated spring steel springs that will last as long as normal springs, with the added protection. Choose your hardware in glavanized as well.

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