Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: AVL, NC
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Thanks for the plug Deserteagle.
Sure, you can get a higher payload with leaf springs, but that's generally not the case up front. When using a good quality spring & shock, leafs can ride just as good as coils. Sure, there are certain situations that a coil acts better, but there's no perfect setup. The leaf setup is the best scenario for simplicity, cost, durability, and easier to modify in the future.
By using a long spring (52") that is custom built to each individual van, the ride quality can be dialed in pretty well.
And another thought..... ride quality is always subjective!!!
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