> you can still buy the gaiters for your springs. they work great. just
> remember to keep 'em full!
Geezzz folks, that is so old school. You need to be more flexible.
To minimize the friction between the individual leaves. I like UHMW
(ultra-high molecular weight) Polyethylene plastic layered between the
This plastic provides a low friction surface, similar to Teflon tape,
but with a much higher abrasion and puncture resistance. It was designed
specifically for commercial use on chutes, packaging lines, slides, and
anywhere high pressure metal to metal sliding contact occurs. It also
provides sound dampening, eliminating squeaks and rattles caused by
adjacent parts movement. The plastic's temperature range is -40 to +225
The plastic tape I like is 0.005" thick, comes on a 3 inch wide roll and
has 1.5 mils of acrylic adhesive. It can be purchased from McMaster Carr
(http://www.mcmaster.com/) and is part number 76445A24 (You can do a
part number search on their site to find the tape).
You disassemble the spring pack and stick the tape to the top side of
each individual leaf, except for the top leaf of course. This tape
virtually eliminates the friction between adjacent leaves in the leaf
pack and dramatically increases the spring's ability to react to bumps
in the road.
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