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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Mar 15th, 10, 02:24 PM Thread Starter
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3x4 metal block

has anyone ever seen a 3 inch x 4 inch metal block clamped to mono leaf springs before?
it looks be either factory installed or possibly dealer installed they are located near the front spring eyes

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Mar 15th, 10, 02:36 PM
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Re: 3x4 metal block

I've seen odd 'wieghts' strapped to springs and hung off of differencials and tranny's.
Usually to break up some harmonics in the drivetrain and improve ride quality ...
or, if on a Camaro, it could be the remains of some sort of traction inceasing system like 'traction-bars'

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Re: 3x4 metal block

There are a lot of GM leaf spring cars with these blocks straped or clamped to the leaf springs. I have been told they were supposed to be meant to absorb some of the drivetrain vibration. Was the information I was told correct? If so, did they work? I haven't got a clue!!! I kept a set of the clamps from a 79 Cadillac Seville but I threw the blocks in the trash.

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