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Composite spring pad options?

I've got a set of Vettes Brakes Composite leafs in my car, 250# rated, and I love them. However, the rubber pads are wiggly despite properly applied torque to the perches. If the leafs were steel, I'd just run without them, but what are my options with the composite ones? Delrin? Aluminum? No pads?? I would like not to ruin them or have a wiggly rear end. Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you!
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Poly, huh? We'll, the number of builds I've done is far less than yours, so I'll buy it. I was concerned they would still be too soft. I'll let you know how it works out! Thank you.

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Poly, huh? We'll, the number of builds I've done is far less than yours, so I'll buy it. I was concerned they would still be too soft. I'll let you know how it works out! Thank you.
The Poly is pretty hard stuff and will not squish out like rubber. but not as harsh a ride ans going without.

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I picked them up on Amazon with next day shipping for $15 bucks. Install was too easy and now when I jump on the throttle, the rear end of the car goes sideways (in a good way) instead of hopping up and down (in a bad way). Once I get halfway through second, she hooks quite well; especially compared to the rubber pads. Thank you!

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p.s. - Retorque your U-Bolts after a drive of two!! lol.

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I picked them up on Amazon with next day shipping for $15 bucks. Install was too easy and now when I jump on the throttle, the rear end of the car goes sideways (in a good way) instead of hopping up and down (in a bad way). Once I get halfway through second, she hooks quite well; especially compared to the rubber pads. Thank you!

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Happy it worked out for you. 👍

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