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Okay... nothings perfect... so what's the down side to fiberglass leafs? I'm sure they deteriorate, so what's the life expectancy?

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Actually, the up side is that they aren't supposed to deteriorate or lose arch like the steel springs. I guess the downside is the cost, and the fact that there is the potential for breakage, which could be nasty. A steel spring may get bent I suppose with enough power, but the 'glass leaf could break.
 

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the fiberglass can literally unravel itself if it gets a scratch in it. they are supposedly fine as long as they are unscratched.

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I'm using the Vette products fiberglass springs on my 67 and on the 70.

When I put them on the 70, I had a muffler clamp cut a small groove in one of them at max suspension travel.

Fibers were sticking out of the "injury".

9 years later, it hasn't unravelled or gotten any worse.

I'd recommend them highly.

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