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Old 09-29-2013, 07:43 PM
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Originally Posted by DaveInDenver View Post
Why would you assume progressive springs are better off road?
Because the interwebs told me so.

Combined with properly valved high performance shock absorbers, the ride is enhanced beyond belief.

Deaver Leaf Springs are progressive design springs. They are not suited for carrying weight in the back of your truck or for towing.

Point being is linear springs seem to me to ride better daily but progressive springs are higher performance over more cases. The ideal situation it would seem is to have linear springs at the correct rate for your payload with a soft (e.g. progressive) bump stop, but then they would be too stiff with less weight and bottom out with more.
Ok, that's what I needed to clear it up. To gain the off road benefits of a progressive spring, could you add air bags to add stiffness under load and/or for daily driving?
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