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Old 12-10-2005, 05:55 AM
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IMPO... The trailing arm setup that Chevy uses on those trucks up through 1972 (some not all) is one of the best setups for racing or ride... A leaf spring is designed to work off two things both flex and friction... With time and age both the flex and friction change because of weight and corrosion inbetween the leafs... This causes it to ride rougher than normal and or sag... We used to actually put oil on the leaf springs of our trucks and shortly there after they would start to ride better...

Back to the trailing arm suspension... They are basicly a ladder bar and with different springs shocks can be made to really hook up better and ride smoother... Mainly just depends on what your going to do with it...? (coil is for ride and hookup while leaf is more for load carrying)

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