Multi-leaf springs resist breaking thanks to rebound clips. Here’s why. What are those bands that are around your leaf springs? They are called rebound clips. A leaf spring does not break when it is being compressed, it breaks when the load is suddenly released. As the spring is being compressed with a load, each leaf […]
On this One Minute Monday, we look back at the extreme variety of applications we manufacture springs for. Not all our time is spent making springs for the vehicles we drive in shows. Besides the springs we make to keep your vehicle on the road, we have also made some springs for some very unusual […]
Shot peening is when hundreds of thousands of round little steel balls bombard a spring’s surface during the heat treating process. Stresses naturally build up in the metal. The purpose of shot peening is to remove these inherited stresses. A spring that has been shot peened will last three to five times longer than a […]
The three basic coil spring ends are tangential, square, and pigtail. Here, Mike Eaton shows you how to recognize each type. We have three basic types of ends: Tangential Ends The end of the spring twists off into space. If you try to stand this spring up on its end it will fall over. Square […]
At the end of the leaves on many leaf springs, you’ll see what’s called tip inserts. The purpose of these inserts is to help reduce interleaf friction. Every manufacturer has their own idea on how they should look, how they should attach, and how they should be held in the spring. The video above has […]
Mike Eaton explains how coil springs are manufactured on this One Minute Monday.
Can a spring be both tangential and square?
Which isolator should I use? Is it the same material for the bushings?
I saw a spring where the leaves were stacked in an odd manner. Does the stacking order matter with leaf springs?
I’m looking to make my car a daily driver. Would Mustang II coils be a good choice?