We get asked what our thoughts on chroming springs are often. We have to admit, a chrome spring looks real bitchin’, but it can be a disaster waiting to happen.
An improperly chromed spring can lead to what is known as hydrogen embrittlement. Hydrogen embrittlement can cause a spring to shatter like a piece of glass. The spring is the only thing holding the axle to the vehicle. Do you want that part to be as fragile as a glass?
We are not saying do not chrome a spring. We are saying, make sure your chromer knows what he is doing.