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fiber composite leaf springs?

i was looking around car-part.com and seen something about rangers with fiber composite leafs.

is it a typo, or what are they?
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i think it was a typo...
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Certain aftermarket companies make Fiberglass Leafs, not sure about from the factory though.
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Certain aftermarket companies make Fiberglass Leafs, not sure about from the factory though.
yeah it off a 93 and it says "fiberglass".

whats the point of it, are they stronger or anything?
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Cheaper to make I believe. But not as durable overall if you thrash it. Various "monoleaf" composite designs have been around and are particularly used in some lowered trucks I think -- could be wrong.

I don't think they are as strong in some ways as the metal, but they have other beneficial characteristics in other ways. I'd google "monoleaf" or "composite leaf spring" and see what comes up and if there are any good explanations.
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ah, im not buying anything, i was just trying to figure out what they were and what the point is.

i have leafs off an 04 4x4 on my truck, so im set for now.
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they is an offroad company that offered fiberglass monoleafs and apparently they were pretty good, It was offered by a good company alothough I forgot whom...
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weird..

idk if i could trust something like that.
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teraflex has a composite leaf.
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teraflex has a composite leaf.
yup thats who it was...
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some 93-97 long bed rangers came with a monoleaf fiberglass composite leafs. I know I guy with a 94(?) that has them

I think gumby's mounty had them too
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some 93-97 long bed rangers came with a monoleaf fiberglass composite leafs. I know I guy with a 94(?) that has them

I think gumby's mounty had them too
what was the point of it tho?

my 97 longbed came with steel springs.
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I had never heard of them on rangers but ALOT of the explorer sports came with the fiberglass monoleaf. They dont have as much of a load carrying capability but they ride softer and wear much much longer than steel leafs.
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my 93 longbed has those POS springs
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Old thread!!
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Yes old but now I want to know more about it. Any better ride I can get from my truck I would like to know about. We have a 03 Chevy 1500 with the 5.3 to haul things around in now so I don't need to be weighing down the ranger anymore for the most part.
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