About Leaf Springs
A simple, commonly used form of spring, you will find Leaf Springs in the suspension system in many heavy-duty vehicles, serving locating, damping, and springing functions. Made from spring steel, the Leaf Spring is arc shaped with a rectangular cross section. For heavier vehicles, you will find a Leaf Spring made from several Leaves stacked on top of each other. Leaf Springs have seen modern development in cars, with Straigth Leaf Springs working independantly on each wheel and providing smaller, flatter, and lighter suspension.
Why Do I Need Leaf Springs?
Do to the large amount of metal that is layered together in the Suspension System, Leaf Springs give important support between the wheels, axles, and car's chassis. Do to their tight-knit structre, Leaf Springs can take heavy vertical loads that are applied them. In a car, Leaf Springs can have damping functionality, which prevents the car from wallowing or bouncing around for a time after going over a bump or pot hole. Leaf Springs can make for a much more controllable car.