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Looking for replacement springs for my damaged B210, going through Datsun1200.com there is a discussion of composite leaf springs in their wiki and a topic in the forum but nothing about being purchased or used.

 

Are composite leaf springs as good or better than OEM? Worth the cost?

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Composites are lighter.... not really a selling point here.

They can be damaged from road debris where a steel one will not.

Composites cannot be re-arched and the spring rate choices are limited.

They are extremely expensive.

 

No clear advantage when there are so many leaf springs out there that you can build up yourself.  

 

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I've been looking for B210 and 200SX springs but have come up with nothing so far, just exploring my options

 

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I can't comment on what D-Mike says vs what the composite spring manufacturers might say but give them a call or email.

 

http://www.flex-form.com/

 

Flex-Form

104-5 Construction Way

Anderson, SC 29625

phone: 864-225-8070

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ive looked into these in the past and they are hella expensive and the online reviews have been meh. could try ordering sunny ute springs off ebay from oz or south africa or something.

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On 10/26/2019 at 2:48 PM, datzenmike said:

 

 

No clear advantage when there are so many leaf springs out there that you can build up yourself.  

 

 

I put re-arched Toyota top springs on F-150 leaves for my 620 SAS and re-arched Datsun rear top springs mounted on F-150 leaves. The unladen camber was 9" and with 33" tires gave 14-16" of additional lift over stock. Four F-150 leaf springs were probably stiff but the tire flex was my suspension.

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Any decent spring shop can repair/replace/modify springs for you.  I used a spring shop here local to me on So Cal, and they added a leaf to my spring pack and re-arc'd them for a 1.5" drop.  Cost was about $150-ish.  The composite set is over $500 if I remember correctly...

 

 

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