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Deaver Leaf Springs Mocked Up

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These Deaver leaf springs may look like they will ride rough as a hay wagon with the massive arch, but don’t let that deceive you. The thin leaves and high-quality material will allow these springs to go nearly flat at full compression and still return to their ride height. Then when the axles droop they can go to full arch, resulting in around 16 inches of wheel travel. And copious wheel travel (when properly controlled) is important for going fast off-road because it allows your wheel to follow the irregularities of the terrain and your shocks to control the movement.