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Leaf Spring Grinding

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While Deaver includes Teflon pucks between the leaves to aid in leaf-pack flexibility and ride quality, Erik prefers using a grinder to radius the edges to achieve the same result. While this process is more labor intensive, it is a better choice for springs that will see heavy off-pavement use since the Teflon sliders often break off or leave gaps for rocks to lodge in between the springs, creating more friction than the sliders were intended to remove.

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