1. turbofiat124

    turbofiat124 Premium Member Forum Donor

    The transverse leaf spring suspension on the earlier Trabants (pre 1984?) provides great handling around corners but the ride quality is a bit choppy. I forgot how choppy the ride was until I started driving my Trabant since I got it out of my garage and started driving it again.

    There is a company producing parabolic leaf springs for the MGB which is supposed to provide a better ride. I wondered if anyone ever thought Trabants could benefit using a more modern type of leaf spring suspension? If anyone even makes one? Are these type of springs any better?

    I understand it the Corvette still uses transverse leaf springs although parabolic made of some composite material like carbon fiber or something simply because they handle better than coil springs.

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