Car Craft|March 2020
The Father & Son Mustang Gets Much-Needed “Releaf” With a Rear Suspension From Summit
Jefferson Bryant

Fifty years is a long time, especially for a vehicle’s suspension components. While the shocks get replaced regularly, leaf springs are rarely given much thought unless you want to lower the vehicle or increase the stock handling performance. In reality, 50-year-old leaf springs are a bigger issue than you might realize. Even if the car sat for 10 years, those leaf springs are what have held the body off the ground for the entire life of the vehicle. Over time, the steel leaves weaken and fatigue, leaving you with an uneven stance and, more importantly, uneven handling.

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