When did Ford stop using front leaf springs? Transverse leaf spring front suspension is a type of automotive front suspension, whose usage is most well known in Ford Motor Company products from 1908 to 1948 (1959 for the inexpensive Ford Popular in the UK). “Suicide front axle” is a term that has been used for it.
What year did Ford go to coil springs? We bet that risk factor was low on the minds of Ford’s top executives when they decided to retire the Super Duty’s tried-and-true front leaf packs in favor of coil springs for 2005. Coils are a proven concept, as everyone from designers and engineers to end users would agree.
When did Ford go to independent front suspension? 25 Years Of Independent Ford Suspension
Traditionally General Motors is credited (blamed) for converting the light-truck market to independent front suspension (IFS), but the truth is that Ford set the ball rolling with its twin traction beam (TTB) suspension in 1980.
Are coil springs better than leaf springs? Leaf springs are much sturdier in comparison to coil springs. They’re capable of handling much highest loads with less deflection than coils, trucks with leaf springs are also easier to raise or lower.