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7/5/11 5:10pm - Original Message: 'Looking for a opinion'
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edgwood, MD - USA

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1975 convertible,with the hard top and power streering.it a 350 L48 with auto trans. the color is light blue.

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Fiberglass vs steel  rear spring,besides weight savings dose it improve the ride?

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7/5/11 5:29pm - Reply: 'Looking for a opinion'
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Sykesville, MD - USA

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1979 Corvette Coupe Corvette Light Blue Midnight Blue interior Mirrored Glass T-tops

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Mine rides much better, Rick! But I also put the Bilstein shocks on it at the same time. All I can tell you is the ride to Illinois and back was extremely comfortable (to my utter amazement)!! glad to see you're getting out some. Besides, the fiberglass don't rust!!!!
 
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7/5/11 7:42pm - Reply: 'Looking for a opinion'
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Sebago Lake, ME - USA

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1978 Silver Anniversary L82 4spd (M21) Red Leather. -1978 Pace Car L82 4spd (M21) 20k miles.

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Fiberglass by far. Did mine a few years ago and didn't tell the wife. On the first ride on our wonderful Maine roads she asked me if I did anything to the car to make it ride better. She had no idea what I was doing out in the garage. They do say to use gas shocks with them.

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7/5/11 7:53pm - Reply: 'Looking for a opinion'
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Pittsburgh, PA - USA

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1979 L-82, 3 spd auto, car was originally Lt. Beige currently painted Sportsman Red, Doeskin leather interior, 103,000 miles......

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When I switch mine out it will be fiberglass for sure....right now its way down on the list....



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7/5/11 10:10pm - Reply: 'Looking for a opinion'
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Dutchess County, NY - USA

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White '79 Corvette. It's a driver.

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I went with the stock metal rear spring about 6 years ago. I must say it does'nt ride too bad, but when I ride in a C3 with the fiberglass spring I do notice the difference.
If I could do it over again I'd go with the fiberglass. Maybe I will in a few years.
 
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7/8/11 12:13pm - Reply: 'Looking for a opinion'
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DUNEDIN, FL - USA

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1969 COUPE CORTEZ SILVER, BRIGHT BLUE INTERIOR 383 cu. in. 512 HP. Hooker headers w/ side pipes PS PS AC AM FM STEREO. 68,000.MILES C5 5oth Anniversary Coupe , auto.350hp

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FIBERGLASS FOR SURE. uNLESS YOUR A STOCKIE. BE CAREFUL NOT TO GET ONE TOO STIFF AS IT WILL AFFECT YOUR RIDE. DEFINATELY UPGRADE SHOCKS TOO. GOOD LUCK

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