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  • Mark Maron
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    i have always liked them and think they do save the springs for sure...that reminds me to order some!!

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  • Tom Wesenberg
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    I wish I could remember the exact details of the difference, but it seems the metal straps and material were a bit thinner on the lesser quality.

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  • Rowdy
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    Tom, how do you tell the difference? Have had a set in the parts cabinet for many years. Can not remember if I bought them from Berts or Birdhaven. Birdhaven used to mostly sell good quality parts. When Ricks health went south, they started to sell parts of lesser quality. Business was sold and new owners seem to sell poor quality parts like alot of Macs parts. Rod

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  • Mike
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    Thank You,
    Michael

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  • Tom Wesenberg
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    When I installed some spring covers for customers about 15 years ago, I found there were 2 different qualities, and at that time the better quality ones were sold by Bert's and Little Dearborn. I'm not sure who sells what these days.

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  • Mitch
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    Yes

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  • Mike
    started a topic Spring covers

    Spring covers

    For TOURING CLASS JUDGING are spring covers allowed to be used on the front and rear springs ?
    Thank you,
    michael

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