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Pop quiz. What suspension technology found on our Project Plymouth dates back more than a century? Leaf springs no doubt smoothed the blows to the buttocks dealt you by a horse-drawn carriage. And in the early days when “cars” were nothing more than automated carts and carriages, leaf springs were naturally carried forward.
How, exactly, “buggy” springs found their way into the automobile well into the 1990s is anyone’s guess, but the pace of change – or more likely the desire to make change – was slow.