Originally Posted by camper1887
I'm in need of replacing my Scamp
16' axle and was curious as to which axle would be better the torsion axle or a leaf spring axle? Thanks.
If you choose to go with leaf springs, don't over spring it by more than say...20% of your real world weight
and look into installing shock absorbers.
Also keep in mind that your Scamp frame was not engineered to be supported by leafs and so the purchase points must be considered for placement and possible reinforcement.
Remember also that the original axle presently does double duty as a frame crossmember, a job which may need to be supplemented when it is removed.