An extension spring has a loop or hook on either end which is connected to other components giving them extra strength and manoeuvrability. They are used in many applications including medical devices, toys and washing machines, and commonly in the automotive industry.
Extensions springs work by absorbing and storing energy in their coils so that when the two components it is attached to pull apart, extending the spring, it resists and exerts a similar amount of force. The reason extension springs are commonly used in cars is that many automobile parts have a lot of load to bear, for example in the suspension (especially when customising and lowering cars), and a large amount of compression is required for parts such as clutch dampers, to slow the mechanism down.
Other places you’ll find extension springs in the automobile world include the doors, brakes, gearboxes, carburettors and even in the garage doors that keep your cars safe at night!
The extension spring comes in many shapes and sizes, including customised models which are popular with classic car enthusiasts looking for the perfect part. Several types of connector can be specified including full loop, double twisted loop and hook, and Lee Spring’s extension springs can be ordered in a wide range of materials, including corrosion-resistant types which are especially important for vehicles that will be used in the rain.
Lee Spring is an ISO 9001 Registered Company and ensures that the highest quality materials are used to manufacture your extension springs, so car manufacturers and car owners can rely on them for years to come.
To find out more, visit www.leespring.co.uk.