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Old 03-06-2013, 08:15 AM
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Default Specific question about what the overload springs do

I know what the overloads springs are and more or less what they do but I have one specific question about them.

With a moderate load in the bed, say 400 pounds or so (more than a sheet of plywood but nowhere near max payload capacity), do the overload springs do anything? Specifically, do they help keep the rear from sagging under a moderate load like this?

I keep hearing that the OL springs do nothing unless you actually overload the truck but it seems to me that they would contribute to the spring rate and therefore keep the truck from sagging as much, even if the load isn't extremely heavy. Thoughts?
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