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Old 03-06-2013, 04:50 PM
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Generally speaking, an OL spring is "divorced" from the leaf spring pack and does nothing until there is a significant amount of weight in the bed, at which point the bottom leaf in the pack engages the OL spring, making it part of the pack and thusly increasing the spring rate/ load capacity. It is there so that you can have a decent ride and still be able to carry a heavy load when necessary. Removing it decreases the max load capacity by the amount the OL spring is rated for. It is not there to support an "overload" condition, it is an integral part of your max payload rating. Hope this helps.

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