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Old 06-11-2013, 08:42 AM
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The only difference if you removed them is the truck would sit lower(the thickness of the OL leaf). They don't do anything unless you are at the point of where you have enough weight in there to bend the other leafs to where they hit/rest on the OL leaf. The OL leaf is just a straight, thicker leaf that is a stopping point for the other leafs, so they don't over extend. Same concept as bump stops with coil spring suspension, has no effect if you remove them unless you overload it.

And most leaf's do get stressed and permanently bent from their original shape over time.
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