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Old 06-11-2013, 11:31 AM
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As stated above, the guy that I bought the truck from told me that he got rid of it to get a 3/4 ton to pull his new camper. I wonder if he pulled it with this truck a time or two and that contributed to the spring condition? It surely hasn't been anywhere near overloaded in the time that I have owned it.

Based on what I see (as pictured in the photos) it really looks like a significant portion of the spring pack touches the OL spring. That's why I was saying it at least appears that the OL spring is supporting the spring pack to some degree. Maybe it only looks like there is so much contact between the spring pack and the OL on my truck because of the condition of the springs. That makes me my truck already sitting slightly lower than it would with new, properly formed springs? Would removing the OL and installing new springs packs come anywhere close to negating each other, lol?
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