Thanks for the info so far everyone. Just out of curiosity I checked around and it looks like I can get a set of replacement leaf packs for about $240...probably plus shipping as I'm sure they aren't light. While I was looking I ran across something I haven't seen before...lowering leaf springs. Rather than repost a question that I have asked in another thread (that has gotten no answers yet), I'll post the link here. Any info that any of you can offer is once again appreciated.
Ouch, yeah, just checked and shipping on the OEM height replacement springs that I mentioned above is over $80.