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Old 08-15-2011, 11:27 AM
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Leaf springs have two purposes; 1) To carry the load and 2) To locate the rear axle relative to the frame.

Coil springs have one purpose; To carry the load.

On the newer trucks with the coil spring suspension there are additional links that do the job of locating the axle. The coil suspension will probably perform better than the leaf springs as far as keeping the axle in the correct location. Leaf springs are nice because you sort of kill two birds with one stone; they are simple, cheap, and easy. The coils should perform better, however.
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