Originally Posted by chris4x4
O fwhat? Flipping the OL leaf?
NO,NO,NO, !!! just rebuilding leafs,the overload stays where it should, this is what i told the guy that DID flip his...
Bro', you had to get more than an inch even with saggy ass springs, the overload alone is right at an inch thick, add to that the degree of arc & I'd say you were closer to 3" <<<<< That brings up an issue maybe, where they make contact under the rest of your leafs, you've probably eliminated a fair amount of any kind of progressive spring rate, those stock leafs being so soft anyway they can't compress normally over the now upturned overload, meaning, if you hit anything that bottoms you out (actually it wouldn't even need to bottom out) those springs & all that energy are going to start to compress & then there going to hit that overload (which isn't going to budge probably) & theres a good chance of either bending or breaking (likely) some leafs
I didn't realize the diff in the arc between the 1st & 2nd gens then, but regardless advise against doing it..