I was under my truck today, jacking it up to take the rear wheel off to paint them, when I noticed the driver's side leaf spring had a leaf that didn't extend all the way to the front. It looks like it is the middle leaf and it broke just after the U bolts. I took some pictures, if I could get your input that would be appreciated.
Broken Leaf Spring on Driver's Side:
View of the front of that broken spring:
Passenger's Side View (Not Broken):
I am assuming it will have to be replaced real soon, which upsets me because both leaf spring were just replaced a few years ago by the previous owner. I don't know if they were of bad quality or what. Could too much weight in the truck break a leaf spring, I thought it would just hit the bumpstops.
So now I guess I just need to figure out whether to buy new OEM springs or lift it while I'm buying new springs.