or is this normal?
I've been curious about the sorry weak springs but don't want to duct tape a video camera under my truck and drive around. So, I stopped on a hill, shifted to N, and set the parking brake to get these pics. Here are the pics of the front end and rear end of the driver side spring while facing up hill. (leaves touching at one end, gap at opposite end)
I also noticed that the 2nd leaf has indentations the right shape and location to make it seem that the ends of the shortest leaf hits it pretty often. It looks like you can see it in the one pic but that's really just a shadow.