Leaf springs what they do. Leaf springs actually take the weight of vehicle- the design of the spring determines the spring rate- the spring rate is the strength of spring (I.E. how firm or soft the vechile feels, a stronger spring rate takes more weight and gives a firmer ride), this combined with the free height of the spring will determine how high the vehicle will sit.
How to tell if Leaf springs are worn or need replacing:
€¢ vehicle has sagged - the vehicle has sagged from original ride height - this often causes the vehicle to hit the bump stop and causes the vehicle to ride rough
€¢ Broken spring or spring leaf
€¢ Worn spring leaves -Where marks from the end of the leaf below in the bottom of the leaf create weak points and can break easily.
€¢ Worn eyes - shackles worn though bushes and into spring eye creating a weak spot
€¢ rusted and pitted springs - can easily break
€¢ If you would like a higher ride height - lifted springs provide a higher ride height and even though they are a firmer rate, the vehicle in most cases rides smoother because it does not hit the bump stops as often due to the increased bump gap.
If you find any of these with your vehicle, please do not hesitate to call for a Free No Obligation Quote.....