Quote: I'm really more interested in the springs my truck rides really harsh... would like to soften it up. Maybe ill just pull a leaf out of the pack.
The problem isn't your leaf springs, its the suspension design that uses leaf springs thats the problem - it'll never ride as comfortably as your Montero. Leaf spring suspensions are simple, durable, and capable of amazing load capacities, but any vehicle that's designed with ride comfort as a higher priority will have something other than a coil-sprung suspension.
Pulling a leaf out of the pack might soften your ride, but it will also reduce the load capacity of your springs and you might end up with a sagging rear end (doesn't look good on vehicles or people). I'd look into finding a local spring shop that could build you some springs (or modify yours if possible) that would have a slightly softer spring rate but still have the correct arch to keep your ride height correct.
Oh I wouldn't expect it to ride like a coil sprung truck. I was thinking of swapping springs (or pulling a leaf) and running a slightly longer shackle. I don't load the truck down too much anyway. And around here the low rear end style happens a lot its a prerunner thing.
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