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Old 11-29-2014, 06:29 AM   #3
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Default Re: rear left spring taper

It took a little digging to find the answer...

Mounting the leafs so that the front eyes are slightly inboard of the rear eyes will cause the leafs to have more lateral stiffness. This can make the chassis feel tighter and may help prevent the rear suspension from binding due to excessive lateral deflection of the leaf...

Whenever the body slides over the rear end during cornering, the splayed leafs can cause rear steer that will help the car to turn...

With a heavy rig this makes sense. I guess I'll be trying to keep some of this taper.
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