I've done some research on shorter vs longer and haven't really come to a conclusion. Most threads on the topic seem to throw opinions back and forth without much reason or evidence.
In that particular post I get the guys point that the smaller leaf has less leverage, thus is harder to bend, but it's also affecting the smallest region. My initial guess is that if the small spring is only covering 5% of the flexible spring area, then it's probably only affecting the spring stacks function by about 5%. I would like to affect the spring stack by around 10-20%, so perhaps I could remove the 2 bottom-most spring, or a middle one perhaps.. This is all speculation, of course.
I'll go talk to a suspension shop at some point anyway, but it's nice to have multiple opinions.
Originally Posted by Malkieri
I was wondering what you think about adding a shackle or slider to soften it a bit... that would be less disassembly and shouldn't affect overall strength.
Can't say I know anything about this.. I'll do some research.