Rear Springs too STIFF? Let me SHOW you what I\'ve seen....(PICS!) OK here's the deal. After getting back from that "Sensory Overload" event, otherwise known as Moab BlazerBash 2002, I've had some time to reflect on what happened there. I've studied ALL the photos I can find, and watched the videos of my K5 on the trails OVER and OVER and OVER. One of the things that amazed me during that trip was that I'd just installed 38.5" tires, and only have a 4" ORD Shackle Flip, and a 2" body lift.....and nothing in the rear rubbed!!!! To clarify, I also built a 2" offset into the rear spring perches to move the axle back (and center it better in the wheelwell). I also have RS9012's at all 4 corners with extended shock mounts. As I watch the videos, it is becoming clear that the reason the rear tires didn't rub (in the back) is because the truck isn't flexing THAT well in the back. Up front the ORD Springs are doing all sorts of glorious flexing, but the rear just seems to be "along for the ride" over obstacles. I am looking carefully at the postion of the body, and it seems to stay very level as I approached and climbed an obstacle, but then as the rear axle dropped into holes, it tends to pull the whole body down into the hole too...? What is weird is that the truck seemed to do whatever I asked of it. I didn't get stuck anywhere on the trails, so it doesn't seem to be stopping me (yet) on the obstacles I'm willing to try. I definitely "felt" like I was being tossed around, though!! /forums/images/icons/laugh.gif Here's an example of the body sitting "nice and level" even though trail is 'cratered' ....and here's a pic of mine: (See how the whole body is tilting left, and the rear axle does not appear to be flexing?) My front springs are about a 240 Lb/in rate, and my truck has almost perfect 50/50 weight distribution front to rear. Should I be looking to put a similarly "soft" spring out back also? I was reading TRusty recent tech article about the 57" F*rd springs and wondered if that might be a cost-effective way to go, but I don't know what kind of spring rate those would be. If anyone can provide clues about what to look for in these videos to prove or disprove that my rear springs are too stiff, I'd appreciate it. I'll tell you, having video footage to study is a GREAT tool for learning about your truck and your driving skill (or lack thereof)!