the air thing was a consideration, but I'm trying to keep it simple,
unfortunately I just don't have that 1" of space I need. also trying to
spend the least amount of money even though between the Timbrens and the
add-a-leaf I could have bagged it as you suggested. I want a no
maintenance solution without lines and unions to succumb to the vicious road
salt here in the Northeast. the Timbrens are warranted for life and very
simple, they transfer the load to two more points on the axle, actually
relieving the spring of a portion of the load.. don't know if you have seen
them, they replace the factory bump stop and act as a rubber booster spring.
kinda crude, but I like the concept. thanks Steve for the links and advise.