Originally Posted by BFlinn181
Not sure about your concerns, remember the weight rating is for the whole vehicle, but the springs only hold up the frame and body. The rear axle, drive shaft, brakes, 4 tires and wheels, etc. aren't on the springs, they're on the road.
I should have stated that I'm replacing my rear leaf springs and the OEM cross reference came up with OEM replacements spring capacty of 7,910#. The rear axle gross rating on the beast is 11,000#.
I was concern why the gross axle rating (11K#) did not equal or exceed the spring capacty (7,910#), but as you stated makes sense. Does all that stuff connect to the axle weights 3,000#?