Quigley rear suspension questions
I have an 08 SMB with 4x4 done by Quigley. It appears the rear is stock leaf springs on 4" blocks plus Helwig helpers.
In the last few months I've started reconfiguring the van and removed a few hundred pounds from the rear behind the axle (cabinets, spare, etc). Now when starting from full stop it appears that I'm getting a little axle wrap or spring movement that I can feel in the drivetrain. Could this be caused by the helper springs being too "tight" and not allowing the full spring to bear the load?
The reason I ask is that the helpers are turned all the way up, no more threads for adjustments on the ubolts, and the regular springs are not tight together at rest. The axle appears to shift (rock backwards) slightly to the rear when starting, causing the "jarring" in the driveline. It's not something you would notice as a passenger, but I'm sure it wasn't there in the beginning, and may not be evident when loaded for camping either.
My first option is to dial back the helpers and test, just thought I'd ask for input since you guys have been doing SMBs a lot longer than I have. Thanks.