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Bent Leaf Spring

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Here is the bent main leaf we mentioned. We are pretty sure that it is the result of rolling back into the slickrock on a steep climb (for a CJ-5) on the Mashed Potato trail during Easter Jeep Safari. Subsequent wheeling trips, including one where we may or may not have had to grab Reverse after nearly tipping the old Willys during a photo shoot (hey, we wheel the thing hard!), did not help the leaf get straighter. It seems it won’t heal itself no matter how long we hold out. Poo.