Another way to accomplish rear suspension lowering on a stock-type suspension is to use mid- or reverse-eye leaf springs. On a stock spring, the leaf rolls into the mounting eye at the bottom of the eye. On the mid-eye leaf springs (seen here) the leaf rolls into the mounting eye exactly in the middle of the eye, accomplishing a nice mild drop in the 1- to 2-inch range. For a more substantial drop you can choose reverse eye springs. On these components the leaf rolls into the eye at the top of the eye creating a more radical drop. Either of these two options allows for a drop in height without negatively affecting spring rates. Also seen here are much more robust-than-stock rear spring shackles. These serve to more positively locate the rear axle by eliminating lateral slop by using much stronger side plates and urethane bushings.