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Do leaf springs have to be parallel?

Just curious if leaf springs have to be mounted in parallel? Might be easier to lower the back of my car if I move the rear shackle inboard of the frame instead of right under it. Of course I would have to change the front mounting point so it was at the right angle. I started thinking about this and couldn't remember ever hearing or reading about mounting leaf springs at an angle to each other.

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probably work/

You would have to move the mounting pads on the axle housing and probably make new bottom plates thet fit the canated u bolts. Ford experimented with an angled leaf spring in the front suspension when they started stuffing big engines in little funny cars in the 60's
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Chrysler also used off set non parallel leaf springs.
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