I have never seen it with leaves cut in half but I have seen it with full leaves. The front eye used a factory frame mount and the spring rubbed against a specially designed bump stop. The back end was on a spring mount that allows side to side 'twist' of the spring eye. Kinda hard to explain. The wishbone style 3 link allowed it to flex side to side and the drop was amazing. It allows a TREMENDOUS amount of flex, but is absolutely useless on the street. When you hit the brakes, the nose dies and the back end rises up very high. I saw an old straight axle Toyota with this setup and it was on the verge of ridiculous articulation.
If it's a trail rig I'd go for it. If you wanna drive to work on Fridays be careful. Its a half and half. Links give good travel, springs you can undo and adjust stiffness. Haven't run one personally but have research them for budget flexibility. They seem to unload ugly downhill with the special bumpstop method and they are better when linked to the axle like the picture. This is because the bumpstop is only deflecting the spring, there is nothing limiting droop. If you going downhill and brake the rear can kick you in the ***. If you link the leaf to axle like the pic the spring acts on the axle during up and down travel.
84 xj 350tbi, sm465, 203/205, 60/70. links and other junk.
what size sawzall blades does it take to fit 40's?