I am planning to adjust my pinion angle soon (it's pointing way too far down) so I have been reading all the old posts I can find for information. I have noticed that lots of people say they are only using one or none of the leaf spring pads. Why? Is there a benifit to taking them out? Doesn't that give you metal on metal rubbing when the spring works? I have five leaf springs with poly pads and I assume that I will have to take the top pad out and replace it with a wedge to correct my pinion angle. Is that correct? Do I need to put any kind of pad back in with the wedge. or maybe a piece of UHMH plastic? I am not setting this car up for drag racing, so I will probably stay away from having very much extra pinion down angle. Do I need a pad to keep it from squeaking? Any opinions?