Exactly. I had some very old helper spring shocks that were no longer functioning as shocks so I replaced them. I knew they were holding the car up, I just didn't realize how much. Since we often have 4 people in the car, I decided to try the 5 leafs for extra support. So far I like them a lot. Spent 3 hours on Woodward Avenue last night and didn't lose a single filling from my teeth!