What is axle wrap/spring wrap?
As you accelerate the axle will try and rotate upwards. The harder you accelerate the stronger this rotation force is. This force will actually bend the leaf springs into an "S" shape. Axle wrap is normally only a concern in SOA situations due to the extra leverage the axle has on the springs. This picture will help explain wrap.
Axle wrap / spring wrap will not only destroy springs, it can destroy driveshafts, pinion yokes, etc. Here are a few pictures of a set of springs that have been destroyed by spring wrap:
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