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Re: 4 WDH Springs
i just installed their yj 3 1/2" kit on mine. its not a bad riding kit. the fronts are a little soft goin over the speed bumps in parking lots, the front end soaks it up pretty well. the rears are a little stiffer, they have an extra leaf compared to the fronts. the fit and finish of the kit is first class. the bushings are excellent, the shocks are low end, and i think with a better set, it will ride alot better. this kit replaced a 4 yr old tuff country 2" kit. the bushing fit compared bewteen the 2 is night and day. the 4wd kit seems a whole lot better. i looked at other kits and prices for them, and the 4wd kit had more of the features i was looking for. military wraps were the main selling point. this is a complete kit. needed brackets, bolts, t-case drop...the whole deal. im quite pleased with the kit. i cant say how it is on the trails and how it flexes. and wont know for a while.
the tuff country soft ride kit was 'ok', it rode nice, but after the springs broke in, they started to sag. the fit of the bushings in my 1" confer shackles needed to be shimmed.
comparing the 2 products is somewhat unfair since they are 2 different kits, a 2" kit and a 3 1/2" kit. but, all things being equal, the 4wd kit is of much higher quality with much better fit/finish. i know the 3 1/2" kit will ride a little stiffer, but i still think it rides nicer.
in the end, its a good investment