Re: My quest for the supple ride
I have already done what you are talking about. I took apart my spring packs, sand blasted them, got them real smooth, painted them, and inserted teflon pads. It helped a little bit, but the real problem is the design of the springs. There is a direct corrolation between the number of leafs and the softness. But like you, I can't afford to put in a new set. There is some good news...I just installed Rancho 9000 shocks, and with the setting on 1 the ride is acceptable....I have some pics of the mod, but I have to find them...as soon as I do, I'll post them again.
FYI...you can get the teflon pads from National Spring...they are about 50 cents each.
84CJ7, 3"lift, 32"BFG, 4.10's, ARB Locker, Solid Axle's, Durabak