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Re: What to do about springs ... need some advice
If your looking to go the lifted spring route, I would highly suggest staying away from National Spring company. I bought their kit from Rocky Road & it they lost all their lift the first week I had them & they wouldn't take them back even though the springs were under warranty. Over $300 loss. I run Calmini's 2" shackle reverse kit w/ a 4.5 SPOA and it rides nice. Plenty of flex. If you want the ultimate flex and a nice ride for under $500, here is a different suggestion that will work for you...
Buy 2 sets of Revolver dropping shackles from Teraflex($165 front & $165 for rear)...thats $340
Then keep your flat springs on there(it won't kill ya, I did it for years & still have my original dead,flat springs up front). Take your 2" lift shackles off and put the stock ones back on w/ the Revolvers. Last, buy a 2" body lift kit($90). That puts you at $430.
If you can afford it try to buy some cheap, used longer shocks around $70.
This setup (stock springs, Revolvers front & rear, and 2" body lift) will give you the clearance you need for your 30" tires, & the Revolver dropping shackles will give you a nice, plush ride and WAY more flex than the Calmini kit could ever offer. You would also gain atleast or more flex than a SPOA lift. Just my 2 cents.
If you've got the money, go Trailtough YJ Missing Link kit;^)
black 92 EFI Samurai JL, 33's, 4.5 SPOA, 2" SR, 3" Nationals, Revolver shackles, National add-a-leaves, tracker hybrid axles w/ 4.63's, warn m6000, crawler front bumper, calmini safari rack w/ offroad lighting/shovel/axe/hilift, GRSI, rear lockrite, 1.6 engine swap, snorkle, US 8" chrome wheels, Calmini 2" performance header/exhaust, cb, S-10 blazer seat swap w/ Wet Okole seat covers, sony xplod sound system, calmini rock sliders, diamond plate rockers/targa, hand throttle,& a ton more cool stuff.