I've always been a fan of tall soft springs which are great for articulation and off road performance but which, by their nature tend to wallow and allow roll on the road (particularly since fitting the roll cage).
Since many of my trips these days tend to involve lots of road miles to and from our trips abroad and twisty mountain tarmac too, I upgraded my brakes to vented discs on the front and suspension to standard heavy duty for this year's trip.
Both were fantastic on this year's trip, getting much less brake fade on steep, relatively fast tarmac descents and the handling has become a lot more predictable and less butt clenching 😉
I do find the attitude of the vehicle unsatisfactory though. The back sits quite low and the front high. The back was remedied with some Gwyn Lewis 1 1/2 inch lifters but the front springs are going to require replacement with shorter items as it sits about 2'' too high. These were std rear springs repurposed as HD front springs. Obviously the bikini mount and winch don't weigh enough to compress them but I do like the stiffness (I know 😉).
So, solutions and a question.
Are there standard springs out there of the same poundage as the heavy duty front springs but a couple of inches shorter ?
Does anyone know ? Have you had the same problem ? How did you resolve it ?
Please enlighten me 😊