The Jeep came with a 4" lift that rode worse than an 1891 Buckeye Gasoline Buggy. Not only was it dangerously unstable, but the jeep was missing a shock that was torn off from its mount. WTH. So I purchased new shocks, shock mounts that needed to be welded on, leaf springs, and new factory shackles to bring the Jeep back down. Junkyards wanted a ridiculous amount for old factory leaf springs, so I found a set 4 hours away in Dallas, TX. I have friends there, so I made a fun weekend trip out of it. I like Dallas. It's clean, has beautiful architecture, great restaurants, museums, and urban bars. I didn't hate the idea of taking a trip to Dallas to pick up a part. I cleaned up the leaf springs, painted them black, and sent the car to Allout Off-Road to have them do all the suspension work. It rode like new once again! People gave me a hard time because I did the opposite of what Jeep drivers do- take the lift kit off. But I don't care, I don't want a monster truck micromachine.