So I must really suck at searching on this forum as I could not find what I was looking for so I will ask again. Even though I know this subject has been talked about at nauseam I would like some advice/real world experience.
This is stemming on my last post about ride quality between an NAS 110 and mine.
When I drove the stock NAS 110 it was loads different then my truck in terms of smoothness and overall ride quality. Since it has been almost 15 years since my truck was stock it is hard for me to remember what it was like with stock suspension. So remind me.
Right now I have Old Man Emu medium duty rear springs with 1/2" or so spacer maybe a bit more but not anymore than an 1". In front I have my old Safari Gard Stage III springs I am pretty sure. Again can't recall what they were from so many years ago. They to have some spacers as well. All of that with Bilstein 7100 shocks with 360/80 valving in front and 400/100 in the rear.
Truck is pretty heavy with a full cage, arb bumper and 8274 winch as well as a Disco II rear seat and tire carrier.
My question is what is the best combo to improve ride quality but retain the lift? I have heard from many folks that went back to genuine springs and shocks how much better the ride was. So logic would tell me to do that but then just run spacers to obtain the lift. But I know that logic does not add up necessarily but I am unsure why.
Anyone wanna school me on all of this? I know there is now different schools of thoughts on all of this compared to 10 or so years ago during the SG days.
How do you get the best ride quality while retaining lift and flex? My set up seems rather stiff and so good at absorption.