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I've got B springs on mine, use them primarily for drag racing and like them. I have an entire coil cut off on each side so not sure how it effected the spring rates but they are still working for me



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I have B springs all way around, with stock iso's and shocks. I still wanted a softer ride since it's a vert.
I have read a lot of complaints that people do not think they lower the 1.25" F and .75 R as advertised. I have had this conversation with JonR before. My thought is that is coupled with the stiffer poly Iso's. You can buy OE rubber (though more expensive than poly's), I know CJ pony sells the O.E. Mine where still like new, so I reused. I measured before and after, and I got exactly as advertised instantly.
My experience with the B's was been overall very satisfactory. It gave me exactly the look I wanted, the ride is still plenty comfy, and the handling does feel more sharp now (though I did LCA's, springs, and STB) at the same time.

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For what its worth, I have the Cs and wish I went Bs. I am also not running isolators on the top and have solid/poly bushings all over my car so that doesn't help me either.

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Since I've got stock coils laying in my garage, I'm toying with the idea of cutting off a single coil and then running those again. In theory it would ride nice but lower the car just a tad over stock. I wonder if that would be a bad idea?

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I wonder if that would be a bad idea?
Prbabably, if ride comfort is what you're trying to achieve.
How did the ride feel to you with the stock springs? Too rough? If it was rough or floaty the struts could be shot. Or maybe you need new bushings in the steering components? I think I'd buy B springs before cutting a stock spring. The drop w the b springs was so subtle it's hard notice there was one until I stepped out of the car. The Eibach sportlines were so low the midpipe would rub speed bumps.
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Prbabably, if ride comfort is what you're trying to achieve.
How did the ride feel to you with the stock springs? Too rough? If it was rough or floaty the struts could be shot. Or maybe you need new bushings in the steering components? I think I'd buy B springs before cutting a stock spring. The drop w the b springs was so subtle it's hard notice there was one until I stepped out of the car. The Eibach sportlines were so low the midpipe would rub speed bumps.
Honestly the ride was OK with the stock springs. I mostly wanted to get rid of the lifted 4x4 look. New front struts and new joints/control arms in the rear are on my to-do list. I am sure the car could use them. It's just a matter of funds.

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Honestly the ride was OK with the stock springs. I mostly wanted to get rid of the lifted 4x4 look. New front struts and new joints/control arms in the rear are on my to-do list. I am sure the car could use them. It's just a matter of funds.
Those damn funds. I'd start with the springs, and I think you want the B's. You won't notice any decrease in handling capabilities vs the eibachs and they won't beat you near as bad as the eibachs do either. They won't be soft, but they will be an upgrade as far as livability goes. I wouldn't say the stance is corny either. It's not slammed but it's not a monster truck either. You'll notice it mainly in the wheel wells. Springs will remedy the tobacco wagon and new struts will aid in floating. For me it's easier to live with a little float than to ride in a chuckwagon to work. I hated the sportlines on my fox, never again. I dig my '95s B's.
After you get rid of the eibachs you'll probably want to add them to the regret thread.
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People hate the Eibach Sportlines that much? I like mine. But they were also on the car when I bought it, so I'm not sure on their ride vs stock. All I know is the thing feels planted to the ground.

Also came from a 92 Wrangler lifted on leaf springs, so I guess a rough ride is normal for me.
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People hate the Eibach Sportlines that much? I like mine. But they were also on the car when I bought it, so I'm not sure on their ride vs stock. All I know is the thing feels planted to the ground.

Also came from a 92 Wrangler lifted on leaf springs, so I guess a rough ride is normal for me.
I hated mine anyway. They came on the fox I had. I always wanted to get rid of them but never did prior to selling. When it was time to get sorings for the '95 sportlines werent on the table as an option.
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I love my Pro-Kit springs, but sometimes I wonder if I might enjoy Sportlines if only the roads in my area were a LOT better.

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