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Results of Lifting

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After completing suspension work on my X i took it on a 2 weeks trip to Southern Utah with mix of highway and an easy to rough 4x4 roads.
My conclusion: suspension doesn't work. The ride is horrible as if there is no suspension. Bouncing on the street, much worse on dirt. I feel like it is rear suspension to blame, Dobinson leafs medium load completely overpowering Bilsteins. I read some guys recommended removing leafs to improve the ride, i may have to do that as the ride is just unbearable.
In comparison, I lifted my 86 VW Syncro Vanagon while back using spring lift plus spacers in the back and ride is just as good and comfy as it was before the lift. But it's got independent rear suspension, not stone age leafs. Listening to any suggestions
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there’s a reason “almost every truck uses them”
It’s a truck, not a Cadillac.
It’s made to do truck things
Leaf springs allow for truck duties better than coil springs.
I don’t need the cushiest ride and enjoy having a truck
Lol! Doesn’t take much to throw certain folks off huh
Get a backbone
Different opinions are hard to deal with huh
The homogenization of thought in every aspect of society makes it tough for some to handle someone who speaks their mind.
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