Finally was able to dump the puck lift with factory springs this weekend.
When I bought my rig I had purchased it already with the puck lift on it, so I have no idea whose pucks they were, but I can say the factory springs are garbage with the amount of weight I had on.
In the front I gained about 2" inches over the 2.5" puck/factory spring set up. That tells you had bad those factory springs sagged.
In the rear I gained about 1.5".
Initial road driving - AMAZING. It came out of the install about as straight as an arrow and street conditions that would have had me bounced from lane to lane were smooth as can be. You can really tell the quality of these springs combined with the Bilsteins as I drove it through a rougher gravel lot with lots of little dips and humps. Very smooth and great ride! Next weekend I will get to trail test it and I can not wait!
Here are a few photos of before and after. It's not parked on level ground, but you can clearly see the difference.
Install was very straight forward for even a person like me who had never done this kind of stuff before. I had to do the brake line extensions prior to the springs, and I also had to drop the cross member some in order to fit the front springs in.
After the final alignment today I went to go back in and make sure all the torques were correct and lockdown jam nuts one final time. I have noticed I may have messed the front lower control arm install up some by not having the krawler joints orientated correctly. I did the sizing exactly to Rock Krawler's instructions. They do not move freely like the rears seem to with a little push.
Now my questions:
1.If I take the lower control arms off, will I be able to re-orientate these joints and if I have to size them a hair different than Rock Krawler's instructions will that screw me up in some other area?
2. The rig seems to be about 1/2" lower on the passenger side. Is this normal and if not, what can I do to correct this?
Most helpful tools were an airgun and air ratchet, reading good advice on forums, and a patient all knowing buddy to help out.