:clapping: Me too Ben! Seriously... thanks. I can't wait for winter to lose it's grip. Up until now, my truck has seen little use, primarily shows and garage kept to preserve it's condition, not much fun, so I plan to USE it this year. I hope to put on several more miles in support of my outdoor endeavors. To that end, there are a few items and want to improve. I still have the minor tire rub on the front fenders and I need a hitch.
First, my thoughts on the annoying tire rub. I only need a little lift, I think a inch. Keep in mind that my ride is 2WD. My lift isn't about articulation, I don't haul loads and don't plan to, I just need clearance for the 17" wheel/tire combo. I have tirelessly searched the pages here for a solution. Undoubtedly, my answers is here, but I can't seem to find a suitable combination. The economy add-a-leaf 3" lift I installed is very respectable in my opinion. I'm not surprised that the ride is a bit stiff. That's an inherent characteristic of an add-a-leaf. Most spring rates are stout enough to support the added weight of an aftermarket bumper and the like. The result is a compromise and unfortunately, ride quality is less than it could be.
My impression is that Old Man Emu is the suspension manufacturer of choice for ride quality. Ever searched for a 4" lift for a Comanche with OME components? I'm disappointed by no response after having contacted them. I'll retry. One company utilizes an OME 4" "full length front coil" in their Comanche offering even though OME doesn't. They don't offer a rear spring pack for the Comanche. I suppose most here know that OME offers different spring rates. I'll pass along what I learn and am open to information if anyone has already been down this same road.
Second is the hitch which is on the back burner until the suspension is worked out.