Ok so I did a search about leaf springs being too stiff. I have removed my swaybars and trac bars, loosened and retorqued the shackles, but I still have almost 0 articulation before I float a tire, I spin just going through a slight uphill mogul section (God I hate how they did the 4 banger Wranglers). My lockers are on the way but since I'm in Guam it was either buy them locally and pay $1300 for both or pay $700 and have to wait a month for them to get here, so I went the less expensive route. I am the 2nd owner and the previous guy used it only as a mall crawler (wasn't even a twig scratch on the skid plate, let alone a nick in the paint). It has a 3" (Pro-Comp I believe) spring lift plus (I think) 1 1/2-2" shackle lift on 31"s. Since he never took it off road the leafs are still very stiff. I know that enough time on the trail will loosen it up but I'd rather not have to get a pull every time I try to flex her a little.
3" SUA, 31" BFG A/Ts, swaybar and trac bar removed, out of commission pending a 318 swap completion