78 cj5 - suspension or body lift?
just picked up a 78 cj5 a few months ago and have been slowly fixing it up for the hot summers in Texas. Although this vehicle is not a daily driver, the majority of miles will be on the pavement, with occasional trail driving whenever I can make it up to the ranch. I've noticed the jeep lean and near flat leaf springs on the rear...it rides pretty rough right now over bumps.
Question is, what sort of suspension should I get? I would like to run 31'' tires, as I've heard 33's and up require re-gearing, are sluggish while "taking off" and are difficult slowing down with the stock drum brake setup.
Should I go with a stock suspension replacement with 31'' tires or add some lift? Body lift or suspension lift? Max lift I would want to go is 2 inches with this short wheel base and narrow axles. I can handle a few bumps but looking to smooth it out a bit if at all possible.
thanks for your help!