Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Cornjerker Country
On my last Jeep, I had the AEV springs. Of the choices mentioned above, those are the only ones that I have any experience with. That being said, for how I use my Jeep, AEV could ask $500 per spring and I would pony up the cash.
I ask a LOT of my Jeep. I play off road, I tow a trailer with weight, I haul stuff, I cruise around, it is my Daily Driver, it is my "Jack of all trades."
The AEV springs handle weight better than any other I have used. They don't sag, but when loaded down, they don't ride rough either. Handling loaded, towing or empty is excellent. I had them paired with Bilstein shocks.
For my current Jeep, I am definately going with AEV 3" springs and either a Rock Krawler short arm or Currie short arm. I had RK on my last Jeep and it is going to take a LOT of talking to get me to switch.
Personally, I think when you are considering changing the suspension on a vehicle, especially one you drive every day, price should not be as much of a factor as the VALUE you are getting. A few dollars still in your wallet won't soften the ride of a crappy set up. Just my two cents!