So the time has come when no off the shelf parts are satisfying me for my front suspension. I have been going back and forth between two very different suspension designs and need to decide on one. My ultimate goal is to achieve around 16'' vertical wheel travel for running the desert and still have something that will put the TJ's to shame on the trail. I know it sounds tough, but these are my two options: The first idea is to switch body mounts from drivers side to passenger side and vise versa (moving front hangers forward about 3'') then box the frame under the first cab mount and place the new shackle hanger directly under it and run a longer shackle (6''-7'' long) This would accomodate a leaf roughly 58'' long that would be built by deaver spring. I would move the axle forward 2-3'' and run a track bar as well. Shocks would be 2.5'' body 16'' travel 2 tube fox bypasses with internal hydraulic bumpstops. Pro's: simple, can be bought/built one piece at a time lots of wheel travel, minimal modifications... Con's: expensive lots of guess work to achieve desired spring rate/ride quality, no way of controlling axle wrap. Idea #2: ditch the entire leaf spring approach and move to coils. Suspension would consist of 2.5'' 16'' travel fox dual rate coilover's controlled by radius arms mounted to the frame with hiems and the drivers side arm would be wristed. I am thinking that this would accomplish what I am looking for just as well as a 4link setup but far more simplistic. The entire axle tube would have to be boxed in to help transfer torque loads from the drivers side tube over to the passenger side (since the wristed arm on the drivers side will only control forward/aft movement while unlocked.) to keep the tubes from twisting out of the diff. Pro's: finally some real axle location, easily adjustable spring rate/ride height, easier to achieve good approach angles, not having leafs would allow me lower my tie rod (mounted behind the axle) down an inch by removing the spacers under the arms thus increasing my tierod to oil pan clearance, radius arms could help in protecting front driveshaft. Believe it or not this will end up cheaper than leafs. Con's: Suspension geometry won't be as precise as a 4 link, lots of work that must all be done at the same time, wristed arm would have to be un-pinned to allow for any real amount of flex, won't have the dampening adjustability of the bypass shocks or the hydro bump stops. So lets hear what you guys think because I am just about ready to start rounding up parts and can't decide which route to take... I want to finish this project feeling like my time and $$$'s were well spent.