Originally Posted by nakman
Or a set of stock springs with an add-a-leaf, for a more budget 2-3" lift that isn't as stiff.
That's what I run on my '71 FJ40 and they are soft and flexy (you have to remove the bottom two leaves from the stock spring pack). I like them a lot!
I have never, ever ridden in a 40 with comfortable 4" springs. All the ones I have first hand experience with suck eggs. They bust your kidneys and jar your back teeth out.
OME's aren't bad for 2.5", but their 40 series packs are a couple inches too short IMHO.
FWIW, My FJ45 has I-beams for rear spring packs - 9 total leaves! The usual 6 you get with an FJ40, plus 3 more big, thick overload leaves. You can feel every pebble and crack in the pavement. But - when you put a ton or a ton and a half of load in the back it smooths out considerably!