I wanted to replace the softride 4" on the rear of my 40 with something that could carry more load. I submitted my info to Alcan by email, then got a follow up call by the owner before they started the build to confirm weights, use etc. The guy even wanted to chat about Fj40's and knew them well. I got the springs yesterday, a few days earlier than expected, complete with bushings and U-bolts. The spring packs I got have 8 leaves, military wraps and those teflon disks to decrease friction during spring flex. I was very impressed by the whole experience. The springs are about the same price as OME springs at $190 each including the bushings. At any rate, I thought I would relate my experience in case anyone else is buying a new suspension. For the same $$ as OME you can go custom and spec lift, flex etc. I could even spec a bit more lift on the driver side to eliminate the Land Cruiser lean. I will use them again for springs when my 60 goes SOA next year. I'd be curious if anyone has longer term experience-like after a few wheeling seasons. My year old softrides will be for sale shortly in the for sale section.