I posted this same question on CCOT message board and just curious to see if I get similiar opinions from here. I have a stock 1977 FJ40. I think the springs are a little flat judging by the slight forward angle of the shackles (the not perpendicular to the ground). When I go over a pot hole or a bump in the road, it's borderline painful. I actually tense up my stomach muscles now when I see a bump in the road. The CCOT board didn't offer up much relief. All but one individual pretty much said that this is normal for a cruiser. Does anyone on this board have any suggestions on how to soften my ride?