Originally Posted by simplyconnected
Unless you deliver phone books out of your trunk, I would stay away from air shocks. Their purpose is to lift and greatly stiffen your suspension by charging the shocks with air.
Six progressive leafs should offer all the lift you need. Good shocks control the ride.
In several of my 'hobby' cars I've had the springs flattened a tad and an extra leaf put in and added stiffer shocks
This made for a ride hight about the same but gave a firmer, flatter ride.