Because changing out a single broken leaf is a PITA. Not sure how it would compare to coils, but definitely a PITA.If there is zero advantage to coils, why are they no longer using leaf springs?
As a quasi-purist, I'd get another CJ if I could. First one I had needed way too much more TLC that I could afford to give it. But hot damn that military set-up felt nice and familiar. Until the Army removed them from the dispatch system I spent a good three years being the only person in my unit licensed on the Jeeps because of that CJ... good times