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post #1 of 8 Old 07-22-2012, 06:57 PM Thread Starter
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4" RC Leaf Springs vs 4" procomps

So whats the quality of 4" PROcomp leaf springs vs 4" rough country leaf springs?

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post #2 of 8 Old 07-22-2012, 07:08 PM
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Crap they both suck. Do yourself a favor and go bds or ome.

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this is also my second set of RC springs this year. I'd rather spend the money again and get something that will last.
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+1, you'll be happier with a set of 3.5 BDS springs with some .5" boom shackles. They will ride better, sag less, and flex better than either one of those brands. Plus, they really aren't that much more expensive per spring than those others.

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Well I already have 4" pro comps on the jeep. I found a set of RC's for a good price and if they give better ride quality (not as stiff) I would switch them out. I am aware I also need to shocks bc I have the ES3000's
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Well I already have 4" pro comps on the jeep. I found a set of RC's for a good price and if they give better ride quality (not as stiff) I would switch them out. I am aware I also need to shocks bc I have the ES3000's
Copy all, I'd keep what you have, the RC's aren't an upgrade just a lateral move.

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Springs will make or break your jeep. Dont cheap out here. I can't stress that enough. BDS or OME (BDS in NOT Black Diamond) Do lots and lots of research. search and read on this forum, you will see everyone who has BDS or OME has nothing but good things to say. Here is my canned response to people looking to buy Rough Country

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Rough Country is the Harbor Freight of lift springs. They are cheap, so people buy them, just like HF tools. They are lower quality and their longevity is questionable at best. Some people just want the look of a lifted jeep for as cheap as possible. Many of these people will make arguments and justifications for their purchase but it boils down to the price. Nobody buys RC springs because they work better than any others. The argument that "its just a dd that see little or easy trail use" is backwards thinking. If your going to spend a lot of time driving the Jeep wouldn't it make sense to buy a spring that will be more comfortable than RC? Or use a spring that wont need replaced when it sags in the near future? I mean, its your dd, so down time should be avoided as much as possible. Getting a spring from RC that has a loooong history of sagging is counter productive to a reliable dd since you will probably have to replace the springs in the future.

I'm not being snobby. I have been on both sides of this fence. You don't realize how bad RC springs are untill you ride something better. You can't sit there and make the argument that they are good when compared to other springs when you have no basis for your comparison. Say they work for you, but you can't say they work better or flex great compared to other if you have never wheeled others. The complete lack of threads complaining about OME or BDS should, at the very least, make a person question the difference between the cheapest springs you can buy and the ones that have no complaints. Don't buy cheap, buy quality. In the long run you will come out ahead.

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Appreciate the input guys! Pretty much it is a lateral move and won't benefit me enough. I will just have to get a bigger lift in years to come!
Thanks!
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post #8 of 8 Old 07-22-2012, 07:29 PM
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Look into buying the springs individually if money is tight. Click order by part number on the BDS website.

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