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post #31 of 47 Old 10-23-2012, 10:16 PM
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One of my XJ's has an RC 4.5". If your budget allows for a better spring, go for it. If not, I won't preach down to you for buying an RC. I had a couple of problems which they took car of. I just don't like spending an evening swapping out a leaf srping when I could be having an adult beverage.


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post #32 of 47 Old 10-23-2012, 10:37 PM
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I have had RC for about 3 to 4 years now with zero sagging or complaints at all. I just put new shocks on about 3 weeks ago (bilstiens 5100's) but not a single problem with the springs. My jeep certainly rides better than my daughters 04 TJ with BDS coils on it. I also pull this trailer from time to time with various things on it. Just got back from 250 miles with this 4-wheeler. I am not saying that these are the top grade, best money can buy, but I certainly would not knock them for the price and what I have gotten out of them so far.

I say to each their own.. After all we are not building Limo's here.


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post #33 of 47 Old 10-24-2012, 09:08 AM
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I have a ProComp 2.5in lift. The PO had it installed at a shop so its a good, tight lift. I would not recommend either rough coutry or porcomp though. You dont get the great lifetime warranty many other companies have (even though pro comp lists it has a lifetime warranty). My springs have not sagged, but my shocks are in need of a replacement. The PO paid around 700 for this lift I believe. I am finally getting it to decently flex and ride a bit better. If I could do it all over, I would go for a BDS lift. Lifetime warranty, great reputation and only a couple hundred dollars more. If you are really tight money wise, I might look into Zone offroad. Theyre affordable but from what I hear, the springs are made by BDS.
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post #34 of 47 Old 10-24-2012, 11:46 AM
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I have a ProComp 2.5in lift. The PO had it installed at a shop so its a good, tight lift. I would not recommend either rough coutry or porcomp though. You dont get the great lifetime warranty many other companies have (even though pro comp lists it has a lifetime warranty). My springs have not sagged, but my shocks are in need of a replacement. The PO paid around 700 for this lift I believe. I am finally getting it to decently flex and ride a bit better. If I could do it all over, I would go for a BDS lift. Lifetime warranty, great reputation and only a couple hundred dollars more. If you are really tight money wise, I might look into Zone offroad. Theyre affordable but from what I hear, the springs are made by BDS.
RC has Lifetime


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post #35 of 47 Old 10-24-2012, 02:33 PM
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Jeepyj13, They have an easy replacement policy shocks is a easy swap out process have them replace the shocks! And your back on the road and beat them up!
I called them a month ago about the shock policy. They came up with some bs "Oh we dont warranty shocks over a year old sorry." I call them again and see what happens.

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post #36 of 47 Old 10-24-2012, 03:22 PM
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I called them a month ago about the shock policy. They came up with some bs "Oh we dont warranty shocks over a year old sorry." I call them again and see what happens.
I am quite sure shocks are not lifetime covered.

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post #37 of 47 Old 10-24-2012, 10:44 PM
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I understand RC has lifetime. I just mean you need proof of purchase and its not lifetime like BDS...

BDS isnt cheap but my experience with their warranty is great as for Rough Country and Pro Comp... not so much
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post #38 of 47 Old 10-24-2012, 11:39 PM
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I have no issues with mine. I softened up the rise by removing the rear track bar and re-torquing the shackle bolts.

But there are better springs out there.

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post #39 of 47 Old 10-25-2012, 06:13 AM
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18 months on a 4" rough country lift on a YJ used as a daily driver, no sag yet.
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post #40 of 47 Old 10-25-2012, 07:42 AM
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Sweet a 1 poster with a 18 month positive RC review. Nothing fishy about that i suppose.

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post #41 of 47 Old 10-25-2012, 08:49 AM
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I have the Rough Country 4" kit on my YJ, installed in 2009. The springs currently sit at 2" of lift.

After offroading for a few years, the sagged springs ride pretty good, so I just put a body lift on for more clearance, and swapped the springs front and rear. The rear springs sag faster on mine, I guess it's because on the trail most of the weight is on the rear end on climbs. Its sits pretty level now.

If I was going to put new suspension on, I would run BDS, Old Man Emu, or Rubicon Express. I would go with the 2" lift, and add a body lift for clearance or just cut the fenders. I think more arched springs like the 3" or 4" lifts would really hurt the ride. When my RC springs were new it drove like a bus.

No matter what you do, put boomerang shackles on the rear. You will hate life until you do. The flex and ride is so nice with booms.

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post #42 of 47 Old 10-25-2012, 08:51 AM
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saggy bent leaves and shocks that explode. im still running their new setup leaves because they're not broken yet and i have too many other things to fix first. but i did replace my shocks with MX-6 adjustables

build thread:
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post #43 of 47 Old 10-25-2012, 08:53 AM
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I have the Rough Country 4" kit on my YJ, installed in 2009. The springs currently sit at 2" of lift.

After offroading for a few years, the sagged springs ride pretty good, so I just put a body lift on for more clearance, and swapped the springs front and rear. The rear springs sag faster on mine, I guess it's because on the trail most of the weight is on the rear end on climbs. Its sits pretty level now.

If I was going to put new suspension on, I would run BDS, Old Man Emu, or Rubicon Express. I would go with the 2" lift, and add a body lift for clearance or just cut the fenders. I think more arched springs like the 3" or 4" lifts would really hurt the ride. When my RC springs were new it drove like a bus.

No matter what you do, put boomerang shackles on the rear. You will hate life until you do. The flex and ride is so nice with booms.
just out of curiosity how do booms help your ride? when you think about it its still a straight line from hole to hole, the shape doesnt really matter. booms were invented i believe to avoid issues clearing the rear crossmember

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1994 yj stretched, locked and loaded - 6.0l vortec lq4, 4l60e, np231, Dana 44s 37" interco trxus m/t, 3.5" bds front leafs, double triangulated 4 link rear on xj front coils.
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my on board alternator/welder write up
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/a...te-up-1301614/
my tj 1/2 doors on a yj write up
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/t...ation-1417686/
RC vs BDS
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/r...s-bds-1461555/
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post #44 of 47 Old 10-25-2012, 09:28 AM
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9 months on my 4"RC.

Bent a spring the first time I wheeled it. That was them being on a month. RC replaced no questions asked. Just needed to see pics.

But now I have a 1" sag on drivers side. And can't seem to get them to replace...

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post #45 of 47 Old 10-25-2012, 09:47 AM
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just out of curiosity how do booms help your ride? when you think about it its still a straight line from hole to hole, the shape doesnt really matter. booms were invented i believe to avoid issues clearing the rear crossmember
Yeah the rear crossmember is the issue, with the 4" lift springs and stock shackles my springs would bottom out on the bumper bracket on the frame. I had very little compression before the spring would bottom out. Once it bottomed out, it was like the rear axle was bolted directly to the frame. It was neat, whenever you hit a bump, everything inside the Jeep would jump a few inches off of the floor, and then crash down

With the boomerangs, the axle can compress to the bumpstops and not bottom out. Also mine give 5/8" of lift which is nice, and have zerks. So it is easy to keep them greased and smooth, and I don't have to put the Jeep on jackstands and uninstall the shackles to grease them.

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