not true. a few years back it was. RE didn't have the production capacity to keep up with the demand so they outsourced the 4" springs to ProComp. but that was a long time ago. and for the record I payed $600 for my RE kit and it was worth every penny.
That is the same situation that Rough Country has faced. Years back, they had a supplier make their springs, that supplier did a half-assed job of it and the product being sold by Rough Country was enugh to make Ralph Nader to foam at the mouth. It was these springs that brought about the opinion and line of thinking you are reflecting here.
They have since switched suppliers, aand turned their product around 100%. And I'm sure that their customer service now is different that what you experienced. Maybe you got ahold of some prick on the other line and they have since weeded those people out. I understand you though, you got a bad product and then no help when you called to talk to them. I'd go sour as hell too if that happened to me. But man, you should give them another chance. No, I'm not saying to gettheir springs. I'm saying to read what the people here are saying about the service and product they are receiving "now" and then maybe consider that "hey, maybe I am wrong. Maybe Rough Country *now* is not the same company that I felt screwed me over in the past".
As far as how I wheel, I'm no tougher on my YJ than most people I run with. I like to hit the rocks but I'm not some lunatic who just throttles down at every opportunity.
I fit into the latter of that one. I got a cheap and old YJ just so I could beat the ever loving hell out of it. That's where I get my jollies. I'm too old to fist fight, and too broken down to line dance, so I strap in and give it hell!
Anyway, as I said above, do what you want. just don't say I didn't warn you. Don't try to change my mind because Rough Country will forever be a bad taste in my mouth and nothing anybody says or does will change that. I had nothing but bad experiences with the kit and question and the company as a whole. I'm done
And man, I can understand, and totally respect your opinion. Once you get bitten it's hard to put your hand near the dogs mouth again. I'll be theone not to call you a moron or tell you to getthe hell out of here, because I can see it through your eyes. The frustration of it all, the wasted money, the feeling of rage when you were told to go pound dirt over the phone. Hell, I'd probably be in your shoes right now, posting mirror images of your posts, cussing at the top of my lungs! And throwing empty beer bottles at my screen.
All I'm asking is tht you just consider. Consider that maybe all the guys here touting the new RC springs are right. Consider that the scenario that happened to you isn't likely to happen to one of these guys. Consider that RC does in fact, have a good product now. Remember Harley Davidson in the early 80s? Pure garbage. But now, some great machines! But I'll always remember my first Shovelhead and how big of a piece of **** it was. And that sticks with me.
Just consider man.
Oh, and I know it's of no consolation; but thanks to people like you, who got screwed over in the past due to the bad supply of springs, the new crowd of up and coming wheelers are now able to get a "good kit" from Rough Country on a tight budget. And we've all been there before.
Thanks for your opinion.