So, I've been running RC springs and shocks for awhile, since i got my rig, and finally called it quits on them after breaking my 4th or 5th spring, honestly i cant remember anymore, and imploding all of my shocks.
they are thin soft springs that somehow sill manage to ride poorly and even in spring under form they fail to minimize wheel hop.
before you hassle me about my poor wheeling know this, just because you can build it doesn't mean you can drive it lol, but still the second a tire starts to spin shouldn't mean instant wheel hop.
also i understand that my setup is not the standard but i can assure you i wasn't using any more power offroad in any of this than a 4 cyl could put out, i'm very light on the go pedal, for a good reason.
at 1:00 you can actually see my axle walking under the jeep
wait for me to go back up the hill. i actually had to stop mid climb before i could continue due to the insane wheel hop.
and heres a few pictures of my bent springs
this broke driving over a curb infront of my driveway...
Theres another one that I don't actually have a picture of but the bottom leaf on the pack actually just broke in half as i was removing the pack
and here's a quick height comparison. i haven't measured yet but there's about a 3" difference in height there
another + to the BDS springs is that they are a full military wrapped spring, so if you do manage to bend a spring you can still limp around on it, and two they use 6 leafs instead of 4, meaning each leaf can be softer, thus giving you a softer ride.
I gave my girlfriend a ride in my jeep after swapping out the springs without telling her i changed anything and she noticed a dramatic ride difference. Even with fully broken in RC springs the BDS springs still rode better on the same shocks.
quick shot of the bds springs
Unfortunately I haven't had a chance to have them offroad yet but I have flexed them out and i'm very impressed for a non broken in spring they flex great. Even for a broken in spring they were extremely good. My RC springs always turned into a strange inverted 'S' shape whenever compressed, and these kept a nice figure all the way through their motion.
Lastly, something I found to be extremely funny is that if you would like to piece together your own lift kit, the RC springs are $124 each and the BDS are $112. funny how that works