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post #1 of 10 Old 08-17-2011, 12:05 PM Thread Starter
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will this make my lift sag?

Hey guys new to the forum sorry if this has been covered but, I have recently installed a rough country 4" lift and was wondering if having my 6k lb winch and brush guard on front will cause me any premature sagging.


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post #2 of 10 Old 08-17-2011, 12:21 PM
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Define premature sagging.... The Rough Country lifts are well known for sagging with out any additional weight on them. And not even sagging evenly. There are pics on this forum of one spring sagging and it having a "pimp lean" to it.

I would expect it to sag but not due to your winch and brush guard, but rather because of the springs are from RC. Not trying to bash you, or what you bought, just giving the real world expectations of RC springs. There is a reason they can sell an entire lift kit for less than the cost of good springs like BDS (this is not Black Diamond Suspension) or Old Man Emu. When it comes to springs you really do get what you pay for. buy the least expensive kit, and you will get springs that are the least expensive to manufacture.


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If it has tracks, tires or tits, its gonna cause a problem.

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Define premature sagging.... The Rough Country lifts are well known for sagging with out any additional weight on them. And not even sagging evenly. There are pics on this forum of one spring sagging and it having a "pimp lean" to it.

I would expect it to sag but not due to your winch and brush guard, but rather because of the springs are from RC. Not trying to bash you, or what you bought, just giving the real world expectations of RC springs. There is a reason they can sell an entire lift kit for less than the cost of good springs like BDS (this is not Black Diamond Suspension) or Old Man Emu. When it comes to springs you really do get what you pay for. buy the least expensive kit, and you will get springs that are the least expensive to manufacture.

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post #4 of 10 Old 08-17-2011, 12:33 PM
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Do the install, then if/when it sags down the road, go get good springs. Welcome to the group!

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post #5 of 10 Old 08-17-2011, 12:50 PM Thread Starter
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Haha great.

O well at least if / when the springs get a pimp lean it won't be because of the winch/ guard.


P.S. can't you guys just lie to me and say everything will be OK like my wife does?
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post #6 of 10 Old 08-17-2011, 12:57 PM
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lol, nope. like anything else you get what you pay for. the RC springs will sag on their own. a small winch and brush guard will likely speed the process up a little, but not a lot. BTW, a 6k winch really isn't big enough for a YJ. 8k is the minimum really. that 6k probably won't get you out of a really tough stuck.

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Yes, dear...everything will be fine, I promise!

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Take this opportunity to explain to your wife she needs to allow more Jeep funds, blah, blah, blah, if she would've only let you get the better springs to start with, blah, blah, blah.....

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post #9 of 10 Old 08-17-2011, 02:13 PM
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ill tell you from experience...i put an 8k winch on my RC lift and it sagged a little bit but it was not all that bad. the rear is what really sagged for me after putting on a tire carrier and 33" spare tire. assuming you have enough space between your tires and fenders, you will most likely be fine and not notice too much lost lift. if you do lose more than you like, you can always get a 1/2" to 5/8" lift shackle to make up the difference.

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post #10 of 10 Old 08-18-2011, 06:36 AM Thread Starter
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I went with the 6k winch because of course it was budget friendly, I figure if i get stuck and the winch with a snatch block won't get me out I must really be having some fun!

As far as the sag goes I think sebastian22's idea is ok with me, I have some options with shackles, body lift ect.

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