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post #1 of 19 Old 07-20-2010, 11:40 PM Thread Starter
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bowed or bent front coil springs

I bought a used set of 4in lift coil springs and upon taking them out of the box I could tell they had a slight bow to them, when i layed them on the ground and rolled them I would come to a spot were 2 or 3 of the coils in the center of the spring would be about 1/2in off the ground, then roll it a bit more then both ends would be off the ground, my question is is this normal and are they still good or are these coils on there way out or just bad, thanks for all your help guys

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My RC 2.5" coils have a curvature since they were installed new and they have 8-10k on them now and still the same curve.
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I would imagine it is due to them being on a jeep that probably had a stock front sway bar on 4" of lift, and the rears are probably because the position of the stock upper coil seats.

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so are they usable and if so witch way do i mount the curve
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so are they usable and if so witch way do i mount the curve
Springs only seat in the perches one of two ways and in your case, bow forward or bow back.

Orient yours with the bow back.

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so these are still ok to use
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That was just a guess. My springs were not bowed when I purchased them. I don't see any reason why you couldn't use them though.

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I would imagine it is due to them being on a jeep that probably had a stock front sway bar on 4" of lift, and the rears are probably because the position of the stock upper coil seats.
I just installed a RC 4" long arm and still use the stock sway bar, how would a stock affect the coils compared to an aftermarket?
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My apologies, I meant to say track bar, not sway bar.

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so these springs should be ok to use ? seeing that they are bent will they still work ok or will i be changing them out soon, they both measure about 22in long but one is just a tiny bit longer then the other does it matter what side I put the longer one on
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I'm gunna go ahead and say that if blaine thinks they are fine to use then they are. When you say one is taller than the other, are you refering to the rear springs or front springs? if you are talking about the rears, put the taller one on the passanger side.

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yea one of the front and one of the rear are taller then the other
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yea one of the front and one of the rear are taller then the other
Put those on the short side of the Jeep. If you put them on the long side, it will be too high on that side.

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hahahaha yea thanks
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