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post #1 of 19 Old 12-22-2011, 05:38 PM Thread Starter
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Rough Country springs are sagging??

Does anyone think these are sagging?? I don't have another set to compare it to but I am thinking they are.

They are 2.5" RC

I have a set of OME that will go on next week
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Yep, sagging...My RC 3.5's sagged even worse than that, my 3rd coil was against the 2nd. Swap them out bro.

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looks to me like your axle isn't centered, do you have adj. control arms ?

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We put Rough Country leaf springs on my Dad's CJ-5 and after the FIRST trip to the trails, they sagged so bad on one side that his Jeep sat crooked. You could stand back and look at it from the rear and it looked like one side had flat tires or something. It was pathetic. He got exactly 4 days of use out of those springs.

Called 'em up and asked what they would do about it, and they blew us off. Never would honor the warranty or anything. So I have never given RC a thought again. I wouldn't put one of their lifts on my Jeep if they gave it to me for free. They should change their company name to Chinese Country.

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I've heard that the RC springs are prone to sagging after a while. How long they been on there?

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I had a front sag after adding my winch and stubby. Put Rock Krawler progressive rate springs and no more sag.

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Yep common problem with their springs had 2.5" springs also. Within 2 years sagged over an inch in the rear. went to Rubicon Express 3.5 in the rear and even with 2" pucks in the front it sets an 1.5" lower in front so ordered a set of R/E for the front. Rough Country is cheap to start with but you soon learn that spend the money up front and it is cheaper in the long run.

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Look into getting different springs. I know from personal use the RK springs will handle a lot of weight and not sag. I carry snow chains around all winter with a lot of other gear.
Going from RC to RE is a wash... If you don't like RK try Poly P or OME.
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I like the Poly springs!

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I had a front sag after adding my winch and stubby. Put Rock Krawler progressive rate springs and no more sag.
RK springs ftw

Poly, Currrie, Teraflex are also excellent options.

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OME would be another good brand.

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I made my decision on those springs with that same issue in mind. I went with the 3.25 inch kit. If they sagged, I would still have 'enough' lift for 35's.
With the customer service that I have experienced, I wouldn't doubt if they will send you new springs. Call and see what They will do for you.


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I made my decision on those springs with that same issue in mind. I went with the 3.25 inch kit. If they sagged, I would still have 'enough' lift for 35's.
With the customer service that I have experienced, I wouldn't doubt if they will send you new springs. Call and see what They will do for you.
Precisely what you just said...I called RC when my progressive rate coils were sagging in the rear....they sent me all 4 new springs and didn't even ask for the old ones back. Their customer service is top notch...never done me wrong.

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Kinda sad when you pick parts expecting to compensate for their failure tho isn't it?

Springs are not a million dollar item, just get decent ones and be done with it. $150/pr for poly progressives.


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I have already picked up a set of hd OME Springs. I hope I net right at 2.5 when it settles in. I have aftermarket bumpers, a 10500 winch, and a 35" spare

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Kinda sad when you pick parts expecting to compensate for their failure tho isn't it?

Springs are not a million dollar item, just get decent ones and be done with it. $150/pr for poly progressives.
I don't have $600 just for coils...then another $600 for shocks....I have about $400 total in my lift and it serves the same purpose all others do...lift it to said height. Yes mines stiffer than most rides...but I kinda like it. I'll get the same places anyone else will with a 2.5" lift and I paid 1/3.

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I ain't no fancy mathologist but 150 a pr makes for $300 in coils not $600 but whatever.


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I ain't no fancy mathologist but 150 a pr makes for $300 in coils not $600 but whatever.
Obviously neither am I

I didn't see the "pr" part and put it together as a pair. I still paid less than 1/2

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