Was it the springs? Was it the installation? Was it the combination? Within a two week period, I had experienced two emergency repair situations with leaf springs; overall, two broken and two bent springs. The suspension was a not performing as it should. 4x4 isn't much good without a functional suspension system.
The “Spring Saga” began with “Options for the height challenged” which was a spring-over lift for my 1994 Jeep YJ. As I was replacing a 4 inch spring lift, new springs were necessary. The basic lift components were Rubicon Express and I opted for Rubicon Express springs which provided 1.5 inch of spring lift in addition to the spring over lift. And, I was able to remove the two inch body lift and still clear 35 inch tires.
While the combination was a great performer on the articulation challenges of Ocotillo Wells SVRA, a major deficiency was soon apparent. After the breaks and emergency repairs, serious questions were in order. Why should brand new springs break and bend that easy? What is it about a spring-over that created this situation?