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Pro-Comp springs - how do they rate

Since I can't do a search, I thought I'd ask all of you. Are Pro-comp springs good as far as being not too stiff? I'm looking at buying some used ones that are in pretty good shape, so they might not be as stiff as a new set. Do they hold up well to heavy off-road use?
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Re: Pro-Comp springs - how do they rate

they are very stiff..... but after a while they will soften up. But Im sure you can get better springs from some other brand
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Re: Pro-Comp springs - how do they rate

I ran the 4" Pro Comp springs on my CJ7 with 33's - could have fit 35's easily.
They did soften up and flex really nice after about a year. You could find all
of the bumps on the highway with them, but I think that most any lifted short
wheelbase vehicle is going to similar. My friend has and older CJ5 with old
Trailmaster 4" springs with 35's. I rode in that one time and I thought my teeth
would fall out the ride was so stiff. Each individual spring seems to be about a
1/2" thick. My CJ7 and Sami both ride like Cadillacs compared to his CJ5. I am
currently running Rancho 1.5" springs in my Samurai with a SOA,the rides
not too bad - the springs are stiff, stiffer than the Pro Comps were.

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I have yet tomeet anyone happy with a pro-crap lift. THERE IS A REASON why they are the cheapest!

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Depends on what you are doing with them, and what equipment you have on the Jeep. Mine flex great after wheeling the snot out of them for a year, putting them thru lots of flex. 3 years later they don't sag. But the hiway ride is pretty harsh, even with a winch and fs spare. For the price, I am pleased with them overall. Everyone else I know with other brands, especially so called "soft ride" ones, have experienced major amounts of sag. Would I buy them again, yes, if that's all I could afford, but if I had the money it would be custom Nationals or Alcans. BTW, I had a Rancho lift before this one, and the Rancho rode worse than the Pro-Comp. Most people that complain about Pro-Comp lifts have never owned one, they are just parroting what they have heard.
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Re: Pro-Comp springs - how do they rate

I will have to second CJJeeper on this one.. I have a 4 inch procomp lift on mine, and once I wheeled the snot out of it, cut the clamps, loosened the shackles the thing rode great, better then it did stock..No lie. Sure it was tough when I first got it, but even now, after about 2 years, it hasnt sagged one bit. I like the ride. Good quality.

...Another company I have had no bad luck with was Rustys. They have pretty affordable kits. I dont know if they make thier springs, or where they get them, but my Grand Wagoneer rides like a dream. And that is a 6-inch lift kit.
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