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. 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. The Rubicon Express springs were not up to the stress of extreme flexing. In Part 1 of “When springs break”, emergency repairs were made in order to get off the trail and into the shop for correct repairs. Time was of importance as Tierra del Sol Desert Safari 47 was coming. Part 2 of "When springs break" covered the install of a spring hanger reversal and new main leaf springs in the front to replace one broken and one bent spring. I did make it to Desert Safari and some wheeling. Final day, while driving slow on a washboard road, I heard an ominous snap. This time, a rear main leaf spring snapped. At least this time I had the proper “spring splint” kit to provide emergency repair.