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Old 11-14-2013, 09:33 PM   #1
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Best spring under kit available?

My skyjacker kit is fine and all, but I'm considering saving up for a new spring under kit during winter months. I'm going back and forth between the BDS 4.5" and rubicon express extreme duty 4.5" kit. A few people I wheel with have either or and the bds seems to be the best overall but I'd like your opinions. Is there a better option out there besides these kits or even SOA because I'd rather not do that. I'd go coil over before SOA.

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Old 11-14-2013, 10:39 PM   #2
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Old 11-14-2013, 10:43 PM   #3
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OME doesn't make anything bigger than 2.5". Looking for 3.5-4" springs. I'm just going to replace springs only as I have everything else needed on already
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Old 11-14-2013, 10:46 PM   #4
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call Alcan! a little bit expensive but worth it!!
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Old 11-14-2013, 11:10 PM   #5
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call Alcan! a little bit expensive but worth it!!
I was considering their stuff about 4 months ago, and I called them and they understood what I wanted and it was about $1200 in just springs with no warranty. If I get the BDS springs, there is a lifetime no bs warranty. I'd go with Alcan if I was going SOA though.
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Old 11-15-2013, 01:28 PM   #6
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Rubicon Express all the way. Best ride and flex I have found. Had mine on for 10 years. Broke a spring 3 years ago, and they replaced it no questions asked.
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Old 11-15-2013, 03:09 PM   #7
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Can't say anything wrong about BDS, but I went with RE 4.5 extreme and Bilstein 5100 and I love the ride and flex. After a 3 hour trip to our desert home the wife said the jeep rides better than our 2008 2500 HD, she's right, it rides better than new. BTW RE also has a lifetime warrenty that is transferable.
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Old 11-15-2013, 07:40 PM   #8
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Well, looks like I'm going with rubicon express then! I figured I would anyway though
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Old 11-15-2013, 08:49 PM   #9
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RE all the way, have it on my cj and yj.... best ride around for leaf's that is, and the flex and lift are truly awesome
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I have had 3 different SUA lifts on my 95 Yj

1. Rustys, it was total garbage and a waste of money

2. RE. It was a good lift but after 6 years I replaced it when it started to sag I would by them again

3 Alcan It was simply awesome other then the price for the springs. I would buy them Again also
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Old 11-15-2013, 09:12 PM   #11
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I have had 3 different SUA lifts on my 95 Yj

1. Rustys, it was total garbage and a waste of money

2. RE. It was a good lift but after 6 years I replaced it when it started to sag I would by them again

3 Alcan It was simply awesome other then the price for the springs. I would buy them Again also
I really want alcan springs, I like the idea of orbiting eyes on them. I just don't think I want to go that far unless I do go SOA. For the price of alcan I would be able to buy some king coil over springs and build a 4 point arm system and go coil over. Just saying, I have been tossing that idea around a bit though. That would mean a regear and tires as well but it would be well worth it
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I have the Rubicon Express 4.5" springs and I never plan to change it. I love it. Rides good, performs well, no complaints. I also belive that with trimming and tubes I could stuff 37's under this thing, so I see no reason to change it.
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I have the Rubicon Express 4.5" springs and I never plan to change it. I love it. Rides good, performs well, no complaints. I also belive that with trimming and tubes I could stuff 37's under this thing, so I see no reason to change it.
Did you need a SYE and CV shaft with this springs?
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Old 06-03-2014, 11:10 AM   #15
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Did you need a SYE and CV shaft with this springs?
usually any kit above 3 inches comes with a transfer case drop kit so you don't need to get an sye/cv shaft, but having an sye and cv shaft are probably the 3rd best modification you can do. Behind lockers and regearing of course....

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