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Old 04-15-2013, 07:52 AM   #1
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BDS Coils and what?

So I am looking to get BDS 2" springs, but I don't know if it would work with my RC 2.5" TB relocation bracket. Has anyone encountered this?

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Old 04-15-2013, 07:57 AM   #2
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I have BDS 2" springs, and a 2.5" rear track bar bracket. The BDS springs raised the Jeep about 2 1/2"-2 3/4" in the rear. Exact lifted height and it's relation to rear track bar bracket height isn't super critical.

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How do you like the BDS springs? Because right now it's kinda between: some used or new RC 2.5s, BDS 2s, or Rancho 2.5s. And did you get them from a vendor, cause I know they offer lifetime sag warranty.
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:37 AM   #4
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I like my BDS coils (well the entire lift, actually) I have wheeled it hard and have heavy bumpers and I have not noticed any sag.
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How do you like the BDS springs? Because right now it's kinda between: some used or new RC 2.5s, BDS 2s, or Rancho 2.5s. And did you get them from a vendor, cause I know they offer lifetime sag warranty.
I got mine straight from BDS. As far as the warranty, it shouldn't matter where they're purchased.
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:26 PM   #6
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Just ordered my 2" coils straight from BDS with the promo code and shipping to my local dealer saved 10%, freight, and tax.
Now to decide which shocks to run them with.
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Old 04-16-2013, 01:08 AM   #7
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Just ordered my 2" coils straight from BDS with the promo code and shipping to my local dealer saved 10%, freight, and tax.
Now to decide which shocks to run them with.
I too got the bds 2" springs and their shocks on my lj rub and love the ride so much better than stock. Ok 4wheel drive for $397 free shipping!
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Yeah, The BDS coils have been great once I got used to it after my first ride over stock. Love em!!!
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Old 04-16-2013, 08:00 AM   #9
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I am debating rancho rs9000xl or the new rs7000mt? I know the 9's get good reviews but honestly how often am i going to mess with the knob once set? I had them on my old dodge truck and never could find a good setting.
If i get the 7's, what if they are too stiff? I like a firm controlled ride, but not too rough. The 7's offer a little more droop than the 9's.Rancho has a nice rebate going on so need to decide soon.
My daughters bf has the bds kit with their 5000 hocks and it rides nice and flexes like mad thus my decision to run their coils.
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:44 AM   #10
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I have the 7000MT's and I love them. Not too stiff; firm, stable, and predictable.
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:46 AM   #11
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If you think the 5000's ride nice, the 7000 will definitely not be too stiff..
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:51 AM   #12
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Back when I used to run BDS, I really enjoyed my 2" lift. I found the BDS shocks' performance on and off the road to be spot on. You should be fine with the TB relocation bracket but I ran my setup without a bracket and didn't find the axles offset to be noticeable or an issue. I also didn't find any damage or stress on the OEM rear track bar bracket when I replaced my track bar later on, when I installed a TT.
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Old 04-16-2013, 11:57 AM   #13
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My Dad just replaced his BDS shocks for Rancho 7000's. The BDS shocks were definitely better than the Pro Comps I was running, but in my opinion, the 7000 is a vast improvement over the BDS hydro's.
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Yeah, Islander, you were the one that got me going on the BDS and thus recommended to my daughters BF, now you jumped ship to OME. J/K. I like OME too, but too pricey for my blood now. LOL
Patrick, been watching for your updates on the 7000's. You have me 90% sold. How did they do off-road for you?
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Yeah, Islander, you were the one that got me going on the BDS and thus recommended to my daughters BF, now you jumped ship to OME. J/K. I like OME too, but too pricey for my blood now. LOL
Patrick, been watching for your updates on the 7000's. You have me 90% sold. How did they do off-road for you?
They're just fine off road. More stable with the sway bar disconnected. I don't have much off road time on them yet, just a few miles of rocky/ rutted dirt road.
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Yeah, Islander, you were the one that got me going on the BDS and thus recommended to my daughters BF, now you jumped ship to OME. J/K. I like OME too, but too pricey for my blood now. LOL
Patrick, been watching for your updates on the 7000's. You have me 90% sold. How did they do off-road for you?
If I had to do it all over again, I would have stuck with BDS .
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Old 04-21-2013, 11:44 AM   #17
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Im planning on ordering my BDS coils this week for my LJ (going with 3" front and 2" rear after advice from others with this setup).

Going with Bilstein 5100 but trying to figure out which ones I need for front vs rear being my coils are different size. I know I researched it but I guess I forgot or didnt write it down.
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I agree with the 3&2" . I have a 3" set and its not real bad with the hard top and full doors on but soft top and half doors its way to high in the rear
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Old 04-22-2013, 08:01 PM   #19
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Springs are here. Gut really was pushing their Fox shocks, says they are tuned really well for the TJ. Anyone tried them recently? I know I read in the past they were too long. How do they ride?

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