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Old 05-20-2012, 01:56 PM   #1
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BDS Springs, etc

I'm going to remove the Daystar BB and install some 2" BDS springs to go with my OME shocks. I'm going to get some longer sway bar links for the rear and some JKS Quicker disconnects for the front. Should I get the adjustable JKS sway bar links for the rear as well or just the regular BDS extended sway bar links? Also, do I have to anything to the front or rear track bars? I noticed that the 2" BDS lift only comes with shocks and springs. I have 1.5" Energy Suspension bump-stop extensions for the front and rear. I'd appreciate any advice, especially Jeepers who have or had a 2" BDS lift.

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Old 05-20-2012, 02:18 PM   #2
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No changes to the rear sway bar are needed with that lift. 2" won't really need anything except the springs and bump stop extensions. The front disconnects are recommended, but is not a must. It will be an easy 3 hour job to get those springs on with normal tools. Get a spring compressor from Checker or Autozone and it will make it a little easier.

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Did you do anything else to your Jeep? I'm going to only be running 31" tires. How many inches were the bump stop extensions that you used? I thought I might use Neverdone's method of lift installation, but maybe having a spring compressor on hand would be a good idea. How do you like the ride? Thanks for the feedback! Have a good day!


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No changes to the rear sway bar are needed with that lift. 2" won't really need anything except the springs and bump stop extensions. The front disconnects are recommended, but is not a must. It will be an easy 3 hour job to get those springs on with normal tools. Get a spring compressor from Checker or Autozone and it will make it a little easier.
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I am only running 31s too, but mine is a Budget Boost rather than a spring swap out like you are doing. The bump stop extensions I believe were around 2" or so. The ride is great, but I run Rancho 9000 adjustables on the stock springs. The shocks will do more for the ride than the springs although both effect the other. Usually the shocks that come in the packages are not the best shocks so it may be best to buy them separately. Actually on a 2" lift they are not necessary, but many people recommend them especially if you do a lot of off roading. If it will be on the pavement most of the time I would keep whatever shocks you currently have and call it good.
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Old 05-20-2012, 02:49 PM   #5
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I have the OME Nitrochargers on now, which are supposed to be one to the better riding shocks for a Wrangler. Hopefully, they will be a good combination with the BDS springs. Thanks again for the help!

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I am only running 31s too, but mine is a Budget Boost rather than a spring swap out like you are doing. The bump stop extensions I believe were around 2" or so. The ride is great, but I run Rancho 9000 adjustables on the stock springs. The shocks will do more for the ride than the springs although both effect the other. Usually the shocks that come in the packages are not the best shocks so it may be best to buy them separately. Actually on a 2" lift they are not necessary, but many people recommend them especially if you do a lot of off roading. If it will be on the pavement most of the time I would keep whatever shocks you currently have and call it good.
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Old 05-21-2012, 07:13 PM   #6
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I ordered the 2 inch BDS springs Are there any other suggestions for this modest lift?
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Bump stop extensions.
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I have have 1.5" extensions for the front and rear. I hope it will be enough to clear the aftermarket diff covers and the front fenders. Thanks for the help!

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