BDS Springs, etc - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 05-20-2012, 01:56 PM   #1
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 1,098
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.

Arch Stanton is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-20-2012, 02:18 PM   #2
Moderator

WF Supporting Member
::WF Moderator::
 
doclouie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: In the mountains.
Posts: 3,607
Images: 4
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.

__________________
2000 Sahara, 3.5" Rubicon Express Lift, 1" spring spacer & 1" Body Lift, 33" or 35" BFG Mud tires, Front & Rear ARB, Rancho 9000 shocks, UCF Ultra High Belly Up

doclouie is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-20-2012, 02:26 PM   #3
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 1,098
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!


Quote:
Originally Posted by doclouie View Post
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.
Arch Stanton is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-20-2012, 02:39 PM   #4
Moderator

WF Supporting Member
::WF Moderator::
 
doclouie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: In the mountains.
Posts: 3,607
Images: 4
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.
__________________
2000 Sahara, 3.5" Rubicon Express Lift, 1" spring spacer & 1" Body Lift, 33" or 35" BFG Mud tires, Front & Rear ARB, Rancho 9000 shocks, UCF Ultra High Belly Up

doclouie is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-20-2012, 02:49 PM   #5
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 1,098
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!

Quote:
Originally Posted by doclouie View Post
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.
Arch Stanton is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-21-2012, 07:13 PM   #6
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 1,098
I ordered the 2 inch BDS springs Are there any other suggestions for this modest lift?
Arch Stanton is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-21-2012, 07:36 PM   #7
Moderator

WF Supporting Member
::WF Moderator::
 
doclouie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: In the mountains.
Posts: 3,607
Images: 4
Bump stop extensions.
__________________
2000 Sahara, 3.5" Rubicon Express Lift, 1" spring spacer & 1" Body Lift, 33" or 35" BFG Mud tires, Front & Rear ARB, Rancho 9000 shocks, UCF Ultra High Belly Up

doclouie is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-21-2012, 07:42 PM   #8
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 1,098
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!

QUOTE="doclouie"]Bump stop

extensions.[/QUOTE]

Arch Stanton is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:16 AM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC