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Old 01-13-2013, 01:48 PM   #1
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Question BDS Suspension Lift, and what else?

hey everyone, been gone for awhile but I'm back. So I'm looking into lifting finely and I have been doing some research on the BDS lifts. I've heard mostly good things and I like how their web site offers the customization opitions. I think I want a 3" lift and 33" tires. Its my DD and it spends most of its time on the road but I love trail riding, playing in the snow and occasionally mudding. The big question is can i just install the kit and tires or do i need other things such as SYE, drive shaft and all the adjustable arms. If any one has this lift, do u like the shocks that come with it. Any info will be greatly appreciated. Attached is a pic of what the website shows as the basic 3" kit

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Old 01-13-2013, 02:13 PM   #2
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At least adjustable upper rears, a SYE a double cardan drive shaft.

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I have that kit and run 33's. I have tons of flex and I am happy with it. I also went with the SYE right off the bat and I am also happy with it. I am now trying to save a bit for a 1 inch body/mml to go with a tummy tuck.

Very good ride and looks great too. (I have pics in the "garage")
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At least adjustable upper rears, a SYE a double cardan drive shaft.
TJspeed, why just adjustable upper rears and the SYE is for the rear drive shaft right? Do u have to do anything for the front drive shaft?
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I have that kit and run 33's. I have tons of flex and I am happy with it. I also went with the SYE right off the bat and I am also happy with it. I am now trying to save a bit for a 1 inch body/mml to go with a tummy tuck.

Very good ride and looks great too. (I have pics in the "garage")
NC Bear, nice pic's. same question for u, do u have to do anything for the front drive shaft. O and did u go with the basic kit or do u make any upgrades?
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You should not have to do anything to the front drive shaft, and since you have a lj, you may not need the SYE etc. at lest not right away
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I have a 04lj and I would suggest getting the sye, I do a lot of rocks with mine and just installed Currie anti sway bar kits front and rear so I get lots of flex front and rear if I didn't have the sye kit I would drop my rear driveshaft everytime I go off-road and we can't have that happening now....
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Personally, I'd get a complete currie lift. If you're gonna lift it, do it the right way. I have a BDS lift, the PO installed. It rides pretty rough, but it's bearable. Only the coils and shocks were installed so i'm slowly finishing the lift, with mostly currie parts.
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I did not have to do anything for the front drive shaft. I also have the standard "kit" the only differnce is the SYE and the 8.8 rearend.


And thanks for the compliment!
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Personally, I'd get a complete currie lift. If you're gonna lift it, do it the right way. I have a BDS lift, the PO installed. It rides pretty rough, but it's bearable. Only the coils and shocks were installed so i'm slowly finishing the lift, with mostly currie parts.

Mine rode rough at first as well until I aired down the 33's to 28 #'s and it rides much better not Cadilac soft but darn close!
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At least adjustable upper rears, a SYE a double cardan drive shaft.
Do LJ's require a SYE with 3" lift?
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Do LJ's require a SYE with 3" lift?
No but I would suggest it if u get in to the rocks and have lots of flex in the rear...
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Mine rode rough at first as well until I aired down the 33's to 28 #'s and it rides much better not Cadilac soft but darn close!
My tires are always at 28
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I have a 04lj and I would suggest getting the sye, I do a lot of rocks with mine and just installed Currie anti sway bar kits front and rear so I get lots of flex front and rear if I didn't have the sye kit I would drop my rear driveshaft everytime I go off-road and we can't have that happening now....
ken78744, i just watched some videos on that Currie sway bar. that looks like a good investment but do u think it would be to much for just a 3" lift?
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Too much what?
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Too much what?
^X2 I have seen them on stock suspension jeeps with 1-1/2" body lift, belly up kit and 33" tires and flat fender up front and highline kit in the rear... so no they are not to much for anything....
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i thank everyone for the info they have offered i really do appreciate it. i have to admit that i am alittle confused though. the bds suspension and the currie suspension both seem like a good way to go. o and if anyone has opinions on brands for SYE and drive shaft i wouldnt mind hearing. im either going with BDS 3" lift or Currie 4" lift and 33" tires. thanks again everyone!!!!!!

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