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Old 06-28-2013, 08:01 PM   #61
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2" BDS suspension lift - Thumbs up! This lift raised me approx 2.75".

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Old 06-29-2013, 06:18 PM   #62
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Originally Posted by Gixxer86g View Post
2in kit, only a few hundred miles on it. I love it. But I do have a rake. I've got a soft top, and a 40lb bumper, 25lb winch plate and 90lb winch. I'm sure it would be less with a hard top. I'm going to install 3/4in spacers up front.
I have a very heavy bumper with winch upfront. I installed 2"BDS coils meant for an XJ upfront. This setup works great for me.

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Old 07-08-2013, 09:55 PM   #63
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Originally Posted by NC Bear View Post
Ha... I'll help you out... Well, if your changing a tire I'll hold the flashlight, and walk ya through it.
I have a headlamp so just need the jack!
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Old 07-08-2013, 11:03 PM   #64
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I have the BDS 3" on my TJ. I've had it for about a year and a half maybe a little more. No problems at all. I did put 3/4" spacers up front to help level it out. I'm also running a 1" BL and have 33x12.5 Duratracs. I think it rides better than stock. I didn't like the huge t-case drop that came with it though. I have since added a MML and reduced my t-case drop to about 1/2-3/4". Much better, IMO. I am running stock CA's and will continue to for a good while. I did a lot of research before deciding on a lift and it paid off. I love my lift and my Jeep.
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:13 AM   #65
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Originally Posted by Gixxer86g View Post
2in kit, only a few hundred miles on it. I love it. But I do have a rake. I've got a soft top, and a 40lb bumper, 25lb winch plate and 90lb winch. I'm sure it would be less with a hard top. I'm going to install 3/4in spacers up front.
You should have a rake, especially when light/unloaded. That way when you're loaded down in the back with gear, passengers etc you sit relatively level and not have the rear end drooping.
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Old 03-24-2015, 09:13 PM   #66
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back up top, no real comments on the BDS Adj. LCA or UCA's, I need to get my fronts now and am wondering if I should go BDS up front or Rokmen?
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Old 04-05-2015, 11:24 AM   #67
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I have the bds 3 inch on my lj, and went with rokmen short arms. Can't beat their quality and customer service.
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Old 04-05-2015, 12:38 PM   #68
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I have the bds 4.5" short arm.
I have all 8 bds control arms with adjustable uppers if I remember correctly. I have only had it on for about 4 months now but I have not had any problems other than the crappy disconnects that come with the kit. I decided to go with bds adj track bars and bds shocks too.

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Old 04-05-2015, 02:08 PM   #69
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I too have the 4.5" short arm. Lovin every minute of it. Great company, great lift
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Old 04-05-2015, 06:30 PM   #70
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I'm using the BDS 3" springs, shocks, disconnects, and steering damper. I wasn't worried about the springs sagging but I was worried about them being too stiff as I don't run heavy bumpers ect. The springs have been great. I love the ride. The shocks aren't bad at all and I've had no trouble with the disconnects that others have experienced. The steering damper started leaking immediately, I still haven't changed it. I was told they would replace it if I wanted to send it back to them. I just never did it.
The other lift components on my Jeep are some kind of hack n tap SYE with a chopped down XJ front driveshaft, JKS adjustable front trackbar, and metalcloak duroflex control arms. Even though I've got a truck, I use my TJ as a DD. It does a great job at it. Much better than any built Jeep I've had in the past.
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Old 04-06-2015, 07:12 PM   #71
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Is bds made in america? Im reading on some pages that they are but my shocks say MEXICO.
I have a 2" BDS and like it, haven't really had any sag from winch and bumper

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