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Old 06-10-2013, 06:29 PM   #1
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Some new stuff on the way!

I ordered a BDS 2in lift direct from BDS. I wanted to get rid of my 2in spacers. I also need to order a track bar. The bushing on my stock one is shot. I'm thinking the Teraflex adjustable for 2 to 4in lifts. ANd possibly a OME rear track bar bracket. I may get 3/4 spacers to level the Jeep, as I have a heavy bumper, winch plate and winch.

I also ordered a Stebel compact airhorn. I have one installed behind the flyscreen on my Buell and it's loud.

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Ooh, sounds like a good plan!

What Buell do you have? I am trying to find a 03+ xb9 lightning..

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Ooh, sounds like a good plan!

What Buell do you have? I am trying to find a 03+ xb9 lightning..
99 X1 Lightning. I was planning on a 1250 kit, but I got the Jeep instead....
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Nice. Bds makes great lifts. When is it coming in.
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Old 06-10-2013, 08:15 PM   #5
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99 X1 Lightning. I was planning on a 1250 kit, but I got the Jeep instead....
Lol that's kind of where I'm at.. Would love one but money don't grow on trees.. Pretty much just want an xb9s(or sx) and if I can find one for the right price so be it..
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Just a thought, why not a JKS or Currie TB. JKS gets good reviews from everyone. Currie is more expensive but it is the best that you can install. I'll be putting a Currie on eventually, right now I've got other plans for my $$$$.
What I've heard was that a lot of aftermarket TB's will rub your front diff when flexing, not sure about the JKS but the Currie will not.
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Just a thought, why not a JKS or Currie TB. JKS gets good reviews from everyone. Currie is more expensive but it is the best that you can install. I'll be putting a Currie on eventually, right now I've got other plans for my $$$$.
What I've heard was that a lot of aftermarket TB's will rub your front diff when flexing, not sure about the JKS but the Currie will not.
I've been doing a lot of reading, and am now leaning away from Teraflex. The Currie seems to make the most sense.
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U dont need a new track bar with a 2" lift. Just FYI. Unless u just upgrading.
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U dont need a new track bar with a 2" lift. Just FYI. Unless u just upgrading.
Well, the bushing on my OE trackbar at the axle is shot. And this lift may end up being a bit more than 2in. I may need a 3/4 spacer to level her. But I'm holding off on the TB until I see what I really need.
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U will want to change it then. U will feel it with the lift installed for sure. There r plenty out there that r good.
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U get your cb installed yet.
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U get your cb installed yet.
Yeah, for a couple weeks now.
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Can't wait for Sunday. I may only install the front section of the BDS kit though. I'm running a 2in Teraflex BB, so I can do it in sections.

I'm confident I'm going to get more than 2in of lift out of this kit. The BDS springs are about 2.25 in longer than stock, but with a higher spring rate. I think I saw 158lbs somewhere on line. Stock (at least Moog direct replacement is 134lbs). But I should(hopefully) be good as far as driveline vibes are concerned.
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U should be just fine from vibes with 2" lift. In any happen just add a washer or two to the skid plate to drop it a bit.
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Start spraying it up with pb blaster Saturday to make it nice and smooth removal.
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She looks good, Lar!

Actually, PB wasn't necessary as I just did the BB three months ago, and never-seized everything.

I'm actually working on the front half now. Just taking a beer break.

I'm a bit confused on bumpstop extensions, if I even need them anymore.
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Yes u need them for sure. Especially when using bigger springs.
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Attach them after u have the spring installed. This way u can just slip them up and bolt in.
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Post up some pics when u done.
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Definitely taller than with the 2in BB and stock.

But with the winch/etc and rake still needs 3/4 spacers up front.

The rear kicked my ass. Broke both upper bolts on the right side. So I drilled new holes off to the side of the busted ones.

The BDS kit is WAY better than stock. It's firm, but under control. It feels real nice on the road.

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How did u make out with the install. All set. Ready to go!
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Actually, the rear was a pain. I broke both upper shock mounts on the right rear. I ended up drilling new holes next to the old ones.

The BDS suspension is WAY better than stock on the road. Soon I'll find out how much better off road.
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Nice. I had to drill my rear one out also. It snapped
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Actually you do need an adjustable trac bar. Most lifts will pull the front end axle off center. You can see the difference. The right front tire will be sticking out about an inch further than the left side. The rear axle will pull out to the left, not as much as the front though.
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Just did the rough country 2.5 lift and tossed the track bar in the shed... Rode really nice, but didn't do the rear bar yet since it wasn't been as much of a pita for me as the front. Oh and those are the old wheels that I used together to my buddy's garage.
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Just did the rough country 2.5 lift and tossed the track bar in the shed... Rode really nice, but didn't do the rear bar yet since it wasn't been as much of a pita for me as the front. Oh and those are the old wheels that I used together to my buddy's garage.
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Actually you do need an adjustable trac bar. Most lifts will pull the front end axle off center. You can see the difference. The right front tire will be sticking out about an inch further than the left side. The rear axle will pull out to the left, not as much as the front though.
Not on a 2in lift. I was thinking I would be doing an adjustable up front and a relocation bracket on the rear. Not necessary. Any axle shift is barely noticeable. I'm sticking with stock. The bushing on my front bar is shot. I have a bushing kit from Moog. If I can easily get the old bushing out I'll do that, if not I'm installing a Moog trackbar.

I'm probably going to update my front sway bar links with longer units that can disconnect.

And Larry, you're right, someone updated my front end with V8 ZJ tie rods!

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