|06-12-2013 06:50 PM|
|06-12-2013 05:47 PM|
|06-12-2013 03:55 PM|
|Micky80||I recently installed the 2"BDS suspension lift (BDS springs and shocks) on my TJ. It improved the ride and lifted my Jeep enough to work with 32 x 11.5 x 15 BFG ATs. I am very pleased with the results so far.|
|06-12-2013 02:44 PM|
I'm thinking along the same lines for my 97 Sahara but need to do it in phases. I have been running the 31x10.50x15 tires for a while now and I'm planning to do just the 1" body lift with a 1" MML for fan clearance. The only thing I haven't seen discussed is with no suspension lift does the MML change the drive line angle too much that it will vibrate because it is too much the other way now? I know that if you suspension lift it can reduce the cap handle you need to do a TC drop.
I have been looking at the BDS 2" lift which includes shocks and bump stops for about the same $ as the H&R. I'm wondering how they compare for ride & durability.
|06-09-2013 10:29 PM|
|99GoldenSahara||Thanks. I'll check them out.|
|06-09-2013 07:37 PM|
|ljjp10||I went with H&R coil springs, which gained me about an 1 1/2 " inches of lift and a 1 inch body lift just so I could avoid all the driveline issues. Also added the Bilstein shocks. Very happy with the ride and feel. Good Luck|
|06-09-2013 11:11 AM|
To Lift or Not to Lift
I know the lift issue has been discussed and debated many times on the forum. This is my most simple question, hopefully. On my 99 TJ Sahara, 4.0, 5 spd, totally stock except for 31x10.50x15 wheels and tires...is there any way to stiffen up the ride a bit and level out the stance without employing a lift? Would new shocks help? New OEM springs? Or would it work best with say, a 2" BDS lift and OME or Bilstein shocks? I don't want to get into accounting for tracking and steering and driveline issues as I do mostly offload trails with little or no serous rock climbing. I want to eventually add a winch and perhaps new bumpers. but now I need new tires, so this has begun the discussion in my mind. Whatever advice you all might offer would be greatly appreciated and prevent me from making a mistake that I would regret.