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02-05-2011 09:56 AM
RMETJ I Know a guy that has a BDS on his rubi and he came from a 4 in rough country. He says that It rides to soft? DD and avid off roader.

I have never been in the rig just throwing this out there.
02-04-2011 06:51 PM
Joshpeb2 Pm "AOR" he is a forum sponsor and has some really good prices. Allens offroad is the company. He deals with BDS and Zone (and many others)which is also produced by BDS.
02-04-2011 05:31 PM
RedTJGuy
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Originally Posted by Coasttrash
How much are yall buying the bds 2inch lift for? I am shopping around for one and just trying to get the best deal.
FYI if you're a member of JF there's gonna be a 10% discount again sometime here in February from the Bds website
02-04-2011 10:11 AM
Coasttrash How much are yall buying the bds 2inch lift for? I am shopping around for one and just trying to get the best deal.
02-04-2011 08:31 AM
T2000J
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Originally Posted by Ansx97 View Post
. Mainly since its a 98 with 123K miles on it. I know they say the 4.0L runs forever but its still a car with 123K miles on it. Im sure im going to have to fork out alot more money for other stuff.
It's a jeep not a car 123k is nothing my 98 has 245k still running strong
02-04-2011 08:14 AM
Ansx97 I purchased it from a ship in Harrison, OH called Hilltop Performance. I got the lift installed with tax for 595.00. Lift itself was 373.50, install was 180.00, tax was 41.50.

My buddy does alot of work with the guy so he cut me a deal, usually its 615.00 plus tax installed.
02-03-2011 08:20 PM
lyons38 Curious where you finally purchased the 2" BDS lift? Online? If so, you mind sharing what site?
02-03-2011 07:48 AM
Ansx97 I currently have 31's on and they look small. I have the 3.73 factory gears and have been told I should have no problems doing 33's with the 2" suspension lift I have since im not off roading the jeep really at all.

I dont know what width of the tire im going to go with though. The 31's I have are 10.5 right now and when I turn the steering wheel all the way they rub so im thinking Ill have to stick with this width.

Anybody have any suggestions?
02-02-2011 11:20 AM
lownslowVW what size wheels/tires are you running with the bds 2" lift?
02-01-2011 11:53 AM
Neil F. They stopped making the Manik a while ago. The only way is used (ebay, various Jeep forum classifieds and craigs). There have been a few recently that have shown up for sale..
02-01-2011 07:31 AM
Ansx97 So I ended up going with the BDS 2" suspension lift and so far its awesome. It looks like it raised it higher than 2"( appears this way since the 12 year coils and shocks were sagging) and the ride is better than it was before.

Thanks for all of the information. Next up is a grill guard. I cant seem to find the Manik Grill guards for this Jeep anywhere.
01-09-2011 02:51 PM
Arch Stanton Two tons is quite a bit of weight. I'm going to add some rocker protection and a couple of skid plates. This is my DD, so I need to watch the MPG. Again, thanks for the feedback regarding your rig.
01-09-2011 02:31 PM
IslandTJ
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Originally Posted by Arch Stanton View Post
You mentioned that the BFG MT's are light. Did your mpg change very much with the larger tire? Thanks again.
With all the skids, winch, and HD bumpers - my weighs in at 4200 lbs. With a 3 speed auto running on 4.10 gearing, my Jeep gets around 11.5 - 12 mpg in the city. I did get more mpgs when I was running 31" tires but I also didn't have all the heavy upgrades I've installed so far.

Weightwise, when I lift up the spare (33x9.5 BFG AT) or when I rotate my tires, I don't feel that much of a disparity between the 33x10.5s and the 31s that I used to run.
01-09-2011 02:14 PM
Arch Stanton You mentioned that the BFG MT's are light. Did your mpg change very much with the larger tire? Thanks again.
01-09-2011 02:11 PM
IslandTJ
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Originally Posted by Arch Stanton View Post
Thanks for the feedback. Can the Slyders for a body lift be put on a TJ without a body lift? I might put one down the load. Regarding the BDS lift, did you get any driveline vibes with the BDS lift? You have some nice mods on your Jeep. Are those BFG KM2 tires? If so, how do you like them. Thanks again.
Yes, the Slyders are normally offered for Jeeps without a body lift. I think I paid a little more for the body lift version. Most Jeeps do not get vibes with a small 2" lift, I unfortunately did at around 38 - 40 mph . On a good note, on a later install, my 1" motor mount lift, totally removed the vibes . The tires are KM1s, the original BFG MTs, I wanted an aggressive light 33" tire and the 33x10.5 MTs fit the bill. The MTs (siped) perform well as a daily driver and weekend off-roader here in the Pacific Northwest. I wheel with Jeeps that run the newer BFG MTs and I am equally impressed.
01-09-2011 01:56 PM
Arch Stanton Thanks for the feedback. Can the Slyders for a body lift be put on a TJ without a body lift? I might put one down the load. Regarding the BDS lift, did you get any driveline vibes with the BDS lift? You have some nice mods on your Jeep. Are those BFG KM2 tires? If so, how do you like them. Thanks again.
01-09-2011 01:49 PM
IslandTJ
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Originally Posted by Arch Stanton View Post
Nice looking Jeep. I like the Drop-kick Slyders. I'm thinking about getting a pair.
The are stupid simple to install, as they tie/clamp to the frame similar to Jeeperman's design. I have the version made for body lifts, so it mates well with my total lift appearance. The Slyders have done their job protecting the side of the Jeep well, they have taken numerous hits - I am not afraid to use them as a pivot point. The original reason why I purchased the Slyders, is that wife and kids (at the time) needed a functional step to get into the Jeep. Great product for frame mounted rocker panel protection .
01-09-2011 11:04 AM
Simplegreenvr6 wow. these look great. I might have to look into this set up.
01-09-2011 10:12 AM
Arch Stanton Nice looking Jeep. I like the Drop-kick Slyders. I'm thinking about getting a pair.
01-08-2011 07:08 PM
IslandTJ I am running a BDS 2" suspension lift and a 1.25" JKS body lift. Jeep sits on 33x10.5 BFG MTs.

The lift is awesome, the BDS 5500 series shocks are valved perfectly for short wheel base Jeeps. On the road, the Jeep's ride is better than a stock ride in my opinion. I describe the ride as a sporty firm ride. I have rode in a Jeep with an OME suspension and it was a nice soft ride, perhaps a bit too soft for my taste - as the test Jeep felt "boaty" during turns. Pics of the Jeep's stance:



01-08-2011 06:35 PM
Coasttrash I am ordering the 2inch BDS lift and will run 32s at the end of the month.
01-08-2011 02:15 PM
Neil F. You will not find anything bad about BDS here or the other Jeep forums. I have the lift. VERY good riding. I have it plus 1" spacer to level it, a 1 1/4 BL and 33x12.5. 33's are fin with the 3.73. That's what I have.
01-08-2011 02:01 PM
Arch Stanton Thanks. I agree that a larger lift might entail the installation of additional items and may be costly. I too might be hesitant about putting a lot of money in an older vehicle.
01-08-2011 01:13 PM
Ansx97 I did but I dont want to put the amount of money that would be needed with a 3" or more lift. Mainly since its a 98 with 123K miles on it. I know they say the 4.0L runs forever but its still a car with 123K miles on it. Im sure im going to have to fork out alot more money for other stuff.

It looks like a nice lift though, I spoke with a guy at a local off road center here and he really pushed that one to me. I figured since Im not offroading the jeep though I didnt need anything like that.

Thanks and good luck to you as well.
01-08-2011 12:49 PM
Arch Stanton I wondering the same thing. BDS seems like a good deal for the money. Mostly everything that I've read is positive about BDS. The lift is made in the U.S.A. with a lifetime warranty. I've read that the shocks that come with the lift provide a smooth ride. Have you looked at the Zone 3" lift? It's also made by BDS. Good luck with your new lift.
01-08-2011 11:47 AM
Ansx97
2" BDS suspension lift

I have a stock 98 4.0L wranger that Im looking to put this lift kit onto. The Jeep has 123K miles so I figured it would be good to replace the coils and shocks at the same time. Ive narrowed my choice down to the BDS 2" suspension lift and just wanted to see if anybody had some good or bad things to say about it?

Also I was looking to see what size tires would be best with this lift. Im hoping to get 33" but was told my gear ratio at 3.73 might not be enough to do so and to stick with 31".

Any input would be great, thank you!!

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