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LJDan 03-12-2012 04:14 PM

BDS 2" Springs
 
Anyone running the 2" spring kit from BDS? If so, how do you like it and was it a true 2" of lift? Also wouldn't mind seeing some pics. Finally think I have this kit picked for my LJ instead of spacers. Thx.

Grateful Parrot 03-12-2012 04:47 PM

I just purchase a set today. Waiting on shipping. Subscribe. I'm also doing the SS and cam bolts.

IslandTJ 03-12-2012 05:07 PM

I have the BDS 2" suspension lift and am quite happy with it's performance both on and off the road. One thing to consider is that your LJ weighs more than a typical TJ. Some suspension companies account for weight differences and will offer different spring rates, OME comes to mind. I don't think BDS offers a HD spring line but I might be wrong. In any case, I would contact BDS and see if they make a spring specific to the LJ.

Green Bay TJ 03-12-2012 05:18 PM

Just got one installed at the jeep dealer. Got 2-1/2" in the back, 2-1/4" in the front on my TJ. Have not gotten back from the shop yet - when they test drove, found driveline vibration, they are changing out 3 driveshaft U-joints. Should be able to pick up tomorrow if no more problems.

Neil F. 03-12-2012 05:32 PM

I have the 2". I did not measure but you do get more than 2". Do a search on the forum for BDS and you will find no bad posts about ride.

LJDan 03-12-2012 09:45 PM

Anyone have pics? If I stay under 3", I won't have to worry about drive line vibes since I have the extra length of the LJ.

Rick8240 03-13-2012 05:23 AM

I'm installing a 3" bds on my jk today, from what I heard this is a very sound lift, and can't beat the warranty,

jrussblues 03-13-2012 06:51 AM

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Originally Posted by LJDan
Anyone have pics? If I stay under 3", I won't have to worry about drive line vibes since I have the extra length of the LJ.

Given you don't mess with anything else, you can go 3-3.5 with no major issues. That said...every lj is different and you always chance running into vibes with any mods. The odds are much lower on the lj though.
Mines about 3 in the front and 2 in the back plus body lift. I run a sye only because I have a tt.

jrussblues 03-13-2012 07:18 AM

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Originally Posted by LJDan
Anyone have pics? If I stay under 3", I won't have to worry about drive line vibes since I have the extra length of the LJ.

Just looked at your profile, you have an lj rubicon, the vibes won't be an issue, no slip yoke and now most everyone on the site will be envious.

Arch Stanton 03-13-2012 07:50 AM

I was thinking about getting cam bolts. I wonder why Jeep discontinued installing these from the factory. A couple of alignment shops have suggested them. I have a BB with OME shocks and am looking for 2" springs.


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Originally Posted by Grateful Parrot (Post 2132421)
I just purchase a set today. Waiting on shipping. Subscribe. I'm also doing the SS and cam bolts.


Neil F. 03-13-2012 12:46 PM

I had the same question when I bought my lift and all of the posts I have read state the cams are not necessary.

IslandTJ 03-13-2012 02:49 PM

CAM bolts have a tendency to adjust out of spec. For a 2" lift, generally your drive line would still be within spec; if not and you get vibes - I'd rather realign my drive line with a few washers dropping my transfer case, else with a motor mount lift or an SYE. NOT with CAM bolts.

Grateful Parrot 03-13-2012 02:56 PM

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Originally Posted by IslandTJ (Post 2135875)
CAM bolts have a tendency to adjust out of spec. For a 2" lift, generally your drive line would still be within spec; if not and you get vibes - I'd rather realign my drive line with a few washers dropping my transfer case, else with a motor mount lift or an SYE. NOT with CAM bolts.

I thought the CAM bolts were something to do with tire alignment? Not drive angle.

I didn't know, and the BDS website suggested those since I don't think I have them. But the guy I bought the kit off of, threw the CAM bolts in as part of the package I bought.

IslandTJ 03-13-2012 03:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Grateful Parrot (Post 2135892)
I thought the CAM bolts were something to do with tire alignment? Not drive angle.

I didn't know, and the BDS website suggested those since I don't think I have them. But the guy I bought the kit off of, threw the CAM bolts in as part of the package I bought.

I've seen them used in the rear to adjust pinion angle. Not sure with BDS, as I did not get them with my 2" BDS suspension.

Green Bay TJ 03-13-2012 09:29 PM

I just posted some pics on another thread. Search for "mild lift"

Trendsetter75 09-05-2012 07:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Neil F. (Post 2132532)
I have the 2". I did not measure but you do get more than 2". Do a search on the forum for BDS and you will find no bad posts about ride.

Let me see some pics of your Jeep with the 2" lift!

Rolf 09-06-2012 01:52 AM

I run a set of 2" BDS coils upfront. I have a heavy bumper and winch so I bought a set meant for the slightly heavier XJ. They work perfectly and the spring rate compensates perfectly for the extra weight upfront.

Trendsetter75 08-02-2013 08:47 PM

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Originally Posted by jrussblues (Post 2134661)
Just looked at your profile, you have an lj rubicon, the vibes won't be an issue, no slip yoke and now most everyone on the site will be envious.

Can I see some pics of your LJ with 3" front springs and 2" rear springs.


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