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Freddybeans 08-23-2012 08:08 AM

Ready to buy my lift.... I think
 
K so I think my plan changed again. I really need to go with something since I get to look at my tires and rims sitting on the floor everyday.
I'm now thinking I will do bds 2 inch kit with jks 1.25 BL and MML.
I think I will need a rear track bar bracket or do I need a track bar?
Also do I need anything for the front end.
I plan to upgrade to new arms later. Are 5100s that much better then the shocks that come with the bds kit?

The goal is to make room to fit my 33 by 12.5s and still have a decent dd/ weekend warrior.

Sorry for all the first timer questions but gotta start somewhere.

Rpkittle 08-23-2012 10:53 AM

For $499 shipped from Baseline 4x4, you can do the zone 4.25 combo lift. Thats a 3" suspension lift, 1.25 bl, and 1" MML. From what I hear, Zone is owned(or even made) by BDS.

jrussblues 08-23-2012 11:00 AM

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Originally Posted by Freddybeans
K so I think my plan changed again. I really need to go with something since I get to look at my tires and rims sitting on the floor everyday.
I'm now thinking I will do bds 2 inch kit with jks 1.25 BL and MML.
I think I will need a rear track bar bracket or do I need a track bar?
Also do I need anything for the front end.
I plan to upgrade to new arms later. Are 5100s that much better then the shocks that come with the bds kit?

The goal is to make room to fit my 33 by 12.5s and still have a decent dd/ weekend warrior.

Sorry for all the first timer questions but gotta start somewhere.

5100's are a world better.
You may want to wait and see about the bracket. With a 2" lift it typically does not need to be addressed but you will want to have a track bar on there.
On 2" lifts you really don't want to bother the arms, the factory stamped ones will serve you well and flex as much as you will need them to.
As far as the front end is concerned you will need an alignment.
I ran a similar set up for a while and it served me very well off road. Cheers and enjoy your lift.

Freddybeans 08-23-2012 03:47 PM

With the zone would I need a tc drop or a sye and shaft?

Also is it worth added adjustable track bars front and rear such as jks ones.

I'm kinda feeling like doing
Bds springs 2 inch
Jks disconnects
Jks body lift 1.25 inch
M.o.r.e. motor mounts 1 inch lift
Jks front and rear adjustable track bars
Bilstein 5100

jrussblues 08-23-2012 04:14 PM

I have a jks rear, it was fine on 2" of lift but not really needed. It binds on larger lifts. I had a bds track bar for the front for a while and had no issues with it. Keep in mind that most of the track bars aftermarket will require drilling on stuff.
You won't know if you will need a sye until you install the lift. Its best to plan on it though from a finance standpoint. Most likely a 2" will not need a sye though.

jrussblues 08-23-2012 04:16 PM

Also, zone is not owned by bds, they use some of the same distributors for their parts.

Freddybeans 08-23-2012 04:37 PM

So would it be better to use the ome rear track bar relocation bracket or something like that? And I wouldn't need anything in the front? I thought if you reused the stock on you had to do drilling, could of swore I read that somewhere

jrussblues 08-23-2012 05:01 PM

On a 2" lift it doesn't pull the axle off center enough to affect performance. After 2" you will need to look into other options.

Freddybeans 08-23-2012 05:09 PM

So I could keep it cheap with just shocks and springs at 2 inches and the MML and BL and put some miles on it to decide if it the bight I want.

bryantom 08-23-2012 05:13 PM

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Originally Posted by jrussblues (Post 2717269)
Also, zone is not owned by bds, they use some of the same distributors for their parts.

Thats what I was looking to hear. Everyone is always saying go with zone they are made by BDS, and I was always thinking if that were true BDS would just put their name on it not Zone.

jrussblues 08-23-2012 08:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Freddybeans
So I could keep it cheap with just shocks and springs at 2 inches and the MML and BL and put some miles on it to decide if it the bight I want.

Yep, that's what I did. And don't underestimate what it'll do on 33's and a small lift. A guy I wheel with runs that set up because its cheap and does just about anything I do.

Wattapunk 08-24-2012 06:09 AM

BDS gets good reviews. You shouldn't need the front/rear track bars/brackets with that lift. The rear may be off centered slightly but will cause no issues with handling or tire wear. Don't really hear too many complaints with the BDS shocks either. If you are installing it yourself ,just make sure to set your alignment/steering wheel after lift.


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