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samnmax 12-11-2010 12:56 AM

Standard vs. Ultimate Lift
 
I have been looking at lift kits now since I bought my Jeep, and after much consideration, I'm thinking about going with the BDS 3" suspension lift. However, I can't find a straight answer anywhere about the difference between the standard and ultimate kits (other than the extra parts). I've priced out two systems - the Base kit with hydraulic shocks, steering stabilizer, and front lower control arms for $957.92 or the Ultimate kit with hydraulic shocks, steering stabilizer, and front lower control arms for $2,211.61. I realize that the ultimate kit comes with adjustable arms and trackbar, as well as discos, but I'm not sure if these are things that I'm really going to need, or regret not having later. Any help with making this decision would be greatly appreciated. Oh, and I'm also hoping to find someone in the Wichita, KS area that might be interested in helping me install the kit (when I get it) since I have limited experience and limited tools.

distortedtj 12-11-2010 07:27 AM

:wavey:

Bring the jeep over and pull it in my garage, we'll have the lift on in a few hours. I've got all the tools. :cool:

In Wichita. ;) There are a few of us on the board here.

And since your in Wichita and asking about BDS suspensions...well I KNOW you've been talking with Scott down at Offroad Motorsports. ......And with that ....I'm sorry. Don't get ripped off. If you want to talk about lifts just send me a PM and we can talk about them and what will suite your needs. Not what someone else thinks is cool or the right thing. Also there is another Offroad Parts supplier near that wont rip you off. ;)


EDIT: judging by the pictures in you jeep profile. My garage is about a 1/4 mile from your work. :D

Bruck 12-11-2010 09:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by distortedtj (Post 918569)
:wavey:

Bring the jeep over and pull it in my garage, we'll have the lift on in a few hours. I've got all the tools. :cool:

In Wichita. ;) There are a few of us on the board here.

And since your in Wichita and asking about BDS suspensions...well I KNOW you've been talking with Scott down at Offroad Motorsports. ......And with that ....I'm sorry. Don't get ripped off. If you want to talk about lifts just send me a PM and we can talk about them and what will suite your needs. Not what someone else thinks is cool or the right thing. Also there is another Offroad Parts supplier near that wont rip you off. ;)


EDIT: judging by the pictures in you jeep profile. My garage is about a 1/4 mile from your work. :D

That's way cool of you to offer dude. Just thought I would mention that.

distortedtj 12-11-2010 09:36 AM

I'm here to help. :)

samnmax 12-11-2010 09:38 AM

Thanks for the offer
 
Actually, I haven't talked to anyone in Wichita about buying a lift yet, I've been ripped off by local sellers too often in the past and now I usually just price things out and buy them online. Thanks for the offer to help me install the lift, I'll let you know when I get it (probably not until Jan. or Feb.) and see if you're still available.

Edit: My reason for looking at BDS lifts is because of reviews and because of other people on this forum and other forums that have them and like them.

distortedtj 12-11-2010 09:41 AM

I'll be here. :wavey:

This shop is local "ish" about 20min away in Rose Hill.

Great guy and best products...

http://www.dpgoff-road.com/

Ageless Stranger 12-11-2010 09:44 AM

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Originally Posted by Bruck (Post 918642)
That's way cool of you to offer dude. Just thought I would mention that.

Tim is the man. :punk:

MoA 12-11-2010 11:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by distortedtj (Post 918655)
I'll be here. :wavey:

This shop is local "ish" about 20min away in Rose Hill.

Great guy and best products...

Home Page

thats where i order my stuff from.. all the way from indiana :wavey:

Jerry Bransford 12-11-2010 11:51 AM

Adjustable length arms are not often needed for suspension lifts that are shorter than about 4". Where they come in handy is once you get to around 4" of lift height and taller where you want to start adjusting things like your front caster and rear pinion angles. Often though, adjustable length arms are also made with more expensive/flexier joints on them that help your Jeep's suspension flex better on tougher trails that helps to improve tire traction. Hope that helps. :)

samnmax 12-11-2010 12:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by distortedtj (Post 918655)
I'll be here. :wavey:

Great guy and best products...

Home Page

I've been looking at some of the lift here, how does, say the Ultimate TJ Kit compare to the BDS 3" lift, and What is the lift height on those?

distortedtj 12-11-2010 03:32 PM

I currently running a "Custom" Ultimate kit...look at my jeep profile for pics/info. Lift height will depend on what springs you go with, anywhere from 2'' spring lift to 3 1/2'' spring lift.

Between the two...no question ....DPG kit. But that is my opinion. I've dealt with many of both of the kits and installed several of both. Function and design play a factor with my decisions and quality.

samnmax 12-11-2010 04:49 PM

Well, now that I've gotten help with most of my upgrade and mod ideas, I figured I'd go ahead and post my "Wish List." If anyone would like to offer suggestions, please feel free to. The prices are just what I quoted from websites (mainly 4wd.com). Thanks to all of you for helping me with my lift questions.

$1,299.00 - DPG Ultimate TJ Lift Kit
$55.99 - Heavy Duty Dana 35 Skid Plate by Rugged Ridge
$55.99 - Heavy Duty Dana 30 Differential Skid Plate by Rugged Ridge
$33.99 - Steering Box Skid Plate by Rugged Ridge
$267.99 - Rocker Guards by Big Daddy Offroad
$99.99 - Winch Plate by Smittybilt
$36.99 - No Drill Light Bar by Rugged Ridge
$76.99 - FF 500 Driving Light Kit by Hella
$107.99 - 2" x 6" All Season Driving and Fog Light Kit by KC HiLiTES
$159.99 - SRC Classic Rock Crawler Front Bumper with D-rings by Smittybilt
$159.99 - SRC Classic Rock Crawler Rear Bumper with 2” receiver and D-rings by Smittybilt
$775.00 - Dunlop Radial Mud Rover Tires 32X11.5R15 (5 x $155.00 each)
$294.95 - Series 98 Steel Wheel by Pro Comp (5 x $58.99 each)
$35.96 - Stainless Steel Center cap by Pro Comp (4 x $8.99 each)
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Total - $3,468.81 :eek: A little out of my budget right now, but after Christmas I'll have some fun...

Edit: I know I didn't put a winch on the list, but I'm trading someone a website for a winch.


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