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Unread 04-03-2013, 01:52 PM   #1
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3.5" BDS rear springs hit the frame on moderate bumps

I just finished installing mt lift and have only one problem. I've searched here and the only conclusions are to use longer rear shackles. I have Currie stock length greasables and I really don't want to lift the rear any more and give it the "hot rod" rake. Any way to get around this short of doing some cutting (which I won't do, BTW)?

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Unread 04-03-2013, 02:04 PM   #2
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If you install a 8.8 and the 1" boomerang shackles it'll sit level. And you'll be able to clear like this:




PS There's no shifty in this pic.
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I have the 2" BDS lift on mine and I too had the rear springs hitting the frame, I got the boomarangs from BDS and they work great. That cured the springs hitting the frame.
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Thanks. The 8.8 is something I'd like to do in the future, but probably not this year.
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I have the 2" BDS lift on mine and I too had the rear springs hitting the frame, I got the boomarangs from BDS and they work great. That cured the springs hitting the frame.
Are they zero lift? If so, I guess I'll be ordering a set.
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No, the boomarangs are a small lift, somewhere between 1/2 to 1 inch. Actually leveled out the back end nicely. BTW now the rear end rides smoother, couldn't tell you why, just does. :-)
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No, the boomarangs are a small lift, somewhere between 1/2 to 1 inch. Actually leveled out the back end nicely. BTW now the rear end rides smoother, couldn't tell you why, just does. :-)
I appreciate it. Went and talked with my supplier and he's going to hook me up with a set of boomerangs. I might end up with another 1/4" lift worse case. It's level now, but when the top comes off, it'll raise up some. If nothing else, I can weight it down a little with some fat chicks.
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I appreciate it. Went and talked with my supplier and he's going to hook me up with a set of boomerangs. I might end up with another 1/4" lift worse case. It's level now, but when the top comes off, it'll raise up some. If nothing else, I can weight it down a little with some fat chicks.
Or like me, I have a Dirtworx rear bumper, spare tire swing that weighs it down nicely!
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We used 5/8in boomerang I believe. We got them from VACJ5 here on the forum.
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Or like me, I have a Dirtworx rear bumper, spare tire swing that weighs it down nicely!
That's one of my future plans also.
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