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Unread 09-15-2013, 07:33 PM   #1
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BDS vs Rubicon Express

prices are comparable for the most part , I'm not to impressed with cheap suspension kits IE "Rough Country" I'm doing my research now before spending my hard earned money on junk

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Unread 09-15-2013, 08:01 PM   #2
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What exactly did you want to know,and how will you use your jeep?
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Unread 09-15-2013, 08:12 PM   #3
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We need more info bud,
Whats ur jeep like now?
What are future plans? Wheeling style/terrain? Estimated max tire size?
Total lift wanted?
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Unread 09-15-2013, 08:19 PM   #4
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I love my RE 4.5 kit. I always have people coment on how well they flex. I have never used BDS. If RE was not an option I would look at OME or BDS.
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Unread 09-15-2013, 08:55 PM   #5
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Bds hands down, I was in the same boat and opted to go with the better warranty and can't be happier with the ride a got moving to them!




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Unread 09-15-2013, 09:43 PM   #6
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Spring over or under? I have re 1444 1.5" spring over springs. They ride great on the road and flex like crazy.
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I run both. Can't go wrong with either.
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Unread 09-16-2013, 08:09 PM   #8
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You will find a ton of post comparing the two. Most that run BDS love them and most that run RE love them. I chose BDS because of the warranty. I pieced my set up together. If that is the route you chose price will probably be close either way.
I love my BDS and have not seen enough to convince me to go another route.
You will probably be happy either way.
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Hi Richard. We are happy to hear you are considering Rubicon Express! We are sure you will find of plenty of great information and opinions on products for your jeep here on the forum, but we wanted to take the opportunity to chime in on the warranty piece that was mentioned by a couple of the earlier posts. Rubicon Express' current warranty actually takes the Lifetime Warranty to the next level. Not only is our warranty a no questions asked lifetime warranty that covers all parts it is also 100% transferable, so if you ever get rid of your jeep the warranty goes with it.

'We build it so you can use it'
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Unread 09-17-2013, 05:08 AM   #10
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Rubicon Express 1.5 soa springs ... Couldn't be happier

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Unread 09-17-2013, 05:08 AM   #11
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Hi Richard. We are happy to hear you are considering Rubicon Express! We are sure you will find of plenty of great information and opinions on products for your jeep here on the forum, but we wanted to take the opportunity to chime in on the warranty piece that was mentioned by a couple of the earlier posts. Rubicon Express' current warranty actually takes the Lifetime Warranty to the next level. Not only is our warranty a no questions asked lifetime warranty that covers all parts it is also 100% transferable, so if you ever get rid of your jeep the warranty goes with it.

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Interesting. I'd never heard that before. Off topic, but where are you guys now that Metal Cloak is in your old building?

OP, for what it's worth I use the BDS springs and have been very happy with them. I'll echo what has already said though and say I don't believe you can go wrong with either spring. I haven't heard anyone with problems using OME, BDS, or RE.
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Interesting. I'd never heard that before. Off topic, but where are you guys now that Metal Cloak is in your old building?

OP, for what it's worth I use the BDS springs and have been very happy with them. I'll echo what has already said though and say I don't believe you can go wrong with either spring. I haven't heard anyone with problems using OME, BDS, or RE.
Four wheel parts' building. And all the components can be warrantied through any four wheel parts store. So that great pro comp or smittybilt warranty is now available from RE. Thanks Transamerican!
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Unread 09-17-2013, 09:19 AM   #13
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I also am running the RE 4.5 SUA Extreme duty springs. I love these springs and am so happy I went with them. I had a gentleman come by that was thinking about buying the rough country kit for his YJ, I took him for a ride in my jeep and he was so impressed he changed his mind about the RC springs. It rides equal to my wife's 01 TJ with the 5.5 RE long arm lift. Also had a friend of mine who owns a stock TJ ride in it and he said it rode better than his Jeep. Like others have said, you will not regret either spring choice between the BDS and RE. Reason I went with RE is because I liked the quality of the product that is on my wife's TJ.
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Hi Richard. We are happy to hear you are considering Rubicon Express! We are sure you will find of plenty of great information and opinions on products for your jeep here on the forum, but we wanted to take the opportunity to chime in on the warranty piece that was mentioned by a couple of the earlier posts. Rubicon Express' current warranty actually takes the Lifetime Warranty to the next level. Not only is our warranty a no questions asked lifetime warranty that covers all parts it is also 100% transferable, so if you ever get rid of your jeep the warranty goes with it.

'We build it so you can use it'
Does this statement grandfather my current RE springs into a lifetime warranty by any chance?
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Unread 09-17-2013, 09:45 AM   #15
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I can't compare fit or ride quality between the 2, because I had them on different vehicles.

I had the 4.5" RE kit on my 87 XJ way back when RE was the biggest XJ kit available (yes, Tomken had their 6" but that was just a 4" with coil spacers and blocks)
that XJ kit was phenominal and RE's cust servce was top notch. Quality and fit of the parts were great and I think it actually rode better than stock

now on my YJ I have the BDS and, though the RE guy earlier in this thread might not like this so much, I can't tell the difference in fit/quality.
the BDS also is top notch quality and the ride is a world better than stock.

the only thing that might sway me is either price (though they're in the same ballpark in that respect)
or if I was the type to build, get bored, then sell for a new project to build, then I might be swayed toward RE given what the rep posted above about the warranty being transferrable to the new owner... it DOES make a nice selling point if trying to sell your vehicle

but I don't see that happening with me... I'll be buried in my YJ after all I've been through with it... so I'd probably just look at the bottom line cost
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