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Unread 02-03-2013, 06:30 PM   #1
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Lift kit ride quality help

My 89 needs new suspension, I don't wheel just back roads and daily driver I run 31s I like the price of the Black Diamond 1-1/2 inch kit but all the reviews say they ride extremely stiff. Does any one have any feed back on under 2-1/2 inch lifts? Thanks for any input

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Unread 02-03-2013, 06:34 PM   #2
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Unread 02-03-2013, 07:00 PM   #3
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My BDS springs ride nice.
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Unread 02-03-2013, 10:24 PM   #4
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Loving my OME. They only make 2.5" springs for the YJ, but they do it well. The OME lift and 5/8" shackles looks really good with 31" tires.

Can't beat the BDS warranty though if you plan on wheeling it rough.
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Unread 02-03-2013, 10:48 PM   #5
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I have the OME springs for the last year and a half now. They ride great and do extremely well wheeling. I didn't buy a kit but pieced them together. OME springs and poly bushings, Skyjacker shocks, and a set of 3/4 inch lift boomerang shackles and it came in under $600. If you look at my gallery you can see some pics with the 31s on it. I'm running 33s now.
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Unread 02-03-2013, 11:16 PM   #6
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I have been running my BDS springs since '05 and love them. Rides smoother than stock springs ever did, more flex also. http://bds-suspension.com/product?ma...4&yr=1987-1995
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Unread 02-04-2013, 07:03 AM   #7
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OME over here. Running 31's as well. Very happy with the ride. Night-Day difference between OEM and OME. It's amazing how much difference moving one letter around can do. LOL
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I run 2" BDS, ride is much better than stock. BUT, I have a friend with OME and the ride is fantastic. IMHO if you want a lift with a good ride that will last forever get BDS. if you want a great ride that will probably have to be replaced in 4 or 5 years get OME.
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BDS here

Edit: BDS is not Black Diamond.
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Unread 02-04-2013, 09:45 AM   #10
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Loving my OME. They only make 2.5" springs for the YJ, but they do it well. The OME lift and 5/8" shackles looks really good with 31" tires.

Can't beat the BDS warranty though if you plan on wheeling it rough.
MMmmmmMMMmmm.... sorta .... they only advertise a 2.5

Their 14F are 2.5.... the 36R are over 3".... close to 3.5.....

the 36 use a 5 pack instead of the 4 and are a heavier spring, but still offer GREAT ride..... I use 36R front and rear sprung over
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Unread 02-04-2013, 12:44 PM   #11
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^True. ARB actually rates their OME spring lift height as 1.75"/2" (6cyl/4cyl) for the 14F, and just 2" for 36R/37R, even though the springs are marketed by retailers as 2.5" springs.

However, for the lift you get with the "2.5" inch OME springs, plus a small shackle lift, it looks good and proportional with 31" tires, probably 32" tires as well.
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Look in my gallery and you will see a picture of when mine was freshly installed with 14F/36R on 31" BFG. Running 33" now
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Unread 02-04-2013, 05:21 PM   #13
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Unread 02-04-2013, 07:13 PM   #14
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Amazed at how well my 5" BDS springs ride. Way better than the 2-2.5" previous springs (I think they were pro-comp)
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