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Unread 06-01-2010, 03:36 PM   #1
SloppyJoseph
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Need new springs and shocks. Cheaper to buy a kit?

Well I have saved up some cash and we all know what that means. Yup, it's time to blow it on the jeep. So when I bought my jeep it had a Skyjacker 4" lift and 32" BFG MT's on it and a t-case drop. The PO said that he installed everything in 1995. So that puts the springs and shocks at over 15 years old. Here is a pic when I bought it. To me, it seems like it should clear these 32's a little better.

Since then I have added 5/8" MORE booms on the front and I plan to add the same to the rear soon. I plan to go to a full size 33x12.50 tire when the time comes and add a 1" body lift for chits and giggles.

When I bought it:





As it sits now minus my winch:



So I want to get some very good quality springs. I would like BDS but hey i'll settle for what I can get. I only want to spend around 600 to 700 dollars. I need leafs, shocks, and u-bolts. I haven't found any BDS springs for sale by themselves.

I know that springs wear out and people need to replace just the springs. Im sure some of yall have done this. I'm just looking for the most economical way to go about this.

Best deal I found was this: http://www.quadratec.com/products/16311_5002.htm

Or an entire kit with bilsteins: http://www.quadratec.com/products/16303_0005.htm


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Unread 06-01-2010, 04:21 PM   #2
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I just ordered the RCD kit today. If you order it call Quadratec because it's listed for $699.99 in their latest catalog! They'll give you the lower price.
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Unread 06-01-2010, 07:32 PM   #3
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call bobs supply in oklahoma city for a good deal on bds springs shocks. Saved me a bunch of money.
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Unread 06-01-2010, 08:47 PM   #4
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Bob Supplee's number is (405) 799-8977. If all you need is springs and shocks you'll 100% sure come out better off buying just those than a kit and most likely end up with better quality.
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Unread 06-02-2010, 07:57 AM   #5
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^ Thanks for the info. Thatd be a nice excuse for a road trip to OK.
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Unread 06-02-2010, 10:49 AM   #6
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They will ship it to your nearest bds distributor for no charge. Look it up on the bds suspension website.
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Unread 06-02-2010, 10:57 AM   #7
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A set of good 3 1/2" arch springs shouldn't cost you more than $200-250 for the set and shocks are about the same..... Should keep you well within your price range. You should be able to fit 33's with some hardly noticable trimming to the rear wheel well.....
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Unread 06-02-2010, 12:51 PM   #8
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I believe that the 3.5" nets around 4 inches total correct? Turns out I have a BDS dealer right down the road so I will be doing some calling. You guys are on top of your game.
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Unread 06-02-2010, 08:30 PM   #9
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^ Thanks for the info. Thatd be a nice excuse for a road trip to OK.
BTW, Sniper Fab is right outside of OKC too, and Bob's got their stuff in his shop cheaper than I've seen it anywhere. Just for future reference.
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