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post #1 of 11 Old 04-02-2013, 05:54 PM Thread Starter
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I want to change out my 'hard as a board' Tuff Country ride for some better springs. The choices are OME, BDS or Rubicon Express - opinions anyone?

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post #2 of 11 Old 04-02-2013, 10:25 PM
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Any of the above....

I have BDS - can't beat their warranty....
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From what I've read (not from experience) BDS is a good choice
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I have BDS - can't beat their warranty....
Same, same <wave>

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post #5 of 11 Old 04-02-2013, 10:56 PM
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I've heard good things about BDS. I've written a few too.

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post #6 of 11 Old 04-02-2013, 11:05 PM
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Are you planning on using some el cheapo shocks? If so, rethink your game plan.
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post #7 of 11 Old 04-03-2013, 12:20 AM
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If you might break the springs or bend them go with BDS Suspension. Unlimited lifetime warranty - no questions asked.

If you daily drive any only off-road lightly, OME. Their suspension package for the YJ provides a really plush ride. I can personally vouch for it.

Joe has a good point about the shocks. Crappy stiff shocks on good springs will still give you a crappy ride.
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post #8 of 11 Old 04-03-2013, 07:54 AM Thread Starter
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I have almost new tuff country shocks on there. If they suck, they're going too! I personally like Bilsteins but I was at least going to give the shocks a chance with new springs before I spent the $$
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post #9 of 11 Old 04-03-2013, 07:56 AM
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If you daily drive any only off-road lightly, OME. Their suspension package for the YJ provides a really plush ride. I can personally vouch for it.

Joe has a good point about the shocks. Crappy stiff shocks on good springs will still give you a crappy ride.
I can also attest to the gentlemanly nature of the OME ride. As for off road, they stretch out real nice. Mike large rocks feel like pebbles.

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post #10 of 11 Old 04-03-2013, 09:09 AM
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I have BDS. I love them. I can put cups in my cup holders now and they dont spill. I have a very bad back and driving it doesnt aggrivate that anymore eithier. Just make sure you ditch the track bars they are useless and make it ride rougher on any spring.

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this is also my second set of RC springs this year. I'd rather spend the money again and get something that will last.
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post #11 of 11 Old 04-03-2013, 11:27 AM
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I want to change out my 'hard as a board' Tuff Country ride for some better springs. The choices are OME, BDS or Rubicon Express - opinions anyone?
Do you still have front and rear track bars on your Yj? If you do, that is your problem. As the previous poster stated remove them, the track bars will give you the buck board ride, not the springs that you have.

Do a removal of track bars search to find out why YJ owners remove them.
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