WOAH coo almost about to order my kit this week as the rebuild continues for the Jeep this winter.....Soooo i guess BDS is the one or anyone recommend somehting better....ride not a huge issue moslty a mud/trail rig when its done.... mild road use and lets face it there is no jeep that rides 'good' or 'smooth' they are allllllllll RUFF
I did haer this on one site tho...
'If you have a heavy Jeep (ie. Hard top with full size spare) you will want to run the front springs on both the front and rear.'
I was one of those that told you to get the BDS, I told you so.... I had a 2.5" lift from BDS for 4 years with no noticable sag, I just went with their new 5" springs, I got 6.5" of lift. I have only seen .25" of setteling over the past 6 months. With the warranty and great customer service I have always got from them I will always buy their products. Sorry about your bad luck. That sucks.
Also an added bonus, the BDS 5" springs are not symetrical, buy turing them one way you get stock wheel base, but if you turn them the other way you get 2" of added wheel base.
Mine sagged to the right side before it left the driveway! Front spring hole to hole distances were a 3/4" difference. Not real happy, and no satisfaction from distributor I dealt with.
88 Wrangler, 4.5" Rubicon Express Extreme springs, custom shackle lift, 3" body lift; 4th 258 I6 bored .030 over with HEI ignition and RV cam, Weber carb, ported head/intake and headers; SYE and a Woody; Detroit locker rear 30-spline D35, Power-lok front D30, 4.10 gears and 36x12.50 Super Swamper TSL; custom axle u-bolt swap with nuts on top; raised all 4 lower shock mounts flush with tubes after destroying stock ones in Tellico; 4-wheel disc brakes; dual Optima yellowtops, Ramsey 8000 with dash remote, soon to be fully caged; Survived Tellico Rock Garden and Ledge with a Peugeot BA-10/5 tranny - but the Peugeot has now been swapped for an AX-15...I finally saw the light!
i am almost ready to order an RE lift (like tomorrow) is BDS black diamond. I am new to the jeep thing. Just got a 90 wrangler and putting 33x12.50 15's on it. Please help
Nope, BDS and Black diamond are different companies. I hear many good things about BDS. I asked a few days ago about Black diamond, and only one person replied saything they where good. I have not heard anything back about Black Diamond, but also haven't herd much about how they perform.
And to think I normally catch a lot of **** for bad mouthing RE.
95 YJ: SOA, locked 44, locked 8.8, 37s, beadlocks, OBA, winch, and a few other things. [URL=http://www.cdmfabrication.com/aboutmel.html]My Build-Up Post[/URL] -- [URL=http://www.cdmfabrication.com/kbl.html]SWB FAQ[/URL] -- Mike
i only got the 1.5in lift, most of my lift is gonna come from a SOA application, even if it did sag, it cant go down that far, just the more you tweek up with a regular application, the more chance it will fall, go less, and get a hardwired system of lift that cant decrease...
I ran a BDS 3" lift on my TJ and with all the armor my jeep still sat at 3" of lift...the owner of Apple Hill 4x4 run the BDS springs on his lifted YJ...if they do sag, BDS will warranty them and replace them....check his YJ out..http://www.applehill4x4.com/
you guys are crazy, my rubicon express flexes sick and rides like a goat whore ........uuuuh. yea. 6 out of 7 lifts these days that are on the market are going to"sag" on the passenger side, but military wrap springs are the bomb. no problemos with mine Luck of the draw busters-------
I ran a BDS 3" lift on my TJ and with all the armor my jeep still sat at 3" of lift...the owner of Apple Hill 4x4 run's the BDS springs on his lifted YJ...if they do sag, BDS will warranty them and replace them....check his YJ out..http://www.applehill4x4.com/
His is the one pictured when ya open the web page, if ya go to the photo album there a quite a few more pic's...some on a RTI ramp....