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Unread 05-03-2007, 09:53 AM   #1
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Suspension Question

Hey guys new to the forums ..

First off here's what I have:

95 Wrangler
Front Bumper Highrock with 9000# winch
Rear Hard Rock Bumper with Tire Carrier
33 x 12.50's ProComp XTerrain
Running a 3" Body Lift..

This thing needs to be lifted up a little more to clear the 33's on the trail. I'm not that big of a fan of a 3" Body Lift, and I may even want to run 35's or 37's a year or two from now.

My question is should I buy a 4" suspension kit, take the body lift out or replace it with 1" to clear the tires. Or should I leave the 3" body in and go with a 2.5" suspension lift...

My problem is i'm fairly a noob at this and there is so many different options to go that i don't know which way to go or most importantly NOT go...



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Unread 05-03-2007, 09:59 AM   #2
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i would advise not running more than a 1" body lift.

w/ the 4 or 4.5 inch suspension lift and 1" BL you should be fine for 35's. then you can always trim your fenders
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Unread 05-03-2007, 10:01 AM   #3
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yea, putting on some TJ flares gives you a pretty decent amount of extra space on the rear. But yea with that 3 inch BL, i'd take that off and replace it with a 1" just because of the torque factor your body is applying to those bolts when you take a turn, stop, or accelerate, if they are old you are liable to break them off, putting you in a load of trouble.
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Unread 05-03-2007, 10:03 AM   #4
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yea, putting on some TJ flares gives you a pretty decent amount of extra space on the rear. But yea with that 3 inch BL, i'd take that off and replace it with a 1" just because of the torque factor your body is applying to those bolts when you take a turn, stop, or accelerate, if they are old you are liable to break them off, putting you in a load of trouble.

3" BL is just scary!
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Unread 05-03-2007, 10:10 AM   #5
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Yeah I don't like the 3" BL at all...

What's one of the better suspension packages out there now, FabTech, Pro Comp, Skyjacker etc... this thing will see the road more than it will the trail but it will be off roaded some..
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Unread 05-03-2007, 10:12 AM   #6
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Over and over again, the most recommended are BDS and RE.

personally I would go w/ BDS because of the warranty.


I like my fabtech lift though, it is pretty good.



check w/ DC4WD on here for prices, great vendor with best prices around!
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dude i think from now on i am going to say read my sig, and then put DC's website on it. lol.
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Unread 05-03-2007, 10:14 AM   #8
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RE = Rubicon Express and yeah i like those but what is BDS? I've seen it before but can't put it together.... excuse the noobness lol

Oh and thanks for the help guys appreciate it.....
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BDS is Big Dick's Suspension, NOT BLACK DIAMOND SUSPENSION. here is their website www.bds-suspension.com but give this guy a call, dc4wd.com and he can get you the best price in town. you gotta leave him a message though b/c chances are he is actually working rather then in his office answering phone calls all day like other companies.
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if you do a search on here, type *BDS* and lots of stuff will turn up
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Unread 05-03-2007, 10:19 AM   #11
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Thanks guys!
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Unread 05-03-2007, 12:58 PM   #12
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Ok.. Called DC4WD talked to him for a bit and he suggested going with a Rough Country 4" Suspension System. This jeep is on road more than off road reason for the RC plus a lil cheaper on the ole wallet!

I also went ahead and got 1" Daystar Poly Kit to replace the 3" BL and replace all the old bushings.

Hopefully this should solve my problems... for now!
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RC = bad call for most people.

a few have had good experiences, but mostly I have heard bad
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....just ask me, the previous owner put one on six months before i bought it, went offroading with chupacabrah one time, then i bought it, now it is sagging 3" on the driver side and 2-2.5" on the pass. side.
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~Enjoy>>> http://youtube.com/watch?v=nQCIXoBqpc0
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Unread 05-03-2007, 04:19 PM   #15
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Hmm..... he called me later in the afternoon to ask a question and I asked again and he re-assured me it would be ok..

I'll call him in the morning and see if he'll just let me refuse the order and let him ship me the RE or the BDS
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