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View Poll Results: Would you buy a Used lift?
Yes i would 9 40.91%
No i wouldn't 11 50.00%
Depends on the condition 2 9.09%
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Unread 10-21-2002, 01:36 PM   #1
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Used lift kits?

Ok i know a lot of people here on the board seem to keep going bigger, i am planning on going 3.5"on my wrangler ... well next time i need tires probably if possible, and i have seen people selling there old lift kits and usually its much cheaper, what does everyone think about buying a used kit? I was planning on a new BDS 3.5" cuz i drove a jeep with this setup and loved it! rode awesome and seemed to flex really well too, also its affordable. Lets do a poll too

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Unread 10-21-2002, 01:41 PM   #2
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Yes, but only if I knew the history of the Jeep it was coming off of. If the individual owning it previously beat the living heck out of it on a regular basis and didn't have the proper shocks, bumpstops, etc., to ensure a longer life on the old springs (leaf or coil), then probably not. If Joe Poser was getting rid of his lift, I'd snatch it up in a heartbeat, cause its probably never been offroad or abused.
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Unread 10-21-2002, 02:38 PM   #3
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I wouldn't simply because how do you know what kind of abuse the springs have been through.
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Unread 10-21-2002, 07:09 PM   #4
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Id say just buy a new kit.

I have the kit and I love it.
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Unread 10-21-2002, 08:53 PM   #5
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Depends on the age of the springs and what type. If they were leaf springs I don't think so. They have a tendency to sag like you probably know and you never know if they already have or if they will later. Coil springs seem a little more durable. Up to you. I think the appearance of leaf springs means a lot as to their quality and condition.
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Unread 10-21-2002, 11:15 PM   #6
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BDS warranty

I believe that BDS has a excellent warranty, would it transfer to the new owner?
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Unread 10-22-2002, 07:53 AM   #7
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I would, but only if I saw the lift on the vehicle beforehand...
at least i'd know if it sagged/bent, and the condition of the Jeep (offroaded or not)

It depends on the circumstances too...if they were someone like me who put on a lift, then got bit by the bug and are going bigger now a few months later, then I would for sure...if it was someone who bought it with the lift, then probably not

Reciepts are nice to have too, so you know what it really is
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Unread 10-22-2002, 08:19 AM   #8
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How much money do you have?? If you are low on money then buy used but look at it on the rig befor and if you have the money. Nothing beats NEW.
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Unread 10-22-2002, 08:57 AM   #9
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Re: BDS warranty

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I believe that BDS has a excellent warranty, would it transfer to the new owner?
no you have the person that bought them
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Unread 10-22-2002, 09:01 AM   #10
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if it was me i get a new bds 2.5'' springs for the "no fine print b.s." but also you can run the springs when you do a soa and if they start sagging on ya just send them back for news one.
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Unread 10-22-2002, 11:32 AM   #11
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You didn't have the option I was interested in .. so I added it ..

To me, it depends on the condition of the springs, and what I was planning on doing with them.

I just picked up a set of used YJ springs that I am going to put onto my trailer that I am building as I have time/money/materials.
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Unread 10-22-2002, 12:11 PM   #12
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You didn't have the option I was interested in .. so I added it ..

must be nice to be a mod i figured it would depend on the condition, but is there any real way to tell... like i thought about looking on boards and stuff... but there is no real way to tell, the only reason i was thinking this is i would like to go 32's for my next tires which means lift too -- which puts me at least in the 15-1600 range... and my v-8 is this summer... im guessing its time for a second job in the summers
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Unread 10-22-2002, 12:57 PM   #13
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must be nice to be a mod
Ya, it is .. but I also noticed that several others had the same thoughts and typed them in as well. I also have the ability to remove my vote at will (and the option I put in there) if you don't like that choice ...

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im guessing its time for a second job in the summers
I have my day job .. my weekend job, my night job and my own 2 personal businesses that I run .. and this is year 'round. I personally wouldn't be able to afford my Jeep modifications and pay for my mortgage if I didn't do all this.
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