Questions on 2" BDS lift - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > General Technical Discussions > Tires & Wheels > Questions on 2" BDS lift

JK specific skid plates from Clayton Off Road Mfg.RCV Heavy Duty Axle Shafts Now Shipping at Baseline4x4.comStainless Steel Door Hinge Pins

Reply
Unread 07-29-2007, 07:34 PM   #1
Bishop Creek
Registered User
2005 LJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Eastern High Sierra, California
Posts: 2,054
Questions on 2" BDS lift

Thinking about getting a 2" BDS lift and putting 32X11.50 tires on my LJ.

I use it mainly as a exploration rig on trails like this:



Questions:

How does it ride with the the BDS 5500 shocks?

Will it work well with 32s?

Does the BDS lift actually give more than 2" and if so will I need an rear adjustable track bar or relocation bracket?

Thanks for your comments!

__________________
ďThis isnít the Old West, because the New West has never arrived. Itís just the West, like Wyatt Earp died yesterday.Ē
─ Michael Martin Murphey talking about the Eastern Sierra during an interview in 1996.

Last edited by Bishop Creek; 07-29-2007 at 08:19 PM..
Bishop Creek is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-29-2007, 08:46 PM   #2
RoverJeep90
Registered User
1990 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Columbia, Maryland
Posts: 837
Just a tip. I tried on a set of 32's with my 2.5" OME lift and they looked really tight and didn't fit well. I don't know if these lifts are exact within the half inch. But, if they were, then running 32's on yours would be even harder.
__________________
1990 Red YJ 2.54 L (Rebuilt) 5 Speed with 94 rollbar | Dynomax Exhaust | Luk Clutch
2.5" Old Man Emu over 31x10.50 BFG MTs on 15x8 AR 767s | 1" Daystar Body Lift
Two Tops | Full and Half Doors | KC Daylighters | Hella 5500 | OME Steering Stabiliser
Sony CDX-GT300 | Kicker ZX500.1 | Kicker ZX350.4 | Kicker ZX200.2 | Kicker L5 Solobaric Sub | Kicker 6x9's | Apline 6.5's | Boston 4x6's
Truckstop CB Antenna | Class 3 Hitch
RoverJeep90 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-30-2007, 05:31 PM   #3
extreme69
Registered User
1990 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: B.C. Canada
Posts: 241
I would body lift it too there cheap
extreme69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-30-2007, 06:50 PM   #4
Bishop Creek
Registered User
2005 LJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Eastern High Sierra, California
Posts: 2,054
Quote:
Originally Posted by extreme69
I would body lift it too there cheap
Should have mentioned that, I do plan on a JKS body and motor mount lift too.
__________________
ďThis isnít the Old West, because the New West has never arrived. Itís just the West, like Wyatt Earp died yesterday.Ē
─ Michael Martin Murphey talking about the Eastern Sierra during an interview in 1996.
Bishop Creek is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-30-2007, 08:12 PM   #5
twinjeep97
Registered User
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Northeast Ohio
Posts: 342
hey i purchased the 2" BDS lift last year and had 30" mud rovers. This summer i got new wheels and tires. I put some 32" Mud Rovers, and had tons of room!!!!!!! no rubbing at full turn!! I could of easily put 33's on with no body lift or anything!! I JUST have 2" BDS too. I have a 97 and probly netted around 3.5", ill send a pic soon
__________________
Green 97' TJ Wrangler. 32x11.5 Dunlop Mud Rovers. 2 KC Daylighters/Smile Covers. 2 Hella Off-road Fog lights. Stainless Taillight guards. Smittybilt Rock Crawler SRC front Bumper, 2 Silver WARN Towhooks.
*New* 2" BDS Suspension Lift
twinjeep97 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-30-2007, 08:24 PM   #6
twinjeep97
Registered User
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Northeast Ohio
Posts: 342
2" BDS on 32x11.5" MUD ROVERS

__________________
Green 97' TJ Wrangler. 32x11.5 Dunlop Mud Rovers. 2 KC Daylighters/Smile Covers. 2 Hella Off-road Fog lights. Stainless Taillight guards. Smittybilt Rock Crawler SRC front Bumper, 2 Silver WARN Towhooks.
*New* 2" BDS Suspension Lift
twinjeep97 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-30-2007, 08:38 PM   #7
98tjsahara
Registered User
1998 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: College Station, Texas
Posts: 1,326
Remember that the 32" Dunlop Mud Rovers actuall height is only 31.3". Which makes them the smallest 32" tire on the market. On the other hand, the 31" Interco SSR's are 31.5". Which makes them the tallest 31". So it all depends on what tire you buy as to how much room you will have.


Dunlop Mud Rover Specs:
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/Spec.j...3D215R5MROVOWL

Super Swamper SSR specs:
http://www.ntwonline.com/acb/showdet...nt=11&DETAIL=1
__________________
Sold the 98 TJ Sahara. Buying another Jeep soon!
98tjsahara is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-30-2007, 09:04 PM   #8
twinjeep97
Registered User
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Northeast Ohio
Posts: 342
that how all tires are! all tires are about 1" less than what they advertise, except those super swamper cause of the thread size. Besides i was just telling the guy that my 32's fit fine and would def have the room with no rub if i went to 33's, not matter wha kind of tire!!

Besides the mud rovers have some of the biggest threads on the market, besides super swampers
__________________
Green 97' TJ Wrangler. 32x11.5 Dunlop Mud Rovers. 2 KC Daylighters/Smile Covers. 2 Hella Off-road Fog lights. Stainless Taillight guards. Smittybilt Rock Crawler SRC front Bumper, 2 Silver WARN Towhooks.
*New* 2" BDS Suspension Lift
twinjeep97 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-30-2007, 09:52 PM   #9
98tjsahara
Registered User
1998 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: College Station, Texas
Posts: 1,326
Quote:
Originally Posted by twinjeep97
Besides the mud rovers have some of the biggest threads on the market, besides super swampers
Negative, Mud rovers have 18/32mm tread depth.

BFG M/T's in the 32" and up size have 21/32mm tread depth.

Bias ply TSL's have up to 27/32mm tread depth.
__________________
Sold the 98 TJ Sahara. Buying another Jeep soon!
98tjsahara is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-31-2007, 06:34 PM   #10
Bishop Creek
Registered User
2005 LJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Eastern High Sierra, California
Posts: 2,054
Thanks for all the replys! How about the BDS 5500 shocks? How would you compare them to the stock ride?
__________________
ďThis isnít the Old West, because the New West has never arrived. Itís just the West, like Wyatt Earp died yesterday.Ē
─ Michael Martin Murphey talking about the Eastern Sierra during an interview in 1996.
Bishop Creek is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 08-01-2007, 04:27 PM   #11
Fargo
Registered User
2005 LJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Fargo, ND
Posts: 2,967
I'll give a bump because I'm curious about the BDS lift and 32" tires myself. I also would like to hear about the ride. My jeep is mostly stock so I'd like to keep a soft spring to keep a good ride and give me some nice flex. So lets keep the comments coming. Thanks.

Keep pictures coming too if you have them.
__________________
2005 Rubicon Unlimited Sahara Limited Edition #41
6spd manual

Quote:
Originally Posted by mrblaine View Post
...there's very little that is more permanent than a temporary solution
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oman Jeep
Go with quality and cry once. Go cheap and cry often. Take your pick ;)
LJ Owners Group member #110
Fargo is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 08-01-2007, 05:23 PM   #12
KKiowaTJ
Registered User
1995 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Iowa
Posts: 3,409
the BDS kit rides as good if not better than stock.i have the 3inch kit and when it settled,it netted me 3 1/2 inches,so i bet the 2 will settle at 2 1/2 inches.if i had a digital i could take pic's,but i can run 35's on the 3inch kit,so you could run 33's connected if you wanted to.but 32-11.50's you will have no problems with.i ran the shocks wit the kit for awhile,but then switched to the rancho9000's,but the shocks with the kit make the ride great on and off-road.you cant go wrong with BDS,best warrenty,great ride.
__________________
YJ, TJ, XJ, ZJ..... I like jeep's too much!
KKiowaTJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Suggested Threads





Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.