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post #1 of 12 Old 07-29-2007, 07:34 PM Thread Starter
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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!


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post #2 of 12 Old 07-29-2007, 08:46 PM
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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.

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I would body lift it too there cheap
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post #4 of 12 Old 07-30-2007, 06:50 PM Thread Starter
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I would body lift it too there cheap
Should have mentioned that, I do plan on a JKS body and motor mount lift too.

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post #5 of 12 Old 07-30-2007, 08:12 PM
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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

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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.
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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

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post #8 of 12 Old 07-30-2007, 09:04 PM
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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

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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.

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post #10 of 12 Old 07-31-2007, 06:34 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the replys! How about the BDS 5500 shocks? How would you compare them to the stock ride?

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post #11 of 12 Old 08-01-2007, 04:27 PM
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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.

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post #12 of 12 Old 08-01-2007, 05:23 PM
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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.

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