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BDS Shocks 5500 series

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Product Information

MSRP: $800.00
Average Price: $183.24
Manufacturer: BDS
Recommended?
Yes: 16 / No: 1

Correct Application Valving Technology is based on extensive shock dyno and ride control work offering the most application specific part numbers available for on and off-road light trucks and SUVs. This results in:

Increased stability for improved handling
Longer front end and tire life
Less nose dive on severe braking
Less squat on hard acceleration
Smoother ride—control without harshness

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Jack0369
Registered User
Jack0369's Reviews
07-10-2014, 04:51 PM
Price: $100.00
Pros: Work great
Cons: None
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I like these shocks. They are responsive, make for a pretty smooth ride on the road as well.


gmc01redtj
Registered User
gmc01redtj's Reviews
11-16-2012, 12:09 AM
Price: $300.00
Pros: you break em they give you a new one...
Cons: nothing there awsome
Recommended? Yes

Comments: bds was a safe buy and as it turns out i like them a lot


3vze28

Registered User
3vze28's Reviews
12-16-2010, 12:50 AM
Price: $35.00
Pros: Hydro
Cons: Havent seen any yet.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: The only review i can give is they are far better than my skyjacker shocks that were on the vehicle, past that I have nothing to compare to.


kwape
Registered User
kwape's Reviews

08-21-2010, 12:17 AM
Price: $65.00
Pros: cheap
Cons: don't hold up or perform well
Recommended? No

Comments: in about 13 months these shocks completely failed. They were installed on my 98 zj with the bds 4.5 lift kit. only used the vehicle for on road use mostly being that the vehicle at this point is not ready for serious off road use (no power). the ride was never responsive to my likeing and i am one who can appretiate a stiff ride. just bought a set of bill stein 5100s, much better already.


Rusty_Sail

Registered User
Rusty_Sail's Reviews
11-19-2009, 01:49 AM
Price: $65.00
Pros: Inexpensive Smooth ride, better than stock
Cons: None so far.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Installed the shocks with my RE 3.5 inch lift. Install went well and I enjoy the ride on these shocks considerably more than stock. Would buy them again in a heartbeat.


GregB_00XJ

Registered User
GregB_00XJ's Reviews
10-18-2009, 01:28 AM
Price: $55.00
Pros: cheap, reasonable ride quality
Cons: a bit harsh, and not as nice as others I have tried
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Solid performer, broke in well, ride is good if not a bit rough. Good offroad, but not as good as a higher end shock. But for 50.00 you cant go wrong.


Mayfair_Jeeper

Registered User
Mayfair_Jeeper's Reviews

04-01-2009, 03:13 PM
BDS Shocks 5500 series
Price: $200.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Great shocks. A bit long for a 2" BB, so i have some bottoming out. I will be fixing that shortly!


xkmakx
Registered User
xkmakx's Reviews

03-19-2009, 09:57 AM
BDS Shocks 5500 series
Price: $100.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Great shocks work alot better then the stock ones i wouldnt ever go back to the normal ones


bradford027
Registered User
bradford027's Reviews

03-07-2009, 08:40 AM
BDS Shocks 5500 series
Price: $170.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: A+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++


pendleton
Registered User
pendleton's Reviews

02-09-2009, 07:21 PM
BDS Shocks 5500 series
Price: $155.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Great shock! It has a firmer, but smoother ride, IMO, than the stock shocks.


mahoot207
Registered User
mahoot207's Reviews

10-18-2008, 10:00 PM
BDS Shocks 5500 series
Price: $800.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Can't beat the lifetime warranty on these bad boys! Got the 3" BDS suspension lift and it cost me a totaly of maybe $800.


john NC

Registered User
john NC's Reviews

09-09-2008, 09:46 PM
BDS Shocks 5500 series
Price: $160.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: nice riding shock, full review in reviews section. a definite upgrade from the RE twin-tubes


apexjeepinjoe

Registered User
apexjeepinjoe's Reviews

07-04-2008, 10:52 PM
BDS Shocks 5500 series
Price: $80.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I like these shocks. Much better ride than the ones that come with the lift kit.


fbodywrench26
Newbie
fbodywrench26's Reviews

06-08-2008, 07:05 PM
BDS Shocks 5500 series
Price: $170.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: awesome shocks for offroad and still ride good on the street. I have had them on a YJ and my XJ and no complaints


joejeep4
Registered User
joejeep4's Reviews

05-05-2008, 02:33 PM
BDS Shocks 5500 series
Price: $250.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Shocks were came with the springs. Put them on and they feel like it did with the stock shocks. Don't like the white color though.


brunosplace

Registered User
brunosplace's Reviews

05-02-2008, 12:51 AM
BDS Shocks 5500 series
Price: $200.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Nice ride on these shocks, alot better than the trailmaster ssv that I used to have on it.


DeconsTructionJ

Member
DeconsTructionJ's Reviews

04-29-2008, 01:08 AM
BDS Shocks 5500 series
Price: $210.00
Pros: correct valving, nice ride, great flex
Cons: possibly a little too soft on compression stroke in rear?
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Excellent shocks the correct valving for my TJ, a very comfortable ride, comes with Bar pins installed in polyurethane bushings

the rears may be a little too soft I seem to find the bottom of my springs a little more often



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