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Unread 02-15-2013, 04:18 PM   #1
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Suspension lift feedback

I'm looking to get feedback and learn from your experience on which is the best lift for both off road and highway use - long distance highway use for my 1991.

4" skyjacker soft ride 4" vs. BJ 4" vs. BDS 4" vs BJ 6" I'm going to replace all parts and bushings in the process so you can consider all new suspension and I had good experience with bilstein shocks so I'll use those unless someone thinks they are wrong for the Waggy

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Unread 02-15-2013, 07:42 PM   #2
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If you are going for long distance highway use I would lean towards the skyjacker soft ride and stay away from the 6" stuff.

When you say 'offroad use' what are your offroad plans?
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Unread 02-16-2013, 07:59 AM   #3
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I'm looking for an all around performer, no extreme rock crawling or mud bogging, also ill have some help on the traction side in form of lockable diffs and a winch. I'm leaning toward the softer setup, want to make sure that it's not too soft......
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Unread 02-16-2013, 09:12 AM   #4
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The 6" rides like a truck, with the arch in the front springs, there is no way around it. It isn't as bad as a lot of lift kits I have ridden in for other vehicles.

Our 4" and BDS 4" ride about the same. BDS has a lifetime warranty on their components, including springs. We can typically offer free shipping on the BDS kits as well - the components like brakelines and shocks would be the only part to pay shipping on. We can also take the shocks out of the BDS kit and swap them out for Bilsteins.

The Skyjacker 4" is nice but it doesn't ride any better than the above lifts.

Our springs made in the USA

BDS springs made in Canada

Skyjacker springs, I am not 100% anymore but I can check on Monday if you want.
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Unread 02-16-2013, 09:43 AM   #5
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BJ

That's very useful information. My other cars are 2012 jeep grand Cherokee, 2010 Mercedes S550 and a 2011 Maserati gran turismo, out of the 3 the sports car has the harshest ride by far. With the jeep having a great ride and the Benz being perfect. However I'm so used to the harsh ride I don't feel it anymore.

So when you say ride like a truck, do you mean it's too much for long highway trips? It needs to be able to go at 70 mph pluse safely to be usefull
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Unread 02-18-2013, 08:23 AM   #6
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BJ

That's very useful information. My other cars are 2012 jeep grand Cherokee, 2010 Mercedes S550 and a 2011 Maserati gran turismo, out of the 3 the sports car has the harshest ride by far. With the jeep having a great ride and the Benz being perfect. However I'm so used to the harsh ride I don't feel it anymore.

So when you say ride like a truck, do you mean it's too much for long highway trips? It needs to be able to go at 70 mph pluse safely to be usefull
I had a 6-inch lift on mine for years, drove it to Ouray, Colorado (from Seattle area) once and it is survivable and safe, just much stiffer than the 4" lifts.

It rides much like most 4" 73-87 Chevy trucks I have ridden in -- not sure if that helps but maybe?
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Unread 02-18-2013, 07:39 PM   #7
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BJ,

I just bought a 4" lift from you several months ago, and the shipping was anything but free. What gives?
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Did you get the BDS kit from them?
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Unread 02-18-2013, 08:33 PM   #9
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I got the BJs 4"
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Unread 02-19-2013, 09:10 AM   #10
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BJ,

I just bought a 4" lift from you several months ago, and the shipping was anything but free. What gives?
On the BDS kits we can typically offer free shipping but not always. This only applies to BDS. Thanks!
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