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Unread 03-26-2004, 11:49 AM   #1
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about to do 2.5" lift... details questions...

i have settled on a bds lift kit, 2.5" that i will be ordering in the next few weeks. it includes shocks. i have gotten the idea that i don't need a drop pitman arm or t-case drop with such a small lift. but i haven't given much thought to the rest of the details. here are some issues i need light shed upon:

1. shackles. one of mine is bent, and i need to replace it anyway, so i thought i'd go with ones that are gonna give a little boost anyway, but not too big as to cause steering issues. suggestions?

2. if i wind up with more lift from the shackles, will i wind up needing pitman arms and t-case drops?

3. sway bar end links... disco's are cool, are they worth it with 2.5"? who makes good ones? if i don't get them, do i need elongated solid links? cause if i do, i will definitely just get disco's.

i think that's it for now... your help is appreciated...

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Unread 03-26-2004, 12:36 PM   #2
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- You will not need a drop pitman arm.

- If you replace your shackles, go with a 1/2" M.O.R.E greasable shackle. They are the only ones that work with the BDS military wrapped springs. They will give you a better ride too. No, you don't need a drop pitman arm because of the 1/2" lift.

- You do not have to drop your transfer case with a 2.5" BDS lift.
The BDS kits come with it, but it's not necessary unless you have vibes.

- There's only one reason for Disconnects. You want to go wheeling with this jeep? You'll need to disconnect the sway bar to fully articulate. If this is for street only, the stock sway bar links will work with the 2.5" BDS lift.

- If you want quick discos, try JKS or make your own if you want.
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Unread 03-26-2004, 01:15 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by jadams68

- There's only one reason for Disconnects. You want to go wheeling with this jeep? You'll need to disconnect the sway bar to fully articulate. If this is for street only, the stock sway bar links will work with the 2.5" BDS lift.

- If you want quick discos, try JKS or make your own if you want.
i will definitely be wheeling it... i finally took my CJ out the other day, and now i am hooked... it's been all i've been able to think about this week. any good sites for fabbing disco's?
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