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post #1 of 8 Old 01-21-2014, 01:49 PM Thread Starter
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BDS 2.5" with F-250 Towers Anyone?

I thought I remembered seeing a thread on here a while back that explained the f-250 shock tower swap as far as application and benefits in detail.

I understand the how and what, but not if it is right for me. If I am planning a BDS 2.5", 1" BL, 1/2" shackle lift, but keeping all this stock SUA, is the f-250 towers still worth it?

Is this mod better for YJ style springs and SOA applications or is articulation/travel better/similar for both SUA and SOA?

Anyone with the BDS 2.5", 1" BL, 1/2" shackle lift combo want to share pics? Have you done the shock tower mod?

On a side note, it is nice to start working on my CJ pile (not POS but litterally a pile of Jeep) again since switching jobs, a new state, a new house, and 2 new cars in the last 7 months!!

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post #2 of 8 Old 01-21-2014, 02:21 PM
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I understand the how and what, but not if it is right for me. If I am planning a BDS 2.5", 1" BL, 1/2" shackle lift, but keeping all this stock SUA, is the f-250 towers still worth it?
The overall benefit to run longer travel shocks. Personally I dont think the F250 towers would benefit you that much with the suspension plan you have.

If the BDS kit comes with shocks you would have to replace them as they would be too short to run with the Ferd towers....unless BDS will allow you to substitute longer shocks.

Cost of the towers should be about $40 at a dealership (were for me), plus G8 hardware to mount them and new shocks.
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post #3 of 8 Old 01-21-2014, 04:48 PM Thread Starter
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I had talked to BDS about this earlier; and emailed them again to confirm (maybe they can jump on here).... it seemed like they would swap them out. Cost seem reasonable and I think I would go the welding route if I did it.

At any rate, it sounds like we have one neigh so far...Anyone else? (I know there is one guy with the same setup and his inbox is full)
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post #4 of 8 Old 01-21-2014, 05:36 PM
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I went with the ford shock mounts because my stock ones were rotted out

I am in deep
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/how-did-happen-rebuild-1113470/
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post #6 of 8 Old 01-23-2014, 05:39 PM
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Ive got bds 4" springs and the ford shock towers welded on... I notched the towers so they sit a little tighter to vertical on the frame, making the shock posture more upright than angled inward..no problems yet
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post #7 of 8 Old 01-23-2014, 07:40 PM Thread Starter
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Do you have pics? Im about 1-2 weeks out from doing this.
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post #8 of 8 Old 01-23-2014, 07:50 PM
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Ill snap a couple tomorrow if i get time to go out there and play with the jeep, towers are 12 bucks each at the dealer
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