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Unread 04-16-2012, 02:24 PM   #1
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New suspension, wheels and tires

Thought I'd share with the forum the recent upgrade I've done to my CJ. Replaces factory springs with BDS 2.5" and the PO's monster 8" shackles with BDS boomerang .5" lift shackles. I also replaced the ball joints, tie rod, drag link, sway bar bushings, correctly attached the steering gear box(PO broke off two of the bolts). I also finally received my mickey thompson classic lock black wheels and mickey thompson MTZ(33x12.5). All I can say is what a difference in the way the CJ rides now, HUGE difference. Here are some pics:

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Unread 04-16-2012, 03:46 PM   #2
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Very Nice! I love the color of your jeep, do you know what the name of that blue is?
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Unread 04-16-2012, 04:00 PM   #3
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Looks good man. Nice and clean.
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Unread 04-16-2012, 04:10 PM   #4
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I second the like of the color. It reminds me of the '06 TJ I used to have. Looks great!
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Unread 04-16-2012, 05:44 PM   #5
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Very Nice! I love the color of your jeep, do you know what the name of that blue is?
Thanks, it's called Deep Night Blue. I believe it was one of the OEM colors for that year.
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Unread 04-16-2012, 07:34 PM   #6
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I've got the BDS 2 1/2" springs too, and I love 'em. Do you have any steering issues (caster) with those shackles? I'm considering 1/2" lift shackles to compensate for the winch weight.
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Unread 04-17-2012, 12:41 AM   #7
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She looks Bad A$$....I can see why you want to show her off.
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I love the color of your jeep, do you know what the name of that blue is?
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Unread 04-17-2012, 06:58 AM   #9
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Great looking CJ!

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Unread 04-17-2012, 07:31 AM   #10
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very nice
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Unread 04-17-2012, 08:47 AM   #11
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I love the color of your jeep, do you know what the name of that blue is?
Thanks! The color is Deep Night Blue.
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