FWIW, I run the 2" BDS lift and I am very satisfied with my lift's performance both on and off road .
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2" BDS went on mine today, it rides just like factory, and possibly takes big bumps even better! I don't know if I can do a direct comparison though, since tires went on at the same time. That might be part of the big-bumps difference I'm noticing, since there's more tire there. But it's surely no worse than stock ride quality. I don't know how to measure the true lift either, again since tires went on at the same time. I like it, good buy!
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I had a bit different of an experience than everyone else here. I put the BDS springs on my Rubicon LJ and I only gained about 1.5" up front and 2" in the rear. Now I'm not sure if thats because I have a LJ or a Rubicon or if I just got a bad set. You can read my review here http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/my...-info-1059480/
Since I got the BDS springs and Rancho shocks I can't comment on the BDS 'kit'. But my setup is a bit stiffer than stock. It worked great off road this past week when I was loaded down in Colorado, but sometimes, when I'm empty, I feel it is a bit stiff for my taste. But I can't tell you if that's because of the springs or the shocks.
I was in contact with BDS about the height gain, but I decided to just drop it and keep what I have since the stance is pretty decent. I tend to think that my Rubi was sitting higher than others to begin with. So I wouldn't worry too much about not getting enough lift. But be aware that it has happened.
Other parts well worth getting that I got was a OME rear track bar relcoation bracket. It attaches to the body mount end and lowers the mount and moves it inboard a bit, it centred my rear axle perfectly.
I thought it attached to the axle - no? I haven't installed mine yet because I read that someone said it would hit the tub, and I'd rather live with an offcenter axle than damaged body.
I have a 1997 TJ sport with the 4.0 Litre engine and the AX-15 manual 5 speed gearbox, Dana 44 rear axle, and needed to use a 1" transfer case drop, I used an OME one that a friend had taken off. I had terrible vibes prior to that.
You might get away with not having one if you use a LOPRO transfer case mount.
With the OME rear track bar bracket, it bolts on to the frame, well, the one we get on our side of the world does anyway.