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ajmasoniv 05-12-2013 08:25 AM

BDS lift question
 
Hi Guys,

New to the Jeep world; just bought my 06 Rubi in the fall and I'm starting down the upgrade path. I have a question for the experts here. Found a guy selling a used BDS 4.5 short arm kit for a standard TJ. I see that BDS makes two different kits for the TJ, a standard one and one for the Rubicon. Can you put the standard version on the Rubi? The price is right, so if it fits, I would be pumped. Any help would be appreciated...

John

Ironhead 05-12-2013 08:34 AM

its just springs and shocks, shouldnt make a difference at all. the real question is, do you need a 4.5" lift and do you have all of the parts required to make it happy on-road. ie. rear adj control arms, cv driveshaft, adj track bars front and rear, and welding abilities?

ajmasoniv 05-12-2013 08:57 AM

Thanks for the reply Ironhead. The control arms with the kit are adjustable. I would still need the adjustable track bars and CV driveshaft. Luckily, I have friends with welding skills. Every time I try, it looks like a blind kid went at it....

tyvanwie 05-12-2013 09:03 AM

If you're aware of the problems that will arise from a 4.5" lift, then I say go for it.

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achilless 05-12-2013 10:24 AM

You are getting a good price on it, so the $500 bucks saved can go towards driveshaft and other things you might. All I can see you needing is adjustable arms, driveshaft, and track bars. Mml would be a good idea too.

TheBoogieman 05-12-2013 12:50 PM

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Originally Posted by achilless (Post 15422983)
You are getting a good price on it, so the $500 bucks saved can go towards driveshaft and other things you might. All I can see you needing is adjustable arms, driveshaft, and track bars. Mml would be a good idea too.

Who said he saved $500 and why would he need a driveshaft.He said it has adjustable CAs.:confused:

pariah24 05-12-2013 01:28 PM

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Originally Posted by TheBoogieman (Post 15423425)
Who said he saved $500 and why would he need a driveshaft.He said it has adjustable CAs.:confused:

Because setting the correct pinion angle doesn't mean it'll get rid of binding on the driveshaft. It's a combination of the two to fix these issues. Not to mention that 4.5" of lift on a stock length driveshaft is asking for issues at flex.

Granted, I'm a YJ guy just getting into TJs but what holds true for one should hold true for the other.

tjsean0308 05-12-2013 03:05 PM

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Originally Posted by pariah24

Granted, I'm a YJ guy just getting into TJs but what holds true for one should hold true for the other.

Let us know how that drop pitman arm works with that 3" lift. ;) but I agree double cardigan driveshaft and upper control arms go together on a 4" or greater lift.

Gary2 05-12-2013 03:30 PM

If you save 500 bucks , I would pick up a Currie Currectlync.That and Duroflex control arm bushings have been my best mod to date . You will need a rear DS , front and rear TBs a Good set of control arms most likely, BM brakes at a minimum for stopping what ever kind of rubber you plan on running that requires 4.5" of lift. If its automatic figure on modding the trans skid plate front driveshaft clearance

pariah24 05-12-2013 04:17 PM

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Originally Posted by tjsean0308 (Post 15423851)
Let us know how that drop pitman arm works with that 3" lift. ;) but I agree double cardigan driveshaft and upper control arms go together on a 4" or greater lift.

Pssht. I'm still trying to figure out how to go SOA on my new TJ. ;)

Ironhead 05-12-2013 04:19 PM

they come stock as a SOA :D

Knuckelhead 05-12-2013 07:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Ironhead (Post 15424073)
they come stock as a SOA :D

Good point!... :rofl:


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