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Unread 05-12-2013, 08:25 AM   #1
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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...

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Unread 05-12-2013, 08:34 AM   #2
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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?
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Unread 05-12-2013, 08:57 AM   #3
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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....
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Unread 05-12-2013, 09:03 AM   #4
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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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Unread 05-12-2013, 10:24 AM   #5
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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.
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Unread 05-12-2013, 12:50 PM   #6
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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.
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Unread 05-12-2013, 01:28 PM   #7
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Who said he saved $500 and why would he need a driveshaft.He said it has adjustable CAs.
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.
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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.
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Unread 05-12-2013, 03:30 PM   #9
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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
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Unread 05-12-2013, 04:17 PM   #10
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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.
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Unread 05-12-2013, 04:19 PM   #11
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they come stock as a SOA
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Unread 05-12-2013, 07:47 PM   #12
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they come stock as a SOA
Good point!...
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