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post #1 of 28 Old 10-04-2008, 10:12 AM Thread Starter
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BDS suspensions

What is the overall opinion of the BDS lift kits?

Looking at going with a 4" SA kit, and one of the local shops sells and installs BDS kits.


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post #2 of 28 Old 10-04-2008, 11:10 AM
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I have a 2 inch BDS lift. I am one of very few that would not recommend one. No body in my Jeep club will run one with the problem I had with them. There technical department lied to me, and could not keep there story straight.

I am not happy with it and will never own another BDS product.

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I have a 2 inch BDS lift. I am one of very few that would not recommend one. No body in my Jeep club will run one with the problem I had with them. There technical department lied to me, and could not keep there story straight.

I am not happy with it and will never own another BDS product.


On the other hand, my BDS 2" lift rocks.

I didn't call their technical department, though.

I don't see how you could possibly have a problem with their lift. It's not that complicated.

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On the other hand, my BDS 2" lift rocks.

I didn't call their technical department, though.

I don't see how you could possibly have a problem with their lift. It's not that complicated.
x2 my 2" BDS lift is awesome! I would definitely buy again! Simple lift and installation. The 5500 shocks mirror a stock (if not better) ride.


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I have a 2 inch BDS lift. I am one of very few that would not recommend one. No body in my Jeep club will run one with the problem I had with them. There technical department lied to me, and could not keep there story straight.

I am not happy with it and will never own another BDS product.
So what's your story? Or provide a link if you've already said your piece in another thread.

I love my 2" BDS lift. It gave a better ride than stock IMHO. Certainly better than the REBB I first put on the Jeep.
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post #6 of 28 Old 10-04-2008, 03:01 PM
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Love My BDS Lift !!!!!!!

I can agree more with the others...I have a 3 inch BDS with the control arms and a 1 inch boost...It runs like a champ....I even called them to ask for some extra stickers and they sent them to me no questions asked...There suspensions flex like you cant believe...Besideds they have a lifetime replacement policy no questions asked....Cant ask for anything better than that...
I cant understand why someone would go to the steps to post there dislike for a product and it's tech's and not explain the exact reason for there dislikes...It leaves the rest of us scratching our heads asking why?????

Like I said before and the majority I believe speaks for it self go with the BDS lift...I am sure you will be pleased...Here are some pics to show you the flex...





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BDS Rocks!

I have just installed a set of 2" BDS Springs along with Bilstein 5100 shocks, and love the ride.

I prefer the higher rate springs to the OME springs as they do not compress as much when you load the Jeep up with gear for a weekend away. I did need to add an OME track bar relocation bracket to centre the rear axle over, but other than that I would recommend this kit

I have only been off road once since installing it, and found it great, I hit the bump stops less than I did with my stock suspension - even though I lowered them to suit my new shocks, and the BDS kit seems to soak up the bumps nicely.

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I can agree more with the others...I have a 3 inch BDS with the control arms and a 1 inch boost...It runs like a champ....I even called them to ask for some extra stickers and they sent them to me no questions asked...There suspensions flex like you cant believe...Besideds they have a lifetime replacement policy no questions asked....Cant ask for anything better than that...
I cant understand why someone would go to the steps to post there dislike for a product and it's tech's and not explain the exact reason for there dislikes...It leaves the rest of us scratching our heads asking why?????

Like I said before and the majority I believe speaks for it self go with the BDS lift...I am sure you will be pleased...Here are some pics to show you the flex...


Did you get the kit with the control arms, or are you running the stock control arms?

How much did you pay?

The biggest reason that I ask is because none of the major catalog dealers sell them, so I havn't heard anything about them.

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Don't get BDS shocks. They were too soft and bouncy for me; did not have the firm and controlled ride feel the OEM shocks gave me. I took them off and installed Bilsteins which feels firm like OEM but softer when hitting rocks and bumps.

BDS would not give me a return authorization for the shocks. Ended up selling a week old 4 shocks for $125.

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So what's your story? Or provide a link if you've already said your piece in another thread.

I love my 2" BDS lift. It gave a better ride than stock IMHO. Certainly better than the REBB I first put on the Jeep.
Well symbioot7, he asked, I answered.

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Well symbioot7, he asked, I answered.
I get that.

What I would like to hear is the story of your problems/issues with BDS. Or if you've already posted about it, I would like a link to the thread so I can read it. Basically, what did the BDS tech guys lie about? Is that the only issue? Is the product ok in your eyes and it's the tech dept. that you dislike? Or both? If both, what about the lift do you dislike?

I like to read the good and bad about products.
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I can agree more with the others...I have a 3 inch BDS with the control arms and a 1 inch boost...It runs like a champ....I even called them to ask for some extra stickers and they sent them to me no questions asked...There suspensions flex like you cant believe...Besideds they have a lifetime replacement policy no questions asked....Cant ask for anything better than that...
I cant understand why someone would go to the steps to post there dislike for a product and it's tech's and not explain the exact reason for there dislikes...It leaves the rest of us scratching our heads asking why?????

Like I said before and the majority I believe speaks for it self go with the BDS lift...I am sure you will be pleased...Here are some pics to show you the flex...





sorry hijack, but were you locked in those pictures?

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I was Locked????explain????
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Have used plenty of BDS stuff and love all that I have used so far, performs great for myself and my girlfriend!
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