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dla 12-26-2010 10:14 PM

My daughter installed her new BDS 2" lift...
 
Thought I would share what turned out to be a really great day! :D

First a little background... We bought our daughter a Jeep for her 17th birthday back in September with her using her life savings to pay for almost half. She has wanted a Wrangler for her first vehicle since she was little. She's been "off-road" most of her life... riding her quads in the dunes from the age of six and driving the family long-travel sandrail starting at 14.

http://www.dladesignconcepts.com/mis...la-lift-00.jpg

She was perfectly happy with her 10 year old stock Jeep just the way it was but thought it would be cool to be sitting a little higher. Since I have never been one satisfied to leave things stock... I thought what 17 year old girl wouldn't want a lift kit for Christmas? Right?

So today we went about installing the BDS 2" kit. Took the two of us about five hours to complete including a new steering stabilizer, front cam bolts and alignment. Made for some really good "teaching moments" and had a lot fof fun.

Here are some photos of the progress throughout the day...

http://www.dladesignconcepts.com/mis...la-lift-01.jpg

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The BDS parts went on smoothly, without a single problem. Being a California Jeep, we didn't have to deal with any of the rust and broken bolts that so many here have to work with. Very happy with the resulting 2 1/2" gain and her Jeep rides really really nice, actually quite a bit better than stock! :cool:

Now I guess we are looking to get some Black Rock soft 8's and bigger tires. ;)

Nick_Knipp 12-26-2010 10:34 PM

:eyebulge::longtongue::droolie: hah jk, sweet looking Jeep! congrats for your daughter :)

ps. welcome to the forums! :welcome:

Wildcat83 12-27-2010 12:23 AM

Lift turned out great!! I actually have a question for you, if you don't mind. I recently installed the same lift and I'm not sure if I got a full 2''. Can you tell me what your measurement is (front/rear) from the middle of the wheel hub to the bottom of the fender lip? I'd like to compare to mine to see how close I am to 2'' of lift.

dla 12-27-2010 12:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wildcat83 (Post 10683878)
Lift turned out great!! I actually have a question for you, if you don't mind. I recently installed the same lift and I'm not sure if I got a full 2''. Can you tell me what your measurement is (front/rear) from the middle of the wheel hub to the bottom of the fender lip? I'd like to compare to mine to see how close I am to 2'' of lift.

Thanks! I'll get that measurement for you tomorrow. From where it was sitting before, she gained a full 2 1/2" in the rear and almost 2 1/4" in the front.

2006_Sport 12-27-2010 12:42 AM

You'll/She'll love it. I have the BDS 2 inch with a 1.25 inch BL on 31s and it rides/handles great!

Coasttrash 12-27-2010 01:03 AM

Its soo clean underneath jez. I wish my dad bought me a lift for my jeep for christmas.... :(

kehoe 12-27-2010 08:33 AM

Very nice. I am looking to get the 2" BDS lift this spring/summer, and its good to know you have yet another positive review on it.

Thanks for the info/pics!

2004sahara 12-27-2010 08:53 AM

still love my 2 inch bds lift...i went with 31 bfg at tires...should have gone at least 32!! live and learn. nice clean jeep. family time as well...good stuff.

AppFan 12-27-2010 08:57 AM

Thanks for the post. I have 2 little girls and hope they still want to spend time in the garage with me when they get that age.

jeepinmichguy_ 12-27-2010 09:03 AM

Looks like she has more wrench time now than half of Jeepforum.:teehee: Talk about having a great dad! Well done sir!:cheers2:

IslandTJ 12-27-2010 10:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 2006_Sport (Post 10683941)
You'll/She'll love it. I have the BDS 2 inch with a 1.25 inch BL on 31s and it rides/handles great!

x2, except I'm running 33s. I am very happy with the suspension's performance, I've been running it for approximately 4 years now.

crgrissom 12-27-2010 10:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jeepinmichguy_ (Post 10684770)
Looks like she has more wrench time now than half of Jeepforum.:teehee: Talk about having a great dad! Well done sir!:cheers2:

:rofl:

Great story! I think wrenching is just as big a part of the Jeeping experience as seat time.

Chuck

Nick_Knipp 12-27-2010 10:47 AM

both wrenching and wheeling are great for Jeep experience :D

spitfiremkii 12-27-2010 10:52 AM

No safety glasses with that die grinder!!....Shame on you dad. ;)

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