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Unread 12-26-2010, 09:14 PM   #1
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My daughter installed her new BDS 2" lift...

Thought I would share what turned out to be a really great day!

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.



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...

































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!

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

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Unread 12-26-2010, 09:34 PM   #2
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hah jk, sweet looking Jeep! congrats for your daughter

ps. welcome to the forums!
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Unread 12-26-2010, 11:23 PM   #3
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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.
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Unread 12-26-2010, 11:28 PM   #4
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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.
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Unread 12-26-2010, 11:42 PM   #5
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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!
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Unread 12-27-2010, 12:03 AM   #6
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Its soo clean underneath jez. I wish my dad bought me a lift for my jeep for christmas....
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Unread 12-27-2010, 07:33 AM   #7
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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!
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Unread 12-27-2010, 07:53 AM   #8
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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.
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Unread 12-27-2010, 07:57 AM   #9
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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.
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Unread 12-27-2010, 08:03 AM   #10
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Looks like she has more wrench time now than half of Jeepforum. Talk about having a great dad! Well done sir!
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Unread 12-27-2010, 09:25 AM   #11
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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.
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Looks like she has more wrench time now than half of Jeepforum. Talk about having a great dad! Well done sir!


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

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both wrenching and wheeling are great for Jeep experience
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No safety glasses with that die grinder!!....Shame on you dad.
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