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Unread 11-20-2012, 07:07 PM   #61
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Great post, brother... thanks a million for including the pics... makes it pretty clear how to test and how to identify if you need the extensions!
No problem man. I've had my kit on for about 2-3 years. It's still sitting at the same height it was when it first got all settled down. Still rides as well too. You'll enjoy it.

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Unread 11-20-2012, 07:09 PM   #62
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Ok, measurement pics again! This time there are three pics of front end measures...

1. Original measurement... stock height at fender flares with 225/75 tires.

2. Measurement with BDS Suspension kit on 225/75 tires.

3. Measurement with BDS Suspension kit on 31"x10.50 tires.
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Unread 11-20-2012, 07:11 PM   #63
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Three pics of rear end measures...

1. Original measurement... stock height at fender flares with 225/75 tires.

2. Measurement with BDS Suspension kit on 225/75 tires.

3. Measurement with BDS Suspension kit on 31"x10.50 tires.
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Unread 11-20-2012, 07:12 PM   #64
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31"x10.50 tire on stock Ecco rim vs 225/75 tire on same rim...
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Unread 11-20-2012, 07:22 PM   #65
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Pre-lift photos...
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Unread 11-20-2012, 07:28 PM   #66
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Drrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrummmmmmmmmmmmm roll, please!

And here is my Jeep post-install:
  • BDS Suspension 2" lift kit (with coils & shocks)
  • Spidertrax 1.25" wheel spacers
  • Goodyear Wrangler Territory 31x10.5/15 tires
  • Chrome grill
  • Chrome gas cap assembly
  • Guinness keychain hanging from rearview mirror (hahahahahahaha!)
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Unread 11-20-2012, 07:51 PM   #67
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Just wondering what gear ratio you are running with 31's. love the write up been following from the start look good. You all ready for some snow up there? We need snow pictures!
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Unread 11-20-2012, 08:19 PM   #68
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Drrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrummmmmmmmmmmmm roll, please!

And here is my Jeep post-install:

[*]BDS Suspension 2" lift kit (with coils & shocks)[*]Spidertrax 1.25" wheel spacers[*]Goodyear Wrangler Territory 31x10.5/15 tires[*]Chrome grill[*]Chrome gas cap assembly[*]Guinness keychain hanging from rearview mirror (hahahahahahaha!)
Man that thing looks great. You will really enjoy the difference in it. Congrats..
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Unread 11-21-2012, 08:53 AM   #69
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Man that thing looks great. You will really enjoy the difference in it. Congrats..
Thanks a million, HanksRide! Quick question for you... do you recall needing to install a new rear track bar or a rear track bar relocation bracket?

Also, did you change the gear ratio at all?
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Unread 11-21-2012, 08:59 AM   #70
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Just wondering what gear ratio you are running with 31's. love the write up been following from the start look good. You all ready for some snow up there? We need snow pictures!
Hey, Murrdog!

Hell no to snow! I honestly would be happy with snow for about 4 weeks a year - just to do the Christmas thing, and then be gone with it! Bring on the sun & heat!

I haven't do anything about the gear ratio... I really haven't had a chance to take the Jeep for a good run yet, as it needs to get in for a proper wheel alignment, which is scheduled for tomorrow.

To be honest, I hadn't given any thought to the gear ratio aspect... I remember reading some about it, but it fell to the back of my mind.

After reading your post, I went on a live chat with a Quadratec rep. In his opinion, the lift & tire combination I installed shouldn't affect my gear ratio / performance much. But of course, I won't know for sure until I spin it after the alignment.

Guess I'll throw the question out to anyone who may be on here... would an 05 TJ Sport with a 2"-2.5" lift and 31" tires require any changes to gear ratio? Has anyone done this kind of lift and kept ratio the same? If so, how does your Jeep run? Conversely, anyone done this kind of lift and changed their gear ratio?
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Unread 11-21-2012, 01:02 PM   #71
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Require? No. I would wait til you decide to bigger tires.
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Unread 11-21-2012, 02:13 PM   #72
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Agreed. We have 31s on the wifes, and never changed the ratio. It's a 2.5L so it already has 411's. It is a dog, though but she doesn't care.
With the 4.0, I wouldn't think it would be an issue with 31's.
I've got 31's on the MJ with a 4.0 and didn't change gears. Runs fine with it.
I am not a fan of the chrome grills, but I love everything else you did. Nice Jeep!!!!
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Quick question for you... do you recall needing to install a new rear track bar or a rear track bar relocation bracket?
Your Jeep looks great! You won't be disapointed.

We installed the same lift a couple of years ago...

Installed 2" BDS lift...

Afterwards chose to install JKS adjustable track bars front and rear instead of the using the rear bracket and redrilling the front mount. The rear was shifted a little more than 1" and the front was off by about 3/4". Bothered me just enough to warrant the change.
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Thanks a million, HanksRide! Quick question for you... do you recall needing to install a new rear track bar or a rear track bar relocation bracket?

Also, did you change the gear ratio at all?
I did install a track bar relocation bracket. It just appears to me that by raising the height then the track bar would become a little short. If left attached in original configuration it would be pulling the rear axle slightly or constantly have huge amounts of tension and or possible binding when flexing. I never drove it without it, just figured I needed it and installed when I did the lift installation.

No I did not change gear ratio, hers is 3.73 and seems to be fine. It is my daughters DD which includes to and from college every weekend of 100 miles one way. I wanted to maintain as much MPG as possible.
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Unread 11-21-2012, 05:48 PM   #75
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No problem man. I've had my kit on for about 2-3 years. It's still sitting at the same height it was when it first got all settled down. Still rides as well too. You'll enjoy it.
Once it settled, how much height did you lose? Any idea?
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