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Unread 05-22-2006, 11:44 PM   #1
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I've got a 2" budget boost that's only been on a few months. I used BDS shocks for it and it ran fine until i put a new rear bumper/tire carrier on and now it's just too heavy and it feels like it's bouncing around too much. I was thinking about getting some 2 1/2" Heavy Duty springs from OME. I'm pretty sure my BDS shocks that are made for a 2" lift will work fine, but are there any other heavy duty springs out there that are made for heavier rigs that give 3" of lift, and would my currents shocks work with a 3"lift? Thanks!

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Unread 05-23-2006, 03:25 PM   #2
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anyone have any input???
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Unread 05-23-2006, 03:38 PM   #3
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Just about every suspension manufacturer makes 3" lift coils. Teraflex, Rusty's, and BDS just to name a few.

With your shocks, how much room for down travel do you have now? Are the shocks maxed out at full droop, or do they still have some room left?
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Unread 05-23-2006, 05:37 PM   #4
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yeah, i was looking for some stiff coils like the OME heavy duty ones, my heavy rear bumper/tire carrier/hilift jack/jerry cans/cargo rack/bike rack really weigh it down. I was wondering if any of those guys made extra stiff coils for that. how am i suppose to know if i've maxed out the shock? won't it look the same when it's at it's max as it would w/a couple more inches left?
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Unread 05-23-2006, 05:43 PM   #5
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Yea, it will look the same.

You'll have to unbolt the bottom end of the shock to see if has more room for travel. Unbolt both of them and flex the axle so you get max droop. Then get your shocks to the fully extended position and compare to where the shock mounting point is on the axle. If you have 1" or 2" to spare, then they will be long enough for a slightly longer coil.
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Unread 05-23-2006, 07:11 PM   #6
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gotcha! a little more work I guess. so what about the heavy duty springs. Is OldManEmu the only one that makes them?
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