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Unread 06-17-2013, 06:46 PM   #1
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Quick Q on BDS lift

My dad is finally getting around to lifting their jeep, a 2012 JKU. He's trying to stay around a grand or so, and likes the BDS 3". Me being a TJ guy, I have to ask how yall's front track bar, control arms, and drive shaft angles work. Is he gonna need an adj front track bar, and any adj arms? Or is this lift ready to roll right out of the box?

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Unread 06-17-2013, 10:14 PM   #2
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Well I have a buddy who installed a 3in zone lift which if I remember right is a sister company of bds, it came with shocks, brake line brackets, rear track bar relocation bracket but no front adj track bar but he did put a jks adj one on just because he had it from his previous jeep and he's been running it for about 20k with no trouble at all and he wheels it too. If you ask him he loves it! It also came with new rear sway bar links and your suppose to put the stock rears on the front but he put jks discos up there instead... Hope that helps ya
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Unread 06-17-2013, 10:23 PM   #3
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If you're going to lift 3"s, I'd suggest a new front track bar, front lowers (for setting caster), and a rear track bar relocation bracket. Thats the bare minimum as far as suspension links go. Is it a 2 or 4 door? If it's a 2, you might want to consider rear uppers as well in order to get some of your pinion angle back.
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Unread 06-18-2013, 07:48 AM   #4
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You won't loose rear pinion angle at 3-3.5" on an Unlimited so rear CAs not required. Adjustable front track bar is a good idea. Front CAs are debatable, my caster is still in spec but some say theirs is too far out. lower CAs can be added later if you feel the need..
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