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BDS 3"

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Product Information

MSRP: $1,200.00
Average Price: $685.14
Manufacturer: BDS
Yes: 14 / No: 1

lift kit for tj


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DeLaereZJ's Reviews
01-29-2016, 02:43 PM
Price: $320.00
Pros: Looks good and works well.
Cons: Haven't found any so far.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: At the shop I work at our favorite lift kits to install are BDS as they are made in Michigan and Canada. High quality and for the most part simple to install. So far I have had no complications with my lift and am completely happy.

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Denson_offroad's Reviews
12-24-2015, 03:29 PM
Price: $1.00
Pros: adds more room for bigger tires, and adds alot of flex room
Cons: not very smooth ride
Recommended? Yes

Comments: its an overall good product. i like the height and quality of the lift


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J33p3r5's Reviews
10-02-2014, 03:35 PM
Price: $645.15
Pros: Specifically intended for 2007-11 models, this system includes an exhaust extension kit that maximizes allowable wheel travel with the factory front driveshaft. This kit comes with 3" Pro-Ride Coil Springs capable of full coil bind and 2" bump stop extensions to control the compression travel, but increase wheel travel. Brake line relocation brackets are supplied to handle the added wheel travel. Many companies don't include anything to correct your alignment, but BDS includes octo cam washers for the front lower control arms to fine tune the caster angle. Fixed swaybar links are included for Rubicon models with the factory disconnect system, for non-Rubicon models choose between BDS Ultimate Sway Bar Disconnects or JKS Quicker Disconnects. In the rear, sway bar drop brackets are included instead of longer sway bar links to allow the use of a factory wheel and larger tire. To correct the rear axle shift from the lift, a rear frame mounted track bar relocation bracket is included. The kit comes standard with BDS 5500 series custom valved shock absorbers for a smooth ride.
Cons: None
Recommended? Yes

Comments: For my first lift, this was easy and affordable. In the future I may find something else.


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explorerlyon's Reviews

04-23-2013, 11:12 PM
Price: $1,100.00
Pros: Ride quality is excellent. Better than OEM.
Cons: Poor quality and parts do not last.
Recommended? No

Comments: Customer service at BDS is horrible and rude. They do not honor their No Fine Print Warranty! Here were my issues with the 3" lift kit purchased in 2010:

1. I bought the upgraded gas shocks. First shock leaked on the drive from the authroized install dealer to my house (5 miles). Had a nice puddle of oil on my garage floor. Dealer replaced the shock after my Jeep sat for 5 days waiting for a replacement shock.

2. About six months later, another shock leaked oil. Dealer replaced the shock, again waiting for parts.

3. Front track bar bushing completely wore out after six months and light use. Warranty not honored. Scrapped the BDS track bar and bought Currie.

4. Sway bar disconnect end broke. Had to pay for a new part (again, BDS did not honor their warranty)

5. Another shock leaked oil. Since three years has passed, BDS will not replace it as they claim their warranty on shocks is only 1 year. Their written warranty is for lifetime, nothing written about 1 year.

Customer service is rude and difficult. Will not buy from BDS again. Have now scrapped the rest of my BDS parts and only kept the the springs. BDS no longer uses the same gas shocks and now uses Fox. I wonder why?

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06LJRubicon's Reviews

12-01-2012, 03:35 PM
Price: $700.00
Pros: Easy install, good ride, looks cool, waranty!!
Cons: None so far
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Installed on an LJ, took about 4 hours. Great ride on road and off. Added 285/ 16 Mud tires and have plenty of flex room, plus it just looks cool lifted!!

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Bbasso's Reviews
10-19-2012, 02:56 AM
Price: $1.00
Pros: too many
Cons: none
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Absolutely flawless.
I have a complete BDS 3 inch with the full leaf springs and quick disconnects.
I' very impressed and recommend The BDS Suspension Co.


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SimmonsSahara's Reviews
08-14-2012, 03:28 PM
Price: $600.00
Pros: Life time warranty and rides better then factory.
Cons: None
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I resontly bought a BDS 3" suspension. The ride is great smooth and has a good flex to it. One of of the best things and really made me go with a BDS over all the others is one great pricing vs all the others out there and two there product is 100% guaranteed so there for you brake it they will replace it for free!!!! best worinty put there. Only thing they don't cover is the shocks but others then that hell yea.
I would have went with a bigger lift ( like a 6" ) but on the Jk and most trucks after 3" you have to start changing out things out like brake lines fuel lines and gears. Not a problem but as a daily driver KEEPING IT BASICE

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diesel50's Reviews
03-20-2012, 04:44 AM
Price: $780.00
Pros: Great smooth ride on the road. Enough movement for the off roading I do.
Cons: none
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Great smooth ride on the road. Enough movement for the off roading I do.


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mpala96's Reviews
01-23-2012, 07:52 AM
Price: $300.00
Pros: Easy to install and a great value
Cons: Springs will sit higher in the back with a soft top...will need to level the vehicle
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Great lift for the money. I've had mine for 8 years problem free

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Ntruder16's Reviews
04-08-2011, 11:38 AM
Price: $730.00
Pros: Very smooth ride. Great warranty.
Cons: none
Recommended? Yes

Comments: BDS Suspension lifts are awesome products. The ride is better than stock. It's pricey but well worth the money. Life time warranty.

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heitbrink's Reviews
02-21-2011, 09:19 PM
Price: $2,000.00
Pros: Performs great on and off road Great no bull shit warranty Awesome customer service
Cons: Price Plastic retaining clips on front sway bar disconnects prone to breakage.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Suspension rides better off road then on road in my opinion. Very firm ride i removed the rear sway bar and the rear leafs make the ride it feel close to stock. Plastic retaining clips on front sway bar disconnects prone to breakage.

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HawkeyeXJ's Reviews

11-21-2010, 01:45 PM
Price: $650.00
Pros: Great ride after good break in period. Handling improved.
Cons: Hydraulic shocks should be upgraded with gas shocks regardless.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Very happy with the stance of our XJ. Ride and handling greatly improved. Moved up to gas shocks and got even better.
Can not beat the warranty.

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mmatalone4's Reviews
12-28-2009, 11:44 AM
Price: $650.00
Pros: Great looking lift and the warranty in awesome
Cons: none
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I have the lift on my 2006 lj. I got 33 BFG AT and the jeep looks great and handles excellent. I didn't need a T-case drop which is always nice

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Jeeper4ever's Reviews

04-29-2008, 07:07 PM
BDS 3"
Price: $600.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Very nice lift kit, came complete. Instructions for installation were very vague but with common knowledge and a helping hand it was fairly easy to complete. Can't beat the lifetime warranty!

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keithkeith's Reviews

04-29-2008, 06:15 PM
BDS 3"
Price: $1,200.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: 3" short arm. good ride, although springs sagged really quickly after a new winch and bumper

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