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BDS 2\" YJ Lift - Opinions Please

I`m looking at the BDS Leaf Springs.. the YJ springs are Military Wrap, and the guy I spoke with said all BDS springs are military wrapped....

Is the BDS 2" YJ Spring a good spring to swap in? I am SOA, and putting in my new FOrd 8.8 and wanted to fix my old saggy spring problems...

Will the BDS 2" spring flex nicely or is it very rigid and stiff?

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Re: BDS 2\" YJ Lift - Opinions Please

I have a buddy with 4" BDS on this YJ, and he has nothing but problems. They are very stiff at first, sag unevenly, and have very limited ariculation. I would go with Old Man Emu.
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Re: BDS 2\" YJ Lift - Opinions Please

Hrm.. anyone else have bad expierences?
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Re: BDS 2\" YJ Lift - Opinions Please

Anyone?
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Re: BDS 2\" YJ Lift - Opinions Please

I have 2.5" BDS YJ springs on my YJ in the SOA position. I done some calling around and even called the BDS tech line before buying them. I wanted to know if I used them SOA if it would void the warranty and such. The guy said no problem. I guess they really do mean "No questions asked"!! I had a local Jeep guru and differential guy tell me to use them.(Dick Curtis-Sweet Swamp) That is what he has on his CJ 2.5"SOA with 38.5" SX's and he pounds the crap out of his and they held up. So I was sold.
I havent gotten to flex mine yet since I am still building but I have no doubts they will do fine. They look to be very well made. The only thing I did when I put them on was pull the center pin and turn it over. And if they do sag unevenly I will just take them back to the local shop I bought them and get them replaced. I gave $65 per spring for the 2.5", the 4" YJ springs are just a bit higher. Hope this helps, Wade
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Re: BDS 2\" YJ Lift - Opinions Please

Thanks that does help.
You convinced me to go ahead on my BDS Purchase.

I will ask the shop i`m buying them from about returns since they are GUARANTEED. The price is GREAT.

The guy who has the 2.5" with 38's does he have pics online? He must have done some trimming too [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

4" on SOA is WAY to big .. unless I was going to run HUGE-TIRES but.. I`m staying with 35's [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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Re: BDS 2\" YJ Lift - Opinions Please

I have the 3.5" YJ springs on my CJ. I am very pleased with the flex, ride, and warrenty. I think mine flex great, and I got more than 3.5". It was real high at first, but they all settled in nicely. I am sure OME are great springs, but I will NEVER spend that much on springs only to abuse them and possibly bend them, then have to spend that money again to replace them. BDS, "No small print warrenty."
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Re: BDS 2\" YJ Lift - Opinions Please

Ya I LOVE the price on the BDS, the OME are about 2x as much and I can't afford that... I`m glad everyone was pleased with their BDS springs [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img] Now I can get some and not worry... hoping ;-)

Their warranty is great too so that's another PLUS!
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Re: BDS 2\" YJ Lift - Opinions Please

The bds are by far the best springs. go to www.webejpn.com the yellow jeep and red jeep both SOA have the springs and you will see that they flex well. I have never heard of anyproblems with them and all my friends are running them also. Mike
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Re: BDS 2\" YJ Lift - Opinions Please

I e-mailed the guy I`m buying my ARB and Gears from and I asked if he carried BDS Springs.. he replys and says they don't carry BDS, as they "cater to more of a hardcore group of people".

Is it just me or does that not make any sense... I mean you can be "hardcore" with anything.. some things may bust and not work.. but "being hardcore" seems to not matter on what brand..

Maybe he meant to say "We cator to more of the products run in the competing hardcore jeeps"..

I don't know.. thought that was kind of funny..
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