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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-09-2001, 09:42 AM Thread Starter
 
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BDS Suspension systems

I did a search on this bb and didn't find much talk of Big Dicks Suspension systems. Who out there is running with one. Thier cost for a 2 1/2" is about $400. About the same cost as a SkyJacker, Rancho, Pro Comp, all of these that I have seen are about the same price. Old Man Emu is over twice that for a lift! Are they worth it?! What to you think of the BDS System?

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I think that price is way high.....My dad picked up 4" BDS springs from Jim's Off-Road for about 260.00
As far as the qaulity they look real nice. Military wraps on both ends (Main Eye and shackle) They are a little stiffer than the Skyjackers but seem to flex well enough. Also you can't beat the warranty of the BDS!

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Re: BDS Suspension systems

I know one person that has one on their cj. It rides a lot worse than a skyjacker. their warranty is great , but it's not worth a weekly trip to the chiropractor. They are made about 20 miles from here. That's all I know about them

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Re: BDS Suspension systems

I have been running BDS 4" springs for a year and a half, and I like them. They do have a firm ride, but personally I think that's the way a jeep should ride, at least a CJ. I've gotten several compliments on how well they flex. I'm happy with them and would definately buy them again. I paid 131.20 for two front springs and 159.98 for two rear springs.

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Re: BDS Suspension systems

I've got the 2-1/2 inch lift, had it on for about 2 years, love it. I also run RS9000 shocks with it, rides good in my opinion. Hey, its not a cadillac!!

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I have BDS suspensions on two of my jeeps ( 78 CJ5 and 83 CJ7 ) both are 2.5 inches . I have run them for about two years with no problems and would buy that brand again .

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Re: BDS Suspension systems

Been running BDS on my YJ for about 1.5 yrs, 15K miles or so. Paid $430 for the kit ( 4" springs, heckthorn shocks, degree shims for rear, shock boots, bump stops, track rod extensions, all bushings, NO dropped p-arm). I thought it rode a little stiff at first. I took off my front and rear sway bars and that made a big difference in the ride and flex. Would probably buy them again though. After I got some 35's on 8" rims (had 33's on 10's) the ride got MUCH better. I definitely got a full 4" out of mine!
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what degree shims did you end up using to solve the driveline angle? did you install an SYE and CV shaft? just curious. thanks
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