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31" tires with 2-3" lifts?


Jay P

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That's a 2" BDS lift right? I don't think they offer a straight up 2.5", only 2" or 3" lift kits. I got about 2.5" of lift from my 2" BDS lift. Wasn't sure if this is what you meant too, or if you added 1/2" of body lift?

How do you like it? I love mine so far after 6 months. The ride is awesome with KO2 32's at 27-28 PSI. Can't imagine it any better.

I have to agree. Love my 3”BDS after 9 months. I’m about to bump to 33s and 4.56 gears. I’ll see if my opinion changes much.


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You did the 2" kit w/ Fox shocks? I just looked it up and its a good price! Less rough ride on street/in general?

The 2" lift kit comes with NX2 shocks. It costs quite a bit more to upgrade the kit to include Fox 2.0 shocks (all of these products are owned by mother company Fox). This wasn't something I needed and I have no regrets not upgrading.

The NX2's are of similar design to the Rancho RS 5000X everyone raves about. They are a great ride on the street, which is where my TJ will spend 99% of it's time. They are supposed to be decent off-road too, but they are entry level shocks just like the Ranchos.
 
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The 5000X is a proven shock. There are a bunch of us that run them both on and off road. I have no information on the NX2 shocks by BDS but I can tell you they are twice the price, according to the BDS website.
 
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@Squatch, now there's a guy who has all the parts (and two of some parts) loaded inside his TJ and it will be way more than 5+ months before he gets them put on his rig. If I was him I would be going totally crazy by now. I would just say, screw my job, screw my wife, screw my nephew's car, I have to see what this TJ thing is all about and get to work. This is a little incentive Squatch. If you don't, I'm coming to Everett and I'm gonna kick your A--. Actually, I may be in WA soon, so don't test me.
Gonna show me some "tough love", eh, @JMT? LOL I used to get frustrated that every time I plan some garage time, something crops up, but I've just come to realize that it's just the way my life is. For instance, I took this entire week off just to babysit my granddaughter while her folks are in Mexico on a much needed vacation. And you know what? If it came to that TJ or my lil' grandbaby, the little one wins, hands down. At least my distractions from working in the garage are productive, meaningful things. That helps immensely.

No regrets!
 
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The 5000X is a proven shock. There are a bunch of us that run them both on and off road. I have no information on the NX2 shocks by BDS but I can tell you they are twice the price, according to the BDS website.

There was a comment @Chris made on a thread (Paraphrasing) That a set of Rancho shocks on decent/cheaper coils would ride better that stiffer shocks that aren't Rancho.
So your probably got a solid point Rob. I like getting as much fuel for my overthinking as possible lol. I really want as nice of a ride as i can for the best price. Ranchos are'nt too expensive, which is great. OME seem to get the best reviews for springs overall. Theres just so many choices! :eek:
 
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The 5000X is a proven shock. There are a bunch of us that run them both on and off road. I have no information on the NX2 shocks by BDS but I can tell you they are twice the price, according to the BDS website.

Nah, both the Rancho 5000x and NX2 shocks are ~$50 MSRP per shock.
http://bds-suspension.com/blog/?p=12512

The whole BDS 2" lift kit with Pro-Ride springs, 2 rear/2 front NX2 shocks is $430 MSRP. For a midrange kit where you can just grab the proper length shocks and matching high quality springs, it's hard to beat. Here in Toledo, lots of folks are using BDS with great results. The most popular dealer that installs them has a good relationship with BDS/Fox, so I feel like it was a good choice for me. They also sell Rancho products and have the 5000x on display. The NX2 technology is almost identical to the Rancho 5000x if your read about the construction of both shocks. Both are relatively new and innovative products, applying technology downstream that was only found in higher end units before that. When I asked their expert about Rancho, he said I probably wouldn't be able to pick between the two in a blind test.
 
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Nah, both the Rancho 5000x and NX2 shocks are ~$50 MSRP per shock.
http://bds-suspension.com/blog/?p=12512

The whole BDS 2" lift kit with Pro-Ride springs, 2 rear/2 front NX2 shocks is $430 MSRP. For a midrange kit where you can just grab the proper length shocks and matching high quality springs, it's hard to beat. Here in Toledo, lots of folks are using BDS with great results. The most popular dealer that installs them has a good relationship with BDS/Fox, so I feel like it was a good choice for me. They also sell Rancho products and have the 5000x on display. The NX2 technology is almost identical to the Rancho 5000x if your read about the construction of both shocks. Both are relatively new and innovative products, applying technology downstream that was only found in higher end units before that. When I asked their expert about Rancho, he said I probably wouldn't be able to pick between the two in a blind test.
Yep, you're correct. I saw the kit price and thought is was just the shock price.
 
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LOL...I just realized that, if you are in Kalamazoo, you are only 1 hour from Coldwater, the location of BDS and Sport Truck USA headquarters.

Oh no shit? They’re made in Coldwater? That’s pretty cool. I was on BDS’s site and was surprised to find they had a local dealer near me. Which is awesome because I didn’t know we had an off-road shop here.
 
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Oh no shit? They’re made in Coldwater? That’s pretty cool. I was on BDS’s site and was surprised to find they had a local dealer near me. Which is awesome because I didn’t know we had an off-road shop here.

Yep! Made in the USA by Coldwater working hands. Here is the run down...

Fox Factory Holding Company FOXF (NASDAQ) aka "Fox" owns Sport Truck USA
Sport Truck USA owns BDS (flagship), Zone(value), JKS and some others

That said, I have no idea if Sport Truck USA or BDS are open to the public there in Coldwater. It may just be a factory and a warehouse.
 
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The 5000X with BDS, Pro Comp, or OME coils will result in a great ride, guaranteed. The proof is all of us that run those combos.

I was pricing some stuff and I can get a set of ranchos for $198 and a set of 2” BDS coils for $232. So for $430 I can get reasonably priced highly recommended set up. Pretty much same price either way. That’s cool.
 
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Yep! Made in the USA by Coldwater working hands. Here is the run down...

Fox Factory Holding Company FOXF (NASDAQ) aka "Fox" owns Sport Truck USA
Sport Truck USA owns BDS (flagship), Zone(value), JKS and some others

That said, I have no idea if Sport Truck USA or BDS are open to the public there in Coldwater. It may just be a factory and a warehouse.

I like the whole locally made thing. And being made right here, hell yeah. I’ll drink some Bell’s Two Hearted Ale, install some BDS coils springs and be one happy guy lol.
 
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Gonna show me some "tough love", eh, @JMT? LOL I used to get frustrated that every time I plan some garage time, something crops up, but I've just come to realize that it's just the way my life is. For instance, I took this entire week off just to babysit my granddaughter while her folks are in Mexico on a much needed vacation. And you know what? If it came to that TJ or my lil' grandbaby, the little one wins, hands down. At least my distractions from working in the garage are productive, meaningful things. That helps immensely.

No regrets!
I’m just jerkin your chain. Though I will come see you if we move to the East side of your state
 
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I’m just jerkin your chain. Though I will come see you if we move to the East side of your state
Didn't know you were thinking of that kind of move. Do your research on this state and it's government/politics, if that stuff matters to you. I know the east side is cheaper than west of the mountains, so that's a benefit, at least.
 

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Didn't know you were thinking of that kind of move. Do your research on this state and it's government/politics, if that stuff matters to you. I know the east side is cheaper than west of the mountains, so that's a benefit, at least.
I’m not excited about the west side politics. I hear that the state is very divided and some want to split. Maybe you should move out East with me if we move
 
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Back to 31" tires with 2-3" spring lift.
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It also has a 1" body lift. In this image the front springs are nominal 3" BDS, 3.75" actual with .5" spring isolator included. Pro-Comp nominal 2" springs in the rear, 2.5" actual. The body has a .75" forward rake, which isn't apparent on this slope.
 
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