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BDS 2.5" Lift

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by callmewaylon, Mar 3, 2005.

  1. callmewaylon

    callmewaylon Registered Member

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    I am thinking about putting a 2.5" lift on my '82 K25 and was wondering if anyone had any pics of their trucks with a 2.5" lift. I don't want a lot of lift, mainly I'm doing for the ride. My stock springs are sagging bad and there isn't much travel to be had. I'm sick of feeling like I'm riding in a covered wagon. I don't mind a truck like ride, I'm just sick of hitting my head on the roof when I hit a big bump on the highway-and forget about it offroad. Offroad I've got to tilt my head to the side of avoid a concussion!!!
     
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    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

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    you shure BDS makes a 2 1/2 inch lift? They diddent when i bought mine
     
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    callmewaylon Registered Member

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    Did you have a BDS 2.5" lift or another brand and how was the ride??
     
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    Mine was another brand. I don't know who's it was though. It was installed by Dick Cepek a long time ago. The front rode pretty well especially after I removed one of the dual shocks from the quad shock package.

    The rearend road like a$$ because the lift was done with an add-a-leaf. Get blocks or preferably rear springs for the rear lift.

    Harley
     
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    callmewaylon Registered Member

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    Yes, BDS Does make a 2.5" lift. I just talked to them today and the guy on the phone claims it will ride much better than with the stock springs.
     
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    cool i was going to do a 2in rear and 4 in flip but they diddent have 2 in at the time so i did 4 in rear and 2 1/2 flip
     
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    They don't make a 2" rear lift spring-the kit has blocks. They do make a 2.5" front lift spring.
     
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    To match the front you could get the 2.5" rear shackel flip from ord. Much better idea than blocks or an adaleaf. Dont rule out zero rate ad a leafs from ord either to solve the saggy but problem and maybe even move the axles 1" or 1.5" plus 1" of lift.
     
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    I don't have saggy butt. A K25 is a 3/4 ton truck. You usually only get saggy butt on blazers and subs because they are always carrying weight on the rear end. Unless your truck runs around loaded all the time the rears usually don't sag. Yes, a shackle flip is a good idea, but 2" blocks are no big deal. I'm pretty sure my cousin who is a gm tech told me that the new dodges come factory with a 2" block. Plus this truck is mainly a daily driver.
     
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    Do you still need a new pitman arm when you go to a 2.5 lift?:thumb:
     
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    2.5" Superlift Superride. 33" tires

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    Oh, and I didn't use a dropped pitman arm.
     

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