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BDS rear springs

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by GRAYTEXK5, Jun 14, 2004.

  1. GRAYTEXK5

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    hey guys, I'm just wondering if anyone here is running 6" BDS rear springs, and how well they flex. I wanna get as much flex as possible, with bolt on or almost bolt on parts. I don't really know much about running the 56" springs, and what all is involved, so...I was planning on running 6" BDS springs up front, and maybe a shackle flip, and 2" springs in the rear...but the guy said they don't offer a 2" spring, only blocks. so should I just get the 6" springs, or go with the shackle flip, and TC's for the rear? I wanted to run BDS at least in the front, because of their warranty. thanks in advance for any advice you can give me on this. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  2. sled_dog

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    I'd go ahead with the front 6", and run a shackle flip with 2" springs in the rear.
     
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    why not the 2.5" shackle flip from ORD and a 4" spring for the rear?
     
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    why not the 2.5" shackle flip from ORD and a 4" spring for the rear?

    [/ QUOTE ]Would 2" springs be flexier the 4" ???
     
  5. jjlaughner

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    why not the 2.5" shackle flip from ORD and a 4" spring for the rear?

    [/ QUOTE ]Would 2" springs be flexier the 4" ???

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    yeah buts it just one more option
     
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    why not the 2.5" shackle flip from ORD and a 4" spring for the rear?

    [/ QUOTE ]Would 2" springs be flexier the 4" ???

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    yeah buts it just one more option

    [/ QUOTE ]I went with the 4" flip and 3" springs for a total of 7" lift in the rear.
     
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    I was going by the BDS warranty, otherwise go with a 4" flip and 2" TC spring
     
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    I was going by the BDS warranty, otherwise go with a 4" flip and 2" TC spring

    [/ QUOTE ]I went with Tuff Country.
     
  9. GRAYTEXK5

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    why not the 2.5" shackle flip from ORD and a 4" spring for the rear?

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    yeah, I guess that would make sense. I totally forgot about the 2.5" flip, I was just thinking about the 4". but then, like someone else mentioned...would the 4" springs flex near as well? if I go the TC route, I was gonna run the 4" flip, and 3" springs...but, would those be all that much better than the 4"s? if there's not gonna be a huge difference in performance, I'll probably just go with the 2.5" flip and 4" BDS springs. I'm open to other suggestions too, if there's something simple I haven't thought of? anyway, thanks for the help guys. /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    thats what im going to run already bought the stuff, gonna be starting the swap in 2 weeks
     
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    really? /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif, i might come over and give ya a hand. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    right on
    ill let you know when i start /forums/images/graemlins/bow.gif /forums/images/graemlins/bow.gif /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
  13. GRAYTEXK5

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    what about the AK-57 setup? from what I've seen, it seems like there's mixed feelings on those, and not many of you run them. they seem to get awesome flex, but...are they very safe on the road? and can you tow with these at all? I'm not sure yet if this will be a DD or not, but it will see plenty of street use anyway. and I wouldn't be towing much, or often with it...but would at least like to be able to tow a boat, or atv trailer now and then. thanks again for the help everyone.
     

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