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BDS ride report - thats right got the thing back today

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by solowookie, Jun 8, 2001.

  1. solowookie

    solowookie 1/2 ton status

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    OK, got my rear disk brake conversion done, and got the new extended drive shafts back... let me tell you I really like it! [​IMG]

    my shocks were hammered, my front springs were warped etc. and I think the K5 rides better then it did before. I took it on about a 10 mile dirt road that was pretty rough, and it seemed to loosen up more all the time. I think a month on these springs will make that thing ride MUCH better then the stock setup (mind you the stock setup was REALLY hammered).

    I'll post pics tomorrow after I get the thing cleaned up with the center caps and everything...

    [​IMG] <font color=blue> Jeff </font color=blue> [​IMG]
     
  2. CaptCrunch

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    I also got my first ride in w/ the BDS lift today... finally got my driveshaft... couldn't go too far cause I messed up the proprtion valve so I gotta center it tomarrow and get some decent brakes LOL

    -Mikey
    1987 Chevy K5 Blazer- 350 TBI
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    Let us know how the ride is once you drive it a little more, thnks. You to Mikey. Thanks
     
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    What's the spring rate on BDS? Did you get the 4" or 6"?

    Stuck is a state of mind!

    Mudstud
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  5. solowookie

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    oh I have no idea what the spring rating is, but that seems to be subjective anyway... I got the 4" lift, but I gotta tell ya a 4" BDS lift is NOT equal in height to most 4" lifts... LOL

    [​IMG] <font color=blue> Jeff </font color=blue> [​IMG]
     
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    Capt. went with the 6".
     
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    I really love the ride... now just have to sort out some new hassles that aren't lift related, just timed to murphy's law LOL. I can't say how happy I am w/ the ride quality... The BDS shocks are fine... nothing special. Rancho 9000's or Trailmaster SSV's might be a bit better, but i love the springs... 200 times better then my worn stock springs!!! Two thumbs up after driving it today.

    -Mikey
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    man I can't tell you how MUCH I like the way this thing rides. This was a BIG improvement over the stock ride.

    I took a LONG ride in the mountains over all sorts of terrain. Thing thing is even smother off-road then it is on road. Absolutley the best ride off-road I've had.

    I took this over some seriously rough roads that were long. I'd wager you I put a whole lotta wear on those springs today as far as break in is concerned, and it just gets smoother all the time.

    [​IMG] <font color=blue> Jeff </font color=blue> [​IMG]
     

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