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BDS Suspension For 71 Blazer

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by gassman, Oct 12, 2000.

  1. gassman

    gassman 1/2 ton status

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    Just got my Suspension Kit from BDS. It's a 4" lift. Does anyone have one of these Kits because when I got mine the leaf springs didn't have the cool round teflon pads and that was one of selling points for a good RIDE that I was looking for. Did they cheat me or what.
     
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    Don't worry man. Mine don't have them either, but they do have the more tradditional rectangular teflon/plastic pads. Granted the round ones look a bit cooler, but they serve the exact same purpose. As far as the ride goes... You'll love it.

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  3. Shawn

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    My front 6" BDS springs came with the round pads but the BDS 4" rears came with the square style which tends to get cut on the sharp edges of the leafs. Some guys take them apart and grind the edges of all the leafs. I'd much rather have the round style.

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    Thank's guys, that makes me feel better.
     
  5. clarkekent

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    What size tires do you plan to run with that 4" lift?
    I just bought a '72 Blazer with 35 X 14.5 SSRs, but the truck is lifted with blocks. I want to get rid of the blocks.
     
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    What size tires are you running with that 6" lift?
    I just bought a '72 Blazer with 35 X 14.5 SSRs, but the truck is lifted with blocks. I want to get rid of the blocks. I'll probably go with the ORD shackle flip, and wouldn't mind adding a 1" body lift.
     
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    I'm running 36x14.5 but I have a 87. The 1st gen have bigger wheel openings so you should be fine with a 4". After my Sawzall mods, I'm shooting for 38's!

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    Sorry for not replying sooner but been hunting. I plan on running 35x14.50-16.5 Super Swampers TSL thornbirds.
     
  9. AJMBLAZER

    AJMBLAZER Better to be lucky than good. Premium Member

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    What do you guys think of the BDS stuff? I'm thinking about using BDS 6" springs for the front of my truck when I do the solid axle conversion. The good reputation, and the fact that they are from Michigan, and so am I [​IMG], make them a contender. The great price doesn't hurt either.[​IMG] Thanks.

    1992 Blazer Sport, 350 TBI, 4L60, 3" Gibson, K&N, 3" Rancho, 285/75R16 on 16x8 Baja's[​IMG]
     
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    Good stuff. Everything they say is true. I haven't heard a single bad thing about them. FLEEEEEEEEEEEXY. [​IMG]

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