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BDS to be higher than advertised?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 85GMCJimmy, Jul 13, 2001.

  1. 85GMCJimmy

    85GMCJimmy Registered Member

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    I have heard this a lot is this true? I have just bought a 2.5 lift kit from them with springs on all 4 corners.
     
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    Higher in the front, lower in the rear.
    I hope you like the saggy butt look ?
    good luck
     
  3. 85GMCJimmy

    85GMCJimmy Registered Member

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    I guess i will just buy some inch zero rates if it is really noticalbe, i will just have to see,
     
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    I know Mikey, 'Captncrunch' did the BDS springs and said the 5.5" springs were more like 6 or 6.5" after he put them in, and he is using the 0 rates also, so you might want to talk to him. He was very pleased with the springs though.
     
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    I did a 4" BDS lift the same time CaptCrunch did, and I think it is a little over 5 inches (like 5 1/4"). I think even with some sag I'll still be over 4 1/2" I gotta 14 bolt in the rear (which is suppose to be 1" taller in the back unless you gotta D60 up front and it sits pretty level.

    [​IMG] <font color=blue> Jeff </font color=blue> [​IMG]
     
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    Yeah I got some 5.5" BDS springs and they seemed almost like 6.5" initially. They have settled in quite nice and are about a 6" IMO. I'm currently running a 5" Superlift block [​IMG] until I can get rear springs and have 2 ORD zero rate add-a-leafs stacked in the back and it still sits a touch low. I'm betting one set will make your rear pretty good w/ springs all around. I love my BDS springs... the shocks are a whole nother story.

    -Mikey
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    <blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr>

    the shocks are a whole nother story.

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    yea, I gotta second that ont he shocks. I got the BDS shocks too, and they really bit. the lift really does ride good.

    [​IMG] <font color=blue> Jeff </font color=blue> [​IMG]
     
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    I shouldn't knock them too bad... just kinda like Rancho 5000's w/ BDS written on them. I plan on replacing them w/ either Trailmaster SSV's or Rancho 9000's soon.

    -Mikey
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