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BDS verse TC for a daily driver light trail rig

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by motofool, Apr 15, 2004.

  1. motofool

    motofool 1/2 ton status

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    price difference puts me at 50$ between BDS and TC

    thats with
    BDS fronts springs 6"
    BDS 5500 shocks
    BDS steering Arm
    Front Box Kit
    Transfercase Drop (not sure why questions below)
    rearblock kit 2" (to go with shackle flip)
    new leaf spring bolts fr and rear
    and sway bar drop

    Am i missing anything here?

    toughcountry lift 6"
    springs blocks etc.
    bds shocks
    bds steering arm
    new bolts front and rear (leaf spring)
    swaybar drop


    do i need to do a transfer case drop with a 6" lift ona longbed Truck?
    and what about the swaybar drop?

    neither are expensive but i hear form people why drop the transfercase when lifting its defeating the purpose type arguments.

    if you had to choose shocks would ya go with BDS shocks trailmasters ssvs or DT's?
    40$ or under pershock is price range for those.
     
  2. mouse

    mouse 1/2 ton status

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    The transfer case drop is to keep the driveshaft angles under control. The rule with lifts generally include some sort of fix with a 6" and higher...There are some cheaper shock alternatives floating around here. I've seen some go with gabriels with great success.
     
  3. Muddytazz

    Muddytazz 1 ton status

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    I've got 7" of lift in the rear of my burb with NO tcase drop and no problems with vibes at all.

    Plus i'm running the DT8403 shocks front and rear....$35 each thru summit /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  4. 84_Chevy_K10

    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    I have a shortbed truck with 6" of lift and no transfer case drop and have never had any issues.

    I have a custom driveshaft but never had this trans/case combo in this truck with a stock shaft so I'm not sure if it'd fit that way or not.
     
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    Am i missing anything here?


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    Don't forget the extended brake lines and brake fluid. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  6. motofool

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    i got a bottle of fluid ready was gonna bleed em so i might as well wait and put it in with some new stainless lines.

    i have to do custom drivelines anyways due to the front completely hosed the rear isn't bad but neither drivlines will work with my new transfercase swapping the 203 for the np205....

    have no clue what u joints to use with this setup just have the driveline shop help me i guess..

    im not going bigger then 38" tires at max im buying some new 35 or 36" bfg's or swamper radials soon.

    so this is what i get i dont need the transfer case drop
    what about swaybar drop never heard of it needed before.??

    on those DT shocks are they soft im trying to build a smooth riding truck hence the bds or TC ez ride springs.
     
  7. madmike

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    I have a 6" BDS lift on my K10 longbed, the transfer case is not dropped. However, I did have to lengthen the rear shaft, because there was not nearly enough spline engagement in my slip yoke NP205. At full rear suspension droop, it would fall out. Just something to think about.
     
  8. motofool

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    yea longer drive shaft is in the plans, mine hosed..

    everyone says bds eh?
     
  9. motofool

    motofool 1/2 ton status

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    anyone else got any input?

    go with bds and thier warranty?
     
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    Go with BDS, you won't regret it. I run thier 6" all spring lift. The Jimmy rides better than stock with the lift and 38s on.
     
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    sure. remove swaybar. take to junkyard.

    mine is a dd on 35's with nearly the same lift and I dont run a swaybar.
     
  12. 4xcrazy

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    If you run swaybar disconnects, you won't need to worry about the drop kit, the disco's do it for you, plus you get the comfort ride with the bar in place, and when wheelin, just disconnect it. I believe this is much better than just tossing it.

    I have the disco on mine, and love it. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  13. motofool

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    ORD's disco kit?

    what shocks you put on your all spring lift bds?

    im looking at getting some dt's like muddytaz is running.
     

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