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FINALLY! Finished the BDS Lift kit!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jjlaughner, Oct 10, 2003.

  1. jjlaughner

    jjlaughner 3/4 ton status

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    OK basically wanted to post pics /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

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    The wheels wells started out at 36.5" at all four corners to 43" front and 41.5" (with the zerorate) in the rear. If the front end doesn't come down a little soon I'm going to pull one of the leaves and/or change the front shackle length. I like a little rake to ride /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif

    Details... its took awhile and I torched some parts, I replaced alot of stuff in the process.

    4" BDS front springs, ORD shackles, greaseable bushings, ORD Swaybar Disconnects

    4" BDS rear springs, with a zerorate, greaseable bushings

    Parts Pics
    finished & Install pics /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    OK, I'm done with the pics....
    Except the one to the right and the one right below this line /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
  2. 75-K5

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  3. JeremyK5

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    Lookin good! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  4. heavy4x4

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    Very nice! Really adds to the look. And, I love that solid color paint /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    What are your tire plans?
     
  5. jjlaughner

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    Very nice! Really adds to the look. And, I love that solid color paint /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    What are your tire plans?

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    35" wrangler AT/S (whats on it but jumping from 32 to 35")
    Just as soon as I can afford to regear /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
     
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    looks good, what gears are you going with?
     
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    mudjunkie 82 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Give it some time and the front probably will settle a little.when I put my superlift kit on mine sat high in the front for a while.nice looking rig!
     
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    I'm starting mine today! Just front spring and ORD shackle install. Looking good, can't wait to get the K5 up.
     
  9. 77Jimmy

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    Very nice!!! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  10. jjlaughner

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    looks good, what gears are you going with?

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    Well I know most people say 4.56's with 35's but I think that too deep. I'm currently running 3.08's and 32's and its ok, my plow truck has 3.73's a 31's and like its driving and response.

    On 4lo

    31's and 3.73's are 1839.5RPM's at 65MPH (I like this setup)
    35's and 4.10's are 1790.9RPM's at 65MPH (this is close enough to 31's and 3.73's
    with my 32's and 3.08's are 1471.5RPM's at 65 so anything has to be an improvement
    35's and 4.56's are 1991.8RPM's at 65MPH - NO WAY, not jumping up from 1471.5 /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif
     
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    I'm running 32s and 2.73s so I know what you mean. I'm going to run 4.10 and either 35s or 37s, not decided yet. I have an SM465 so that will help me out a little. It will be a big improvement compared to 2.73s and 32s.

    Present:
    2.73s and 32s @65 - 1604 RPMs

    Possible:
    4.10s and 35s @65 - 2440 RPMs
    4.10s and 37s @65 - 2308 RPMs

    Improvement to say the least I think.
     
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    Looks Good /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    go with 5.13's /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
  13. boggerless

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    looks cool. i put a 6 in. BDS on mine. doesn't it look funny now with the fifty mile spares? /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gifto /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
     

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