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11-26-2009, 01:32 PM #1
BDS suspension lift
At tax time iam buying a lift for my 99 silvy, i was looking at BDS. any one have a BDS lift ???
How do you like it ??
OR could any one recommend a good 6 inch lift that comes complete with shocks .
11-26-2009, 07:58 PM #2
BDS suspension lift
BDS is a great lift. I like there new non-lowering torsion bar kit. Ive got Rancho and Skyjacker on my Suburban and Silverado. Although Ive never had a problem with either kits if they had this BDS non-lowering t/bar kit back when I lifted my Silverado I would have installed it. Also even though the BDS and Skyjacker kits come with skid plates when I installed my Skyjacker on my 05 Silverado I installed a Rancho front skid plate (a nice piece) along with the Skyjacker skid plate for extra protection and it helps stiffen the front suspension.
11-27-2009, 12:17 AM #3
I got a Fabtech. Just make sure you pony up for some good shocks. They give you standard ones that are junk. I got Edelbrock Extreme Travel shocks on mine. Trust me you will notice the difference in upgrading your shocks."You underestimate my willingness to resort to violence to resolve this conflict" :fighting0037:
2006 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD LT
(8" Fabtech Suspension Lift, 3" Performance Accessories Body Lift, 37x13.50 Toyo MT's, 20" KMC Rockstar, K&N FIPK, Edelbrock Headers, Edelbrock Extreme Travel Shocks with Reservoir, MagnaFlow Dual Exhaust, Black Bear Performance Tune)
11-27-2009, 02:54 AM #4
I have 6.5" BDS Suspension lift on my 2002 silverado, i installed it myself, they have lifetime warranty. In my mind how could you go wrong? I love it. I highly recommend going with BDS
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 z71 1985 Chevrolet Silverado k10 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500hd 6.6l LLY Duramax 6.5" BDS Suspension Lift Key'd to 9" Edelbrock Carb & Polished Intake Manifold & Valve Covers NAPC Race Transmission & NAPC Built Transfer Case EFI Live Comp Cam and Valvetrain Snow Performance Methanol Injection 35" Toyo Open Country Mud Terrain on 18" Ion Alloy 179's Headman Long Tube Headers and True Dual Exhaust FASS 150gph Titanium Series Pump AirAid Cold Air Intake with K&N Dry Filter & AirAid PowerAid Throttle Body Spacer 2" Suspension Lift 33x12.50r15 Tires PPE Tuner until i tune it with my EFI Live Pacesetter Long Tube Headers with Cats Gone True Dual Exhaust FlowPro 3.73 Gears Yukon Grizzly Locker with Mag-Hytec Cover & Traction Bars NGK Iridium Tips & MSD Ignition Plug Wires Baja Spare Tire Holder Leveling kit & 34.5" Nitto Grapplers 18" XD Rims Innovate LC-1 Wideband o2 Sensor x2 HID's all around LED taillights and 3rd brake light BDS Dual Steering Stabilizers Pioneer Double-DIN Touchscreen Navigation with Two 10" Subs under rear seat Electric Fan Autometer Pressure, Boost, and Pyro Gauges 4.56 Gears AFE Stage 2 Intake
11-27-2009, 06:59 PM #5
11-28-2009, 12:23 PM #6
so when i lift my truck will i have to extend my brake lines, and steering shaft and change gears in the rear???
11-28-2009, 01:52 PM #7
I would extend the brake lines (I still need to do it on mine) cuz there wont be a lot of slack. the steering shaft no, but with autotrack they recommend a dual cardin front driveshaft. I did not and dont notice the vibration, but I dont drive it in 4wheel drive too often. gears are recommended, if you do the rear you need to do the fronts to match otherwise you will have issues if you put it in 4wheel and then drive. You dont need to do gears but if you go larger tires you will be reducing the effective gear ratio making it harder to get moving. if you have 3.73's then either 4.10's or 4.56's are recommended.David
2004 Silverado 2500 Crew Cab 4x4, AMSOIL EA air filter, Granatelli MAF sensor, Throttle body spacer, Magnaflow exhaust (true dual to 2 in 1 out muffler), 6" ProComp lift (add a leaf and 5" superlift rear block), Bilstein shocks, 35's (Cooper Disoverer ST) and 4.10 gears, Rhino Liner, EGRUSA fender Flares and widow visors, extended stainless steel brake lines, firestone airbags w/onboard air compressor, Pioneer Avic X940BT navigation, Accel backup camera.
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11-29-2009, 01:41 PM #8
No to all, but break lines are a necessity, i highly advise you to extend your brake lines, and your steering shaft doesn't need to be extended because your doing a suspension lift so all your mechanical parts to your steering stays the same, you would need to extend your steering if you got a body lift.
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