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New springs, wheels and tires are on

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by jbjeeps, Jul 5, 2015.

  1. Jul 5, 2015
    jbjeeps

    jbjeeps Member 2022 Sponsor

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    The new BDS springs, shocks, Renegade 1 wheels, and BFG A/T tires are on the A1. I ended up having the shop where I bought the springs do the installation because new shackles had to be made. The A1 had the old style U bolt shackles, which the BDS springs aren't made for.

    The new springs resulted in a significant increase in lift over the old worn out ones. So far I'm pleased with the results.

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  2. Jul 5, 2015
    Glenn

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    Looks good! ;)
     
  3. Jul 5, 2015
    Twin2

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    nice fb
     
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    PeteL

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    hellokitty
     
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    Mike C

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    Looks great!
     
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    Keys5a

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    I like it too. What size tires are they?
    -Donny
     
  7. Jul 6, 2015
    jbjeeps

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    They are 31x10.50x15
     
  8. Jul 6, 2015
    colojeepguy

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    Looks good! Same size tires & same springs I run...but yours definitely looks higher.
    I'm pretty sure they'll settle a little bit.
     
  9. Jul 9, 2015
    Focker

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    What shocks did you go with? I'm shock shopping today.
     
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    Posimoto

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    Looks great! I found two of the old Renegade wheels that I put on my trailer.
     
  11. Jul 9, 2015
    Jonbbrew

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    What size lift and shackles? Looks good. Not too aggressive.
     
  12. Jul 9, 2015
    rusty

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    Looks great. fb
     
  13. Jul 9, 2015
    baja4

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    Jeep looks great. How is the angle, on that u-joint on the back of the t case? Can't quite tell from the picture, but looks kind of steep. A report on on how it rides would be great also. Thanks.
     
  14. Jul 9, 2015
    jbjeeps

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    The BDS springs are listed as a 2 1/2" inch lift. Can't give you a length on the shackles at the moment, the Jeep is up on the farm. I'll measure them the next time I go up.
     
  15. Jul 9, 2015
    jbjeeps

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    Still waiting for a chance to take it for a good ride, maybe this weekend.
     
  16. Jul 9, 2015
    Focker

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    What about my question?
    Post #9
     
  17. Jul 10, 2015
    jbjeeps

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    Sorry, missed that one. The shocks come with the spring kit, BDS brand, not sure who makes them.
     
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    Focker

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    Thanks!
     
  19. Jul 28, 2015
    Jonbbrew

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    I agree. The driveline does look steep.
     
  20. Jul 29, 2015
    jbjeeps

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    Dang, I keep forgetting to get that measurement. Okay, I'm putting the tape measure on the kitchen table tonight. I'm going up to the farm in the morning and I'll measure those shackles.

    So far the drive angle has not been an issue. Haven't done anything hard core, but it's working okay around the farm and on the old logging roads.
     
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