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post #1 of 7 Old 03-02-2011, 02:02 PM Thread Starter
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Uprgrading to a BDS 4.5" LA Kit

Well I got a good deal on a used LA kit and have started installing it on my Jeep. This weekend I got the rear in and now it just needs to be torqued.
Anyone else running this lift and can tell me what length they set the upper arms at?
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Here is my Jeep as it sat before this weekend


And here we go







37" Pitbull Rockers on 15x8 Daytonas
BDS 4.5" Long Arm Lift
PA 2" body lift
XRC Stinger with a Warn M8000
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post #2 of 7 Old 03-02-2011, 02:17 PM
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nice.. looks like its gonna be good... how do you like the pitbull tires ?
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post #3 of 7 Old 03-02-2011, 02:21 PM Thread Starter
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They are awsome, when these wear out I will be getting another set

37" Pitbull Rockers on 15x8 Daytonas
BDS 4.5" Long Arm Lift
PA 2" body lift
XRC Stinger with a Warn M8000
EVO C2 Gussets
Selectable locker mod
Teraflex S/T System
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post #4 of 7 Old 03-02-2011, 08:07 PM
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Your one tough MF'r...to be doin that with snow on the floor. I know its cold in there. Reminds me of the good ol'days in Alaska.

Lookin good man.

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- 07' Rubicon 4 dr, RAMICON- 3.5" ROCK KRAWLER Coil-Over lift
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post #5 of 7 Old 03-09-2011, 03:15 PM Thread Starter
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Well got it all done and now my jeep rides like a dream.






37" Pitbull Rockers on 15x8 Daytonas
BDS 4.5" Long Arm Lift
PA 2" body lift
XRC Stinger with a Warn M8000
EVO C2 Gussets
Selectable locker mod
Teraflex S/T System
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post #6 of 7 Old 03-10-2011, 11:27 AM Thread Starter
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OK evrything was checking out good on the road tests so I decided to pop her into 4wd and test it out in my back yard. When I put it in and hit the deep snow and started working the jeep a little I could hear some loud creaking comming from right under me. I hopped out and took a look at my driveshaft to see this.


This obviously is the front drive shaft comming out of the T-case. I am sure this is not an acceptable angle. now the front is much better and it rides real nice, I didn't have an angle finder so I just adjusted the upper front arms until the springs had no bow to them. here is the front pumpkin shaft angle


My question is this should I try and lengthen the upper arms some more to aliveate some of the driveshaft angle or is my only fix getting a new front D-shaft?


37" Pitbull Rockers on 15x8 Daytonas
BDS 4.5" Long Arm Lift
PA 2" body lift
XRC Stinger with a Warn M8000
EVO C2 Gussets
Selectable locker mod
Teraflex S/T System
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post #7 of 7 Old 03-14-2011, 10:31 AM Thread Starter
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Couple more pics of the new lift now that shes all settled in



37" Pitbull Rockers on 15x8 Daytonas
BDS 4.5" Long Arm Lift
PA 2" body lift
XRC Stinger with a Warn M8000
EVO C2 Gussets
Selectable locker mod
Teraflex S/T System
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