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Has anyone used their 3.5" springs (5 leaves)on a SOA? I have these springs on a SUA right now and am planning on doing the flip soon. Just wondering if anyone has any concerns or advice. This is the second set I have had as the first set lost 2" of lift after 5 months of use, so Im not to sure if I want to use them or not. Plus I'am finding their flex to be pretty limiting on my set-up right now.

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I use the 2.5" BDS springs on mine right now. After 3 years of wheelin they are finally showing their age. They have sagged maybe an inch in the front (winch prob caused that) and minimal loss in the rear. They are broke in really good and flex awesome.

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I also use the 2" Wranglers on my SOA CJ7. The front has been great, flexes like a big dog and just a little sag. The rear I had to replace 3 times due to wrap, so I installed a Rancho full length add-a-leaf and a small stock Wrangler leaf on the bottom of the pack. So far, no wrap and after two trips they are flexing better. Best thing about the BDS springs has to be the warranty, I returned 3 sets of them, no questions asked.
 

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Yeah here is PUTZBOY showing off his big flex! <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0"> Get It
Isn't that a tire lifting <IMG SRC="smilies/jeep1.gif" border="0">
<IMG width=346 height=262 SRC="http://www.pirate4x4.com/ubb/uploads/1barretlake_012.jpg">
 

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Originally posted by joep:
<STRONG>Yeah here is PUTZBOY showing off his big flex! <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0"> Get It
Isn't that a tire lifting <IMG SRC="smilies/jeep1.gif" border="0">
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Oh, that's real funny ya bastard!! <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0">

OK, that was the first trip on the new packs in the rear and YES, they flexed like your grandma sitting on the toilet!!

That was also after about 6 miles of trail, hardly enough to break in a new spring pack.

So <IMG SRC="smilies/flipoff.gif" border="0"> Joe!!!!

Here's a pic at Rubicon Springs a couple of weeks ago, better on the flex but not a great example.

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Yeah, that is getting better but we know who keeps all the tires on the ground. <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0">
Look at this. The same spot even.
<IMG width=346 height=262 SRC="http://www.pirate4x4.com/ubb/uploads/1barretlake_011.jpg">

Hey are you going to Fordyce this weekend?

Oh and Ken... <IMG SRC="smilies/flipoff.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

<IMG width=346 height=262 SRC="http://www.pirate4x4.com/ubb/uploads/1barretlake_027.jpg">

My wife can keep it on all fours too.

[ 09-20-2001: Message edited by: joep ]
 

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Originally posted by joep:
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Hey are you going to Fordyce this weekend?
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Nope, gotta replace my steering shaft before I drive it again. Still waiting on it to come in.

Originally posted by joep:
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My wife can keep it on all fours too.

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Uhm, I guess I'll leave that alone........ <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0">

[ 09-20-2001: Message edited by: Putzboy ]
 

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Im glad to hear so many positive results for the BDS springs, Im planning on using the 2" springs when I go soa on 37's, with beefier axles of course..... good news.
Scott <IMG SRC="smilies/grinpimp.gif" border="0"><><
 

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Yea right 1badjeep your not going spring-over! you just told me the other day you were putting that jeep back to stock. making it full parking lot style! infact you were even talkin about getting some 20" boyd rimso'z on it! <IMG SRC="smilies/laughing.gif" border="0">
Just kiddin you tit! When are you going to finish getting all the stuff together to do you SOA? <IMG SRC="smilies/smokin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/smokin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/smokin.gif" border="0">
 

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I'm about to use 4" BDS CJ springs soa with a d60 in the front. Has anyone done that before, and if so, how does it work? SUA, they are so damned stiff that I can't get ANY flex out of em!

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Trying to get a D60 bolted up today. Won't have any idea what it will work like for quite a while. No where near moving on it's own yet. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by patooyee:
<STRONG>they are so damned stiff that I can't get ANY flex out of em!

J. J.</STRONG>

This is the same problem I find with my springs...I may as well run "I-beams" for suspension. Stiff as hell and no flex.
 

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Originally posted by joep:
<STRONG>Yeah, that is getting better but we know who keeps all the tires on the ground. Look at this. The same spot even.
<IMG width=346 height=262 SRC="http://www.pirate4x4.com/ubb/uploads/1barretlake_011.jpg">

Hey are you going to Fordyce this weekend?

Oh and Ken... <IMG SRC="smilies/flipoff.gif" border="0">
<IMG width=346 height=262 SRC="http://www.pirate4x4.com/ubb/uploads/1barretlake_027.jpg">

My wife can keep it on all fours too.

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BAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAH

<IMG SRC="smilies/laughing.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/laughing.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/laughing.gif" border="0"> Gawd that hurt my sides

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BAHHHHHHHHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
I cant stop <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0"> Ken
 

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Originally posted by Keith Strong:
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BAHHHHHHHHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
I cant stop <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0"> Ken</STRONG>
Keep laughing funny boy, at least I have pics of my junk on the trail!!! Where's yours again, oh that's right, hopping from driveway to driveway. And I DO mean HOPPING!!!!!! <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0">
 

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<IMG width=578 height=387 SRC="http://www.pirate4x4.com/ubb/uploads/box8.jpg">

How many times ya been in the box Kenny? <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0">

And yeah my junk is in a driveway, gettin ready for "Put up or shut up"...what are you doin that weekend? <IMG SRC="smilies/tongue.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by Putzboy:
<STRONG>Best thing about the BDS springs has to be the warranty, I returned 3 sets of them, no questions asked.</STRONG>
Hey Putz...don't you think that if you have to return 3 sets of springs it may be time to go with a different manufacturer?

I wouldn't use BDS if they gave em to me for FREE!
 

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Originally posted by Keith Strong:
<STRONG><IMG width=578 height=387 SRC="http://www.pirate4x4.com/ubb/uploads/box8.jpg">
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Nice flex Keith. <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0">

Originally posted by Keith Strong:
<STRONG>How many times ya been in the box Kenny? <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0">
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Oh wow, ya got me there Keith. Funny, I see a pic of you in the middle of the box, but never at the end.........

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And yeah my junk is in a driveway, gettin ready for "Put up or shut up"...what are you doin that weekend? <IMG SRC="smilies/tongue.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
Goin to San Diego. Next question.
 

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Originally posted by MudBunny:
<STRONG>Hey Putz...don't you think that if you have to return 3 sets of springs it may be time to go with a different manufacturer?

I wouldn't use BDS if they gave em to me for FREE!</STRONG>
Well, yea, but once you've laid out the chinga, they don't refund, just replace. I told myself that this was the last time I was getting under that damn thing for spring replacement. If these had failed or fail, I will be going with something else, maybe RE SO springs.
 

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I never claimed to have flex....that's one of the reason she is driveway humpin right now <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0">

Does it matter if I finished (which I did no problem) At least I had the Nuts to try <IMG SRC="smilies/tongue.gif" border="0">

San Diego huh? That's a long drive to be thinkin about us wheelin without you <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by Keith Strong:
<STRONG>San Diego huh? That's a long drive to be thinkin about us wheelin without you <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
Oh that's nice, now you're just being mean!! I may just have to cry now. <IMG SRC="smilies/crybaby2.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/maggie.gif" border="0">
 
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