PR249

BDS Suspension has long been a premium name in the aftermarket suspension industry manufacturing high quality lift kits and accessories for trucks, SUVs and Jeep vehicles. A few years back BDS introduced a line of FOX 2.0 IFP performance gas shocks as the premiere shock option adding to the lineup of 5500-series hydraulic shocks that came standard in all kits. Together these two shock lines offered customers the freedom to choose between the standard white bodied 5500-series hydraulic or upgrade to the gas charged monotube FOX 2.0-series for improved performance and control whether on-road or off the beaten path. Over the years, however, there has been a need for an affordable gas charged shock able to outperform the 5500-series at a price point below the premium FOX 2.0. Well that day is here, BDS is excited to introduce the new line of NX² Nitro Series Premium Shock Absorbers for Ford, Chevy/GMC, Dodge/RAM, Toyota, and Jeep applications. Designed for improved performance these new shocks use vehicle specific valving for better control and dampening capabilities on lifted vehicles. Stepping up from the 5500-series, the NX² improves shock performance and come finished in a new metallic silver finish.

These NX² shocks give high-end performance at an affordable price. They use a pressurized nitrogen charged twin-tube design with 10-stage velocity sensitive valving for lightning fast dampening adaptive to whatever terrain you find yourself traversing on or off-road. The 2" bodied shocks use a large 1-3/8" fluon banded piston, self lubricating seals and a 14mm hardened chrome shaft to help resist rock chips and corrosion. The ends are dual welded for increased strength. Polyurethane bushings and metal sleeves are included to make swapping over your shocks a breeze. These shocks are offered in various stem and eyelet bushing configurations for custom applications and available to work with all current BDS lift kits. The exterior of the shocks are finished in a durable metallic silver paint with NX² branded decals. The NX² shocks will accept standard shock boots, which are available separately. Upgrade your vehicle's shocks with the NX² Nitro Series from BDS Suspension.

For more information on NX² Shocks, and for more on how these shocks will be standard in all BDS lift kits head to New Product Announcement #250: NX² Shocks in all BDS Lift Kits

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10 Comments on “BDS New Product Announcement #248: NX2 Nitro Series Gas Shock Absorbers
  • Mike Roe says:

    Hey Carter

    Are these shocks also a upgrade for the 442H 2″KJ lift?

    Thanks,
    Mike Roe

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Mike,
      We offer the NX2 rear gas shocks to work with our #442H 2″ kits for the Jeep KJ. They are an upgrade to the factory shocks as well as the 5500-series hydraulic shocks previously offered.(2x) #85968 is the shock number you’ll need for a 2″ lifted KJ.

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      • Mike Roe says:

        Carter,

        Sweet!!.. Thank you again … I have 30k miles on this 442H lift and I hit Michigan trails on the weekend and drive the concrete pothole trails of Detroit Metro daily ,and still this kit takes no shi! ..just needs a rear shock upgrade 🙂

        Thank You
        Mike Roe

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  • Trevor says:

    What shock would you recommend for a 90 Yj with 4 1/2 lift?

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Trevor, assuming factory shock mounting locations on your YJ you’ll want to go with:
      #85955 Front NX2 Shock (ea)
      #85950 Rear NX2 Shock (ea)

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  • Mike Thompson says:

    When I purchase these shocks for my lift I wouldn’t have thought that I would be replacing steering stabilizer shocks in the first 3 months but I did have them replaced cost me labor only
    But now with 40000kms on them they are shot and replacing them all
    Love the lift and no concerns on that but not impressed with the shocks

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  • Francis Pingatore says:

    Anyone else have issues with the bar pin (metal mount inside the bushing)? These have been on for almost a year and I just snapped a rear upper mount – from zero wheeling. Not psyched about buying new shocks becaus a mount that didn’t last 12 months. Help please!

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hi Francis,
      sorry to hear your having an issue with our rear shock, that’s not a common issue we hear about, contact our customer service team or your local BDS dealer so they can assist with the replacement parts. The shock bar pin are a fairly universal part, your local dealer likely has one to swap onto your shock and get you back on the road.

      BDS customer service – (517) 279-2135
      BDS dealer lookup – http://bds-suspension.com/distributor-lookup

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  • Hienio Candia says:

    Are these included with the lifetime warranty that BDS offers on their lifts? I have had these on my 95 Tahoe for for about 8 months now and they were installed at 4×4 shop, i have notice a lot of wobble in my front suspension and just notice that there is a lot of play in the bushing where the bolt goes through. I would like to have them replaced if possible.

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Hienio, from the sound of it you’re having an issue with the mounting bushing rather than the actual shock. I’m sorry to hear you’re having an issue, but those are included under our limited lifetime warranty which you can head to your local BDS dealer to get resolved or contact our customer service team with proof of purchase at sales-bds@ridefox.com

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