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  1. Steve Talent
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    Just bought a ZR2 10 days ago. Looking at options, amazing kit. I am a TJ Rubicon owner, love my Jeep. But I dig my ZR can’t wait till I wear out my new tires. I’ll be back.

  2. Jas
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    I noticed on the product page the lift states it will accommodate a 35×12.5 17×9 tire but on the instruction pdf, the the lift will accommodate a 305 70 r17 tire.

    The instruction pdf did state the lift can accommodate a 35×12.5 20×9 with possible trimming.

    Will the lift accommodate a 35×12.5 17×9 or 18×9 with the correct backspace or is the 305 70 r17 or r18 as large of a tire that can be fitted with a 17 or 18 inch rim.

  3. Jason Neal
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    Just installed 4 inch bds on my 2018 zr2.lift looks good but you would think for the money it cost for the lift kit they could have found a way to take the factory rake out of it.should have been about 6 inch lift for front and 4 inch lift for the back.so expect to keep the 1970 drag car look.

  4. Brett
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    I’m a new owner of a 2019 Colorado zr2 I was wondering if the 4” lift is compatible with the 2019 model.

  5. Rick
    Rick at | | Reply

    Can you still use stock rims if you add a 1.25 offset spacer ?

  6. Richard Dollarhide
    Richard Dollarhide at | | Reply

    I have a 2018 ZR2 and 4″ BDS lift installed by my local Chevy dealer. I have concerns over the angle of the upper control arm to the upper Ball Joints. The angle looks too steep and susceptible to breakage. Are my concerns valid or did my dealer do something wrong on the installation?

  7. Erick
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    Has anyone installed this lift on a 2019 ZR2 yet? Wanting to buy the lift, but wondering if it is indeed compatible?

    1. Daniel Branco
      Daniel Branco at | | Reply

      I have installed in my 2019 ZR2. So far I’m still using the original 31″ tires and wheels and in the process of choosing new tires and wheels.

  8. Horacio Lopez
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    Does the 4 inch BDS lift remove the 2 inches that come on the zr2 from factory? Or does it add 4 inches for a total of 6 inches compared to a stock non zr2? Colorado

  9. Aaron
    Aaron at | | Reply

    The zr2 is known for its ability to be jumped. Can you still jump a zr2 with this lift?

  10. Erick
    Erick at | | Reply

    Hi Carter,
    Any updates on the 2019s? Can I pull the trigger on this lift for my ’19?

  11. Daniel Branco
    Daniel Branco at | | Reply

    I just installed the kit in my 2019 ZR2. I need to pick a tire now. Will the 35” require some trimming? Would it be safer to go with a 34”?

    1. Matt James
      Matt James at | | Reply

      Did the 2018 model lift work on your 2019?

  12. Thomas
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    Can I keep my factory trims and tires until I decide increase sizes?

    1. Daniel
      Daniel at | | Reply

      I’ve been keeping the original 2019 wheels and tires after the lift. No spacers required, although there’s only a very narrow space between the front tires and a part of the lift kit (whose name I don’t know).

      1. Erick
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        Hey Daniel, how did it go installing the lift on a 2019? everything work out? I have been waiting for BDS to update to say a 2019 will work with the kit before I go for it.
        thanks for you input

        1. Daniel
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          Hi Erick, my experience was super good and smooth. The installation in my 2019 gasoline ZR2 was made by Roco 4×4, in Miami, which was referred to me by BDS. I was able to keep the factory wheels and tires without spacers, although with a very narrow clearance. Yesterday, I installed Maxxis Razr 34”s on the factory rims with 1.5” spacers (a .75” would to, but I didn’t want to trim studs). The front tires rub very little in the rear/bottom plastic of the front fender, but I think I can fix it by decreasing the spacer to 1.25” (I’ll try to remember to let you know when I do it). I must say, I liked the truck a lot with the lift and original rims and tires. I’m actually considering to have two sets of rim/tires, the original set for city and highway, and the Maxxis on new rims for trails. The M/T tires are not that great fuel and noise-wise, although they do look awesome. I’d have posted pictures if I could.

          1. erick
            erick at |

            Thanks Daniel. I am awaiting parts, went ahead and put the order in yesterday. went ahead with 20″ fuel wheels and 35″ Nitto Graplers

            Looking forward to the ZR2 with this package. Thinking of a Mallet Supercharger later on, give it some power

          2. David Allan Cole
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            When you say34’s, what size are talking about?

      2. David Allan Cole
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        Where is the Tightest Clearance? How tight?

  13. Daniel
    Daniel at | | Reply

    Is there a quick disconnect system that I can use to replace the kit’s sway bar links?

  14. Rob
    Rob at | | Reply

    Did you need spacers to run the factory 2018 rims?

  15. Ben McSpadden
    Ben McSpadden at | | Reply

    G2SKIER is using 17×8.5 wheels (4.75 backspacing) and 35×12.5×17 falken mud tires. Will his exact combo work with the production lift kit? Would the steering stops or trimming be needed? Thanks

  16. Matt James
    Matt James at | | Reply

    Looking at putting a BDS 4” lift on my 2019 Chevy ZR2. Will your guys lift work for the year?

  17. Harold
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    I have heard that it is possible to remove the rear overload spring to lower the rear of the truck .5 to 1 inch. resulting in a more leveled stance. is this true and if so, would it interfere with the suspension and the way it was designed to operate?

    in addition, could you use the eibach 1.25 inch leveling springs?

    thanks in advance.

  18. Harold
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    *Sorry for the double post*

    Would you say that the 35×12.5 setup has more suspension travel and capability in the 17 & 18 or 20” configuration?

    Ex. Would a 35×12.5×20 stuff better than a 15×12.5×17?

    can you use 315/70/17 ?

  19. Daniel
    Daniel at | | Reply

    For those who want to learn more about my experience with the BDS lift, here is my build post: https://www.coloradofans.com/forums/265-2nd-gen-colorado-canyon-builds/407317-my-astrophotography-truck.html. It’s an excellent lift, really built for abuse. But the fender flares really are an issue. It’s not really a problem with the lift itself, but it’s something to be aware of. I went with Maxxis 34″s and I’m still having issues. I’m going to buy new flares and trim them A LOT.

  20. Glenn
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    Do you sale full leaf springs instead of 4in blocks for the zr2 lift

  21. Sam
    Sam at | | Reply

    Any update or ETA on the compatibility with 2019 ZR2’s..?

  22. Nate
    Nate at | | Reply

    I’m running 35×12.50×20 on my ZR2. I have getting rub on my driver’s side inner fender on a left turn with some incline to it, like going up a steeper driveway. I think I see where I am rubbing, but don’t to go overboard trimming. I have already made some adjustments and it is better but not good still. Do you have any photos of a ZR2 with 35’s and the fender trimming done that I can use as a guide?

  23. Terry
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    The 4″ bds lift for the ZR2 says its for 2017-2018. I see a few people on here mentioning having it installed on 2019. Would the warranty cover 2019 ZR2’s?

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