New Product Release

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Part#

#55407 (5500-series single stab)

#98224017 (Fox 2.0 single stab)

#55375 (dual stab mount)

#55429 (5500-series dual stab ea.)

#98224012 (Fox 2.0 dual stab ea.)

Product

Single Steering Stabilizer Kit

Dual Steering Stabilizer Kit

Application

1997-2006 Jeep TJ

1984-2001 Jeep XJ

1993-1998 Jeep ZJ

MSRP

$47.32 – $387.08

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Jeep Wrangler steering stabilizer kit
Jeep TJ/XJ/ZJ Dual Stabilizer
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Jeep TJ dual stabilizer kit
Jeep Dual Fox 2.0 Stabilizer Kit
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Jeep Wrangler dual stabilizer kit
Installed Dual Fox Stabilizer Kit
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New BDS Steering Stabilizer Kits for Jeep TJ/XJ/ZJ

Coldwater, MI—February 12, 2015 — BDS Suspension is now offering redesigned single and dual steering stabilizer kits for the Jeep Wrangler TJ, Cherokee XJ, and Grand Cherokee ZJ vehicles. These new kits are designed to improve your Jeep’s overall drivability by reduce the front end shimmy caused by oversized tires to keep you in control.

These new steering stabilizer kits are available in an assortment of configurations, including both single and dual setups to mount your choice of BDS-5500 hydraulic stabilizers or Fox 2.0 gas cylinders. The Fox 2.0s feature 50/50 gas pressurized cylinders for superior dampening and the ultimate handling experience. The 5500-series and Fox 2.0 single stabilizers are a bolt-on replacement for Jeeps equipped with the factory steering.

Stepping up to the dual stabilizer kits BDS has a redesigned center bracket that replaces the now discontinued #55356 dual mount bracket. The new dual steering stabilizer kit is 100% bolt on, mounting a pair of BDS-5500 or Fox 2.0s end-to-end across the front steering. The new mounts are built from ultra-strong 3/8″ steel, finished in a durable textured black powder coat with a riveted stainless steel center BDS badging. The center bracket uses u-bolts to mount to the axle while the outer brackets mount to the tie rod ends. These dual steering stabilizer kits require a minimum of 2″ of lift for be installed.

For more info on these new single and dual steering stabilizer kits for Jeep Wrangler TJ, Cherokee XJ, and Grand Cherokee ZJ vehicles and to find a dealer near you head to BDS Suspension or call (517) 279-2135.

Jeep JK with BDS lift kit

New Product Release

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Part#

#463H (2Dr/4Dr. 2″ Spacers)

#1430H (4Dr. 2″ Lift Kit)

#1403H (4Dr. 3″ Lift Kit)

#1405H (4Dr. 4.5″ Lift Kit)

#1407H (4Dr. 4.5″ LA Kit)

#1409H (4Dr. 6.5″ LA Kit)

#1429H (2Dr. 2″ Lift Kit)

#1415H (2Dr. 3″ Lift Kit)

#1417H (2Dr. 4″ Lift Kit)

#1419H (2Dr. 4″ LA Kit)

#1421H (2Dr. 5.5″ LA Kit)

Product

2″, 3″, 4-4.5″ Lift Kits, 4-6.5″ Long Arm Kits

Application

2015 Jeep Wrangler JK/JKU

Support Files & Links

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2" Spacer Kit

2″ spacer kit
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3" lift kit

3″ lift kit
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4-4.5" lift kit

4-4.5″ lift kit
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4-6.5" Rubicon lift kit

4-6.5″ Rubicon lift kit
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2014 Jeep Wrangler JK

2015 Jeep Wrangler JK
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BDS Lift Kits for 2015 Jeep WRANGLER JK

2015 Jeep Wrangler JK/JKU 4WD

Coldwater, MI—September 12, 2014—BDS Suspension is now shipping a full line of suspension lift options for 2015 Jeep Wrangler JK and Wrangler Unlimited JK. Available in sizes for 2″ spacer kits to 6.5″ 4-link long arm systems, BDS Suspension has a kit to meet your needs. All BDS kits include the No Fine Print Warranty and are designed to improve the performance, functionality, and curb appeal of the new Wranglers without sacrificing drivability.In addition to kit development, BDS has been working towards independent verification of FMVSS No.126 (electronic stability control system) compliance of all applicable BDS lift kits. On the JK/JKU applications to date, the 2″, 3″, and 4-4.5″ kits have been verified compliant. For more on BDS’s FMVSS No.126 compliancy testing head to FMVSS126.

2″ Lift Kits: For those looking for a mild lift kit, BDS offers a coil spacer kit designed to provide 2″ of lift while retaining the stock ride quality and road mannerisms. The kit uses urethane coil spacers, front and rear bump stop extensions, extended sway bar links, octo-cam alignment washers, exhaust extensions, and BDS-5500 shocks. The 2″ lift kit is also offered with replacement coils (4Dr. only) for improved handling and articulation.

3″ Lift Kits: Stepping up to the 3″ lift kit, BDS offers kit options for both JK and JKU to improve trail capability without sacrificing on-road performance. The 3″ lift kit includes ProRide coil springs, BDS swaybar disconnects, bump stop extensions, octo-cam alignment washers, brake line extensions, exhaust extensions, rear trackbar bracket, and our choice of BDS-5500 or Fox 2.0 shocks. This is a popular size for Jeeps planning to run 35″ tires.

4-4.5″ Lift Kits: The 4-4.5″ lift kits offer improved all-around performance and feature ProRide coil springs and front/rear lower control arms in your choice of fixed length or adjustable with forged flex ends and either poly or rubber bushings. Rear adjustable upper control arms are also included to allow the rear pinion angle to be dialed in. These kits also use front swaybar disconnects and rear links as well as bump stop extensions, brake line brackets and exhaust extensions. Steering is corrected via a forged drop pitman arm and new front/rear track bar brackets recenter the axles. Kits include your choice of BDS-5500 or Fox 2.0 shocks.

4-6.5″ Long Arm Kits: For the best overall performance out of your lifted JK, BDS offers long arm suspension kits in heights from 4″ to 6.5″ of lift, engineered to give you best performance offroad without sacrificing the handling on-road. These kits upgrade the factory 4-link suspension to a longer 4-link design that offers increased articulation and better control throughout wheel travel. Heavy duty upper and lower adjustable control arms feature forged flex ends and your choice of interchangeable rubber of poly bushings to install into the new 1/4″ steel bolt-on mounts. Steering is corrected with a forged drop pitman arm and your choice of front and rear track bar brackets or adjustable track bars to recenter the axles. Kits also include bump stop extensions, sway bar disconnects and relocation brackets, front and rear Kevlar-lined SS brake lines, and your choice of BDS-5500 or Fox 2.0 shocks.

In addition to all the kits, BDS Suspension offers a number of accessories for the 2015 JK/JKU to include front and rear adjustable track bars, fixed and adjustable length control arms, long arm upgrades, steering stabilizer kits, kevlar-lined SS brake lines, bar pin eliminators, and more.

For a full listing of all the 2015 Jeep JK products, check out BDS Suspension or call (517) 279-2135.

All BDS Suspension Systems are Protected by the Factory Protection Plus Program offering superior coverage and piece of mind

Factory Protection Plus
  • 5-year, 60,000 mile drivetrain warranty
  • FMVSS No.126 ESC System compliancy (not all verified)
  • BDS’s exclusive No Fine Print Warranty
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New Product Release

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Part#

#1423H (07-11 JK 3″)

#1424H (07-11 JK Rubi 3″)

#1411H (07-11 JKU 3″)

#1412H (07-11 JKU Rubi 3″)

#1415H (12-14 JK 3″)

#1416H (12-14 JK Rubi 3″)

#1403H (12-14 JKU 3″)

#1404H (12-14 JKU Rubi 3″)

Product

3″ RHD JK Lift Kits

Application

2007-2014 Jeep Wrangler JK/JKU Right Hand Drive (RHD)

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Jeep JK right hand drive

Jeep Wrangler JK – RHD
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Jeep JK right hand drive compatible lift kit

Jeep Wrangler Lift Kit
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RHD Compatible Logo
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BDS Products for Jeep JK RHD

2007-2014 Jeep Wrangler JK/JKU RHD

Coldwater, MI—March 26, 2014— In an effort to further expand our suspension coverage BDS Suspension has test fit and field tested numerous suspension systems for the right hand drive (RHD) 2007-2014 Jeep Wrangler JK and Wrangler Unlimited JK applications. Available largely outside the US and by special order, BDS has confirmed fitment of numerous 3″ standard LHD kits to be a direct bolt-on for RHD Jeep JK models.

These 3″ suspension systems enhance the ride quality and offroad performance while allowing for larger tires to be installed. As other products are tested and developed BDS will update print/online media with the “RHD Compliant” badge.

These kits continue to be backed by the Factory Protection Plus Program, a comprehensive drivetrain warranty that brings together BDS No Fine Print Warranty and 5-year 60,000 mile drivetrain protection coverage included at no extra cost.

For more info on these new RHD compliant kits and compliant accessories for the 2007-2014 Jeep JK/JKU, head to BDS Suspension or call (517) 279-2135.

New Product Release

BDS156

Part#

#477H (4.5″ LA Kit)

#467H (6.5″ LA Kit)

#983H (TJ LA Upgrade)

Product

4.5″ and 6.5″ Jeep TJ Long Arm Kits and Long Arm Upgrade

Application

1997-2006 Jeep Wrangler TJ

Support Files & Links

View Jeep TJ Long Arm Kits 

Jeep 4.5" Long Arm Kit

4.5″ long arm kit
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Jeep 6.5" Long Arm Kit

6.5″ long arm kit
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Jeep Long Arm Upgrade Kit

Long Arm Upgrade Kit
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Long Arm Upgrade Kit
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BDS Long Arm Kits now with Forged Flex Ends

1997-2006 Jeep Wrangler TJ

Coldwater, MI—December 16, 2013—  BDS Suspension has just released new long arm suspension options for the 1997-2006 Jeep Wrangler TJ. After years of development, (2) 4WOR Ultimate Adventures survived, and numerous on-road/off-road durability tests the engineers at BDS Suspension have put their stamp of approval on these new TJ Long Arm Kits. Designed around the popular BDS 4-Link long arm subframe, these kits now feature front and rear heavy wall upper and lower longer control arms with rubber bushings and forged flex ends for impressive articulation offroad and great on-road mannerisms. The front long arm improves suspension geometry by minimizing castor change throughout wheel travel for unparalleled handling characteristics for the best dual purpose on/off-road performance. The rear suspension mounts now feature vertical separation between upper and lower frame mounts to improve anti-squat characteristics. The new subframe design will accept the stock belly pan (some trimming required) as well as work with BDS’s belly up skidplate (#124045) for increased strength and ground clearance.

The new lower control arms (LCA) are constructed from 1.75″ diameter .250 wall tubular steel and formed inboard to provide better clearance for oversized tires. Ends are fully welded and feature a durometer specific Clevite rubber bushing to mount towards the axle for smooth, quiet performance and improved bushing lifespan. For customers interested in polyurethane bushings, these new arms will accept BDS’s dual fluted greaseable polyurethane bushings (available separately LCA#074120/UCA#074121).

Opposite the rubber bushings these new upper and lower control arms utilize the BDS forged flex ends for superior strength, easy adjustability, and increased articulation. These flex ends use forged steel construction and single-sided snap ring design with steel ball and polyurethane races to allow up to 30 degrees of misalignment. Housings are finished in a durable black e-coated and come fully assembled with jam nut and grease fitting. The large flex ends feature a 1-1/4″-12 threaded 4″ long shank for plenty of adjustability without sacrificing thread engagement. Smaller flex ends are used for upper control arms and use 1″-14 x 3-1/2″ long threaded shank. The long arm assembly can be adjusted to accommodate 4.5-8.5” of lift making it a great option for those that plan to dial in their ride height regardless of size.

The new BDS long arm kit with forged flex ends is available as a long arm upgrade for current lifted Jeeps as well as offered in a complete 4.5″ long arm and 6.5″ long arm kit. 4.5″ and 6.5″ long arm kits include Proride coil springs matched with your choice of 5500-series or Fox 2.0 performance shocks for optimal ride quality. Rear shock mount relocation brackets are included to improve shock positioning once lifted. DOT approved Kevlar lined stainless steel extended brake lines are included to compensate for the extra height and keep from maxing out during articulation. Steering correction comes from a forged drop pitman arm and adjustable front track bar with relocation mount to improve drivability limit bump steer,and recenter the front axle. The rear uses a track bar bracket to recenter the rear axle. Extended bump stops are included for all 4 corners as well as rear sway bar links. The front utilizes ultimate sway bar disconnects for a quick and easy solution to increasing articulation offroad while maintaining on-road mannerisms with the links connected. The spring loaded collar retains the ball & socket joint for one-handed operation and clip up out of the way when you’re out on the trail. To allow extra clearance for steering components, the front axle sway bar mount is removed and BDS high clearance mounting brackets are installed. All these components come together for a top quality suspension lift able to perform not only off-road but on the highway.

Available accessories for the BDS TJ long arm kits include single and dual steering stabilizers, rear adjustable track bar, belly up heavy duty skidplate, LCA skids, and the steering box skidplate.
For more info on these parts and to find a dealer near you, head to BDS Suspension or call (517) 279-2135.

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SEMA Rigs: Gene’s JK

Each year the SEMA Show is flooded with amazing automobiles, lifted trucks, lower street rods, resto-mod classics and late model monsters all in the name of automotive customization. There’s something for everyone’s taste from the insane over-the-top to capable daily drivers. BDS Suspension attends this annual show out in Las Vegas and continues to make quite the statement with show vehicles scattered throughout the show grounds on display in exhibitor booths and featured vehicle spots.

Hanging out over in Rhino Rack’s booth was this super cool 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited JK owned by Gene Martin out of Las Vegas, NV. While it might not be the biggest at the show, this commando green JK is practical and pulls double duty as both daily driver and weekend warrior hitting trails around the Vegas landscape.

Starting out with a 2013 JK Unlimited Rubicon, Gene had a solid platform with front and rear Dana 44s, push button electric lockers, 4.10 gears, 4.0:1 RockTrac t-case and a healthy 3.6L Pentastar putting down plenty of power through the 5-speed automatic transmission. To improve the ground clearance, a BDS 3” suspension lift was installed along with BDS forged flex end control arms, BDS adjustable track bars and Fox 2.0 shocks. Tires were upgraded to 35×12.50×17 Toyo M/Ts mounted on 17×8.5 Hutchinson beadlocks. The stock brakes were upgraded to RR cross drilled and slotted rotors. Under the Rugged Ridge (RR) hood, the 3.6L was pepped up with a RR intake and throttle body spacer, Superchips 91-ctane tune, routed out with a Magnaflow exhaust that dumps under the body. In place of the stock muffler the Gene built a custom rear skidplate that houses a Viair ADA compressor, tank and Horn Blasters air horns. For body protection, Gene went with RR stubby front bumper, rock sliders, rear bumper and tube doors. RR hurricane flat fenders provide extra clearance for when this Jeep is flexed out. In the recovery category, a RR 10.5K winch was installed up front along with RR recovery tool kit and rear mounted jack. A Genesis Offroad dual battery tray and Odyssey batteries provide juice to the HIDProjectors.com color matched projection headlights, Wurton front mounted LED cubes, bottom mounted pods, and roof mounted 50” LED lightbar. A rhino rack was mounted to the factory hardtop extra storage on Gene’s offroad adventures.

1989-Jeep-Wrangler-Real-Steel-YJ-front-three-quarter

Phil Howell, editor-in-chief over at 4Wheel Drive & Sport Utility Magazine is nearing completion on one of his latest project rigs, an ’89 Jeep Wrangler YJ dubbed “Real Steel YJ”. Though no Jeep project is ever truly finished, the rig is prepped and Phil is ready to hit the trail. Roughly a year in the making, this YJ sports a healthy list of mods with a subtle exterior appearance. This resto-build began as a far cry from the original Jeep that rolled off the showroom floor with drivetrain missing, paint faded, rusty panels and a worn out interior. Today the rig sports a beefed up appearance and reliable drivetrain ready for trail use at a moments notice.

Under the hood a MoTech aluminum block Chevy 5.3-liter V8 offers up increased horsepower while weighing in similar to the original 4.2L Inline-6. The transmission was swapped for a 6L80 6-speed automatic, while an Atlas transfer case handles the extra power and crawling duties when this rig wheels Moab. For axles a pair of Currie 9” units were installed with 35” Goodyear MT/R Kevlars on 17” Raceline beadlocks. To clear room for the larger rubber, Phil sourced a BDS 3.5” leaf spring kit complete with drop pitman arm, bump stops, and Fox 2.0 shocks. Rock protection comes from Savvy Offroad with new bumpers and rock sliders and if this YJ finds its way into a tough spot a Warn Zeon 10-S winch for a quick recovery.

This project has been fun to watch come together over the past few issues of 4Wheel Drive & Sport Utility Magazine. For more on the build check your back issues of the magazine or head online to http://www.fourwheeler.com/news/1308-real-steel-yj/  or read through the previous articles listed below.

Real Steel YJ Project Intro: http://www.fourwheeler.com/how-to/1211-4wd-gen-iv-yj-1989-jeep-yj-wrangler-project/

Suspension/Axles/Wheels/Tires: http://www.fourwheeler.com/how-to/1212-4wd-1989-jeep-yj-wrangler-project-gen-iv/

Engine/Trans/T-Case: http://www.fourwheeler.com/how-to/1301-4wd-1989-jeep-yl-wrangler-real-steel/

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