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HookSetSteve

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« Reply #25 on: February 12, 2005, 10:12:25 PM »
This is how the list is shaping up so far
3" lift
Lock-Right locker
Drop-Kicks by Detours
Kilby Steering box skid

Don't know about tires or wheels yet money goes fast at around $1100.00 so far
I'll still need a good tow strap any suggestions or is anyone looking to get rid of one
Please feel free to make more suggestions

Thanks

HookSetSteve

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« Reply #26 on: February 13, 2005, 07:22:02 PM »
What are the drawbacks of using the lock-rite (if any) because the TJ is my DD

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« Reply #27 on: February 13, 2005, 08:18:47 PM »
Ill sell ya my BDS 3" lift complete with 5 BFG muds 33", and 5 blk cragar wheels for $2600, only enough for my FT 6" lift...Not greedy here...Bull.
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« Reply #28 on: March 06, 2005, 01:44:18 PM »
I think I'm going to go with the 3" black Diamond lift and adjustable front track bar and Kilby steering box skid from 4Wheelers Supply they have free shipping
I've already ordered the Drop-Kicks
Now I just need some advice on a good but not too expensive tire and wheel combo

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« Reply #29 on: March 06, 2005, 07:48:59 PM »
Quote from: HookSetSteve
I think I'm going to go with the 3" black Diamond lift and adjustable front track bar and Kilby steering box skid from 4Wheelers Supply they have free shipping
I've already ordered the Drop-Kicks
Now I just need some advice on a good but not too expensive tire and wheel combo

I would steer away from the Black diamond and get the BDS kit.. Never heard anything good about the Black Diamond.

HookSetSteve

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« Reply #30 on: March 06, 2005, 08:32:29 PM »
Where do you guys get BDS stuff and where can I look it up online to get pricing

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« Reply #31 on: March 06, 2005, 08:43:08 PM »
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Where do you guys get BDS stuff and where can I look it up online to get pricing

Go to DrivingImage. They have a store in Farmington, Ct and in Southwick, MA . Bill is a great guy to deal with. Tell him you're with NEJeep. :wink:

The number of the farmington store is (860) 675-4211

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« Reply #32 on: March 06, 2005, 08:46:58 PM »
Do I need to call for a price or is there a place i can look it up
I've been sitting on this money and it's time to buy
I'm looking to find how much the BDS kit is and as far as I can see I'll need to buy shocks too
Need to know if I have enough money

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« Reply #33 on: March 06, 2005, 08:52:55 PM »
Found this on BDS's website.
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BDS Suspension Products are only available through an Authorized Distributor.

BDS Suspension will not provide pricing for any products to consumers. Prices can ONLY be obtained through an authorized BDS Distributor.


Call Bill tomorrow, he should be able to give you a price and availability.

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« Reply #34 on: March 06, 2005, 10:16:48 PM »
I will echo that - I am going up to meet Bill and PU my 3.5 BDS kit and other shocks on Monday! He was a great help and, good prices too.....

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« Reply #35 on: March 08, 2005, 02:41:23 PM »
Quote from: xjmark
Quote from: HookSetSteve
Where do you guys get BDS stuff and where can I look it up online to get pricing

Go to DrivingImage. They have a store in Farmington, Ct and in Southwick, MA . Bill is a great guy to deal with. Tell him you're with NEJeep. :wink:

The number of the farmington store is (860) 675-4211


Their number has changed the new number is (860) 677-4213

HookSetSteve

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« Reply #36 on: March 08, 2005, 02:57:30 PM »
Talked to Bill very nice guy
Price seemed higher than I thought it would be
For those of you that have a 3" BDS what did you get and how much did it cost

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« Reply #37 on: March 08, 2005, 03:52:42 PM »
Call Alex At Performance Off Road Center,He'll take care of ya Tell him Les Sent ya.
1-866-540-7672
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« Reply #38 on: March 08, 2005, 04:51:21 PM »
Quote from: HookSetSteve
Talked to Bill very nice guy
Price seemed higher than I thought it would be
For those of you that have a 3" BDS what did you get and how much did it cost

try Dave at www.northridge4x4.com nice guy and always has the best prices when you call. Tell him that Zach sent you there.

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« Reply #39 on: March 09, 2005, 10:02:18 AM »
While I like dealing with PORC and have heard that north ridge is good, I prefer to try and give my money to the local shops.   These are the guys that contribute to wheeling in the area, the guys to go ask for donations for keeping trails open.  The ones most likely to help you.

When I got my YJ lift from bill.  He knew I needed it in a hurry so I could do it before I got back to school.   He Called me from home to let me know it had come in (everything gets shipped to his Southwick store, and he lives nearby).   and called me when he left to go to work the next morning so I could meet him at the terryville store when he got there.

If you wanna talk to people that Bill cool, but keep the money local.

try Jon at http://www.your4x4shop.com  or Lou at http://www.elias4wd.com or Chris at http://www.rocktechoffroad.com

theres also Dominic.... just can't find a link to his shop.

Alll these guys are local, and contrubute to the local wheeling community and NEA4WDC....

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« Reply #40 on: March 14, 2005, 03:33:57 PM »
I've decided to go with the BDS 3" from Bill with adjustable track bar and new arms
He said he can have it in 3 days after I order it
So far I've got

Dropkicks by Detours (Look great can't wait to put them on Thanks Mark)
BFG AT 33s
After I get some black steelies to put the tires on I'm getting the lift
The armor I will order after the lift is on starting with the control arm and steering box skids
Everything else will be an as I can afford it kind of thing

Again thanks for all your advice

HookSetSteve

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« Reply #41 on: April 09, 2005, 08:12:59 AM »
Do I need to replace my brake lines when I put it in or am I all set for now

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« Reply #42 on: April 09, 2005, 01:05:14 PM »
Cool thanks

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« Reply #43 on: April 10, 2005, 08:15:15 AM »
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Do I need to replace my brake lines when I put it in or am I all set for now


and if you ever need to.. a cheap way out is to replace yours with YJ brake lines. YJs brake lines are about 5 inches longer but  they are still rubber rather than a flexable steel coating. The Yj lines can be had for $15 at napa..Cheap

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Re: First upgrade advice needed
« Reply #44 on: April 10, 2006, 10:07:48 AM »
bring it back for some info... :eek:
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Re: First upgrade advice needed
« Reply #45 on: April 10, 2006, 12:11:23 PM »
Best upgrade for a TJ is ....  sell it and get a YJ    :rotflmao:

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« Reply #46 on: April 10, 2006, 06:50:57 PM »
Steve did you put the lift in? I thought I saw you one morning on the 140 bridge in W. Locks? Jeep looked a lot bigger.

T.

I'm an ass this thread is a year old. :mad02:

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Re: First upgrade advice needed
« Reply #47 on: May 09, 2017, 12:51:07 AM »
I love reading some of the old posts
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Re: First upgrade advice needed
« Reply #48 on: May 09, 2017, 08:13:21 PM »
undercarriage armor 
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« Reply #49 on: May 09, 2017, 08:52:04 PM »
This is a post started in 2005  :eek:
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