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BDS "All Spring" suspension reviews please POST

Looking into BDS suspension for only spring trucks. Trying to get an idea of what kind of lift they are..good..bad..nice or cheap any review would be nice and much apprciated! Loooking to tow, little off-roading and lots of daily driving...8' Lift is what I am looking to buy...

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I was going to buy a BDS all spring lift for my 2004 f350. It's a good kit for sure and will do everything you described. I went with Icon all spring a bit better of quality.
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I was going to buy a BDS all spring lift for my 2004 f350. It's a good kit for sure and will do everything you described. I went with Icon all spring a bit better of quality.
I have the Icon 4.5 hanger kit now and want to go taller. Problem is there are no dealer for Icon here that will warranty there install. They do pro-comp,superlift, rough country and BDS..I like and want the Icon but dont want it put on by someone that is not familiar with the product and wont warranty ****.. My buddy say's he will do it and is a great mechanic and will warranty his work, but trying to get follow ups scheduled with him is like trying to get super bowl tickets,, he's just to damn busy. Not sure what to do...I want to add a 4" spring in fron and OUO Traction block lifts in the rear so a total of a 8.5 " of lift...its expensive but probably the best for my truck...now its down to who the hell is gonna install it..

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I just installed my own lift kit. It's not that hard I had my dad helped me. Those OUO traction blocks are sweet though..
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I just installed my own lift kit. It's not that hard I had my dad helped me. Those OUO traction blocks are sweet though..
Do you have the OUO traction blocks? If so, does it help your rear from sagging when towing and if not what are you running in the rear and what size lift do you have?

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Do you have the OUO traction blocks? If so, does it help your rear from sagging when towing and if not what are you running in the rear and what size lift do you have?
No I don't have any of the traction blocks. Currently I have a 8" Icon full spring lift. All I have in the back is an 8" leaf spring with no block. I have intentions of going to 10" with a OUO or PMF traction block in the rear as an addition to my 8" spring and a 2" hanger up front.
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No I don't have any of the traction blocks. Currently I have a 8" Icon full spring lift. All I have in the back is an 8" leaf spring with no block. I have intentions of going to 10" with a OUO or PMF traction block in the rear as an addition to my 8" spring and a 2" hanger up front.
Can you tow just fine with what you currently have? Also, did you have to modify your drive shaft, like making it longer or anything?

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Go with the Icon/One Up Offroad combo! For the price of the install you can get yourself some nice jackstands/tools and do it yourself!! I put mine on, just had friends come and go helping out when they could. Take your time.

Trust me you can tow whatever you want with the One Up Offroad traction bars. I did with mine...


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You will get some axle wrap with a heavy trailer, I can feel it when towing my gooseneck with some heavy equipment. My Deavers will wrap enough to make the tires rub the front of the rear fender well if I give it too much throttle on aceleration.
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Can you tow just fine with what you currently have? Also, did you have to modify your drive shaft, like making it longer or anything?
I only tow a 6-9k trailers but it tows just fine no question asked. I did have to modify my front driveshaft. Can't remember exactly how much 1.5-2". It was about 160 bucks to have it modified and balanced.
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Layson,

Nice setup and thank you for the info!!!!! I am going to go with the OUO sway bar links also..I wouldnt need to much for the tools except a few larger sockets and a torque wrench..jacks stands as you mentioned. Hopefully I could use my 8ton bottle jack to get the truck up on stands..

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