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by GiedriusZ » Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:21 pm

Hello,

I'm thinking about installing BDS lift 2". http://bds-suspension.com/product?ma=5& ... =2002-2009. I read this viewtopic.php?f=15&t=20 . but still have some questions.
1. Is this type of lift ideal for original shock absorbers, or do you need longer ones?
2. Do I need to modify anything else with other parts of the the transmission?
3. I like how soft it is now going the TB, and after installation the lift will the car drive soft to?.
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by cpyonker » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:42 pm

It will stiffen up a bit. Using the stock springs will help retain some of it. But the front lifts it by increasing shock preload which lifts it.

But it would help to know what your goal is with this build.
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by GiedriusZ » Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:42 am

I want to install lift kit because the car is a little too low for me. We have a farmstead. And in the Autumn, in the spring, there are poor gravel roads to her. And it's difficult to drive up to her. In my previous car, the subaru outback from the ground to the bottom was 26cm (10 ") and the TB is now 21cm (8.3") so I want a little more height. Now I'm thinking of putting the wheels 245 / 70R17 and later instal 2" lift kit.



cpyonker wrote:It will stiffen up a bit. Using the stock springs will help retain some of it. But the front lifts it by increasing shock preload which lifts it.

But it would help to know what your goal is with this build.
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by cpyonker » Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:33 am

GiedriusZ wrote:I want to install lift kit because the car is a little too low for me. We have a farmstead. And in the Autumn, in the spring, there are poor gravel roads to her. And it's difficult to drive up to her. In my previous car, the subaru outback from the ground to the bottom was 26cm (10 ") and the TB is now 21cm (8.3") so I want a little more height. Now I'm thinking of putting the wheels 245 / 70R17 and later instal 2" lift kit.



cpyonker wrote:It will stiffen up a bit. Using the stock springs will help retain some of it. But the front lifts it by increasing shock preload which lifts it.

But it would help to know what your goal is with this build.


You could do a 2 inch body lift and 32s. That would get your desired ground clearance and retain most of your ride quality.


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by GiedriusZ » Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:43 am

I'm now thinking of replacing the front shock absorber. Because one is already slightly lubricating. Which front shock absorber would be recommended for 2" lift?
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by cpyonker » Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:33 am

With the 2 inch RC leveling kit it simply uses shock preload to lift it. So if the BDS is the same,which I believe it is. Your stock shock length will work.


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