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by fishsticks » Mon Oct 10, 2011 8:19 pm

My shock bushings are so trashed from flex that I have a full inch of travel before my shocks start to move.

Be nice if those new Fox 2.0 shocks came with the option of rod ends instead of bushings.

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by NC_IslandRunner » Mon Oct 10, 2011 8:24 pm

So much for the "NO FINE PRINT" warranty! :finger:
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by Trail X » Mon Oct 10, 2011 8:55 pm

Add the washers in Mario... I'm guessing it may compress the bushing more so it holds onto the shock end better.

Also, since technically the vendor is the only one supposed to post in their sections, I'm going to merge this with the shock discussion thread.
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by DJones » Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:02 pm

I just ordered my shocks to be shipped to Planet Powersports in Coldwater. It didn't mention if I could pick them up at your warehouse or not. I used the Jeep forum discount too. :work:
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by c bausch » Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:31 pm

Hey my bushings are worn on my rear shocks anyone know how to get new bushings?
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by The Roadie » Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:37 pm

BDS will sell them to you, or their local distributors should have them or any store selling polyurethane suspension bushings should have stuff that fits. Where have you looked so far and not found them?
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by DirtyBacon04 » Mon Jan 25, 2016 5:08 pm

CLEAR!!

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Time to revive this old thread!

Well, I've been a long time user of BDS parts. And by that I mean, a long time ago I bought BDS parts and they've been in my truck ever since.
Along with their 2" lift, I had the old white body 5500 hydraulic shocks for about 5 years and probably close to 80-90k miles. Surprisingly, the white bodies still work! They dampen real well and there has been no leakage. The bushings, however, have started to fade and I have quite a bit of axial/lateral play. So might as well replace the whole sha-bang.
I ordered the Fox 2.0 gas shocks and boy are they perrrrty. Unfortunately, one of the shocks doesn't self-extend. BDS has offered to pay for the return shipping and as soon as they get confirmation the defective part is en-route, they'd send me a replacement at no cost. This wouldn't be a big deal if I wasn't leaving for a 6000 mile off-road journey in 4 days. I explain the situation and they were super receptive and helpful. They end up "selling" me a new shock (meaning they just put a hold for the amount of the shock on my card) and get it shipped out today with 2 day shipping. I'll be getting a paid label in my e-mail for return shipping and as soon as they see the label is in-transit back to them, I'll get the full refund.

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by Jrgunn5150 » Mon Jan 25, 2016 6:59 pm

That's pretty nice of them to work with you to come up with a reasonable solution. I still have stock rear shocks, and a set are my next upgrade. Also, BDS is located fairly near me, so I'm glad they are worthy of some support.
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by 02LTZTB » Wed Aug 03, 2016 2:11 am

Good to hear, I've been looking into a lift/leveling kit for my TB and BDS seems like the route I'm going to go. Did you install the spacers on the rear or just the new Fox shocks with the stock springs?
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by DirtyBacon04 » Wed Aug 03, 2016 11:51 am

I installed the BDS 2" lift years ago with z71 springs. Since then the front lift was replaced by radflos, but the 2" block in the rear is still there keeping my z71s company
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