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BDS 2” Coilover Leveling Kit with 295/70R18

Pyleketerson

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I have this kit. Can confirm it’s amazing. Would do it again in a heartbeat.
 

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So I’m doing very similar to what you want. I have a 2021 Laramie and having the Rough Country 2” leveling kit (loaded strut) installed with 18”x 9” Fuel Ammo D700 in Blackt with with +1 offset and Mickey Thompson Baja Boss A/T LT295/70R18 installed on Thursday the 20th. I can let you know what/if it rubs and post pictures. Some people say it rubs and others don’t with same size tires and similar offset. But I definitely have read 12.5” wide with that offset and just leveling kit will rub

currently my front is 2” higher than the back and I have the 6‘-4” bed
Pls let me know! Would love to see some pics… thanks
 

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I’ve seen that the Thompson’s are pretty aggressive just like mine so you might rub on the mudflap on full lock. And FYI do NOT let them put balancing weights inline with the calipers or they WILL rip off and scratch the inside of the wheel. Have them put corner weights.


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Thanks for the heads up! I will talk to them about that
 

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Pls let me know! Would love to see some pics… thanks

here’s before and after. Turned out really clean and I’m super happy with it. Slight rub so tiny bit of modification needed. I changed to black emblems as well
before wheel height installed was just over 30” (supposed to be 31.9” uninstalled). With the LT295/90R18 Mickey Thompsons they measured 34.4” uninstalled and right at 34” installed
 

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Turned out amazing!! Is it rubbing on full lock at the front mudflap? Mine did and I have a pretty easy fix which retains the mudflap and keeps the factory look of it.


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here’s before and after. Turned out really clean and I’m super happy with it. Slight rub so tiny bit of modification needed. I changed to black emblems as well
before wheel height installed was just over 30” (supposed to be 31.9” uninstalled). With the LT295/90R18 Mickey Thompsons they measured 34.4” uninstalled and right at 34” installed
LOOKS GREAT! Like a brand new truck… Where did you have to trim?
 

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Ya I’m super happy at Size of tire and how much of the wheel well it takes up. I didn’t do the trim work but they said they had to do a little and I looked at it after and the inside of the factory wheel well / mudguard looks to have been trimmed a super tiny bit. So I can’t answer at which point it was actually rubbing but it doesn’t look like it was anything much
 

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Sounds like it is the same as I had mine. The inside lower corner of the mudflap. All I did was remove the mudflap, cut the corner where it was rubbing, bent back the metal bracket to give the tire more space at full lock, made a new hole for the clip and reinstalled.
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Thank you! Having an issue with something clanking in the rear and I have no idea what it is. Checked all the bolts on the suspension and the end links, control arms, and track bar, and I haven’t found the source yet.
The clanking is your rear springs contacting each other. You need to order spring isolators which were on the factory springs you removed.
 

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The clanking is your rear springs contacting each other. You need to order spring isolators which were on the factory springs you removed.

Thank you for letting me know! I contacted another person who had the same issue with the same springs and they told me the same thing, I ordered some Eibach spring sleeves a while ago and I’ve had them for like 6 months but haven’t gotten around to install them :) but I should be doing that soon.


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Thank you for letting me know! I contacted another person who had the same issue with the same springs and they told me the same thing, I ordered some Eibach spring sleeves a while ago and I’ve had them for like 6 months but haven’t gotten around to install them :) but I should be doing that soon.


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I installed mine just by jacking up the rear a bit to uncompress the coils. There's a bead of very sticky glue inside the sleeves so I used soapy water on the inside of sleeves to allow me to slide them into place before they stick. I installed 2 sleeves per spring
 

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I ordered 6, 3 for each side, since they would take so long to arrive to PR. Don’t know if I’ll use them all but better safe than sorry. Also does your truck have the rear wheel liner? If it does, how easy was it to access the coils?


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I ordered 6, 3 for each side, since they would take so long to arrive to PR. Don’t know if I’ll use them all but better safe than sorry. Also does your truck have the rear wheel liner? If it does, how easy was it to access the coils?


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My truck has the rear wheel liners but they only cover the front section of the rear wheel well. I don't have the ones that cover up the entire wheel wells so my rear springs are visible and were easy to access. Just jacked the rear up from the frame or hitch so that the axle doesn't lift and the truck does. It took maybe 30-45 minutes most time spent jacking up the truck
 

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My truck has the rear wheel liners but they only cover the front section of the rear wheel well. I don't have the ones that cover up the entire wheel wells so my rear springs are visible and were easy to access. Just jacked the rear up from the frame or hitch so that the axle doesn't lift and the truck does. It took maybe 30-45 minutes most time spent jacking up the truck

Got-ya, mine has the full wheel well liners so I either have to remove them or put jack stands so that I can crawl under the truck and wiggle the sleeves from the inside.


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Got-ya, mine has the full wheel well liners so I either have to remove them or put jack stands so that I can crawl under the truck and wiggle the sleeves from the inside.


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I would say remove the liners. I'm sure they are just on with a cpl screws . There's good access from the front angle I would think going from inside may be a pain specially if having to lay on the ground .
 

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here’s before and after. Turned out really clean and I’m super happy with it. Slight rub so tiny bit of modification needed. I changed to black emblems as well
before wheel height installed was just over 30” (supposed to be 31.9” uninstalled). With the LT295/90R18 Mickey Thompsons they measured 34.4” uninstalled and right at 34” installed
Wow! amazing difference. When i get my truck i will look at doing something similar to this.
 

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I would say remove the liners. I'm sure they are just on with a cpl screws . There's good access from the front angle I would think going from inside may be a pain specially if having to lay on the ground .

Yeah I’m going to do that.


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New guy here - I was about to pull the trigger on the BDS coilover kit, but I've run across several posts here indicating that the ride is "very, very stiff!"??

Any comments on that?

I was considering the Bilstein 9112/5160 kit, but when you add a set of UCA's, it gets within striking distance of the BDS kit...
 

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New guy here - I was about to pull the trigger on the BDS coilover kit, but I've run across several posts here indicating that the ride is "very, very stiff!"??

Any comments on that?

I was considering the Bilstein 9112/5160 kit, but when you add a set of UCA's, it gets within striking distance of the BDS kit...

I too looked at this kit, but due to availability and warranty concerns went with BDS.


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