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Old 03-02-2009, 11:23 PM
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what do you mean they "just sit there"? That's kinda the point I think, they're not a moving part. It's a spacer not a strut.
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Old 03-02-2009, 11:46 PM
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I might be interested in the extra spacer in the front to stack with my BDS spacers as well as the 1.5" block for the rear. I think that would max me out as far as spacers go... Next would be tires!
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Old 03-02-2009, 11:54 PM
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Can you really add more spacers to the 2-2.5 inch"s already? I know my rebound hits pretty hard as it is because of the spacers. Meaning when I hit divits in the road the suspension fully extends and it slams pretty hard. Maybe this will change with the new Bilsteins.
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Old 03-03-2009, 12:01 AM
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Well, in the front of my truck, I've only got the BDS spacer.. and that is 2" preload. The additional 1/2" aluminum ring that Mark had designed to go with the 1.5" preload spacer, would still mount outside of the assembly... I'm not sure if any of the BDS fold have done this yet, but it seems as thought it would be possible.

You already have the SMaxx 2.5" kit in the front, no? If so, then you already have that 1/2" spacer. You're at the limit for what you can do safely by stacking...

As for the rear, again, I have the 2" BDS spacer, which mounts at the top and bolts to the frame of the truck. The 1.5" block would sit on the spring perch on the axle...
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Just going by what I have read. Some have said if you are going to do heavy off-roading this design is not as stable as the BDS. Could you have tabs that keep them centered?
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if your gonna do the ball joint make a sticky for it, i'll buy one!
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Just going by what I have read. Some have said if you are going to do heavy off-roading this design is not as stable as the BDS. Could you have tabs that keep them centered?
Tabs that keep which part centered?

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Yeah, I might be interested as well!
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I know my rebound hits pretty hard as it is because of the spacers. Meaning when I hit divits in the road the suspension fully extends and it slams pretty hard. Maybe this will change with the new Bilsteins.
I forget if you still have the OEM black Bilsteins. If so, their rebound damping is minimal. Get the upgrades.

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Just going by what I have read. Some have said if you are going to do heavy off-roading this design is not as stable as the BDS. Could you have tabs that keep them centered?
The SMAXX problem is that they re-use the OEM upper rubber shock mount, which can tear loose, especially with heavy extension stress. BDS replaces this structure with polyurethane shock spacers that aren't likely to fail the same way in shear.



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Old 03-03-2009, 08:24 AM
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See, I knew the roadie would come around to help out.

I will be lifting mine in the future, so I will be watching for an update on when these are ready. I am on 245/17's as stock and won't be changing from those.
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Old 03-03-2009, 08:53 AM
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I wish you would have proposed this before I ordered my 2.5" kit form Suspensionmaxx this past Friday. You really should go for it since some would prefer aluminum to poly.
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