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Old 05-16-2013, 10:36 AM   #1
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so would i get much benefit from getting the BDS struts in front as opposed to just going with the spacer and the stock strut? thanks for any info
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The real question here is your going to take it offroad or will this be a street queen? They're are really no bad things to getting full length replacement struts other than the added cost. The spacer is literally just a huge leveling kit and you will keep your stock ride. It will not perform as well offroad though with the spacer because our stock front shocks aren't the greatest offroad.
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Buster hit the nail on the head. Depends on what you are really going to use the lift for. I have the strut replacement on mine because I wanted it to be a better ride and take mine off rode from time to time. After checking out my old stock ones, I was able to compress them by hand so I was glad that I got them. I get comments on how smooth the ride is in my truck all the time for being lifted and people love it. Keep in mind I have Fox Shocks in the rear which really helps. Any questions you have for the BDS lift, feel free to ask!
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thanks buster, fuugz... so i would be safet to say that the new BDS strut for the front is better than the stock?
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thanks buster, fuugz... so i would be safet to say that the new BDS strut for the front is better than the stock?
It all depends on what shape your struts are in right now. Safe to say, mine were shot and like I said, I was able to compress them by hand....I'm not sure how long they were like that, but as of right now my ride is smoother even though it is lifted.


It's a good difference in price as far as the strut replacement and spacer go, the decision is up to you.
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It all depends on what shape your struts are in right now. Safe to say, mine were shot and like I said, I was able to compress them by hand....I'm not sure how long they were like that, but as of right now my ride is smoother even though it is lifted.


It's a good difference in price as far as the strut replacement and spacer go, the decision is up to you.

where did u get ur install.. or did u do it?
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where did u get ur install.. or did u do it?
I had mine installed through ford by my house for 940. That's 10 hours labor, mount balance and alignment
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Damn that's expensive!!! Mine was 500 for everything and they had my truck for 3 days.
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Damn that's expensive!!! Mine was 500 for everything and they had my truck for 3 days.
I had mine done at the ford dealership by my house.
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