1997 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) 4.0L I-6
6.5" BDS Longarm kit
BDS HD Belly Pan
BDS-9500 Gas Shocks
36x13.50 Interco Iroc's
15x8 Steelies (4" backspacing)
BDS custom front and rear bumpers w/ tire carrier and custom gas tank skid plate
Update: We installed Superior Axles - Super 30 / 35 axle shafts with a Detroit locker in the rear and an ARB up front.
RTI Footage: 20 psi each tire, front sway bar disconnected using BDS Ultimate disconnects, measurements were taken with all tires on the ground (we went a little past in some of the footage you can see and a tire is hanging, but not for measurements). All shocks and rear sway bar were still hooked up -- no cheating!
6.5" Longarm kit: Our kit uses a 4 link with trackbar setup at each axle. We keep hearing that to get good flex you have to triangulate your control arms and get rid of the trackbar. I hope this shows the kind of numbers you can get when your suspension is setup correctly. The onroad driving manners of this jeep are amazing. You can drive it to the trails, wheel it, then drive it home.
This is our company TJ it has our 6.5" longarm kit all the other mods are listed above. It's a nice day outside and we were tired of sitting at our desks -- hope you enjoy.
BDS TJ and JK Long Arm Kits at Testing
Test Facility Expansion, looking at our 6.5'' JK long arm lift kit and the
6.5'' TJ long arm lift kits.
We have recently expanded our test area with the help of a dozer,
excavator, and lots of 36 tire swallowing concrete blocks. These obstacles
really work the suspension and put the components of the Jeeps to the
limit. Going out and testing Jeeps makes the work day a whole lot better.
- BDS 6.5'' Lift
- True 4-link Long Arm Suspension (front and rear)
- BDS front sway bar disconnects
- BDS front and rear adjustable trackbars
- BDS 9500 series shocks
- 37x13.50x17 Interco Super Swampers
- 17x9 Mickey Thompson Classic IIs, flat black, 4-1/2 backspacing.
- Tom Woods front driveshaft.
- See link
Be on the lookout for more videos from our new test area and upcoming kits!
4x4 Rock Crawler air suspension up & down suspension flex
4x4 Rock Crawler, Custom 4inch air ram suspension, 22in suspension travel,
forced suspension articulation capable with reverse pressure of the air
rams from on board air compressor, 49in brand new rims and IROK tires.
Drive line out of 1 ton Chevy truck. 350 Ci Chevy V8 runs good, 4sp Manual
trans with granny low, 205 transfer case in good shape, GM 14 bolt rear
end, dana 44 up front. Dual seats but has room for 4 seats. Here you can
see the suspension air rams getting pressurized and then deflated to lower
the frame. The orange line is my air supply which is inside the garage. A
completed system would contain an board air compressor so that you can
raise and lower the ride while in motion or as the driver wishes. This air
ram system allows for a very fun and comfortable ride.
Rough Country"s New 4 Inch Suspension Lift for Jeep TJ/LJ Wranglers
Introducing our new standard for the Jeep TJ/LJ Wranlger 4" suspensions
system. Three major upgrades take the performance level up higher than
ever before. For more information or to find a dealer near you visit
BDS 4.5'' Long Arm Suspension Lift
Follow Keith Bailey, as he installs the BDS 4.5'' Long Arm Suspension Lift
Kit on a '97 Jeep Wrangler TJ before taking it to a nearby trail to test
the upgrades and have some fun.
BDS Suspension offers a wide range of parts and accessories for the Jeep
Wrangler TJ from .75'' budget Boosts
to complete 6.5'' long arm suspension lift kits. The particular video is on
the install of the 4.5'' long arm kit (#477H) with Fox 2.0 gas upgrade
shocks, and BDS heavy duty high clearance belly pan (#124045).
For more info on this kit and available accessories head on over to
CHOPPED AND EXO CAGED JEEP ZJ GRAND CHEROKEE, SUPERCHARGED AND INTERCOOLED
4.0, TRIANGULATED 4 LINK REAR AND FRONT, FOX 14" AIRSHOX, 35" SUPER
SWAMPERS, DANA 44 FRONT w/ AIR LOCKER, FORD 9" REAR w/ SPOOL, 83" TRACK,
120" WHEELBASE, BUILT 3 ROLL BENDER TO MAKE VARIOUS BENDS FOR THE CAGE,
Jeep TJ Dana 35 axle break at Rausch Creek
went to Rausch Creek on 12/29/07 and decided to go to the tank traps
first..on the way out of them the drivers side shaft completely sheared off
leaving the wheel free to come out. Axle breaks at around 1:30, cant miss
Jeep Wrangler TJ with Skyjacker 8" suspension
Under body vision of Wrangler with 8" Skyjacker Suspension System, ARB
lockers, Super Swamper Iroks 39.5", D60 Dynatrac, Atlas 4Speed transfer
case, TrailReady beadlocks wheels Banks Power Exaust.
jeep breaks rear axle! Loud SNAP!
Larry tries to climb the infamous "trench" and his jeep's rear D35 breaks
the passenger side shaft, and inner spyder gears! It now has Detroit
locker, superior axles, and 4.88 gears
Jeep Rubicon Offroad
Check out my other JEEP RUBICON OFFROAD video from Rausch Creek Off Road
Luke: 2003 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
4" Fabtech Susp. Lift
33" Super Swamper SSR's
Front and Rear Warn Steel Bumpers
Front and Rear Lockers
Lance: 1997 Jeep Wrangler
4" suspension lift
33" BFG MT's
2 KC Daylighters
Custom Front Steel Bumper
Pat: 2003 Dodge Dakota V8
3" Body Lift
33" Mickey Thompson Baja Claws
My Ford Ranger died in one of these mudholes... so naturally, i went out
and bought an $18,000 Rubicon and went back for my vengeance... These holes
were extremely muddy / swampy with water on top of that..
The 2 that i got stuck in were about 3 and 1/2 feet of pure muck..
Hope you enjoy seeing what a Jeep can do!
anybody got any cool offroad videos of their own hit me up.. i'll have a
new one of Rausch Creek Next week.
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