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BDS vs Kings CO lift

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by tpc303, Mar 17, 2017.

  1. Mar 17, 2017 at 11:49 AM
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    tpc303

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    can someone tell me the difference between these two styles of lifts and which one will be the smoothest ride?
     
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  2. Mar 17, 2017 at 12:02 PM
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    Hey Tim. Can I assume you want the 3" lift right?
     
  3. Mar 17, 2017 at 12:03 PM
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    I'm more interested in ride comfortability than height.
     
  4. Mar 17, 2017 at 12:04 PM
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    Depends on what you plan to do with your truck. BDS is a bracket lift and King/Fox/ADS is a coilover with no bracket.
    Bracket lift will allow you to lift it higher than 3 inches while the CO lift is maxed at about 3 inches. Coilover setup will perform better off-road but there is more to it than just throwing it on there for a smoother ride. There is spring rate and valving to consider. It comes down to: How do you plan to use your truck?
     
  5. Mar 17, 2017 at 12:27 PM
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    These lifts really aren't comparable.

    BDS has a 3" spacer lift, 4.5" drop bracket lift with spacers above coilovers, 4.5" drop bracket lift with replacement coilovers, 7" drop bracket lift with spacers above coilovers and 7" drop bracket lift with replacement coilovers
    King has a 0-3" lift via coilovers
     
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  6. Mar 17, 2017 at 12:29 PM
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    BDS

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    King

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  7. Mar 17, 2017 at 12:29 PM
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  8. Mar 17, 2017 at 12:50 PM
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    AnonVet That's what she said!

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    Leave it stock then
     
  9. Mar 17, 2017 at 12:57 PM
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  10. Mar 18, 2017 at 6:33 PM
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    I have their 3/2 level kit on right now which is ok for the most part, but there's a stretch of highway that I use daily that is absolutely dreadful.
     
  11. Mar 18, 2017 at 6:36 PM
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    Mostly road driven, but I try to take my sons dirt biking on the weekends in the summer and the occasional hard to access fishing spot.
     
  12. Mar 18, 2017 at 6:37 PM
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    Kings FTW!
     
  13. Mar 18, 2017 at 6:43 PM
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    Just talked to a guy at home depo today about his tundra...said he had a BDS with fox shocks and rode better than stock......looked badass too.
     
  14. Mar 18, 2017 at 6:52 PM
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    And this is the in coil spacer or coilovers?
     
  15. Mar 18, 2017 at 9:19 PM
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    Spacer lift?

    The concerte hi way thing is because of the rear leaf springs. Not much can completely fix that.
     

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