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BDS 2" install?

hey guys so im seriously looking to buy a BDS 2" lift. question is....could a guy with good mechanical skills and a basic garage/tool setup install these or do i need "special" tools? (i have floor jacks and air tools)...2nd of all. can a guy thro a quick disconnect setup on a stock rig or does it have to be lifted, and what aspects/brands should i look for in quick disconnects

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Yes, you can do the install, and here is some info on the quick disconnects....
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07JEEPXK did the BDS install himself and also added quick disconnects. Maybe he'll chime in soon.
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Also, here's a link to his garage.

https://www.jeepcommander.com/forums/...ead.php?t=6055
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Yes to both questions. You can install Quick Disconnects on a stock Commander, and then if you decided to lift it later on they are totally adjustable to accomodate for the lift. As for the BDS install, you can definately do it on your own, but you will definately need a spring compressor or something equivalent. Fortunately I was able to do all the work at a shop open here on post which has lifts and strut compressors, making the job much easier.




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For the quick Disconnects I would definately recommend JKS Quick Disconnects for a lifted TJ Wrangler/Cherokee. Thats what both myself and adamag25 used.




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I had the BDS lift, and did it all in my home garage with simple tools (floor jacks, jack stands, socket set, etc.). No air/power tools. You will be fine.
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what can i use as a strut compressor?
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You can rent them from Advance Auto.
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