PRESS RELEASE #108

4″ High Clearance, No Torsion Bar Drop Suspension System available for the 2002-05 Dodge 1500 4WD Trucks

Coldwater, MI—August 18, 2010— BDS Suspension is at it again with new suspension options for the 2002-05 Dodge 1500 trucks. In addition to their 6″ High Clearance No Torsion Bar Drop kit, BDS is now offering all the great features in their 4″ suspension system. The 4″ High Clearance No Torsion Bar Drop system offers more ground clearance and better protection than all other kits on the market!

The two main high clearance crossmembers are locked together by the differential skidplate and a passenger side support creating a subframe built to handle any abuse you can throw at it. Combine these features with the CNC machined steering knuckles, bump stop relocation system and gas shock upgrade options and you have a system that stands above anything available on the market today, except of course the BDS 6″ System. The kit gives clearance for up to 35″ tires and carries the BDS exclusive, No Fine Print Warranty.

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4″ 02-05 Dodge 1500 Suspension System
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PRESS RELEASE #107

1″ – 6″ Suspension Systems—2011 Ford F-250, F-350 Super Duty Gas & Diesel 4wd

Coldwater, MI—July 30, 2010—Owners of 2011 Ford Super Duty F-250 and F-350 4wd pickups can now lift their trucks with BDS Suspension’s newly released lift kits ranging in height from 1 to 6 inches. Both standard and 4-Link systems are available along with many other upgrades.

Pro-Ride coil springs are supplied that are capable of full coil bind as well as specifically designed springs for gas vs.  diesel motors. These systems are available with either rear block kits or new Glide-Ride rear leaf springs. The heavy duty track bar relocation bracket is designed to match the steering angles of the supplied dropped pitman arm to maintain the factory steering geometry.

Radius arm drop brackets are included to restore the O.E. caster angles in the standard kit while a frame mounting bracket replaces the OE radius arm bracket in the 4-Link kit to increase ground clearance. The 4-Link kit offers less than 1 degree of caster change through wheel travel giving you better on and off road control. Massive 2.5” O.D., greasable, urethane control arm bushings are included with these kits. Two-inch O.D. x 0.250” wall DOM tubing is used to make these extremely rugged control arms.

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2011 F-250 w/ 6″ lift kit
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6″ 4-Link Suspension System
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PRESS RELEASE #106

6″ High Clearance Suspension System—1988-1998 Chevy/GMC K1500 & K2500 6-Lug 4WD & 1992-1998 Chevy/GMC Tahoe, Yukon, & Suburban 6-Lug 4WD

Coldwater, MI—March 10, 2010—BDS Suspension has released a 6” High Clearance system for the 88-98 K1500 and K2500 6-Lug 4wd and the 92-98 Tahoe, Yukon, and Suburban 6-Lug 4wd. The lift kit’s one piece cross member is made from 1/4” steel with internal supports. They can handle about any abuse you can throw at them. The extreme high clearance design ensures that you won’t get hung up on anything compared to most other kits on the market.

Unlike many ‘88-98 knuckle kits on the market, this system does not increase the track width. The knuckle design combined with the crossmembers and upper A-arms offer improved geometry and reduced stress on the ball joints compared to other systems available.

New heavy-duty upper greaseable A-arms are included to improve tire clearance as well as allow for the zero track width change. The steel differential skid plate is used to lock the front and rear cross members together as well as offer increased off road protection. CNC machined replacement steering knuckles allow the system to ensure OE steering geometry while reducing installation time when compared to an older style drop down bracket kit. Our knuckles are 100% resonant frequency tested as well as random X-Ray tested to ensure a quality product.

The rear is lifted with either a 4” block and Add-a-leaf kit or new BDS Glide-Ride Leaf springs. The BDS rear leaf springs feature bolt style leaf alignment clamps, anti-friction pads, and tapered leafs.

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6″ Suspension System
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PRESS RELEASE #105

4.5″ High Clearance Suspension System—2000-2006 1/2 ton 4wd Chevy/GMC Tahoe, Yukon, Suburban, Avalanche and Escalade

Coldwater, MI—March 1, 2010—2000-2006 1/2 ton 4wd Tahoe, Yukon, Suburban, Avalanche and Escalade owners can now lift their vehicles with the new BDS Suspension 4.5” high-clearance suspension system. This new system eliminates the need to drop the torsion bars by integrating a new front torsion bar mount with the front lower A-Arm. The one piece cross members are made from 1/4 steel with internal supports.  They can handle about any abuse you can throw at them.

The extreme high clearance design ensures that you won’t get hung up on anything compared to most other kits on the market. The steel differential skid plate and front skid plate are used to lock the front and rear cross members together as well as offer increased off road protection.

CNC machined replacement steering knuckles allow the system to ensure OE steering geometry while reducing installation time when compared to an older style drop down bracket kit.  Our knuckles are 100% resonant frequency tested as well as random XR tested to ensure a quality product.

The rear is lifted with 3.5” coil spacers, track bar relocation, and bump stop extensions.

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4.5″ Suspension System
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PRESS RELEASE #104
Coldwater, MI—February 23, 2010—BDS Suspension has added a 4” height option to its suspension system lineup for the 2006-2008 Dodge 1500 1/2 Ton 4WD Pickup. One-piece laser cut crossmembers are made from 1/4” steel and are designed with high arches for increased ground clearance.  A differential skid plate is included to lock the front and rear crossmembers together as well as protect your differential.Ductile Iron, CNC machined steering knuckles are supplied to ease installation as well as work perfectly with the new BDS crossmembers. There is no change in turning radius, and the system works with the factory stability control system.

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4″ Suspension System
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PRESS RELEASE #103

4″ Suspension System—2009-2010 Dodge Ram 1500 4wd 1/2 Ton Pickup

Coldwater, MI—February 16, 2010—2009-2010 Dodge 1/2 Ton 4WD Pickup owners have another lift option with the release of BDS Suspension’s 4” IFS suspension system. This kit’s laser cut crossmembers are made from 1/4” steel and are designed with high arches for increased ground clearance. A differential skid plate is included to lock the front and rear crossmembers together as well as protect the differential.

Improved geometry is achieved with ductile iron, CNC machined steering knuckles which are supplied to ease installation as well as work perfectly with the new BDS crossmembers. There is no change in turning radius, and the system works with the factory stability control system.

The rear is lifted with BDS Pro-Ride coil springs that are capable of being smashed totally solid and still coming back to normal ride height. In addition, rear bump stop extensions and control arm relocation brackets are included to properly lift the rear of your Dodge.

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4″ Suspension System
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