BDS Suspension takes the 2014-2018 Chevy/GMC 1500 trucks to new heights with the addition of 8" lift systems joining the current 2", 4", and 6" lift options allowing for additional clearance. These new suspension systems utilize the tried and true high-clearance IFS design that has made BDS the preferred suspension lift for late model GMs updated to correct suspension, steering and driveline geometry for improved on road comfort and off-road performance. As with all BDS kits these new 8" options are backed by Factory Protection Plus offering you peace of mind for your adventure. This includes a BDS No Fine Print Warranty, FMVSS No.126 compliance testing and a 5year-100,000mile drivetrain warranty. Build your Chevy/GMC up right with BDS Suspension.

Product Description

8" IFS Lift Systems
for Chevy/GMC 1500 Trucks

Kit Info

#743H - (w/ OE stamped steel/aluminum arms)
$1965.99 msrp

#744H - (w/ OE cast steel arms)
$1965.99 msrp

Rec'd Max Wheel/Tire Specs

35x12.50 Tires on
- 18x9/18x10 Wheels (5" BS)
- 20x9/20x10/22x9/22x10 Wheels  (5-5.5" BS)

*Additional wheel/tire sizes can be used, however may require additional trimming.

Vehicle Fitment

2014-2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 4WD
2014-2018 GMC Sierra 1500 4WD

8" IFS System Features

  • High Clearance Crossmembers Increase Clearance
  • Ductile Iron Steering Knuckles
  • Multipoint Differential Relocation Brackets
  • Heavy Duty Belly Skids
  • Top Mounted Strut Spacers
  • FMVSS No.126 (ESC System) Compliant
  • Choice of NX2 or FOX 2.0 Shocks

Available Accessories

FOX 2.0 Rear Shocks (#98224759)
UCA Kit (#121151)
Fixed Traction Bar Kit (#121619)
Recoil Traction Bar Kit (#123409/121409)

Factory Protection Plus
  • 5-year, 100,000 mile drivetrain warranty
  • FMVSS No.126 ESC System compliance
  • BDS’s exclusive No Fine Print Warranty
FMVV No.126 Compliant


BDS 8" IFS Lift System
Chevy 1500 with BDS 8" Lift Kit


2018 Chevy 1500 w/ BDS 8" Lift Kit
BDS 8" Lift Kit on Chevy 1500

Coldwater, MI: BDS Suspension is now taking the 2014-2018 Chevy/GMC 1500 trucks to new heights with the addition of 8” lift systems joining the current 2”, 4”, and 6” lineup of BDS options. These new suspension systems offer even more tire clearance and are designed to improved your truck's offroad capability. At the heart of these new systems BDS utilizes the tried and true high-clearance IFS design that has made BDS the preferred suspension lift for late model GMs. This consists of a pair of newly designed 1/4" thick laser cut high clearance crossmembers and differential skid plate to reposition the lower arms while adding underbody protection and strength. These combined with the specially designed ductile iron replacement steering knuckles allow this system to maintain proper geometry for ESC system compatibility. Up front the kits use a multipoint differential relocation kit and to securely reposition the front differential to correct CV axle operating angle and allow use of the stock front driveshaft with the supplied boot spacer. Along with retaining the factory geometry, factory ride quality is maintained at the new height using a set of BDS branded top mounted strut spacers allowing for quick and easy installation. Rounding out the front of this kit are heavy duty steering tie rod ends to work with the new knuckle assemblies, longer sway bar links and sway bar drop brackets to correct operating angle, brake line brackets and a BDS front skid plate.

In the rear of this 8” lift system, the factory block is replaced with a 6” fabricated block, add-a-leaf and longer u-bolts to lift and level the stance. These blocks are ultra strong, specially designed with an offset pin to recenter the axle along with an integrated bump stop wing to properly limit suspension compression. Also included, BDS supplies brake line brackets allow the use of factory brake lines and a pair of specially tuned NX2 nitro series shocks are supplied to round out the rear of the kits. These kits come finished in a durable textured black powdercoat, all hardware is provided along with step-by-step installation instructions. All BDS kits include Factory Protection Plus for the ultimate extended warranty to include BDS’s No Fine Print Warranty, FMVSS No.126 (ESC System) compliance certification and a 5year-100mile drivetrain warranty to match the dealer. Improve the look and capability of your late model Chevy/GMC 1500 truck with this new 8” lift system from BDS Suspension.


© BDS Suspension, 491 W. Garfield Ave. Coldwater, MI 49036
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22 Comments on “8″ Lift Systems | 2014-2018 Chevy/GMC 1500 Trucks | NPA #316
  • Antonio Rivera says:

    Need help 8 inch bds lift/ 2 inch rancho quick lift struts / rc control arms/ i had a lift done completely wrong and illegal i need help ASAP please and thank you 2017 Chevy Silverado crew cab 1500 lift was completed 12/26/2019 exactly a month ago. My front end. Is completely broken almost lost both wheels @millers used tires warehouse grand island I spent over $3000 they warranty with tire pros

    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Antonio,
      I’ll start by saying we don’t recommend modifying the kit outside of how it was designed to be used (i.e. the 2″ spacers to net 10″ of lift). We will need more information to be able to offer help. What assistance are you looking for, recommendations or replacement parts? Our customer service/tech support team is available to assist you by calling (517) 279-2135

  • Mike says:

    Can I install 40 inch tires with the 8 inch BDS lift kit on my 2016 GMC 1500 sierra

    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Mike,
      You can install any size tire you want on there, that said a 40″ isn’t going to fit with 8″ of lift unless you make extensive fender/bumper modification. Even 37″ tires are tight with an 8″ lift and may require some trimming to eliminate all rubbing.

  • Roy Rodriguez says:

    Any update to the availability of the Fox coilovers? I’m ready to pull the trigger on this kit but would like to get it with the C/O’s…….

  • John S says:

    I have a BDS 6″ on my 2017 GMC Sierra 1500. So far everything has been perfect. I am looking for a couple more inches of lift and the new 8″ sounds great. Can I upgrade my 6″ to 8″ by changing or adding any new BDS parts, or do I have to purchase the whole new 8″ kit. Thanks

    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey John, great to hear the 6″ kit has been working well for you. Short answer to your question is there is no simple conversion between the 6″ kit you are currently using up to this 8″ lift. On your particular kit the base components (crossmembers, steering knuckles, diff drops, skids are shared between the 4″ and 6″ IFS kits and are designed to correct suspension-steering-driveline geometry at 4-6″ of lift. While there have been some customers stacking leveling kits or cranking up the coilovers on our 6″ kit to get more lift, its not recommended as it may cause drivability issues and lead to premature wear of front end components. Our 8″ lifts use different crossmembers, steering knuckles, diff drops, etc to correct geometry up at the 8″ lift height. If you’re for a bit more lift one idea to consider would be a small body lift as it wouldn’t effect suspension geometry. Zone Offroad offers a 1.5″ body lift that is compatible with our suspension lifts.

  • Scott Roberts says:

    I was wondering if BDS is considering doing a lifted strut option as they have in their other lifts? I see you do have coil overs but they tend to be pricey. Is there in the near future a plan to have the option of lifted struts instead of coil overs or strut spacers.

    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Scott, in general I’ll say there are several additional options/accessories in the works for these and other later model trucks. That said we have a company policy about not discussing new product development topics until parts are on the shelf ready to ship. The key benefits to the strut spacer are cost, ease of install and retaining factory ride quality. While the FOX 2.5 RR coilovers are are a more expensive option, they offer significantly improved performance on and offroad.

  • Wally Crocker says:

    Would be nice if there was an installation video to go with the paper installation instructions. Anything. especially with the drive shaft.

    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Wally,
      We don’t have an instructional installation video on this particular kit available, the step-by-step printed instructions will be your best resource to walk you through the installation. You can find the front driveshaft installation steps with photos in steps 41-43 of the front installation at (pg.14-15)

  • Taylor says:

    Hi Carter,
    Will your 8″ lift offer enough clearance with a 35×12.5 tire & 22×12 rim on my 2015 silverado 1500?
    Thank you sir

    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hi Taylor,
      we list our official tire/wheel recommendations on the announcement above, typically we don’t spec options wider than 10″ wheels. That said (unofficially) other wheel/tire options can be used and the 35″ tires on 12″ wide wheels is a common option used by customers with this GM1500 8″ kit. Some minor trimming may be necessary to clear in all driving situations.

  • Dan says:

    How much backspacing do I need to use a 17” wheel ?

    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Due to steering mount position for on the knuckles, this kit requires 18″+ aftermarket wheels to be installed

  • Dan says:

    Would the inside of the wheel at the rim rub ? or inside the barrel? could this be fixed with a spacer ?

    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Ultimately our official spec is to use 18″+ wheels to allow sufficient clearance for the steering components (steering knuckles and tie rod ends), smaller diameter wheels won’t work. For more on this topic you are welcome to contact our tech support team at (517) 279-2135 or

  • Tanner Bryant says:

    I ordered the 8” BDS lift for my 2018 Silverado 1500, I ordered the upgraded rear fox shocks, what coil over kit can I order to go along with it. I wasn’t paying attention when I ordered it to see a coil over kit that y’all already have for 8”. So what coil over kit can I run?

    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Tanner,
      We offer a preset/pre-tuned FOX 2.5 Factory Series R/R Coilover that can be added to your current 8″ lift kit, #88402227. You can order on our website or through your local BDS dealer

  • Robert M says:

    I had the 8 inch BDS lift installed on my 2015 Chevy Silverado. My after market bumper has a new skid plate that attaches to it. Would it affect the lift integrity if I remove the BDS skid plate so I can install the new skid plate to my bumper?

    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Robert,
      The front “BDS” skid plate is more of a cosmetic/protection piece than it is a structural piece of the suspension so it is fine to remove to make way for your bumper.


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