PR347-a

BDS Suspension adds to its lineup with new 4" IFS lift systems for the 2019 RAM 1500 4WD trucks. These 4" kit options join the existing 6" kits designed for with all the great features at a new height to install up to 35” tires. As with all BDS kits these are built right here in the USA to the highest quality standards for on-road comfort and handling, while improving offroad capability. They include Factory Protection Plus for piece of mind wherever your adventures may take you. Factory Protection Plus includes BDS’s exclusive No Fine Print Warranty, ESC system compatibility and a 5-year 100,000-mile drivetrain warranty.

Product Description

4” IFS Lift Systems (2019 RAM 1500 4WD)

Available Accessories

#98224751 - FOX 2.0 Rear Shocks
#122402 – Carrier Bearing Drop

Vehicle Fitment

2019 RAM 1500 4WD*
2019 RAM 1500 Rebel 4WD*
*non-AirRide only

Kit Info

#1638H - 4” IFS System w/ NX2 rear shocks
$2,096.75 MSRP

#1638FS - 4” IFS System w/ FOX rear shocks
$2,277.81 MSRP

Kit Features

  • Designed to correct suspension, steering and driveline geometry
  • High clearance laser cut crossmembers maximize ground clearance
  • Ductile iron steering knuckles for strength and ESC system compatibility
  • Multipoint differential relocation brackets to correct CV angles
  • Top mounted strut spacer retains factory ride quality
  • Allows fitment of up to 35" tires

Important Notes

1. This system will not fit vehicles equipped with 22” wheels from the factory due to a difference in hub bore size.
2. Stock 17" wheels can not be re-installed. Stock 20" can be reinstalled with factory tire.
3. Will not fit adjustable air suspension equipped models.

Rec'd Max Wheel/Tire Specs

35x12.50 Tires on 17x9 Wheels (4.5” BS)
35x12.50 Tires on 18x9/20x9 Wheels (5” BS)
*other sizes can be used, trimming may be necessary

Factory Protection Plus
  • 5-year, 100,000 mile drivetrain warranty
  • BDS’s exclusive No Fine Print Warranty

Prior to ordering, verify listings with BDS sales team to ensure listings are up to date

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4" Lift Kit - 2019 Dodge Ram
2019 RAM 1500 with BDS 4" Lift Kit
2019 RAM 1500 with BDS 4" Lift Kit
2019 RAM 1500 with BDS 4" Lift Kit

Coldwater, MI: Now available for the 2019 model year RAM 1500 4WD trucks BDS Suspension has released complete 4” IFS lift systems. Based around the tried and true high clearance technology that has made BDS the go to for RAM suspension lifts, these systems have been designed from the ground up to get more out of your new RAM. This new 4” lift system joins BDS’s existing 6” IFS Systems and 6” Coilover Systems to offer a new lift height designed for on road comfort, off-road capability and clearance for 35" tires. Kits are designed, tested, and manufactured right here in the USA offering superior quality to other kits on the market.

At the heart of this new 4” system BDS utilizes a pair of 1/4" thick laser cut high clearance crossmembers to maximize clearance and provide a solid mounting point for the OE lower control arms. These paired with the heavy duty front skid plate system create a rigid subframe while adding protection for vital steering and driveline components. In place of the factory steering knuckles a pair of specially designed ductile iron replacement steering knuckles are supplied to maintain proper steering geometry for ESC system compatibility. These connect to the factory steering with a pair of heavy duty replacement tie rod ends included in the kit. The front differential is repositioned with BDS’s multipoint relocation bracket system to secure the front differential and keep CV axle angles at a minimum.  A billet aluminum front driveshaft spacer is also supplied along with longer hardware to allow the reinstallation of the factory driveshaft. Additional ride height on this particular kit comes from a set of top mounted steel fabricated strut spacers to maintain ride quality and handling characteristics. Rounding out the front of this kit are a pair of stainless steel braided extended brake line and sway bar relocation brackets.

In the rear of this 4” lift system the factory coil springs are replaced with 3” ProRide coil springs to level the stance. With the additional ride height the rear suspension geometry is corrected with control arm relocation brackets, a bolt-on rear track bar relocation bracket to recenter the axle, extended length sway bar links to correct operating angle, and bump stop extensions to properly limit up travel. The rear of these kits are rounded out with your choice of specially tuned NX2 nitro series gas shocks or FOX 2.0 IFP performance series gas shocks to offer improved damper performance. All kits come finished in a durable textured black powdercoat and sent with all hardware packs to complete the install 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, ESC System compatibility and a 5year-100mile drivetrain warranty to match the dealer. Improve the curb appeal and capability of your 2019 RAM 1500 truck with this new 4” lift system from BDS Suspension.

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29 Comments on “4″ IFS Lift Systems | 2019 RAM 1500 | NPA #348
  • Trevor Wallace says:

    What wheel and tire setup is this truck running

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  • John Gordy says:

    Is the 4in lift compatible with the 2020 Ram 1500 4×4

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      While we don’t expect any changes for the 2020 model RAM 1500, at this point we haven’t had a truck in to test fit and confirm compatibility to add the listing to our site

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      • Jake Sanders says:

        Carter,

        When does BDS plan to test fit this kit for the 2020? Are there any updates for this effort?

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        • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

          Hey Jake, while we don’t expect any changes from 2019 to 2020 model RAM 1500 trucks w/ air ride, as a policy we don’t officially “approve” fitment until we’ve had the opportunity to test fit in house. The 2020 RAM 1500 w/ Air Ride is on the list of vehicles our engineering is sourcing for test fitment, however I don’t know the current status. As soon as kits are approved/available for purchase we’ll be promoting on our website and through dealers.

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  • Michael mcinroy says:

    Does this lift work for a 2019 Ram classic edition?

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  • Rashid Meeran says:

    What is the best tire & wheel set up on the 4in Lift Kit? I have a 2019 RAM 1500 Limited. I am looking to get 20×9.5 6/139.7 ET-18 CB112.1. will this fit?

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hi Rashid,
      see the recommended wheel/tire specs listed above on the release, while we recommend a 35×12.50 tires on 20×9 wheels with 5″ backspacing for optimal clearance, you shouldn’t have issues fitting 35×12.50 tires on 20×9.5 wheels with -18mm offset (aka 4.5″ backspacing). That said those wheels are outside of our official listings and so there is the potential that minor fender trimming may be necessary to ensure tire clearance in all driving situations (i.e. on-road and off-road use).

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  • Jerry Robertson says:

    Carter I have a 2020 ram rebel with the 6″ BDS lift with Fox shock upgrade, tires are Nitto Ridge Grappler LT325/60 R20 with 20 x 12 Fuel wheels. I am experiencing an issue of the drive shaft rubbing the factory fuel tank skid plate when making a right turn onto an incline. I did not have this issue prior to installing the lift and tires , is BDS aware of this issue and is there a recommended repair to eliminate the driveshaft rubbing the skidplate.

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Jerry, I’m sorry to hear you’re experiencing an issue. While its not a issue I have heard of up to this point, technical/customer service topics are funneled to those departments for assistance rather than myself in marketing. Assuming everything is installed properly you have 2 options, contact our tech support dept at (517) 279-2135 / tech-bds@ridefox.com for assistance or head to you local BDS distributor so they can look into the issue.

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  • Will says:

    Is the shortened front drive shaft the only reason BDS does not approve fitment of the 2019 4″ BDS Lift for the 2020 Ram1500 EcoDiesel with air ride? If so, whoever corners this niche market for a lift that will work on that truck will be a game changer.

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  • Lars says:

    So, my first time looking to a lift, 2019 Ram 1500 Big Horn 4×4 currently sitting on 275/65R18’s. I plan to move up to 35″, but I’m new enough to not fully understand the cautionary notes about the tires above. Am I generally OK to look into the BDS 4″ lift?

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Lars, thanks for reaching out and congrats on the truck. The new RAM 1500 is an awesome truck right out the gate, but a lift kit and some larger tires will improve the look and offroad capability while maintaining on road comfort and performance. First question, is your truck equipped with the factory “air ride” adjustable or the standard strut/coil spring suspension. We offer a kit in either case, just need to know which direction to point you 4″ Air Ride Lift Kit or 4″ Standard Lift Kit. In general the 4″ lift kit is ideal to fit a 35×12.50 tire when used with an aftermarket wheel that meets our recommendations.

      You will not be able to reinstall your factory wheels as the larger backspacing measurement on those wheels will have an interference issue with the steering components once lifted. You can either add wheel spacers to achieve our recommended backspacing measurement with the factory wheels or use an aftermarket wheel with the correct backspacing. If you have questions with this our sales team is available to assist, as well as your local BDS distributor who would be happy to put together a complete package for you. To find your local dealer head to https://bds-suspension.com/distributor-lookup

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  • Caleb Wood says:

    I have a ram 2014 1500 and I am looking to buy new rims. These caught my eye, but it is a 6 lug pattern instead of 5. I am also going to get a 6 inch lift kit. I was wondering if I were to get adapters for these rims, would it mess anything up putting the lift kit on? Thank you.

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  • Caleb Wood says:

    Where do I find the asanti cleavers that will fit the bolt pattern on my truck already? Also If i were to get 35″ MT tires would it rub with a 4″ lift? If so are there any 6″ lifts that would cost under or around a grand? Thank you so much.

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Caleb, we’re a suspension manufacturer. For info on where to buy that wheel you’ll want to contact Asanti to find one of their dealers. That wheel is a bit wider than we spec for optimal clearance with the 4″ lift kit. That said it can be used, you may need to trim the lower corners of the wheelwells slightly to clear a 35″ tire in all driving situations (on/off road use). A 6″ lift kit would be a safer bet to clear that tire/wheel combo without any need for trimming. For more on all of our available lift kit sizes and options for your 2014 RAM 1500 4WD head to https://bds-suspension.com/product?kid=671H

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  • James Lloyd says:

    Does this kit allow youto put fox coil overs in the front as other websites allow you to add but i didnt see the option to add front coilovers from fox on yals website

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey James,
      At this time we’re not offering a preset coilover option for the 4″ lift height on the RAM 1500s, only the 6″ lift height. That said these coilovers do use a threaded body so by adjusting the preload position there is some flexibility with the final ride height to set ride height lower. For more on that topic contact our sales/tech support team at (517) 279-2135 or by email at sales-bds@ridefox.com

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  • Larry Clark says:

    I have a 2019 Ram 1500 big horn 4×4 crew cab. It has 20×9 rems with 275/55R20 Tires. If I put your 4″ lift kit on my truck, will my tires and rems still fit without any problems.

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hi Larry, you will be able to reinstall the factory 20″ wheels+tires on your RAM with our 4″ lift kit. That said the factory (32″) 275/55r20 tire/ 20×9 wheel combo are a bit small to fill out the fender opening on these trucks as the 4″ allows clearance for up to 35″ tires. We do not recommended larger (wider) tires on the factory wheels due to steering clearance issues unless you opt for wheel spacers.

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  • Erik says:

    If I purchase the 4” or 6” lift for my 2019 ram 1500 Laramie (new body) would I need to change anything else in my front end like CV axles or steering components ?

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Erik,
      Short answer is no, nothing additional is needed. We design our kits to be complete with all necessary components included. In the case of the late model RAM 1500 kits our 4″/6″ kits include replacement steering knuckles that allow you to retain the factory steering rack and tie rod assemble while maintaining ESC System compatibility. We also include differential relocation brackets to correct the positioning of the from axle to maintain OE-like CV operating angles to allow use of the factory CV axles.

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  • Phillip says:

    What size tires can i fit with 22” rims on a 2019 Ram Rebel?

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hi Phillip, you’ll want to follow the 20″ wheel specs listed (35×12.50 Tires on 22×9 Wheels w/ 5″ backspacing)

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