Big wheels are a big trend, while its not everyone's style and the argument can be made its not as "offroad" capable, let's be honest, how many people are using their fullsize trucks in that harsh of conditions offroad (or offroad at all in many situations).

So to go along with that trend we built a new 2019 RAM 3500 to debut at SEMA showcasing a number of preproduction BDS suspension upgrades. The new altitude comes from a BDS 8" 4-Link conversion system with upgraded FOX 2.5 DSC coilovers, BDS dual stabilizer kit, BDS Glideride rear leaf springs and Recoil traction bars all finished in a metallic blue powder coat. This allows clearance for the 40x15.50 Nitto Trail Grapplers on 26x16 Armani Offroad Buzzed wheels. Being a limited, this truck is nicely optioned from the factory, but to add to its menacing appearance a Body Guard A2L front and rear bumpers were added along with Rigid LED lighting.

24 Comments on “BDS Project | 2019 RAM 3500
  • brad says:

    When will the lift kits for these trucks be available?

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Brad, in addition to the 2″ leveling kits we have available now there are several kits from 3-8″ in development for the late model RAM 2500 and 3500 trucks, everything from radius arm kits, 4-link kits, coilover conversions, air-ride compatible kits, etc. Each kit is at a different stage of development/testing/manufacturing so in general I can say kits will start rolling out Q1 of 2020. As new kits/accessories hit the shelf ready to ship we’ll be sending out announcements and adding them to our website.

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  • Nathan Pecyna says:

    Hello,

    Is there any update on when more kits will be available for the 5th generation (2019+) Ram Diesel HO 3500’s? I’ve been waiting and hoping one would be released soon. I’m specifically looking for 4” that would support the rear auto leveling. Will your new 1643H kit also fit the 2019’s? If not, what are the differences if any?

    I currently have your leveling kit for the 5th gen on my truck, however, the front end definitely stands approximately an inch taller now than the rear.

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Nathan,
      While there are some similarities with the chassis between 2013-2018 RAM 3500 and the 2019-2020 RAM 3500, ultimately there are a few changes that are being addressed with the new kits we are developing. The next kits to be launched will be 3″ and 4″ lift options for 2500 and 3500 trucks that should be hitting the market in the coming week(s). By design we limit information on upcoming kits until parts are on the shelf ready for sale so stay tuned for more info coming soon. I will say the initial launch will likely focus on standard rear kit with rear airride options following after. Similar to existing kits, our kits are designed to level out the stance and in the case the 2019-2020 RAM 3500 w/ air they’ll retain full functionality of the auto-leveling system.

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  • brian says:

    Any time frame update for the 8″ 4 link kit?

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  • Nathan Pecyna says:

    I’m still really hoping a 4” option will soon be available from BDS for 3500 with the factory rear air suspension! Any chance of this miracle coming true soon during all of this COVID-19 hiatus?

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  • John O'keefe says:

    Any updates on when 6” or 8” kits will be available for the 2019 ram 3500?

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Nothing to report quite yet, but we should have updates to expected launch dates soon

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  • Bill Smaltz says:

    I don’t see any updates on the website about control arm kits for the 2019 ram 3500. Are they available yet

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Bill, our HD radius arms fit all the way up through 2020 model RAM 2500/3500 trucks designed for use on 3-6″ of lift (#122321). The 4-link conversion has not been released quite yet, but is expected to be ready for sale very soon.

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  • Doug Semmler says:

    I have a new ram 3500 cummins ,looking forward to an 8 inch lift kit. Been using BDS for many years,many trucks. Is an 8 inch kit for the 2020 Ram 3500 in the works yet?

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Doug,
      We have several kits in the works for the late model RAM 2500 and 3500 trucks. We’ll have 6″ kit options coming out next followed by the 8″ kit options. Keep an eye out for announcements as kits hit the shelves ready to ship.

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  • Joel Lastra says:

    Hey i have a 2019 ram 3500 waiting for more than one year for bds 8 lift key suspension

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  • Robert Apte says:

    I have a 2020 Ram 3500 Dually. Wanting to put either a 4” or 6” lift on it. I don’t see that y’all have anything for my dually truck. Do y’all know when you’ll be coming out with one? I spoke to someone about 4 months ago and they said the first quarter or second quarter of 2020 we are past that just would like to have a time frame? Thanks in advance!

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Robert, at this point we’re offering up to 4″ kits for the SRW RAM 3500 and will be releasing 6″ kits soon. Currently we don’t offer larger u-bolts for the DRW models which is why we don’t list compatibility with DRW models. Our 4″ kit we will fit your truck, however you’ll need to have rear u-bolts made to fit. For more on the topic contact our sales/tech support team at (517) 278-2135

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  • Jaice says:

    Hey is there a time frame for a 6 inch for the 2019 2500s?

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  • Zach says:

    Just wanted to check in to see if you had anything you’re working on for ram 3500 drw?

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Zack,
      At this time we’re offering 2″, 3″, 4″, and 6″ lift systems for the the 2019+ RAM 3500 trucks. Additionally we have 4-link conversion options, 8″ lift options and coilover conversion options in the works to be released in the coming months. Keep an eye out for upcoming announcements as kits are ready to start shipping.

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  • Justin Alden says:

    Any idea when the 8 inch kit will be available for the 5th gen ram 2500?

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Justin,
      8″ kits should be out later in Q3 of this year. Keep an eye for them dropping soon.

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