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BDS Suspension raises the bar with new 6.5" high clearance lift systems for the 2020 Chevy/GMC 2500/3500HD trucks. These systems allow room for larger wheels/tires and improve offroad capability while maintaining on-road handling and comfort. These new suspension systems utilize the tried and true high-clearance IFS design that has made BDS the preferred suspension lift for late model GM HDs updated to correct suspension, steering and driveline geometry on the 2020 models. As with all BDS suspension systems, these new 6.5" lift systems are backed by Factory Protection Plus offering you peace of mind for your adventure. This includes a BDS No Fine Print Warranty, ESC System compatibility and supplimental 5year-100,000mile drivetrain protection. Build your late modelChevy/GMC HD up right with BDS Suspension.

Product Description

6.5" High Clearance System
for 2020 Chevy/GMC HD Trucks

Vehicle Fitment

2020 Chevy Silverado 2500HD 4WD
2020 Chevy Silverado 3500HD 4WD
2020 GMC 2500HD 4WD
2020 GMC 3500HD 4WD
2020 GMC Denali 2500HD 4WD
2020 GMC Denali 3500HD 4WD

Rec'd Max Wheel/Tire Specs

37x12.50 Tires on 17x9 Wheels (4.5-4.625" BS)
37x12.50 Tires on 18x9 Wheels (4.5-4.625" BS)
37x12.50 Tires on 20x9 or 22x9 Wheels (4.5-6.18" BS)
38x13.50 Tires on 20x9 or 22x9 Wheels (5.5-6.18" BS)*
* Trimming may be required

Product Info

#753FS - 6.5" Lift System (w/o Overloads) w/ FOX
$2,915.22 msrp
#756FS - 6.5" High Clearance System w/ Rear Overloads - FOX shocks

Available Accessories

#121612 - Carrier Bearing Drop Kit

Features/Benefits

  • High Clearance design w/ no torsion bar drop maximizes ground clearance
  • Robust steering knuckles maintain ESC System compliance
  • Multi piece differential relocation brackets
  • HD skid plates for improved offroad protection
  • FOX 2.0 IFP gas shocks for improved performance
  • Factory Protection Plus included
  • Allows fitment for up to 38" tires

Install Time/Difficulty

8 hours / 4 of 5

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

***Check the BDS website to verify details prior to ordering to ensure information is up-to-date with current manufacturer listings***

BDS 6.5" High Clearance System for 2020 Chevy/GMC HD Trucks
BDS 6.5" High Clearance System for 2020 Chevy/GMC HD Trucks
BDS 6.5" System Installed
BDS 6.5" System Installed

Coldwater, MI: After much anticpation, BDS Suspension is now shipping complete 6.5" high clearance lift systems for the 2020 model year Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra 2500HD and 3500 HD trucks. Based around the tried and true high clearance technology that has made BDS the go to for GM suspension lifts, these systems have been designed from the ground up for the 2020 HDs to get the more out of these trucks with the most ground clearance on the market. This new 6.5" lift systems are the first of many new BDS options to come available for the new trucks bringing you on road comfort, off-road capability and clearance for 37-38" tires. While some companies build "kits" to fit larger tires, BDS Suspension prides itself in engineering complete suspension systems designed to take your vehicle's performance to the next level while retaining OE-level functionality.

At the heart of these new 6.5" systems, 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, create a rigid subframe, while adding protection for vital steering and driveline components. In place of the factory steering knuckles are a pair of specially designed ductile iron replacement steering knuckles are supplied to maintain proper steering geometry for ESC system compatibility. The front differential is repositioned with BDS's multipoint relocation bracket system to secure the front differential to keep CV axle angles at a minimum. To help maximaze clearance a pair of torsion bar relocations brackets are supplied to mount to the lower control arms to retain the factory high clearance frame mounted crossmember. A pair of BDS-branded sway bar drop brackets are used to correct the operating angle of the factory sway bar along with extended length braided stainless steel brake lines. Rounding out the front of this kit are FOX 2.0 performance series IFP shocks.

In the rear of this 6.5" lift system are 5" lift blocks and longer u-bolts to lift and level the stance. Also included, BDS supplies brake line and ABS line relocation brackets allow the use of factory brake lines. Lastly, a matching set of FOX 2.0 performance series IFP shocks are supplied to compliment the front setup. 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 look and capability of your 2020 Chevy/GMC 2500/3500HD truck with this new 6.5" lift system from BDS Suspension.

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44 Comments on “6.5″ High Clearance Systems | 2020 Chevy/GMC HD Trucks | NPA #369
  • Mike says:

    Will this kit work for the 2020 2500 HD AT4?

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  • James says:

    When will the 5” kit be available?

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      He hit a few delays on the 5″ kit option, but will have those kits out as soon as possible.

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      • Tim Shipe says:

        Any update on when the 5” kit for the GM 2020HD will be available?

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        • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

          These should be released any day now, we’re waiting on the final components to package them up

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      • Scott says:

        Is the 5”kit out will it work with a 2020 GMC AT4 1-Ton

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        • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

          Hey Scott, we’ve had some delays with releasing the 5″ kits, but expect to have the final components arriving any day now to officially release it. The kits will fit on the 2500HD and 3500HD model trucks

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  • Kenn Davin says:

    Do you have a 3 to 3.5” kit coming? Not sure I want to go that high. Also would like to maintain a smooth ride.

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      We do have other kits in the works, they just haven;’t been released quite yet. We’ll have a 5″ version of this IFS kit designed for 37s as well as 2.5-3″ coilover conversion similar to what we offer for the 11-19 HD trucks designed for 35s. The coilover conversion has a bit more lead time on the development/testing/manufacturing side, still no official release date, but you can see more on the prototype at https://blog.bds-suspension.com/?p=20790

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  • Joe says:

    Is there a coil over front shock available for this kit??

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hi Joe, in a nutshell we currently don’t offer the coilover option for 2020 HD trucks. We do have a coilover conversion in the works for 2020 HD which will be available later this year (release date still TBD). Similar to our current offering for the 2011-2019 HD the future 2020 HD options we will be available as a complete coilover conversion lift kit as well as a coilover upgrade for trucks equipped with the standard BDS 6.5″ lift kit. Along with the coilovers themselves, the upgrade will include upper and lower control arms and upper coilover mounting brackets.

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  • Stephen says:

    When will a coil over suspension lift (4-6”) be available for a 2020 Toyota Tundra 4×4?

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hi Stephen, while we don’t expect any changes on the suspension/chassis on the 2020 Toyota Tundra, at this time that particular vehicle hasn’t been tested by our R&D department to officially approve compatibility with our current 4.5″ and 7″ lift systems and coilover options. Once kits are approved we’ll be adding them to our website and begin promoting.

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  • Ryan Evans says:

    Dibs on a 2020 colilover kit. I’ll buy one right now with no warranty. Do you hate money?

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Ryan, we appreciate the enthusiasm. If the coilover kits existed right now we’d be happy to sell them, unfortunately that’s not the case. These kits are still in the development-testing-production phases, as soon as kits are available we’ll have more info available. Its worth mentioning that we will offer a coilover upgrade option for our standard 6.5″ lift kits if you are trying to get it up in the air sooner.

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      • Ryan Evans says:

        Thank you for the reply, if I upgrade that kit later to coilover do I have to re weld the cross member? Would it be a 6.5 coilover kit?

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        • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

          The plan for the coilover conversion will be to offer it in 2 heights (similar to how we offer it for the 11-19 models), a 2.5″ lift height that will be based off the factory mounting points as well as a longer coilover designed to be used in combination with our 6.5″ lift kits (final ride heights still TBD). If going from the 6.5″ standard to 6.5″ coilover no additional crossmember mod needed, it’s just new UCA/LCA, C/O frame bracket and coilover If your asking about going from the 6.5″ standard to the 2.5″ coilover the factory crossmember will need to be reinstalled as its based off the factory suspension mounting points.

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  • Cody Differt says:

    Any Idea when the coilover kit will be available?

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      It will be later this year, although we don’t have the expected release date set as of yet.

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  • James Weatherill says:

    Any idea how far out the 5″ kit is from being available ? Looking to buy in the next month.

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      We had a delay on the 5″ kits, but are expecting to have them out in the next couple weeks

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      • David says:

        Just checking into the status of the 3” c/o conversion for a 2020 Chevy 3500.
        Thanks

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        • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

          C/O options are in the works, but COVID has definitely cause some delays and pushed back the released date. At this point I haven’t received the expected release date from engineering, but I am expecting it to be available in Q4 of 2020.

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  • Alejandro Cruz says:

    I saw that the 6.5 lift kit fits the AT4 how about the z71?

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Alejandro,
      Z71 is included, these kits will all trim levels of the Chevy/GMC HD trucks

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  • Josh says:

    Will this 6.5” clear 24×14 with 37 tires it will it involve lots of trimming on a 2020 at4 2500 Duramax

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Josh,that wheel/tire combo is outside of our official specs and not a setup we have tested. That said it likely require trimming/fender mod to clear in all driving situations (on/off-road)

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  • Kenneth says:

    The 5” kits you mentioned that were coming out in a couple of weeks, would that be a coil over kit? Would it also be available in Canada at the same time?

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Kenneth, the coilover conversion options are still a little ways out. When we release kits they are made available all over the world, however leadtime may be a bit longer outside the US do to shipping times to dealers. Similar to the 6.5″ kit we offer now, the 5″ will initially be offered as a high clearance IFS system that retains the factory torsion bar configuration. The coilover option is planned for a 2.5″ and 6.5′ lift heights only due to the control arm operating angles needed for the indexed ball joints on the replacement UCA/LCA ued for the coilover conversion.

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  • Derek says:

    I see factory 20×9 wheels can be ran with up to 35” tires. Can you run 37’s with a spacer to push them away from the knuckle? Any pics with factory 33’s? I’m going to order wheels, but haven’t yet.

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Derek,
      you are correct, factory 20s can be used with up to 35×12.50 tires (which would include the factory 20″ wheels + tires) to allow sufficient clearance to the knuckles, control arms, and sway bars. Wheel spacers would essentially change the backspacing of the wheel for clearance to allow use of larger wheels tires, although you’ll want to measure to ensure you are getting 4.5-6.18″ BSing.

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  • James Weatherill says:

    Any update on release of the 5″ Kit ?

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      We’re waiting on a pair of torsion bar relocation brackets to arrive before releasing and should be releasing those kits in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for the official announcement

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  • Jim says:

    do you make a 8in lift 2015 gmc 3500

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  • Ryan says:

    Any new updates on the 5 inch release date? Also will there be an option for the reservoir shock upgrade or only with the provided performance 2.0 mono? Thanks!!!

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Nothing to report at this moment, but we’re expecting the last of teh parts to be arriving any day now so we can package the 5″ kits up to start shipping. As for the resi shock option that isn’t something we’ll be offering initially, but do intend to offer additional FOX shock options in the future.

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  • David says:

    How’s the progress for the 2 1/2” c/o conversion kit?

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      The 2.5″ C/O kits are coming along, but this year has had a few setbacks that have stretched out the timeline. Expect to see kits shipping late this year, we’ll have more updates on timing as we get closer

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