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#632F (’09-13 8″ C/O System – rear block kit)
#675F (’09-13 8″ C/O System – rear springs)
#641F (2008 8″ C/O System – rear block kit)
#685F (2008 8″ C/O System – rear springs)
#653F (’03-07 8″ C/O System – rear block kit)
#656F (’03-07 8″ C/O System rear springs)
#1616H (8″ C/O Upgrade Kit)
#122810 (’03-13 C/O brackets)
#88402097 (8″ coilovers pr.)
8″ Coilover Conversion Long Arm System
8″ Coilover Upgrade Kit
#55422 (5500 – single stab)
#95422 (9500 – single stab)
#55371 (dual stab bracket)
#55422 (5500-dual stab ea)
#95422 (9500-dual stab ea)
#98224016 (Fox-dual stab ea)
#122315 (adjust. track bar)
#102001 (extended SS brake lines – front)
#102009 (extended SS brake line- rear)
#122618 (traction bar kit)
#122501 (carrier bearing drop)
2003-2013 Dodge Ram 2500 4wd – Diesel
2003-2012 Dodge Ram 3500 4wd- Diesel
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BDS 8″ Performance Coilover Conversion Long Arm System
2003-2013 Dodge RAM 2500/2003-2012 Dodge RAM 3500 4wd trucks
Coldwater, MI— November 25, 2014— Along with the announcement of 6” coilover conversion long arm systems, BDS is excited to announce new 8″ coilover conversion long arm systems now available for the 2003-2013 Dodge Ram 2500 trucks. With the popularity of Fox coilover options for many 1/2-ton applications the engineers at BDS and Fox have teamed up to develop a new coilover options designed specifically for the 3/4-ton & 1-ton RAM diesel trucks. After more than a year in development we are excited to announce BDS is now shipping complete 8″ coilover conversion long arm systems and 8″ coilover upgrade kits designed to take your RAM to the next level in the dirt and on the street. These new kits are designed to improve vehicle performance across all terrains, allow you to soak up the high-speed bumps with ease and out flex the competition while offering smooth on-road ride quality and predictable handling characteristics.
These new systems are designed around the tried and true BDS long arm system, feature a pair of massive subframe 4-link control arm brackets and oversized upper and lower formed long arms for improved stability, handling and overall performance. The arms are formed for maximum tire clearance and allow the stock control arm tabs to remain on the vehicle. The upper arms are solid stock while the heavy wall tubular lower arms utilize oversized greaseable polyurethane bushings for superior road vibration isolation.
The extra altitude comes from a pair of specially designed Fox 2.5 remote reservoir coil overs designed for the ultimate performance right out of the box. These Fox coilovers feature:
These coilovers are built to perform on the front of Cummins-powered RAMs and to install in place of the coil springs with the use of BDS’s new heavy duty upper and lower mounting brackets. These brackets not only create a sturdy top mount at the frame with room for the reservoir, but also include weld-in reinforcements at the axle able to continually perform under whatever abuse your RAM HD is subjected to.
These new coilover systems also address the steering with a heavy duty front track bar bracket and forged drop pitman arm to keep the steering in phase, extended sway bar links, brake line brackets, extended bump stops, your choice of rear block kit or replacement GlideRide leaf springs, brake line bracket, and Fox 2.0 rear performance gas shocks. The 8″ system also includes a indexing ring and billet aluminum driveshaft spacer to allow the use of the factory front driveline without an vibrations. As with all BDS lifts, these include Factory Protection Plus, combining BDS’s No Fine Print Warranty and 5-year 100,000-mile drivetrain protection plan for your RAM truck.
For current BDS equipped Dodge Ram 2500/3500 trucks, the coilovers are also offered separately as an upgrade kit for the current coil spring equipped trucks that includes the mounting brackets and coilovers to retrofit any previously install BDS 8″ long arm system. Other accessories include BDS 5500, 9500, and Fox 2.0 steering stabilizer kits to improve dampened capability and reduce front end “shimmy” caused by oversized tires and a carrier bearing drop kit to help with rear driveline angles. BDS offers extended braided stainless steel brake lines for the front and rear, heavy duty adjustable front track bar and rear traction bars.
For more on this new 8″ coilover conversion long arm system and available accessories for 2003-2013 RAM 2500 and 2003-2012 RAM 3500 4wd trucks head online to bds-suspension.com or call (517) 279-2135.