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New Product Announcement

August 25, 2015

PR.214: 8″ RAM 3500 Kits

Part#

#1614H (8″ Kit w/ rear leaf spring)

#1625H (8″ Kit w/ rear block/AAL)

Product

8″ 4-Link Long Arm Lift Kit

Application

2013-2015 RAM 3500 4WD Diesel

MSRP

$2939.73   (#1625H)

$3491.05   (#1614H)

Support Files & Links


dk_1625H-sm8″ 4-Link Kit w/ rear Block/AAL
Dodge 6" Lift Kit
8″ 4-Link Kit w/ rear Leaf Spring





BDS Project Slate shown running the 8″ 4-Link System, dual Fox shocks and stabilizers, 40×15.50 Nitto Tires, 20×10 BMF Wheels

(Click for more info on Project Slate)

8″ BDS 4-Link Systems for RAM 3500 Trucks

BDS adds to its suspension lineup with new lift kits for the 2013-2015 RAM 3500 4WD Diesel Trucks. Adding to the current lineup of 2″ leveling, 3″ radius arm, 4-6″ standard, and 4-6″ 4-link systems are new 8″ 4-link systems. While the 8″ 4-link with full spring replacement has been available, BDS now offers a block and dual add-a-leaf option giving RAM 3500 owners a more affordable option to get clearance to fit up to 40″ tires. This new kit utilizes the tried and true 4-link front suspension engineered to improve the trucks handling in any terrain while limiting caster change through wheel travel. As with all BDS kits, this new 8″ 4-link system is backed by Factory Protection Plus (FPP) giving you the piece of mind to use it and abuse it wherever your next adventure may be. FPP combines BDS’s No Fine Print Lifetime Warranty and a 5-year 100,000-mile drivetrain warranty.

For more information on the kit see below, head online to BDS Suspension or call (517) 279-2135.

BDS SUSPENSION SYSTEMS ARE PROTECTED BY THE FACTORY PROTECTION PLUS PROGRAM

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

BDS Suspension continues to lead the industry with new and innovative products for the late model RAM 2500/3500 4WD trucks. In addition to the 2″, 3″, 4″, 6″ and 8″ full spring kits BDS now offers the 8″ with a 5″ block and dual add-a-leaf option giving truck owners a more affordable option lift and level the stance with room for up to 40″ tires.

This 8″ 4-link system offers premium on-road comfort and superior offroad capability for the best all around performance out of your new 1-ton RAM. As with the widely popular BDS 4″, 6″, and 8″ 4-link conversion systems for late model RAM, this new 8″ system converts the factory radius arm suspension to a true 4-link for improved stability, wheel travel, and handling across all terrains. The 4-link design limits caster change to less than 1-degree of change throughout wheel travel for better handling, steering control, and overall driveability. The heart of the system are a pair of massive frame-mounted brackets precision welded and engineered to position the new upper and lower control arms for optimal suspension geometry for late model RAM trucks. The 4-link brackets are fabricated from 1/4″ thick steel and wrap around the frame as well as the factory radius arm brackets to create an extremely sturdy mount for the new arms. Removal of the factory radius arm brackets is not required allowing the brackets to stay intact to speed up the installation time. The upper and lower control arms are built from 2″ OD x 3/16″ wall DOM tubing for the strength to take any abuse you can throw at them. They utilize large 2.5″ OD polyurethane bushings to isolate road vibrations and are formed inward to allow for extra tire clearance. These arms are finished in a durable textured black powder coating and use grease fittings for easy servicing.

The additional height comes from a pair of specially designed dual rate ProRide coil springs. These 8″ coils have been engineered and tested to improve the ride quality and performance across all terrains while holding up to the rigors that 1-ton truck owners demand without bowing or sagging over time. A heavy duty track bar relocation bracket is supplied to recenter the front axle once lifted and a forged drop pitman arm is used to correct steering angles to keep them in phase for proper handling. New extended sway bar links are included to correct the front sway bar operating angle. These new links are greasable via pre-installed grease fittings and feature a unique poly-flex ball design to provide bind-free operation. Extended front bump stops are included to limit suspension compression and braided stainless steel kevlar-lined extended front brake lines allow full droop of the suspension. Rounding out the front are your choice of specially valved BDS-5500 or Fox 2.0 performance gas shocks for a smooth ride across any terrain.

At 8″ of lift, transmission/transfer case relocation is required to allow front driveshaft functionality. BDS includes a new laser cut transmission crossmember and adjustable transmission mounting plate to increase clearance front driveline clearance. The transfer case is repositioned by way of a supplied indexing ring kit to correct the operating angle and a billet aluminum driveshaft spacer is supplied to allow the use of the factory driveshafts. Indexing rings are available for both 6-bolt and 8-bolt transmission equipped trucks, confirm transmission before ordering. In the rear, BDS offers to options to lift the truck and level the stance. First is a new leaf spring + 2″ block combo and the other is a 5″ block + dual add-a-leaf kit.  The leaf spring option is designed to optimize ride quality and maximize wheel travel with a triple-stage leaf spring. The block and dual add-a-leaf is designed increase towing capacity by adding a pair of leafs to the factory spring pack. New rear u-bolts are supplied with both kits to convert the factory 14mm over to the larger 5/8″ diameter u-bolts and your choice of BDS-5500 or Fox 2.0 performance gas shocks complete the rear of this truck.

Available Accessories

BDS has a number of accessories available to fit the new 2013-2015 RAM 3500 trucks. Both single and dual steering stabilizer kit are available to meet your on-road and off-road performance needs. Available with 5500-series (white body), 9500-series (brushed stainless body), and Fox 2.0 (50/50-valved aluminum body) BDS steering stabilizers improve drivability by reducing front end shimmy caused by oversized tires and mount above the tie-rod for extra protection when offroad. The dual stabilizer kits mount end-to-end with an attractive BDS branded center bracket. In addition to steering stabilizers, BDS offers a heavy duty adjustable front track bar to allow you to dial in the front axle lateral positioning. Constructed from 1-3/8″ solid steel stock this new adjustable track bar is built to handle on and off-road abuse and uses a 1-3/8″-12 fine threaded pinch bolt design turnbuckle to allow easy tuning to properly recenter the front axle for a range of lift heights. The track bar is formed for proper clearance around critical front end components and features gusseted ends for additional rigidity. The ends utilize high-durometer polyurethane bushings with thick-walled steel sleeves for strength and reliability. To improve dampening capabilities BDS offers front dual shock mounting brackets. The upper hoop ties into the factory coil bucket and frame rail for added rigidity and allows you run a pair of BDS-5500 or Fox 2.0 shocks at each front corner. Lastly, BDS offers rear traction bar kits to fit the new Ram 3500 trucks. Designed to eliminate axle wrap and keep the rear axle planted during hard acceleration, BDS traction bars are constructed from 1-1/4″ OD tubing and are 100% bolt-on. As with all BDS products these are backed by the comprehensive Factory Protection Plus Plan. For more info on this new 8″ 4-link suspension system and available accessories, visit BDS Suspension or call (517) 279-2135.

© BDS Suspension, 491 W. Garfield Ave. Coldwater, MI 49036
(517) 279-2135 | bds-suspension.com | sales@bds-suspension.com

 

Fox Remote reservoir coilover upgrade kit

New Product Release

BDS188

Part#

#1615H (6″ C/O Upgrade Kit)

#1616H (8″ C/O Upgrade Kit)


#122810 (’03-13 C/O Bracket Kit)

#88402096 (6″ Coilovers pr)

#88402097 (8″ Coilovers pr)

Product

6″ and 8″ Coilover Upgrade Kit

Application

2003-2013 Dodge Ram 2500 4wd – Diesel

2003-2012 Dodge Ram 3500 4wd- Diesel

Support Files & Links


6″ RAM – Fox Coilover Upgrade Kit
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6″ RAM – Fox Coilover Upgrade Kit
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8″ RAM – Fox Coilover Upgrade Kit
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8″ RAM – Fox Coilover Upgrade Kit
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RAM 2500 w/ 8″ Coilover System
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6″ and 8″ Fox Remote Reservoir Coilover Upgrade Kits

2003-13 Dodge RAM 2500/2003-12 Dodge RAM 3500 4wd trucks

Coldwater, MI— December 4, 2014— Following last week’s announcements of new 6″ and 8″ complete coilover conversion long arm systems now shipping for the 2003-2013 Dodge Ram 2500 and 2003-2012 Dodge Ram 3500 4wd diesel trucks, BDS now offers a coilover upgrade kits for current BDS 6″ and 8″ long arm equipped trucks. This upgrade allows your to convert your progressive rate coil and shock setup over to factory series 2.5″ Fox remote reservoir coilovers pretuned to 6″ or 8″ heights under your RAM trucks. These coilover upgrades take your RAM to the next level in the dirt and on the street to improve vehicle performance across all terrains, allowing 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.

The kits include a pair of specially designed Fox 2.5 remote reservoir coilovers designed for the ultimate performance right out of the box. These Fox coilovers feature smooth-bore and honed seamless alloy body with black anodized 6061-T6 billet aluminum mounting components and a massive 7/8″ heat treated steel carbon shaft. The coilover uses a high flow piston design with specially formulated race oil for better performance at extreme operating temps. A 2.5″ smooth bore and honed seamless alloy reservoir allows for increased fluid capacity for better heat dispersion and mounts above the coilover using the supplied mounting brackets. Both 6″ and 8″ height coilovers use 3″ Eibach coil springs for long lasting performance and maximum travel. In addition the 6″ height coilovers utilize an additional tender coil to allow a full 10″ of travel. Both the 6″ and 8″ coilovers come pretuned and allow you to install them right out of the box. Both coilover setup have an adjustable preload collar allowing them to be raised or lowered to compensate for aftermarket accessories or to get a bit more height out of the suspension.

These coilovers are built for high performance with the weight of Cummins-powered RAM trucks and install in place of the coil springs using BDS’s new heavy duty upper and lower mounting brackets. These new upper towers are laser cut and fully welded to create a sturdy top mount at the frame with room for the reservoir. The lower mounts uses weld-in reinforcement tabs on the axle to hold up to whatever abuse your RAM HD is subjected to offroad. Get the most out of your RAM 2500/3500 with these coilover upgrades from BDS Suspension and Fox.

For more on these new coilover upgrade kits and other accessories for 2003-2013 RAM 2500 and 2003-2012 RAM 3500 4wd trucks head online to bds-suspension.com or call (517) 279-2135.

Click to view the complete 6″ Coilover Conversion Systems

Click to view the complete 8″ Coilover Conversion Systems

New Product Release

BDS186

Part#

#1614H

Product

8″ 4-Link Long Arm Lift Kit

Accessories

#98224754 (Fox 2.0 front)

#98224761 (Fox 2.0 rear)

#55427 (5500- single stab)

#95427 (9500- single stab)

#55370 (dual stab bracket)

#55422 (5500-dual stab ea)

#95422 (9500-dual stab ea)

#98524063 (Fox-dual stab ea)

#122615 (dual shock hoop)

#55761 (dual 5500 shock ea)

#98224761 (dual Fox 2.0 shock ea)

#122314 (adjust track bar)

#122813 (8-bolt tranny/t-case indexing)

#122618 (traction bars)

Application

2013-2014 RAM 3500 4WD Diesel

Support Files & Links

View 8” 4-Link System Online

Dodge 6" Lift Kit

RAM 3500 8″ 4-Link System
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Dodge 6" Lift Kit

RAM 3500 8″ 4-Link System
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RAM 3500 w/ 8″ Lift Kit
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RAM 3500 w/ 8″ Lift Kit
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RAM 3500 w/ 8″ Lift Kit
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RAM 3500 w/ 8″ Lift Kit
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RAM 3500 w/ 8″ Lift Kit
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BDS Project Slate shown

More on this truck at Project Slate

BDS 8″ 4-Link Long Arm Lift Kit & Accessories

2013-2014 Dodge Ram 1-ton 4WD Trucks

Coldwater, MI—December 1, 2014— BDS Suspension continues to lead the industry with new and innovative products for the late model RAM 2500/3500 4WD trucks. After more than a year of development and testing BDS is excited to announce the release of complete 8″ 4-Link Conversion Long Arm Systems for the 2013-2014 RAM 3500 4WD diesel trucks. These new systems offer premium on-road comfort and superior offroad capability for the best all around performance out of your new 1-ton RAM.

As with the widely popular BDS 4″ and 6″ 4-link conversion systems for late model RAM, this new 8″ system converts the factory radius arm suspension to a true 4-link for improved stability, wheel travel, and handling across all terrains. The 4-link design limits caster change to less than 1-degree of change throughout wheel travel for better handling, steering control, and overall driveability. The heart of the system are a pair of massive frame-mounted brackets precision welded and engineered to position the new upper and lower control arms for optimal suspension geometry for late model RAM trucks. The 4-link brackets are fabricated from 1/4″ thick steel and wrap around the frame as well as the factory radius arm brackets to create an extremely sturdy mount for the new arms. Removal of the factory radius arm brackets is not required allowing the brackets to stay intact to speed up the installation time. The upper and lower control arms are built from 2″ OD x 3/16″ wall DOM tubing for the strength to take any abuse you can throw at them. They utilize large 2.5″ OD polyurethane bushings to isolate road vibrations and are formed inward to allow for extra tire clearance while repositioning the front axle slightly forward for increase tire clearance to the backside of the front fenders when turned. These arms are finished in a durable textured black powder coating and use grease fittings for easy servicing.

The additional height comes from a pair of specially designed dual rate ProRide coil springs. These 8″ coils have been engineered and tested to improve the ride quality and performance across all terrains while holding up to the rigors that 1-ton truck owners demand without bowing or sagging over time. A heavy duty track bar relocation bracket is supplied to recenter the front axle once lifted and a forged drop pitman arm is used to correct steering angles to keep them in phase for proper handling. New extended sway bar links are included to correct the front sway bar operating angle. These new links are greasable via pre-installed grease fittings and feature a unique poly-flex ball design to provide bind-free operation. Extended front bump stops are included to limit suspension compression and braided stainless steel kevlar-lined extended front brake lines allow full droop of the suspension. Rounding out the front are your choice of specially valved BDS-5500 or Fox 2.0 performance gas shocks for a smooth ride across any terrain.

At 8″ of lift, transmission/transfer case relocation is required to allow front driveshaft functionality. BDS includes a new laser cut transmission crossmember and adjustable transmission mounting plate to increase clearance front driveline clearance. The transfer case is repositioned by way of a supplied indexing ring kit to correct the operating angle and a billet aluminum driveshaft spacer is supplied to allow the use of the factory driveshafts. Indexing rings are available for both 6-bolt and 8-bolt transmission equipped trucks, confirm transmission before ordering.

In the rear, a new leaf spring/block combo is supplied to optimize ride quality and maximize wheel travel. This is accomplished with an exclusive triple-stage leaf spring design where the main leaf pack is broken into 2 stages. The primary 3 leafs are functional with no additional load in the vehicle for excellent everyday ride quality. As moderate loads are applied the secondary leafs are engaged. Lastly, if the truck is fully loaded, the bottom overload is engaged for maximum hauling capacity. This setup allows your RAM 3500 to maintain ride quality unloaded without sacrificing payload. In addition to the new leaf spring leaf design, the rear system integrates a 2″ block to achieve minimal spring arch to improve shackle functionality and maximize wheel travel. New rear u-bolts are supplied to convert the factory 14mm to larger 5/8″ diameter u-bolts and your choice of BDS-5500 or Fox 2.0 performance gas shocks complete the rear of this truck.

Available Accessories

BDS has a number of accessories available to fit the new 2013-2014 RAM 3500 trucks. Both single and dual steering stabilizer kit are available to meet your on-road and off-road performance needs. Available with 5500-series (white body), 9500-series (brushed stainless body), and Fox 2.0 (50/50-valved aluminum body) BDS steering stabilizers improve drivability by reducing front end shimmy caused by oversized tires and mount above the tie-rod for extra protection when offroad. The dual stabilizer kits mount end-to-end with an attractive BDS branded center bracket. In addition to steering stabilizers, BDS offers a heavy duty adjustable front track bar to allow you to dial in the front axle lateral positioning. Constructed from 1-3/8″ solid steel stock this new adjustable track bar is built to handle on and off-road abuse and uses a 1-3/8″-12 fine threaded pinch bolt design turnbuckle to allow easy tuning to properly recenter the front axle for a range of lift heights. The track bar is formed for proper clearance around critical front end components and features gusseted ends for additional rigidity. The ends utilize high-durometer polyurethane bushings with thick-walled steel sleeves for strength and reliability. To improve dampening capabilities BDS offers front dual shock mounting brackets. The upper hoop ties into the factory coil bucket and frame rail for added rigidity and allows you run a pair of BDS-5500 or Fox 2.0 shocks at each front corner. Lastly, BDS offers rear traction bar kits to fit the new Ram 3500 trucks. Designed to eliminate axle wrap and keep the rear axle planted during hard acceleration, BDS traction bars are constructed from 1-1/4″ OD tubing and are 100% bolt-on.

As with all BDS products these are backed by the comprehensive Factory Protection Plus Plan. For more info on this new 8″ 4-link suspension system and available accessories, visit BDS Suspension or call (517) 279-2135.

BDS Suspension Systems are Protected by the Factory Protection Plus Program

Factory Protection Plus
  • 5-year, 60,000 mile drivetrain warranty
  • BDS’s exclusive No Fine Print Warranty

New Product Release

BDS184

Part#

#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.)

Product

8″ Coilover Conversion Long Arm System

8″ Coilover Upgrade Kit

Accessories

#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)

Application

2003-2013 Dodge Ram 2500 4wd – Diesel

2003-2012 Dodge Ram 3500 4wd- Diesel

Support Files & Links

View 8″ C/O Conversion Kits Online

Dodge 6" Lift Kit
Dodge RAM 2500 Coilover Long Arm System
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Dodge Ram 2500 Coilover Long Arm System
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Dodge Ram 2500 Coilover Long Arm System
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RAM 2500 w/ 8″ Coilover System
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RAM 2500 w/ 8″ Coilover System
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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:

  • Smooth-bore and honed seamless alloy body
  • Black anodized 6061-T6 billet aluminum mounting components
  • 7/8″ heat treated steel carbon shaft
  • High flow piston design with specially formulated race oil
  • 3″ Eibach coil springs
  • 2.5″ smooth bore and honed seamless reservoir
  • Easy bolt-on installation, coil spring preload set for proper ride height right out of the box.

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.

Available Accessories

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.

BDS Suspension Systems are Protected by the Factory Protection Plus Program

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

Click to view the new 6” Coilover Conversion Systems

New Product Release

BDS183

Part#

#629F (’09-13 6″ C/O System – rear block kit)

#674F (’09-13  6″ C/O System – rear springs)

#638F (2008 6′ C/O System – rear block kit)

#683F (2008 6′ C/O System – rear springs)

#647F (’03-07 6″ C/O System – rear block kit)

#650F (’03-07 6″ C/O System  rear springs)

#1615H (6″ C/O Upgrade Kit)

#122810 (’03-13 C/O brackets)

#88402096 (6″ coilovers pr.)

Product

6″ Coilover Conversion Long Arm System

6″ Coilover Upgrade Kit

Accessories

#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)

#122801 (indexing ring – auto)

#122501 (carrier bearing drop)

Application

2003-2013 Dodge Ram 2500 4wd – Diesel

2003-2012 Dodge Ram 3500 4wd- Diesel

Support Files & Links

View 6″ C/O Conversion Kits Online

Dodge 6" Lift Kit
Dodge RAM 2500 Coilover Long Arm System
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Dodge Ram 2500 Coilover Long Arm System
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Coilover Upgrade Kit
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RAM 2500 w/ 6” C/O System
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RAM 2500 w/ 6″ C/O System
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RAM 2500 w/ 6″ C/O System
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BDS 6″ Performance Coilover Conversion Long Arm System

2003-2013 Dodge RAM 2500/2003-2012 Dodge RAM 3500 4wd trucks

Coldwater, MI— November 25, 2014— The engineers at BDS Suspension and Fox have teamed up once again with an exciting to release for the 2003-2013 Dodge Ram 2500 trucks. With the popularity of Fox coilover options on many 1/2-ton applications BDS has been developing and testing new coilover options 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 6″ coilover conversion long arm systems and 6” coilover upgrade kits designed to take your RAM to the next level. These new kits are designed to improve vehicle performance across all terrains, allow you to soak up the bumps and out flex the competition all the while offering plush on-road comfort 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:

  • Smooth-bore and honed seamless alloy body
  • Black anodized 6061-T6 billet aluminum mounting components
  • 7/8″ heat treated steel carbon shaft
  • High flow piston design with specially formulated race oil
  • 3″ Eibach primary coil and tender coil allowing for 10” of coilover travel
  • 2.5″ smooth bore and honed seamless reservoir
  • Easy bolt-on installation, coil spring preload set for proper ride height right out of the box.

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, billet aluminum machined front driveline spacer, your choice of rear block kit or replacement GlideRide leaf springs, brake line bracket, and Fox 2.0 rear performance gas shocks. 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.

Available Accessories

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 6″ 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. Also available is an optional transfer case indexing ring and carrier bearing drop kit to help with 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 6″ coilover conversion long arm system and available accessories for 2003-2013 RAM 2500 trucks head online to bds-suspension.com or call (517) 279-2135.

BDS Suspension Systems are Protected by the Factory Protection Plus Program

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

Click to view the new 8” Coilover Conversion Systems