New Product Release

BDS158

Part#

#697H

Product

4″ 4-Link Lift Kit

Accessories

#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)

#122314 (adjust track bar)

#122618 (traction bars)

#102003 (frt SS brake lines)

Application

2013 Dodge Ram 3500 4WD

Support Files & Links

View 4″ 4-Link Lift Online

Dodge 4" 4-Link Lift Kit

Dodge 3500 4″ 4-Link lift kit
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Dodge Ram 3500 w/ 4″ 4-link lift kit
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Dodge Ram 3500 w/ 4″ 4-link lift kit
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Dodge Ram 3500 w/ 4″ 4-link lift kit
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BDS 4″ 4-Link Lift Kit & Accessories

2013 Dodge Ram 1-ton 4WD

Coldwater, MI—December 30, 2013— BDS suspension continues to lead the industry with new and innovative products for late model RAM trucks. In addition to their existing lift and leveling kit options, BDS is excited to announce the release of a 4″ 4-link conversion kit to dramatically improve the ride quality and performance of late model 2013+ RAM 3500 4WD trucks equipped with factory front radius arms and rear leaf springs.

As with the widely popular BDS 4-link conversion for ’05-14 Ford Super Duty trucks, this kit converts the factory radius arm suspension to a true 4-link for increased stability, wheel travel, and improved 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 locate the new upper and lower control arms to create the 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 allow 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.

In addition to the 4-link conversion, the kit includes everything needed to properly lift the new 2013 Ram 3500 trucks and clear up to 37″ tires. The additional height comes from a pair of specially designed progressive rate ProRide coil springs. The 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. Due to the unique factory coil mount design on the new radius arm equipped trucks, BDS has developed left and right side-specific coils to improve performance and eliminate coil bowing. Also up front, a heavy duty fabricated front track bar bracket to recenter the front axle as well as a forged drop pitman arm and black e-coated brake line relocation hardware are included to reposition all steering and brake components.

In the rear, a 2″ tapered block kit is used along with black e-coated u-bolts to level the stance and allow for up to 37″ tires. Your choice of vehicle specific BDS-5500 hydraulic or Fox 2.0 performance gas shocks are used at all 4 corners to improve dampening performance on the late model 2013 Ram 1-Tons.

Available Accessories

BDS has a number of accessories available to fit the new 2013 RAM 3500 trucks. Both single and dual steering stabilizer kit are available to meet your on-road and off-road performance needs. Available in both 5500-series (white body) and 9500-series (brushed stainless body) the 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 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. Lastly, BDS offers rear traction bar kits to fit the 2013 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 4″ 4-link lift kit 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

BDS151

Part#

#696H (4″ lift kit)

#122314 (adj track bar)

#55427 (5500 stabilizer)

#95427 (9500 stabilizer)

Product

4″ Lift Kit

Application

2013 Dodge Ram 3500 4WD

Support Files & Links

View all 2013 Dodge Ram 1-Ton Products

Dodge 4" Lift Kit

Dodge 3500 4″ lift kit
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Dodge 4" Lift Kit

Dodge 3500 4″ lift kit
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Dodge Ram 3500 w/ 4″ lift and 37″ tires
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BDS 4″ Lift Kit & Accessories

2013 Dodge Ram 1-ton 4WD

Coldwater, MI—October 13, 2013— BDS Suspension expands its product lineup with new suspension lift and accessory options for the redesigned 2013 Ram 3500 4WD trucks. The latest kit to hit the market is the BDS 4″ suspension lift. Lift is provided by new left and right side specific 4″ progressive rate Pro-Ride coil designed to fit the unique front coil mount design of the new Ram 3500 diesel trucks. These coils are engineered to improve ride quality across all terrains and hold up to any abuse you can throw at them.

Also included is a pair of 1/4″ steel radius arm relocation brackets to reposition the factory radius arms to correct suspension geometry at 4″ of lift. These brackets are designed for fast installation while increasing rigidity by tying into both the factory radius arm frame mount and the side of the frame rail.

In addition to the progressive coils and radius arm brackets, the kit includes a heavy duty front track bar bracket to reposition the front axle, a forged drop pitman arm to correct steering angles, brake line relocation, extended polyurethane bump stops, rear 2″ tapered block kit with black e-coated u-bolts, complete hardware pack, and your choice of BDS-5500 or Fox 2.0 shocks.

This 4″ kit is designed to level the stance and allow clearance for up to 37″ tires to be installed.

Accessories for the 2013 Dodge Ram 1-Ton 4WD

BDS is also releasing a number of accessories for the 2013 Ram 3500 trucks to include a heavy duty adjustable front track bar and new steering stabilizers. The track bar is constructed from 1-3/8″ solid steel stock, with heavy durometer polyurethane bushings and fine thread pinch bolt design turnbuckle for strength and adjustability to center the front axle. Steering stabilizers are an upgrade to the OEM stabilizer shock and available in both white and brushed metal finishes.

For more info on the new 4″ lift kit and other options for the 2013 Ram 3500 4WD trucks, head to BDS Suspension or call (517) 279-2135.

BDSgrayThe buildup continues as the crew from BDS’s R&D Department tears into our new 2013 Ram 3500 Cummins to turn it into something cool. This truck has been our test mule over the last few months as we prototype new lift kits for work with the redesigned front radius arm suspension. With SEMA right around the corner we’ve installed a pre-production version of the 8” 4-link conversion long arm kit. There are a number of benefits to the radius arm-to-4Link long arm conversion including better handling characteristics and a less caster change throughout wheel travel.

Additionally on this build we’ve called in some favors with friends around the industry to help turn this truck into something cool. You may have read last week’s update where we received the 40×15.50×20 Nitto Mud Grapplers, 20×10 BMF Novakanes, Diamond Eye Exhaust, and front/rear Fusion Bumpers. This week we received the Spyder Auto smoked projection H/L and LED T/L, N-Fab Steps, and Extang tonneau cover.

The goal for this truck is to build a great looking, not over the top show truck that is still capable as a daily driver and tow rig. Stay tuned for more as this truck goes under the knife to get prepped for the 2013 SEMA Show. To see the Project Slate’s build intro video, click Project Slate Video 1, to see the latest update, watch below or click Project Slate Video 2.

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The time has come, after several years of proud service, a few catalog covers, and envy from thousands of truck owners, BDS is preparing to sell the BDS Dodge, our 2010 Dodge Ram 2500 Cummins Diesel Truck on 40s. The plan, to replace it with the latest release from Ram Trucks, a 2013 Ram 3500 Cummins with the new radius arm front suspension. We picked ours up a few months back and have been using it as a test mule for a variety of new products to hit the market. With SEMA right around the corner the plan is to turn our new truck into a show worthy hauler, acting as both tow rig for our rigs and displays as well as a show piece in its own right. We’ve called in some favors with friends around the industry and are excited to announce the buildup of BDS Project Slate. Our 2013 Ram 3500 will be outfitted with a number of cool parts to get it ready for the show to include a pre-production 8” BDS lift kit, custom set of Fusion Bumpers, 40×15.50×20 Nitto Mud Grapplers, 20×10 BMF Novakanes, Rigid LED Lighting, Spyder Auto Projection H/L and LED T/L, N-Fab Steps, Diamond Eye exhaust, Extang Tonneau Cover, custom graphics and a few other odds and ends. A special thanks to KEG Media for the killer rendering of our latest project truck.

The goal for this truck is to build a great looking, not over the top show truck that is still capable as a daily driver and tow rig. Stay tuned for more as this truck goes under the knife to get prepped for the 2013 SEMA Show.BDS’s Project Slate’s first video build update. Check out the progress on our SEMA-bound tow-n-show rig…

New Product Release

143

Part#

#122322

Product

2-3″ Control Arms Kit

Application

2003-2013 Ram 2500 4WD

2003-2012 Ram 3500 4WD

Support Files & Links

View control arm upgrade kit online

Dodge control arms

Dodge Ram 3/4 Ton Control Arms
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Dodge control arms

Dodge Ram 3/4 Ton Control Arms
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2-3″ Control Arm Kit for Late Model Ram 2500/3500 Trucks

2003-2013 Ram 3/4-ton 4WD

 

Coldwater, MI—August 26, 2013—BDS Suspension has released a control arm upgrade kit for Dodge Ram 2500/3500 with 2-3″ of lift. These new upper and lower fixed length control arms recenter the front axle in the wheel well while adjusting for proper caster and pinion angles.

The arms are constructed from heavy duty 1.5″ OD x .250 wall tubing with fully welded greaseable ends. Durometer specific polyurethane bushings isolate road noise and allow for a smooth ride with improved articulation. Bushings are dual fluted for maximum greasing to extend service life. All 4 arms come with a rugged textured black power coating for a durable finish.

The arms are designed to work on 2003-2013 Dodge Ram 2500 and 2003-2012 Dodge Ram 3500 trucks with 2-3″ lifts kit. The arms are available as an upgrade for 2″ and 3″  BDS lift kits as well as compatible with most other suspension lifts of similar height.

For more info on these new control arms and other fine American made BDS Suspension products, check out BDS Suspension or call (517) 279-2135.