BDS Suspension adds to its lineup of vehicle specific mounting kits for the RECOIL traction bar system with new kits designed specifically for the 1988-1998, 1999-2006, and 2007-2016 Chevy and GMC 1/2-ton trucks. This revolutionary spring loaded traction bar system allows GM truck owners the freedom to improve traction on a variety of terrains without limiting wheel travel. The traction bars use heavy wall construction with internal compression springs that can be loaded or unloaded while installed on the vehicle to control axle wrap. They use a full float design and for bind free performance and can be installed with a range of lift heights. For more info see below or head to the BDS website.

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

Product Description

RECOIL Traction Bar System

Kit ID Number(s)

#121406  ('88-06 GM1500 RECOIL Mounting Kit)
#121409  ('07-16 GM1500 RECOIL Mounting Kit)
#123409 (RECOIL Traction Bars)


$884.48 (#121406 + 123409)
$884.48 (#121409 + 123409)

Vehicle Fitment

1988-1998 Chevy/GMC 1500 4wd Trucks
1999-2006 Chevy/GMC 1500 4wd Trucks
2007-2016 Chevy GMC 1500 2wd Trucks
2007-2016 Chevy GMC 1500 4wd Trucks

Important Notes

Will not fit regular cab trucks
Requires 2 rear bump stop extension
4wd models only ('88-06), Fits 2/4wd ('07-16)

RECOIL Traction Bars: Earlier this year BDS Suspension introduced the revolutionary spring loaded traction bar system, the RECOIL traction bar. This patent pending design was engineered to improve traction and limit axle wrap without negatively affecting suspension travel or ride quality. BDS has expanded its lineup to now include specific mounting kits for the 1988-2016 Chevy and GMC 1500 trucks. These next generation traction bars offer you the freedom to tune the spring tension for optimal performance on-road, off-road, towing, or competition pulling. These traction bars can be used on stock height or lifted trucks and work with both lift blocks and replacement leaf spring kits. They use a full floating design that won't bind up allowing the full range of wheel travel without limiting articulation.

These new RECOIL traction bars are built to the highest standards for the ultimate performance on and off-road. The bars are fabricated from 2" OD x 3/16'' wall steel tubing with a threaded bung welded in toward the axle and a CNC machined end at the frame. The axle mount uses the tried and true BDS large forged flex end and jam nut to take whatever abuse you throw at it. Utilizing a forged housing with large 1-1/4" -12 threaded shank, a single sided snap ring and 1-piece flex ball, the flex ends are capable of up to 15-degrees of misalignment in either direction. At the frame end the bar uses a durometer specific polyurethane bushing and free floats in the traction bar utilizing a pair of dual stage internal compression springs and UHMW polyurethane bearings. The main spring has a 3000lb spring rate. Both ends are greaseable and serviceable. Fully assembled the RECOIL traction bars are 60" long and mount to the vehicle using fabricated 1/4" steel brackets. Bracket kits are vehicle specific. The frame brackets install by drilling mounting holes for the brackets while the axle brackets install over the factory bolt plates. The traction bars and mounting brackets use a durable gloss black powdercoat finish.

These new RECOIL traction bars are built to the highest standards featuring quick and easy adjustment while installed on the vehicle. To adjust spring tension, use the supplied spanner wrenches at the axle to loosen the jam nut. From there the main bar can be rotated to load or unload the springs at the frame side of the bar. Using the concave end of the wrench handle against the frame end check the location of the end of the main bar in relation to the notches on the wrench to verify the load on the springs, the shorter the distance the more loaded the springs are. Repeat this process on the other traction bar and use the wrenches to tighten down the jam nuts and you are ready to go! Join the revolution with the next generation RECOIL traction bars from BDS Suspension.

'88-16 Chevy/GMC 1500 RECOIL Traction Bar Kit

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© BDS Suspension, 491 W. Garfield Ave. Coldwater, MI 49036
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New Product Announcement

December 15, 2015

PR.229: GM 1500 – 4″ C/O Kits


#712F (’14-15 GM1500 4WD- steel arms, rear block)

#715F (’14-15 GM1500 4WD- steel arms, rear leaf)

#713F (’14-15 GM1500 4WD- alum arms, rear block)

#716F (’14-15 GM1500 4WD- alum arms, rear leaf)

#184F (’07-13 GM1500 4WD, rear block)

#185F (’07-13 GM1500 4WD, rear leaf)

#186F (’07-13 GM1500 2WD, rear block)

#187F (’07-13 GM1500 2WD, rear leaf)

#188F (’07-14 GM1500 SUV 4WD, 2″ rear)

#900F (’07-14 GM1500 SUV 4WD, 3″ rear)

#88302135 (4″ C/O Upgrade Kit)


4″ Performance Coilover Systems &

Fox Coilover Upgrade Kit


2014-16 Chevy Silverado 1500 4WD

2014-15 GMC Sierra 1500 4WD

2007-13 Chevy Silverado 1500 4WD

2007-13 GMC Sierra/Denali 1500 4WD

2007-13 Chevy Silverado 1500 2WD

2007-13 GMC Sierra/Denali 1500 2WD

2007-14 Chevy Tahoe 1500 4WD

2007-14 Chevy Suburban 1500 4WD

2007-14 GMC Yukon 1500 4WD

2007-14 GMC Yukon XL 1500 4WD

2007-13 Chevy Avalanche 1500 4WD

*will not fit magneride equipped vehicles

*will not fit auto-ride equipped vehicles


View GM1500 4″ C/O Kits Online

4" lift kit
4″ C/O System for ’14+ GM 1500
View High-Res Kit Images:
#712F, #184F, #186F#188F

2015 GMC 1500
2014 GMC Sierra 1500
4″ C/O Kit | 35×12.50 | 20×8.5
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Truck-A, Truck-B, Truck-C


BDS 4″ Performance Coilover Systems for 2007-2016 Chevy/GMC 1500 Truck & SUV

BDS Suspension expands its available FOX coilover lineup with new 4″ systems for 2007-2016 Chevy and GMC 1/2-ton trucks and SUVs. These new systems bring all the benefits of the existing 6″ performance coilover systems now in a lower 4″ lift height pretuned for optimal performance right out of the box. The new 4″ FOX coilovers are available both as an upgrade for current 4″ equipped trucks as well as a complete systems to transform your stock or leveled vehicle to tackle the trail and urban jungle. As with all BDS lift kits this new 4″ performance coilover systems are backed by Factory Protection Plus (FPP) offering peace of mind whether you’re on the road or off the beaten path. FPP combines BDS’s No Fine Print Lifetime Warranty, FMVSS No.126 ESC system compliance, and a 5-year 60,000-mile drivetrain warranty at no additional cost to the consumer.

Improve the looks and capability of your GM truck or SUV with BDS Suspension and FOX. For more information on the kit see below, head online to BDS Suspension or call (517) 279-2135.


Factory Protection Plus
  • 5-year, 60,000 mile drivetrain warranty
  • FMVSS No.126 ESC System compliance
  • BDS’s exclusive No Fine Print Warranty

4″ Performance Coilover Systems: BDS now offers 4″ Performance Coilover Systems for the 2007-2016 GM 1500 trucks and SUVs. 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 trucks now available with precision tuned FOX 2.5″ remote coilover to enhance the truck or SUVs performance on and off-road with the strength to stand up to any abuse you can throw at it.

At the core of these new lift systems BDS supplies a pair of 1/4″ steel high clearance crossmembers and differential skid plate to reposition the lower arms and add protection. These combined with the CNC machined ductile iron replacement steering knuckles creates a solid subframe and to correct suspension and steering geometry to be compatible with the factory installed ESC system. Up front the 4WD kits use a multipoint differential relocation kit and CV spacers to securely reposition the front differential to correct CV axle angle and allowing for the use of the stock front driveshaft. Also included for the front are replacement tie rod ends, longer sway bar links, front heavy duty skid plate, brake line brackets, and FOX 2.5 remote coilovers with reservoir mounting brackets. The FOX 2.5″ remote reservoir coilovers feature:

  • Smooth-bore, clear coated, zinc plated alloy body
  • Black anodized 6061-T6 billet aluminum mounting components
  • 7/8″ hard chrome plated heat treated alloy steel shaft
  • High flow piston design with specially formulated race oil
  • External reservoir separates shock oil from high-pressure nitrogen
  • Easy bolt-on installation, coil spring preload set for proper ride height right out of the box.

For the Chevy/GMC trucks, the rear of these 4″ performance coilover systems is available your choice of cast iron lift block or GlideRide leaf springs. Longer u-bolts and FOX 2.0 IFP gas performance series shocks round out this kit allowing for 33-35″ tires to be installed.

For Chevy/GMC SUVs, BDS offers rear both 2″ and 3″ coil spring spacer options to lift and level the stance. Also included are a pair of adjustable upper control arms to dial in the rear pinion angle, heavy duty rear track bar bracket, extended sway bar links, bump stop extensions and Fox 2.0 IFP gas performance series shocks.

As with all BDS kits, these lift kits are backed by Factory Protection Plus Program, a comprehensive vehicle protection plan offering a 5 year – 60,000 mile drivetrain warranty, FMVSS No.126 ESC System compliancy, and BDS’s exclusive No Fine Print Warranty. For more info on these new 4″ performance coilover systems head to BDS Suspension or call (517) 279-2135.

© BDS Suspension, 491 W. Garfield Ave. Coldwater, MI 49036
(517) 279-2135 | |