New Product Release
6″ Radius Arm Lift Kit
#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)
#122813 (8-bolt tranny crossmember/t-case index kit)
#122314 (adjust track bar)
#122618 (traction bars)
#102003 (frt brake lines SS)
2013 Dodge Ram 3500 4WD
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BDS 6″ Lift Kit & Accessories
2013 Dodge Ram 1-ton 4WD
Coldwater, MI—January 7, 2014— BDS Suspension continues to lead the industry with new and innovative products for late model RAM trucks. Their latest release, complete 6″ suspension lift kits for the 2013+ RAM 3500 4WD trucks is the first lift kit of its kind to hit the market.
This new 6″ lift system uses a pair of 1/4″ thick steel radius arm relocation brackets to reposition the factory radius arms and correct suspension geometry and caster at 6″ of lift. These brackets are designed for quick installation and create a stout mounting location for the radius arms by tying into both the factory radius arm frame mount and the side of the frame rails.
The additional height comes from a pair of specially designed progressive rate ProRide coil springs. The 6″ 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. A heavy duty track bar relocation bracket is included to recenter the front axle once lifted as well as a forged drop pitman arm to correct steering angles. Sway bar relocation brackets are used to reposition the front sway bar assembly and the supplied brake line brackets allow for the easy adjustment for the stock lines to be reused with the lift kit.
With the redesigned front end of these trucks, the 6″ lift requires transmission/transfer case relocation components to allow the front driveshaft to function properly. BDS includes a new laser cut transmission crossmember and adjustable transmission mounting plate to increase clearance. The transfer case is repositioned by way of a supplied indexing ring kit to correct the operating angle of the front driveshaft. (*indexing ring fits 6-bolt transmissions only, 8-bolt RAM 4500 transmissions indexing ring also available).
The rear of the truck is lifted via a 5″ block and u-bolt system which provides a level-to-slightly tail high stance. The kit includes your choice of BDS-5500 hydraulic or Fox 2.0 performance shocks to offer a great ride and improved dampening performance. This kit allows for 37″ tires to be installed.
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 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.
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…