Hauk Designs has been hard at work on a 6×6 Dodge Truck that they are building for Pitbull Tires to display in their SEMA booth. This vehicle is getting a ’94-’01 RAM 2500 BDS Long Arm kit in the front and Jeep JK rear long arms in the build up.

They have completely tore this thing apart. They took most of the original vehicle off and will not be putting it back on. They kept half the frame and the engine transmission, that’s about it.

Now this is a very cool build, but it did not come so easily. One of the biggest challenges that the crew at Hauk Designs had was figuring out that center axle. The crew tried a few different things from using a two piece drive shaft and double transfer cases, but to be able to drive this thing at highway speeds is not easy. That center axle is a key piece and it has to be done just right for this thing to run properly. Luckily these guys know what their doing. This isn’t the first 6×6 that these guys have done. They built their first one a while back as a request for one of their overseas clients.

Check out Episode 1 and 2 of the build series and keep up on whats new by following Gearwench and Hauk Designs on Facebook.

 

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Hagemeister -RAM-3500-2012-B8-10-40-05

We see a lot of customer rigs at shows around the country. We made our Bad Ass Rides Gallery as a way for you to submit your rides and check out others. If we find rides that stand out and need a more in-depth story we may hit you up to do a feature on it for the BDS Blog.

Earlier this week Retired TSgt Ray Hagemeister, USAF stopped by the BDS Headquarters in Coldwater, MI  to show off his BDS equipped 2012 Dodge Ram 3500. We took advantage of the opportunity and took him out back to make the most of it with a quick video and photos. Thank you for your service Ray and thanks for stopping by with your truck.


2012 Dodge Ram 3500 4WD
BDS 8” Long Arm System w/ FOX 2.0 Shocks (*modified to 12”)
40×15.50×22 Toyo M/Ts on 22×12 Fuel Lethals
*BDS does not recommend modifying lift kits beyond their originally design specification, doing so may cause drivability, alignment, and safety issues.

RAM 3500 Video on YouTube:

NEW PRODUCT Announcement

October 9, 2015

PR.217: RAM Sway Bar Disconnects

PART#

#122413 – OE 4-Link RAM HD

#122414 – OE Radius Arm RAM HD

#122814 – Sway Bar Disconnect Upgrade Kit

PRODUCT

 RAM 2500/3500 Sway Bar Disconnect Kit

APPLICATION

2003-2013 RAM 2500 (OE 4-Link)

2014-2016 RAM 2500 (OE Radius Arm)

2003-2012 RAM 3500 (OE 4-Link)

2013-2015 RAM 3500 (OE Radius Arm)

SUPPORT FILES & LINKS

View Sway Bar Disconnects Online

Dodge Ram 2500 Sway Bar Disconnect
#122413 Sway Bar Disconnects
View Hi-Res Images: Kit-A, Kit-B

Dodge Ram Sway Bar Disconnect
#122414 Sway Bar Disconnects
View Hi-Res Images: Kit-A, Kit-B

Dodge Ram Sway Bar Disconnect
#122414 Disconnect Upgrade Kit
View Hi-Res Image: Kit-A

Sway Bar Disconnects for RAM 2500/3500 Trucks

Are you looking get more suspension articulation out of your 2003-2016 RAM 2500/3500? BDS Suspension now offers a high quality set of sway bar disconnects allowing you to improve the offroad articulation similar to the Dodge Powerwagon and Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. These disconnect kits are a manual disconnect with the links able to be quickly removed and clipped out of the way to achieve full capability of your RAM’s suspension. BDS offers (2) new kits to fit the OE 4-link equipped 2003-2013 RAM HD truck as well as the OE radius arm equipped 2013-2016 RAM HDs. The kits are designed to work with BDS lift kits and others that utilize the sway bar in the stock frame mount location. The kit is designed to work on RAM 2500/350 trucks with 3-8″ of lift.

The new sway bar links are built from 7/8” solid steel bar and feature greaseable, high-misalignment spherical polyurethane bushings.  All mounting hardware is included for simple, bolt on installation on your RAM HD.  The stainless steel disconnect pins use a tapered end and allow the links to be easily disconnected easy via the spring loaded pin. With the sway bar links disconnected, BDS offers a pair of easy clip lanyards to secure the sway bar up out of the way.  This kit also includes standard mounting hardware that can be installed in place of the disconnect pin for those that want a fixed mounted link.

Also now available, BDS offers a sway bar disconnect upgrade kit for certain existing BDS Ram 2500/3500 lift systems (see listings below).  This upgrade kit includes everything needed to convert the base links included in the lift system to a disconnecting link. It is a simple conversion that does not require removing the links from the sway bar.

Applicable Lift Kits for #122814 Upgrade:
#1624H – ’14-16 RAM 2500 – 3″ Lift Kit
#1622H – ’13-15 RAM 3500 – 3″ Lift Kit
#1614H – ’13-15 RAM 3500 – 8″ Lift Kit

For more information on available kits 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

#122413/122414 Important Notes 

1) Works with 3-8″ of lift
2) Not for use with any other sway bar relocation brackets. Sway bar must be mounted in the stock location on the frame rail.
3) Will not fit on 2003-2008 BDS 8″ long arm kits that use sway bar relocation brackets at the axle or any other kit that does not have the factory axle mount bracket intact.
4) “Inverted-T” steering found on the 2008.5+ RAM HDs is highly recommended for steering-to-sway bar link clearance on 2003-2008 trucks. DO not vary from shock length listings. Max extended length is 25.25″ for 3″ lift, 30″ for the 8″ lift kit.

 

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

 

NEW PRODUCT Anouncement

August 31, 2015

PR.215: 2016 RAM 2500 Lift Kits

PART#

Diesel

#695H (2″ leveling kit)

#1624H (3″ radius arm kit)

#698H (4″ standard kit, rear spacer)

#1601H (4″ standard kit, rear coil)

#1602H (4″ 4-link kit, rear coil)

#1600H (6″ standard kit)

#1604H (6″ 4-link kit)

Gas

#695H (2″ leveling kit)

#1609H (4″ standard kit)

#1611H (4″ 4-link kit)

#1605H (5.5″ standard kit)

#1606H (5.5″ 4-link kit)

PRODUCT

2″, 3″, 4″, 5.5-6″ Lift Kits

APPLICATION

2014-2016 RAM 2500 4WD Diesel

2014-2016 RAM 2500 4WD Gas*

*does not fit Power Wagon models

MSRP

$373.35 – $2725.18

SUPPORT FILES & LINKS

2-6″ BDS Lift Kits for the 2016 RAM 2500 Trucks

BDS Suspension now offers a full lineup of suspension lifts and accessories for the 2016 RAM 2500 4WD trucks. All 2014-2015 RAM 2500 kits have been test fit and confirmed compatible with the new 2016 models. This lineup include 2″ leveling kits, 3″ radius arm kits, 4-6″ standard and 4-link kits, Fox shocks, steering stabilizer kits and other accessories. All products are made to the highest standard and backed by Factory Protection Plus. All kits are designed to improve the trucks offroad performance and capability while maintaining on-road ride quality and handling. Take your 2016 RAM 2500 to new heights with BDS Suspension.

For more information on available kits 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

2016 RAM 2500 Lift Kits:

BDS Suspension is now shipping suspension lifts for the 2016 RAM 2500 4WD trucks. Available in 2″, 3″, 4″, and 5.5- 6″ lift heights with other sizes coming soon, these new kits are designed to improve the performance, functionality, and curb appeal of your late model RAM HD while retaining the handling characteristics and drivability RAM owners have come to expect. All kits are offer with your choice of BDS 5500-series hydraulic shocks as well as precision tuned Fox 2.0 gas shocks for superior performance.

2″ Leveling Kit: The 2″ leveling kit uses a pair of heavy-duty fabricated steel coil spacers to level the stance and allow for up to 35″ tires to be installed. The spacers are pitched and indexed to work with the unique coil mount design of the late model RAM HD trucks and are secured to the coil bucket to maintain proper indexing when the coil springs are unloaded. Extended polyurethane bump stops are used to control suspension compression along with your choice of 5500-series or Fox 2.0 gas shocks. [see more]

3″ Radius Arm Lift Kit (diesel only): The 3″ radius arm system gives all the benefits of a high performance system at a lower height designed for 35? tires. Along with progressive rate front coil springs, the kit includes heavy duty high clearance tubular radius arms with large 3.5? bushings, a solid stock adjustable track bar, new spherical bushing extended swaybar links front and rear, 1.25″ rear coil spacer, rear track bar bracket and your choice of shocks. [see more]

4-6″ Radius Arm Lift Kits:These kits are designed to retain the factory radius arms by relocating the frame mounting location using a pair of 1/4″ steel drop brackets to maintain suspension geometry. The drop brackets key off the factory mounts and tie into the frame for extra strength. Also included in the kit are specially designed gas or diesel engine specific progressive rate ProRide front coil springs offering improved performance across all terrains. Heavy duty fabricated front and rear track bar brackets, forged drop pitman arm, extended bump stops, brake line relocation brackets, high clearance tranny crossmember and indexing ring (5.5-6″ kits only) rear ProRide coil springs, sway bar links and your choice of shocks at all 4 corners giving clearance for up to 37″ tires. [see more]

4-6″ 4-Link Lift Kits: These kits are designed to convert the factory radius arm over to a stronger 4-link design offering improved stability, handling and articulation. The kit is designed with 1/4″ fabricated 4-link brackets that key into the factory radius arm pockets for added strength. The 4-link design improves drivability by limited castor change to less than 1-degree throughout wheel travel. These kits also include gas or diesel engine specific progressive rate ProRide coil springs, front and rear track bar bracket, forged drop pitman arm, extended bump stops, brake line relocation brackets, high clearance tranny crossmember and t-case indexing ring (5.5-6″ kits only) rear ProRide coil springs, sway bar links and your choice of shocks at all 4 corners giving clearance for up to 37″ tires. [see more]

Accessories: In addition to complete kits, BDS offers 4-link upgrade kits, dual shock mounting kits, an adjustable track bar, Fox 2.0 shocks, single or dual steering stabilizer kits, carrier bearing drop kits and more to outfit your 2016 RAM 2500. As with all BDS kits these are backed by the Factory Protection Plus Program. [see more]

#55427 (5500-series single stabilizer cylinder – OE replacement)
#95427 (9500-series single stabilizer cylinder – OE replacement)
#98224018 (Fox 2.0 50/50 valving single stabilizer cylinder)

#55370 (dual stabilizer bracket kit – mounts end to end)
#55422 (5500-series dual stabilizer cylinder – 2 req’d)
#95422 (9500-series dual stabilizer cylinder – 2 req’d)
#98524063 (Fox 2.0 50/50 dual stabilizer cylinder – 2 req’d)

#122615 (front dual shock hoop mounting kit)
#55759 (5500-series dual shock cylinder 4-6″ lift – 4 req’d)
#98224759 (Fox 2.0 dual shock cylinder 4-6″ lift – 4 req’d)

#122613 (6-bolt tranny crossmember/t-case indexing kit)
#122813 (8-bolt Aisin crossmember/t-case indexing kit)
#122405  (carrier bearing drop kit)
#122314 (heavy duty adjustable track bar)
#122321 (heavy duty tubular radius arms for 2-4″ lift)
#122404/012403 (4-link long arm upgrade for 4-8″ lift)
#103003 (extended SS front brake lines – pair)

 

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

 

BDS 1624F Ram lift kit

PR210

New Product Release

PR #210

June 29, 2015

Part#

1624H

Product

3″ Radius Arm System

MSRP

$1839.90

Application

2014-15 RAM 2500 4WD Diesel

*non air-suspension trucks only

Support Files & Links

View Installation Instructions

View lift online

Lift Kit
RAM 2500 3″ Radius Arm Kit – Shown with optional Fox 2.0 shocks
View High-Res Images: A, B, C, D

Dodge Ram w/ 3" BDS lift kit
RAM w/ BDS 3″ Radius Arm Kit
View High-Res Images: ABCD, E

BDS 3″ Radius Arm Systems for 2014+ RAM 2500 Trucks

Coldwater, MI — BDS Suspension adds to its stellar lineup of 2-6″ suspension lift options for the late model 2014-2015 RAM 2500 trucks with new 3″ radius arm systems designed to give you all the performance of a full-out lift system, but at a smaller height allowing the use of up to 35″ tires. The kits are tuned specifically for the new RAM 2500 trucks and offer premium ride quality and performance in any terrain while being backed by BDS’s unmatched No Fine Print Warranty. To continue reading about this kit see below, head online to the BDS website or check with your local BDS distributor.

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

This new system is built around a pair of massive tubular replacement radius arms. These arms are built to handle the use and abuse RAM 2500 owners demand and far surpass the factory stamped steel arms with thick wall tubing and support gussets. They are formed inward to allow for addition tire clearance of oversized tires and incorporate factory style 3-1/4″ rubber bushings to minimize road vibrations while allowing for long, maintenance-free bushing life. The new radius arms mount right into the factory locations so installation is simple and clean. Factory alignment adjustability is maintained using the OE eccentric adjusters and the arms are designed to correct the geometry for 2-4″ inches of lift.

In addition to the heavy-duty, high-performance radius arms, this new system includes a pair of dual-rate front Pro-Ride coil springs to improve the ride and performance of these 3/4-ton trucks. A heavy-duty turnbuckle style adjustable track bar is included to recenter the axle. BDS greaseable front sway bar links reset the sway bar to the optimal operating angle. Rounding out this kit are brake line relocation brackets, 1.25″ tall rear coil spacers to level the stance and optimize the factory progressive rate coil springs and your choice of BDS 5500-series or Fox 2.0 performance gas shocks. Set your late model RAM 2500 up to perform in any terrain with BDS Suspension.

For more on this kit and available accessories for your Dodge Ram from BDS Suspension, log on to bds-suspension.com or call (517) 279-2135.

PR202-header

NEW PRODUCT RELEASE

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RAM 3500 KIT #’s

Diesel Trucks

 #694H (2″ leveling kit)

 #1622H (3″ Radius Arm Kit)

 #696H (4″ RA Kit)

 #697H (4″ 4-Link Kit)

 #699H (6″ RA Kit)

 #1617H (6” RA Kit, full spring)

 #1603H (6″ 4-Link Kit)

 #1618H (6″ 4-Link Kit, full spring)

 #1614H (8″ 4-Link Kit, full spring)

Gas Trucks

 #694H (2″ Leveling Kit)

 #1612H (4″ RA Kit)

 #1613H (4″ 4-Link Kit)

 #1607H (5.5″ RA Kit)

 #1619H (5.5″ RA Kit, full spring)

 #1608H (5.5″ 4-Link Kit)

 #1620H (5.5″ 4-Link Kit, full spring)

RAM 3500 PRODUCTS

2″ Leveling Kits, 3″ Radius Arm System, 4″ Radius Arm and 4-Link Systems, 5.5-6″ Radius Arm and 4-Link Systems, 8″ 4-Link Systems

RAM 3500 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)

#122613 (6-bolt tranny crossmember/t-case indexing kit)

#122813 (8-bolt Aisin crossmember/t-case indexing kit)

#122314 (adjustable track bar)

#103003 (extended SS front brake lines)

#122615 (dual shock hoop) available with 5500 or Fox 2.0 shocks (sold separately)

APPLICATION

2013-2015 Dodge RAM 3500 4WD

SUPPORT FILES & LINKS

BDS LIFT KITS & ACCESSORIES NOW AVAILABLE FOR 2015 RAM 3500

2013-2015 DODGE RAM 1-TON 4WD

Coldwater, MI—May 5, 2015— BDS Suspension has now test fit and confirmed fitment of all current suspension systems for 2015 RAM 3500 4WD trucks. With 2″, 4″, 5.5-6″, and 8″ lift kits currently available, BDS offers a variety of suspension options for late model RAM HD trucks designed to improve off-road performance while maintaining on-highway drivability.

2″ Leveling Kit:This 2″ leveling kit uses a pair of heavy-duty fabricated steel coil spacers to level the stance and allow for up to 35″ tires to be installed. The spacers are pitched and indexed to work with the unique coil mount design of the late model RAM HD trucks and are secured to the coil bucket to maintain proper indexing when the coil springs are unloaded. Extended polyurethane bump stops are used to control suspension compression along with your choice of 5500-series or Fox 2.0 shocks.

3″ Radius Arm Lift Kit:The 3″ radius arm system gives all the benefits of a high performance system at a lower height designed for 35″ tires. Along with progressive rate front coil springs, the kit includes heavy duty tubular radius arms with large 3.5″ bushings, a solid stock adjustable track bar, new spherical bushing swaybar links, 2″ rear block kit and your choice of shocks.

4-6″ Radius Arm Lift Kits:These kits are designed to retain the factory radius arms by relocating the frame mounting location using a pair of 1/4″ steel drop brackets to maintain suspension geometry. The drop brackets key off the factory mounts and tie into the frame for extra strength. Also included in the kit are specially designed progressive rate ProRide front coil springs offering improved performance across all terrains. A heavy duty fabricated track bar bracket, forged drop pitman arm, extended bump stops, brake line relocation brackets, high clearance tranny crossmember and indexing ring (5.5-6″ kits only) rear blocks or leaf springs (5.5-6″ kits only) and your choice of shocks at all 4 corners giving clearance for up to 37″ tires.

4-6″ 4-link Lift Kits: These kits are designed to convert the factory radius arm over to a stronger 4-link design offering improved stability, handling and articulation. The kit is designed with 1/4″ fabricated 4-link brackets that key into the factory radius arm pockets for added strength. The 4-link design improves drivability by limited castor change to less than 1-degree throughout wheel travel. These kits also include progressive rate ProRide coil springs, track bar bracket, forged drop pitman arm, extended bump stops, brake line relocation brackets, high clearance tranny crossmember and t-case indexing ring (5.5-6″ kits only) rear blocks or leaf springs (5.5-6″ kits only) and your choice of shocks at all 4 corners giving clearance for up to 37″ tires.

8″ 4-Link Lift Kit: Get the look and the performance with BDS 8″ lift kits for the new RAM 3500. Designed around a proven 4-link design this system converts the factory radius arms over to a stronger 4-link design offering improved stability, handling and articulation. The kit is designed with 1/4″ fabricated 4-link brackets that key into the factory radius arm pockets for added strength. The 4-link design improves drivability by limited castor change to less than 1-degree throughout wheel travel. Lift is provided by a pair of progressive rate ProRide coil springs while a track bar bracket recenter the from axles. A forged drop pitman arm corrects steering angles, a high clearance transmission crossmember is supplied along with a t-case indexing ring. Extended stainless steel brake lines, bump stops and spherical sway bar links are supplied along with all the necessary hardware. In the rear a triple stage leaf pack and 2″ rear block maximizes capability and towing capacity without effecting ride quality. The kit includes your choice of shocks at all 4 corners and allows fitment of up to 40″ tires.

AVAILABLE ACCESSORIES

BDS is also offering a number of accessories to fit the late model RAM 3500 4WD trucks. Both single and dual steering stabilizer kits 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. 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.

All BDS kits are backed by Factory Protection Plus, a comprehensive drivetrain warranty that brings together BDS No Fine Print Warranty and a 5 year – 60,000 mile (PLUS) drivetrain protection coverage, included at no extra cost. For more info on available lift kit options and accessories for the 2013-2015 RAM 3500 4WD trucks, head to 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 (PLUS) drivetrain warranty
  • BDS’s exclusive No Fine Print Warranty