Our friends at Power Automedia stopped by our booth at the 2018 SEMA Show to find out more about what BDS has been up to. We started off by giving a quick run down of #ProjectSD126. This Ford Super Duty was our build that we did for the Ford booth for the 2017 SEMA Show. Project SD126 was  built to not only look good, but perform out on the trails and open desert. The frame off overhaul included off the shelf parts from some of the best companies in the industry combined with top level fabrication from the BDS build team. What started as an idea to bring back an old favorite has evolved into a super cool and over the top 2017 Ford Super Duty standard-cab, short-bed, diesel that turns heads everywhere it goes.

We also gave a quick overview of our build for Ford’s booth this year. This year’s build, #ProjectRangerX, was an exciting build as we got our hands on one of the first Ford Rangers to come to America. Find out more about #ProjectRangerX at https://blog.bds-suspension.com/?p=17021.

When asked “what new products do you have coming out,” we were proud to give a quick update of what is to come, including kits for the ’19 RAM, ’19 Chevy, ’19 F150, and Tacoma. While we cannot give out much information, we can say we are as excited as ever for what is to come. With all the new released vehicles, our R&D team is working hard to come out with new kits.

 

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The newest addition to BDS Suspension's lineup of vehicle specific mounting kits for the RECOIL traction bars are Ford F150 trucks. Designed specifically for the 2004-2017 Ford F150 trucks, these revolutionary spring loaded traction bars allows Ford 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 for bind free performance and can be installed with a range of lift heights. For more info see below or head to the BDS Suspension website.

Product Description

RECOIL Traction Bars

MSRP

$873.58  (#123419 + 123409)

Kit ID Number(s)

#123419 (F150 Mounting Brackets)
#123409 (RECOIL Traction Bars)

Vehicle Fitment

2004-2017 Ford F150 4WD
2004-2017 Ford F150 2WD
 *fits all cab/bed configurations except reg cab/short bed

Important Notes

Designed for use with most lift kits.
Compatible with 0-6" of rear lift.
Will not fit regular cab / short bed trucks

Disclaimer

Please check the BDS website to verify product details prior to ordering parts to ensure the information is up to date with current manufacturer listings

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BDS Recoil Traction Bars for Ford F150
BDS Recoil Traction Bars for Ford F150
BDS Recoil Traction Bars for Ford F150

RECOIL Traction Bars: Last 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 2004-2017 Ford F150 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 u-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.

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(517) 279-2135 | bds-suspension.com | sales-bds@ridefox.com

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BDS Suspension is now shipping a full line of suspension systems for the 2015-2016 Ford F150 2wd trucks. Available in 2.5", 4" and 6" systems w/ options FOX coilovers, BDS Suspension offers suspension options to meet your needs and clear up to 37" tires. These lift systems are based off the tried and true high clearance systems for the late model F150 4wd, now catered specifically to the 2wd trucks. As with all BDS kits these include Factory Protection Plus for peace of mind on and off-road. This carries the BDS  No Fine Print Warranty, FMVSS No 126 (ESC System) compliance, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile extended drivetrain warranty. Improve the performance, functionality, and curb appeal of the Ford F150s while maintaining on road comfort and drivability with these new systems from BDS Suspension.

Product Description

2015-2016 Ford F150 2WD Lift Kits
2.5" Leveling Kits
4" & 6" IFS Lift Kits
4" & 6" Performance Coilover Systems
4" & 6" DSC Coilover Systems

Vehicle Fitment

2015-2016 Ford F150 2WD

Kit Features

High Clearance Laser Cut Crossmembers
Ductile Iron Steering Knuckles
Optional FOX 2.5 Coilovers w/ Reservoir
Compliant with FMVSS 126 (ESC System)
4" Kits Fit up to 35s, 6" Kits Fit up to 37s

Kit ID Number(s)

#572H (2.5" Leveling Kit)
#1523H (4" IFS Lift Kit)
#1523F (4" C/O Lift Kit)
#1523FDSC (4" DSC C/O Kit)
#1522H (6" IFS Lift Kit)
#1522F (6" C/O Lift Kit)
#1522FDSC (6" DSC C/O Kit)

MSRP

$154.38 (572H)
$1697.28 (1523H)
$3407.61 (1523F)
$3727.61 (1523FDSC)
$1710.64 (1522H)
$3514.33 (1522F)
$3727.61 (1522FDSC)

Available Accessories

FOX 2.0 IFP Performance Shocks
Carrier Bearing Drop Kit (#122405)

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

*** Check our website to verify details prior to ordering parts to ensure information is up-to-date with current BDS offerings ***

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VEHICLE MAKE/MODEL

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2.5" Leveling Kit - Ford F150 2WD
4" IFS Lift Kit - F150 2WD
6" IFS Lift Kit - F150 2WD
4" Coilover System - F150 2WD
6" Coilover System - F150 2WD
4" DSC Coilover Kit - F150 2WD
6" DSC Coilover Kit - F150 2WD
2015 F150 w/ BDS 6" Lift Kit

BDS is now shipping a full line of suspension lifts for the 2015-2016 Ford F150 2WD applications. These kits are based off the tried and true systems for the 4WD trucks, now packaged specifically for the 2WD trucks. Kits include:

2.5" Leveling Kit: These 2.5" leveling kits are designed to eliminate the factory rake while improving the trucks all-around performance and allowing larger wheels and tires to be installed. The kit integrates a new top mounted strut spacer in combination with a pre-load spacer to raise the front end while improving the handling and stability. This 2-piece strut spacer system allows the suspension to fully cycle through wheel travel without maxing out the upper ball joints as is the case with taller 1-piece strut spacer kits on the market. An optional 1" rear block kit and your choice of BDS NX2 or FOX 2.0 rear shocks are available. This kit allows for up to 35" tires to be installed.

4" and 6" IFS Lift Kits: These new high clearance IFS lift kits are engineered to the highest standard, using quality materials built right here in the USA. The kit offers a smooth ride and reliable on-road handling coupled with impressive off-road performance and clearance for larger tires. The 4" and 6" systems utilize a pair of one-piece laser cut 1/4" steel crossmembers, CNC-machined ductile iron steering knuckles, crossmember support braces, sway bar relocation brackets, new alignment cam bolts and upper strut mount spacers to retain the OE ride quality and correct the suspension geometry. In the rear an offset pin lift block and u-bolt kit is used in place of the factory block to recenter the axle within the wheelwell and level the stance. Rear brake line extensions and your choice of rear BDS NX2-series or FOX 2.0 performance gas shocks round out these kits. The 4" system allows for up to 35" tires to be installed while the 6" system fits up to 37" tires. These lift kits have been designed, tested, and independently confirmed to integrate flawlessly with the new electronic stability control (ESC) systems and meet FMVSS No.126 compliance safety standards.

4" and 6" Performance Coilover Systems: The 4" and 6" performance coilover systems bring together the safety and capability of the BDS high clearance IFS lift kit with uncompromising performance of FOX factory series 2.5 remote reservoir coilovers and rear Fox 2.0 IFP shocks for true blend of on-road comfort and offroad performance. These systems include all the components of the standard 4" or 6" IFS systems with heavy duty high clearance crossmember, ductile iron steering knuckles, crossmember braces, sway bar relocation, and more. In place of top mounted strut spacers and rear BDS NX2 series shocks these systems use FOX factory series 2.5 front coilovers and rear 2.0 IFP gas shocks for exceptional performance and ride quality on any terrain.

The FOX factory series 2.5 remote reservoir coilovers come pre-tuned with Eibach coil springs for impressive high speed offroad performance with ride height preset for 4" or 6" of lift right out of the box. These coilovers are a bolt in replacement for the factory struts making installation a breeze. The FOX 2.5 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 out of the box

4" & 6" DSC Coilover Systems: These systems up the ante ever more by adding FOX 2.5 factory series coilovers with remote DSC (dual speed compression) adjustment allowing you to dial in the trucks performance to optimal performance on any terrain, on or off road. The coilovers come ready to bolt in and tuned for impressive performance tailored specifically to work with your BDS high clearance lift system. The DSC brings a new level of freedom to easily dial in the ride quality to soak up the harsh unpredictable terrain offroad while still providing a plush ride on pavement. The DSC has 12 adjustment points for the high speed compression as well as 10 adjustment points for the low speed compression allowing you to make large or small changes to further improve your performance. Adjustments can be made by simply twisting the "blue" high speed and "gold" low speed compression knobs located on the end of the remote reservoir of the FOX 2.5 coilovers. No tools or shop adjustments needed, allowing you to tune the suspension out on the trail. Along with DSC coilovers these kits come standard with FOX 2.0 IFP performance gas shocks in the rear. These components combined with the tried and true BDS IFS lift system bring an unbeatable suspension to the market for late model Ford F150 trucks.

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

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BDS Suspension adds to its stellar lineup of kits for the 2014-2016 Ford F150 trucks with new 6" DSC Coilover Systems and coilover upgrades. These new systems improve upon BDS’s standard 6" IFS lift kits as well as the 6" performance coilover systems by integrating a pair of specially built FOX 2.5 coilovers with dual speed compression (DSC) adjustable reservoir to easily tune the ride quality ideal for optimal performance over any terrain. These kits offer superior ride quality and performance whether cruising the highway or blazing a trail through Baja. Backed by Factory Protection Plus (FPP), this new system offers peace of mind with a 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. For more kit info see below.

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

Product Description

6" DSC Coilover Lift System
6" DSC Coilover Upgrade Kit

Vehicle Fitment

  • 2014 Ford F150 4WD
  • 2015-2016 Ford F150 4WD

Kit ID Number(s)

#1503FDSC (2014 F150 - 6" DSC C/O System)
#1506FDSC ('15-16 F150 - 6" DSC C/O System)
#88306114 ('14-16 F150 - 6" DSC C/O Upgrade)

MSRP

$3828.06 (#1503FDSC)
$3980.40 (#1506FDSC)
$2021.28 (#88306114)

DSC Coilover Kit Features

  • FOX 2.5 Remote Reservoir Coilovers w/ DSC
  • DSC has 12-Points of High Speed as well as 10-Points of Low Speed Compression Adjustment
  • Coilovers are Install Ready right out of the box
  • High Clearance Crossmember Design
  • Ductile Iron Steering Knuckles
  • Corrects Steering/CV Geometry
  • Fitment of up to 37" Tires

Rec'd Max Wheel/Tire Specs

37x12.50 tires on 18x9/20x9 wheels (5-5.5" BSing)

Available Accessories

#013429 - 4" Rear Block Kit
#122405 - Carrier Bearing Drop Kit

Ford F150 6" DSC Coilover Systems: Take your late model F150 to the next level with the new 6" DSC Coilover Systems from BDS Suspension. These new systems offer smooth on-road ride quality with superior performance across any terrain. Available as both a complete 6" DSC coilover system as well as an upgrade for current BDS 6" lift kit equipped trucks, these FOX 2.5 coilovers feature a remote reservoir with integrated DSC adjustment.

DSC (dual speed compression) adjustment is the next big thing allowing for easy adjustment of your truck's suspension compression dampening to dial in the ideal performance to soak up the bumps large and small. With DSC you get 12-points of high speed compression adjustment and 10-points of low speed adjustment so you can make those small or large adjustments to further improve performance. Adjustments can be made by simply twisting the "blue" high speed and "gold" low speed compression knobs located on the end of the remote reservoir. No tools or shop adjustments needed, these coilovers can be tuned while out on the trail. The coilovers come preset right out of the box to bolt into place for 6" of lift and use a threaded body that can be adjusted to compensate for winch bumpers and other accessories.

The complete 6" DSC coilover system uses a pair of heavy duty 1/4" steel high clearance crossmember to reposition the lower control arms and work in unison with the stout ductile cast iron extended steering knuckles. A heavy duty differential skid plate protects vital front end components during offroad use and ties the crossmember together for an extremely rigid subframe. The front differential is relocated to keep CV axle angles at a minimum and a bolt-in differential support brackets is supplied for extra strength. Also included are mounting brackets for the remote reservoir, bump stop extensions, sway bar relocation brackets, new alignment cam bolts, billet aluminum front driveshaft spacers and the FOX 2.5 coilovers with remote DSC reservoirs. In the rear BDS supplies an offset pin 5" lift block and black e-coated u-bolts to mount in place of the factory block. This recenter the rear axle in the wheel well and provides a level stance. Brake line brackets are supplied along with a pair of specially tuned FOX 2.0 series IFP gas shocks to compliment the front coilovers and improve the truck's performance on and off-road.

Take your late model Ford F150 to the next level with BDS Suspension and FOX. For more info head online to bds-suspension.com.

Ford F150 - BDS 6" DSC Coilover System

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BDS Lift Kit - Ford F150
6in DSC Coilover System
6in DSC Coilover System
FOX DSC Coilover

2016 Ford F150 w/ BDS 6" DSC Coilover System

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Ford F150 - BDS 6" Coilover Lift Kit on 35s
Ford F150 BDS 6" Lift Kit
Ford F150 BDS 6" Lift Kit
Ford F150 BDS 6" Lift Kit

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

New Product Announcement

December 15, 2015

PR.232: F150 – 4″ DSC C/O Kits

PART#

#572H (2.5″ Leveling Kit)

#1507H (4″ IFS Lift Kit)

#1507F (4″ C/O System)

#1507FDSC (4″ DSC C/O System)

#1506H (6″ IFS Lift Kit)

#1506F (6″ C/O System)

PRODUCTs

2.5″ Leveling Kit

4″ IFS Lift Kit

4″ Performance Coilover System 4″ DSC Coilover System

6″ IFS Lift Kit

6″ Performance Coilover System

APPLICATION

2015-2016 Ford F150 4WD

MSRP

See BDS Website or Dealer

SUPPORT FILES & LINKS

2015 Ford F150
2016 Ford F150 4WD
6″ Lift Kit | 35×12.50 Generals | 20×9 SOTA
View high–res truck images:
Truck-A, Truck-B

2015 Ford F150
2016 Ford F150 4WD
6″ Lift Kit | 35×12.50 Federals | 20×9 Moto Metals
View high–res truck images:
F150-AF150-B, F150-CF150-D,  F150-EF150-E


Watch the DSC Instructional Video
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BDS Suspension is now shipping 2016 Ford F150 Lift Kits

BDS Suspension is now shipping a full line of suspension systems for the 2016 Ford F150 4wd trucks. Available in 2.5″, 4″ and 6″ systems, BDS Suspension offers suspension options to meet your needs and clear up to 37″ tires. These kits carry over from 2015 models to fit up through the 2016 Ford F150 trucks. As with all BDS kits these include the No Fine Print Warranty and are designed to improve the performance, functionality, and curb appeal of the new 2016 Ford F150s without sacrificing the drivability owners have come to expect.

In addition to kit development, BDS has been working towards independent verification of FMVSS No.126 (electronic stability control system) compliance of all applicable BDS lift kits. Currently BDS is one of the few companies to test the late model Dodge Ram suspension lifts and confirmed compliance with FMVSS No.126 requirements. For more on BDS’s FMVSS No.126 compliancy testing see to FMVSS126. As with all BDS Suspension systems these kits are also backed by BDS’s exclusive No Fine Print Warranty as well as a 5-year, 100,000mile drivetrain protection plan keeping you safe and keeping your covered for the long haul. For more on Factory Protection Plus see 560plus.com. 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, 60,000 mile drivetrain warranty
  • FMVSS No.126 ESC System compliance
  • BDS’s exclusive No Fine Print Warranty

2.5″ Leveling Kit: BDS offers a 2.5″ leveling kit designed to eliminate the factory rake while improving the trucks all around performance and allowing larger wheels and tires to be installed. The kit integrates a new top mounted strut spacer in combination with a pre-load spacer to raise the front end while improving the handling and stability. This 2-piece strut spacer system is designed to allow the suspension to fully cycle through wheel travel without maxing out the upper ball joints as is the case with taller 1-piece strut spacer kits on the market. An optional 1″ rear block kit and rear shocks are also available, this kit allows for up to 35″ tires to be installed.

4″ and 6″ IFS Lift Kits: These new lift systems are based off the tried and true 2009-2014 BDS lift kits, but have been redesigned to fit on the updated 2015-2016 F150 chassis. These new lift kits are engineered to the highest standard, using quality materials built right here in the USA. The kit offers a smooth ride and reliable on-road handling coupled with impressive off-road performance and clearance for larger tires. The 4″ and 6″ systems utilize high clearance one-piece laser cut 1/4″ steel crossmembers, CNC-machined ductile iron steering knuckles, multipoint differential relocation brackets, heavy duty differential skid plate, 4″ or 6″ upper strut mount spacers to retain the OE ride quality, sway bar relocation brackets, new alignment cam bolts, and a billet aluminum driveshaft spacer. In the rear a taller lift block and new u-bolts is supplied to replace the factory 1.25″ block to eliminate stacking blocks. Rear brake line extensions and your choice of rear BDS-5500 series or Fox 2.0 shocks round out these kits. The 4″ system allows for up to 35″ tires to be installed while the 6″ system fits up to 37″ tires. These lift kits have been designed, tested, and independently confirmed to integrate flawlessly with the new electronic stability control (ESC) systems and meet FMVSS No.126 compliancy safety standards.

4″ and 6″ Performance Coilover Systems: The 4″ and 6″ performance coilover systems bring together the safety and capability of BDS’s 6″ lift kit with uncompromising performance of FOX factory series 2.5 remote reservoir coilovers and rear Fox 2.0 IFP shocks for true blend of on-road comfort and offroad performance. These systems include all the components of the standard 4″ or 6″ IFS systems with heavy duty high clearance crossmember, ductile iron steering knuckles, differential skid plate, sway bar relocation, diff relocation and more. In place of top mounted strut spacers and rear BDS-5500 series shocks these systems use FOX factory series 2.5 coilovers and rear 2.0 IFP gas shocks for exceptional performance and ride quality on any terrain.

The FOX factory series 2.5 remote reservoir coilovers come pre-tuned with Eibach coil springs for impressive high speed offroad performance and the coilovers are preset for 4″ or 6″ of lift right out of the box to speed up installation. Features include:

  • 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 out of the box

4″ DSC Coilover Systems: BDS ups the ante with new DSC coilover systems for the newer Ford F150 trucks. Currently only offered for the 4? lifts, these DSC (dual speed compression) coilovers takes your trucks performance to the next level with adjustable dampening allowing you to dial in your optimal performance in any terrain, on road of off. The coilovers themselves are FOX factory series 2.5 coilovers with a remote DSC reservoir. The come ready to bolt in and tuned for impressive performance tailored specifically to work with the BDS 4″ suspension lift. The DSC brings a new level of freedom to easily dial in the ride quality to soak up the harsh unpredictable terrain offroad while still providing a plush ride on pavement. The DSC has 12 adjustment points for the high speed compression as well as 10 adjustment points for the low speed compression allowing you to make large or small changes to further improve your performance. Adjustments can be made by simply twisting the “blue” high speed and “gold” low speed compression knobs located on the end of the remote reservoir of the FOX 2.5 coilovers. No tools or shop adjustments needed, allowing you to tune the suspension out on the trail. Along with DSC coilovers these kits come standard with FOX 2.0 IFP performance gas shocks in the rear. These components combined with the tried and true BDS IFS lift system bring an unbeatable suspension to the market for late model Ford F150 trucks.

4″ and 6″ Important Kit Notes:
1) Requires frame bracket modification.
2) 18′ or larger wheels required. Stock 17′ and 18′ wheels cannot be reinstalled. Stock 20s can be used with up to a 305/60r20 tire.
3) 18′ wheels with 5-5.5′ backspacing should be dry fit prior to mounting to ensure proper clearance to BDS steering knuckles.
4) E-brake bracket required for factory power steps (#123018)

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