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BDS Suspension adds to its extensive lineup of lifts and accessories for the '14 Chevy/GMC 1500 trucks and SUVs with upgraded NX2-series gas struts standard in the base 6" IFS Systems. These NX2-struts offer improved performance on and offroad with multi-stage valving designed to react to changes in terrain. Finished in a durable gloss silver, these full length NX2 struts are designed for use with the factory springs and provided top mounting plate to work with the rest of the BDS systems for 6" of lift with no need to add strut spacers. These struts are now standard equipment in 6" High Clearance IFS Systems for the 2014-18 GM1500 Trucks and 2015-18 GM1500 SUVs.

Product Description

6" IFS Systems w/ NX2 Struts

Product Info

#710H / 710FS - 6" IFS System w/Block (Cast Steel) - 14-18 GM1500 Truck 4WD
#711H / 711FS - 6" IFS System w/Block (Stamped/Alum) - 14-18 GM1500 Truck 4WD
#717H / 717FS - 6" IFS System w/Spring (Cast Steel) - 14-18 GM1500 Truck 4WD
#718H / 718FS - 6" IFS System w/Spring (Stamped/Alum) - 14-18 GM1500 Truck 4WD
#731H / 731FS - 6" IFS System (Cast Steel) - 15-18 GM1500 SUV 4WD
#732H / 732FS - 6" IFS System (Stamped/Alum) - 15-18 GM1500 SUV 4WD
#736H - 6" IFS System (Stamped/Alum) - 15-18 GM1500 SUV 4WD w/ AutoRide
#737H - 6" IFS System (Cast Steel) - 15-18 GM1500 SUV 4WD w/ AutoRide

Vehicle Fitment

2014-2018 Chevy Silverado 1500
2014-2018 GMC Sierra 1500
2014-2018 Chevy Tahoe/Suburban*
2014-2018 GMC Yukon/Yukon XL*
 * with & without AutoRide

Features/Benefits

  • High Clearance design maximizes ground clearance.
  • Robust steering knuckles maintain ESC compliance.
  • Specially tuned NX2 front gas struts for improved performance.
  • Front and differential kid plates offer improved protection.
  • Multi-piece differential relocation brackets.
  • Factory Protection Plus included.
  • Allows clearance for up to 35” tires.

Available Accessories

#121151 - Performance UCA Kit - w/ OE Cast Steel Arms
#121152 - Performance UCA Kit - w/ OE Stamped Steel or Aluminum Arms

Rec'd Max Wheel/Tire Specs

33" x 12.50" w/17 x 8 and 4.5" back spacing
34" x 12.50" w/18 x 9 and 5" back spacing
35" x 12.50" w/20 x 9 and 5.75" back spacing
*Trimming may be required*

Install Time/Difficulty

8 Hours / 4 of 5

Factory Protection Plus
  • 5-year, 100,000 mile drivetrain warranty
  • BDS’s exclusive No Fine Print Warranty

***Check the BDS website to verify details prior to ordering to ensure information is up-to-date with current manufacturer listings***

NX2 Struts #98166
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#710H (GM Truck)
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#717H (GM Truck)
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#731H (GM SUV)
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#737H (GM SUV w/ AR)
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Chevy/GMC lift kit 719

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Part#

#719H (4.5″ w/o overload)

#721H (4.5″ w/ overload)

Product

4.5 inch Suspension Lift Kit

Application

2011-15 Chevy Silverado 2500HD 2WD/4WD

2011-15 GMC Sierra/Denali 2500HD 2WD/4WD

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4.5 inch lift kit
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Chevy 2500 w/ 4.5″ Lift Kit
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2011-2015 Chevy/GMC 2500HD 4WD 4.5″ Lift Kits

Coldwater, MI—January 12, 2015— BDS Suspension expands its suspension offerings with new 4.5″ high clearance no torsion bar drop suspension systems for the 2011-2015 Chevy/GMC 2500HD 4WD trucks. Much like the larger 6.5″ systems currently offered these new 4.5″ lift kits are designed to maximize ground clearance, improve offroad capability and and perform flawlessly on the highway at a more modest lift height able to clear 35″ tires.

The 4.5″ lift system is designed to integrate flawlessly with the new electronic stability control (ESC) systems. Up front the kit utilizes a pair of one-piece 1/4″ steel high clearance crossmembers, differential relocation brackets, heavy duty differential skid plate, support brace, and front BDS-branded skid plate to create a sturdy subframe and improved offroad protection. A pair of CNC-machined ductile iron steering knuckles dwarf the factory units and position off the stock upper arm and relocated lower arm mounts without increasing track width. To further increase the ground clearance over other kits this 4.5″ system tucks the torsion bars up tight to the chassis using a pair of torsion bar relocation brackets that key off the factory lower A-arm. This design maximizes break over ground clearance to keep you from getting high centered offroad as well as gives a clean streamline appearance. Extended DOT compliant braided stainless steel brake lines are supplied to all full suspension travel, longer links to allow the sway bar to function properly and your choice of BDS 5500 or Fox 2.0 gas shocks at all 4 corners.

Out back the kit is offered with 2″ or 3″ rear block and u-bolt kits to achieve your designed stance. As with all BDS suspension systems this new 4.5″ high clearance lift kit is backed by the Factory Protection Plus Program offering BDS’s exclusive no fine print warranty and a 5-year 60,000 mile drivetrain warranty free of charge.

For more info on this kit for the 2011-2015 Chevy/GMC 2500 HDs and to find the distributor nearest you, check out BDS Suspension or call (517) 279-2135.

All BDS Suspension Systems are Protected by the Factory Protection Plus Program offering superior coverage and peace of mind

Factory Protection Plus
  • 5-year, 60,000 mile drivetrain warranty
  • BDS’s exclusive No Fine Print Warranty
BDS Suspension lift kit 196H

Press Release

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Part#

196H (6.5/5 no top overload)

197H (6.5/5 w/ top overload)

198H (6.5/3 no top overload)

199H (6.5/3 w/ top overload)

Product

6.5 inch Suspension Lift Kit

Application

2015 Chevy 2500HD 4WD

2015 GMC 2500HD 4WD

Support Files & Links

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2015 Chevy/GMC lift kit

6.5 inch lift kit
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2015 Chevy/GMC 2500HD 4WD 6.5″ Lift Kits

Coldwater, MI—April 7, 2014—BDS Suspension expands its suspension listings with 6.5″ high clearance systems to fit the 2015 Chevy/GMC 2500HD 4WD trucks. This suspension system is designed to maximize ground clearance while creating the ideal suspension geometry for improved offroad performance without sacrificing on-road driveability. These kits have been trail tested and proven as the kit carries over from the 2011-2014 HD applications and allows clearance for up to 37″ tires.

The 6.5″ lift system is designed to integrate flawlessly with the new electronic stability control (ESC) systems. Up front the kit utilizes a pair of one-piece 1/4″ steel high clearance crossmembers, differential relocation brackets, heavy duty differential skid plate, support brace, and front skid plate to create a sturdy subframe and improved offroad protection. A pair of CNC-machined ductile iron steering knuckles dwarf the factory units and span the extra distance without increasing track width. The torsion bars are kept tight to the chassis with a pair of lower A-arm mounted relocation brackets with integrated bump stop extensions to maximize ground clearance without the need to lower the torsion bar crossmember as with other kits. The kit also includes new stainless steel brakes lines, extended sway bar links,  and your choice of BDS 5500 or Fox 2.0 gas shocks at all 4 corners.

Out back the kit is offered with 3″ or 5″ rear block kits to achieve your designed stance. Available for both top mounted overload equipped trucks and models without, the 3″ kit uses the standard rear block while the 5” option uses an integrated bump stop pad and u-bolt flip kit for a stronger design and maximum clearance. As with all BDS suspension systems this 6.5″ high clearance lift kit is backed by the Factory Protection Plus Program offering BDS’s exclusive no fine print warranty and a 5-year 60,000 mile drivetrain warranty free of charge.

For more info on this kit for the 2015 Chevy/GMC 2500 HDs and to find the distributor nearest you, check out BDS Suspension or call (517) 279-2135.

All BDS Suspension Systems are Protected by the Factory Protection Plus Program offering superior coverage and piece of mind

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

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SEMA Trucks: Freedom Fighter turned Big Thug

Each year the SEMA Show is flooded with amazing automobiles, lifted trucks, lower street rods, resto-mod classics and late model monsters all in the name of automotive customization. There’s something for everyone’s taste from the insane over-the-top to capable daily drivers. BDS Suspension attends this annual show out in Las Vegas and continues to make quite the statement with show vehicles scattered throughout the show grounds on display in exhibitor booths and featured vehicle spots.

Several years ago we got hooked up with Kelly Fromm, a retired US veteran with an eye for building some amazing rides. Kelly runs the Rev-It-Up for Wounded Warriors Memorial Tour,  a mobile memorial raising awareness and funds for wounded veterans. The tour has featured several vehicles from a 700+ hp Camaro (Veteran 1) and custom widebody ZL1 Camaro, to a ’10 Silverado (Fallen Warrior) and ’12 Chevy Dually (Freedom Fighter) tow rig all decked out with the lasted accessories and far-from-bashful patriotic graphics. With hundreds of thousands of dollars raised for wounded veterans, Kelly’s efforts are making a difference for disabled veterans coming back from oversees. Recently, however, a very unpatriotic and malicious act occurred. Kelly’s dually was vandalized, the graphics keyed and the truck damaged before its scheduled stop at the 2013 SEMA Show. With the show just around the corner, Kelly pulled the vinyl, fixed the body and opted for a fresh coat of cyber gray paint for a stealthy appearance. With the new look, Freedom Fighter became known as Big Thug.

Up front an Iron Cross bumper was installed for added protection. Rigid LEDs and a Warn winch were then installed to improve its recovery and visibility. The grill was swapped out for the RX3 model from RBP. Headlights were converted to Anzo USA projection units and up top a 50” LED light bar was installed. To improve the ground clearance a BDS 6.5” high clearance lift was installed along with Fox 2.0 shocks giving plenty of room to clear 35×12.50×22 Toyo M/Ts mounted up on 22 American Force Independence wheels. Iron Cross steps offer increased protection and make accessing the cab a bit easier. Out back an ARE “Z Series” cap was installed to add plenty of dry storage space and a CargoGlide rack system. Firestone airbags help keep the truck level when towing/hauling heavy loads. Under the hood the stock 6.6L Duramax was given some extra attention from an AEM cold air intake,  Edge Products Evolution CTS tuner, and a custom exhaust system. Inside the cab features Alga leather wrapped seats, a custom 3500-watt MTX stereo system and custom gauges to monitor the trucks vitals.

With the remodel, Big Thug continues to be Kelly’s primary tow rig hitting up events around the country for an amazing cause. We wish him the best and looking forward to  a continuing our partnership in the future. For more on the Rev-It-Up for Wounded Warriors Memorial Tour check it out the website or see the Rev-It-Up Tour Facebook page. For more on this ride head to BDS’s Facebook Page.

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What a year at SEMA… Record numbers, tons of new interest and a killer presence around the show, without a doubt one of our best years yet! This year marked our 5th year exhibiting at the SEMA looking back its amazing to see how far we’ve come since the company was founded 18 years ago. This year we teamed up with the other divisions of Sport Truck USA Inc (Zone Offroad Products, JKS Manufacturing, and Posi-Lok) to showcase new products and make some big announcements. The 25×80 booth space was transformed into a bar setting as we welcomed industry professionals, current dealers, and the media in for an ice cold beer and a casual conversation. We debuted a killer 2013 Ram 3500 sporting the BDS 8” 4-Link Conversion as well as the Project KJ, our Ultimate Adventure tested ’05 Liberty CRD. Needless to say, the booth went over well, the beer was drank, and it became the daily hangout of many from around the industry.

But the show isn’t just about a cool booth and free beer. This year the crew from BDS debuted a number of cool parts like the radius arm and 4-Link conversion kits for the  new 2013 Ram 3500 and 2014 Ram 2500 trucks, showcased new products for Ford, Chevy, and Dodge trucks and announced the Factory Protection Plus Program, a comprehensive package that includes the BDS No Fine Print Warranty, FMVSS No.126  ESC System testing, and 5year-60,000mile drivetrain coverage. There was quite a buzz going around the show with the announcements as many stopped by hang out in the booth and hear more about new products and upcoming projects.

Around the show BDS worked with a number of show builders to showcase products on a number of show trucks. Companies like Ford, Fusion Bumpers, Spyder Auto, American Force, Boondock Bumpers, Diamond Eye Performance, Dee Zee, and Iron Cross Automotive showcased BDS equipped vehicles in their booths as well as dozens of other companies who repped BDS on their featured vehicles around the show. BDS’s Project Slate was on display outside as a featured vehicle showing off a number of cool products as well as taking on towing duties to and from the show. All in all nearly 60 BDS-equipped trucks and Jeeps were on display for this year’s show helping gain exposure at the event as well as at various photoshoot following the show.

Simply put, we had a blast out at SEMA. Without a doubt our best year yet and thank you to everyone, our dealers, new customers, media members, and friends from around the industry for coming by our booth and helping make the 2013 SEMA Show an amazing event. We’re excited for the future and looking forward to a stellar 2014!

For more photos from this year’s SEMA Show, head on over to the BDS Facebook Page

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New Product Release

146

Part#

#121702

Product

Driveshaft Boot Extension

Application

2001-2010 GM 2500HD 2001-2010 GM 3500HD

Support Files & Links

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Driveshaft Boot

Chevy/GMC Driveshaft Boot
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Chevy/GMC 2500HD Driveshaft Boot Extension

2001-2010 GM 3/4-Ton and 1-Ton Trucks 4WD

Coldwater, MI—September 5, 2013— BDS now offers a driveshaft boot extension for the front of lifted 2001-2010 Chevy/GMC 2500HD trucks.

The HD factory front driveshaft boot is made of a stiff rubber that gets less pliable as it ages and is exposed to the elements. With ample slip available from the factory front driveshaft most lift kits retain the stock unit without the need to lengthen the shaft. The new boot extension allows the factory boot to be reinstalled once lifted and is designed to eliminate premature wear caused by over-stretching.

Precision machined from aluminum, the boot extension is extremely durable and utilizes 2 internal o-rings for a sealed and precise fit over the driveshaft, t-case output and boot. The extension is available as an upgrade for most lifted ’01-10 HDs as well as included in all BDS 4.5″ and 7″ High Clearance Lift Kits.

For more info on this kit and to locate the distributor nearest you, head to BDS Suspension or call (517) 279-2135.