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
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Dodge Ram Sway Bar Disconnect
#122414 Sway Bar Disconnects
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Dodge Ram Sway Bar Disconnect
#122414 Disconnect Upgrade Kit
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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.

 

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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

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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