Following the announcement earlier this week to launch the BDS NX² Nitro Series Premium Shock Absorbers, BDS Suspension will now be including these new gas charged 8500-series shocks as standard equipment in all (non-FOX coilover system) BDS lift kits starting today. These shocks are a noticeable upgrade to the 5500-series hydraulic shocks previously offered for improved performance and a smooth ride. The shocks use a pressurized nitrogen charged twin-tube design with 10-stage velocity sensitive valving for lighting fast adaptive dampening across any terrain. Each shock is specially valved per application and finished in a durable silver paint with polyurethane bushings and sleeves included. With the transition to the 8500-series gas shocks as standard equipment, the white bodied 5500-series hydraulic shocks will continue to be offered as an option for all BDS lift kits. Inventory will be maintained to offer 5500-series, NX² -series and FOX 2.0 -series shocks for all current applications. In addition to the NX² shock absorbers, BDS is also offering NX² steering stabilizers available for most applications.
The transition to the new 8500-series NX² shocks will include a slight increase in kit cost, $2.00 per shock at the retail level. Kit prices are reflective of this change when placing orders online through bds-suspension.com as well as with orders placed over the phone with the BDS sales team. We will have an updated eCatalog available with revised kit listings and pricing available in the coming days. The new shock part numbering system will follow in line with current 5500-series and FOX 2.0 numbers where the first digits correspond to the series (85) and last 3 digits correspond to the shock spec (i.e. 965). All 5500-series numbers can be updated by replacing the 55965 to 85965.
For more on the NX² shocks head to the official NX² new product announcement.