PR325

BDS Suspension expands its lineup of suspension systems for the late model 2017-2019 Ford Super Duty 4wd trucks with new 8" 4-Link Coilover Conversion Systems designed to take your truck to the next level for improved the performance, capability, comfort and curb appeal. These new systems join the existing 1" - 2" - 2.5" - 4" - 6" - 8" lift options and bring together the tried and true BDS 4-link conversion setup with FOX's 2.5 factory series coilovers (available with optional DSC adjustment) to enhance performance while allow clearance for up to 40" tires. As with all BDS lift kits, these 8" systems are backed by Factory Protection Plus for peace of mind wherever your adventures may take you. Factory Protection Plus includes BDS's exclusive No Fine Print Warranty along with a 5-year, 60,000-mile drivetrain warranty. Get the lift and the look you are after with these new 8" 4-link coilover lift kits from BDS Suspension.

Product Description

8" Coilover 4-Link System
8" DSC Coilover 4-Link System

Vehicle Fitment

2017-2019 Ford F250 4WD
2017-2019 Ford F350 4WD SRW
2017-2019 Ford F350 4WD DRW
*designed for diesel models only

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

Kit Info

#1541F - (8” 4-Link Coilover System) - $5560.85 msrp
#1541FDSC - (8” 4-Link DSC Coilover System) - $5880.85 msrp

Rec'd Wheel/Tire Specs

38x15.50 Tires on 17x10/18x10/20x10 Wheels (5” BS)
40x13.50 Tires on 17x10/18x10/20x10 Wheels (5” BS)
*Other sizes can be used, trimming may be necessary

8" Coilover System Features

FOX 2.5 coilovers for Next Level Performance
Pitman Arm/Track Bar Bracket for Steering Correction
4-Link Conversion for Improved Strength/Performance
T-Case Indexing Ring to Improve Front Driveline Angle
Glideride Replacement Rear Leaf Springs
Allows Fitment of up to 40" Tires

Available Accessories

#55380 - Dual Steering Stabilizer Mount
#98224010 - FOX 2.0 Dual Stabilizer (ea)
#123203 - HD Adjustable Track Bar
#123402 - Carrier Bearing Drop Kit
#123009 - Rear Extended Sway Bar Links
#123416 - Recoil Mounts (3.5/4" axle tube diameter)
#123426 - Recoil Mounts (4.5" axle tube diameter)
#123409 - RECOIL Traction Bars

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

Media Gallery

8" Coilover System
Ford Super Duty 8" DSC Coilover System
F250 4-Link Coilover System Installed
F250 with BDS 8" Coilover System in Moab Utah
F250 with BDS 8" Coilover System Towing

Coldwater, MI: The latest addition to BDS Suspension's lineup for the 2017 Ford Super Duty are new 8" 4-link coilover systems allowing Ford owners to take their trucks to new heights with clearance for up to 40" tires. These new 8" 4-link coilover systems join the current 1", 2", 2.5",  4", 6" and 8" lift options offering a wide range of lift systems and accessories to outfit your late model Super Duty These new 8" coilover systems use a heavy duty front 4-link control arm conversion to upgrade the factory stamped steel radius arms for improved strength, handling, and caster control. This setup is based off BDS's tried and true 4-link setup keying off the factory radius arm frame mount and ties into the frame rail and transmission crossmember for an extremely rigid control arm mount. The brackets are build from high strength 1/4" steel, come fully welded and finished in a durable textured black powdercoat with riveted BDS nameplates.  The upper and lower control arms are built from heavy wall 2" OD DOM steel tubing with massive 2-1/2" greaseable  frame mount bushings and reinforced clevis mounts to attach at the axle.

In place of the factory coil springs these system upgrade to a pair of specially tuned FOX 2.5 factory series remote reservoir coilovers to take your Super Duty to the next level. The coilovers feature a smooth bore and honed seamless alloy 2.5" body with threaded exterior for preload adjustment, 7/8" hardened steel carbon shaft, Eibach coil springs, black anodized machined 6061-T6 billet aluminum mounts and FOX's optional DSC (dual speed compression) adjustment technology built into the remote reservoir. DSC allows for easy adjustment of the vehicle's suspension compression dampening so you can dial in the ideal ride performance to soak up the bumps, both large and small. 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. These coilovers come preset right out of the box to provide 8" of lift and are valved for optimal performance with the weight of the 6.7L Powerstroke diesel engine. Installation is a breeze using the supplied frame and axle mounting brackets. Paired to these FOX coilovers are a set of auxiliary FOX 2.0 IFP performance gas shocks to mount into the factory location to further enhance damper performance for a smooth ride on any terrain.

For steering correction a forged drop pitman arm and heavy duty track bar relocation bracket are supplied. This brings the drag link angle closer to factory and keeps the steering angles in line with the relocated track bar for improved drivability and a recentered front axle. Also supplied for the front are bump stop extensions to limit suspension compression, sway bar drop brackets to correct the sway bar positioning, replacement NX2 steering stabilizer and extended length braided stainless steel brake lines. The new front driveline design requires correction when installing the 8" lift to retain use of 4WD at any speed. To do this BDS supplies a high strength transfer case indexing ring specific to the 8" systems to rotate the front output of the transfer case down to improve the front driveline operating angle. The indexing ring uses ARP studs and includes new mounting hardware. BDS also supplies a heavy duty replacement transmission crossmember and new transfer case mounting bracket for additional clearance.

In the rear of these 8" systems BDS supplies full replacement Glideride leaf springs to provide full lift height and increased capacity with a built in overload spring. Finishing off the rear of this kit is a rear brake line relocation bracket as well as a pair of matching FOX 2.0 gas shocks to compliment the front setup for all around impressive performance.  These new 8" 4-link systems allow for clearance of 38-40" tires. Take your 2017-2019 Ford Super Duty to the next level with BDS Suspension and FOX.

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

introAfter months of anticipation the 2017 Ford Super Duty trucks are rolling out and starting to hit the dealership lots for mass consumption. Redesigned from the ground up, the new Super Duty features a stronger chassis, lighter weight, and increased payload. Following suit with the 2015 release of the F150, the Super Duty now touts an aluminum body and and tons of new technology packed in. After a generation of frame flex with a c-channel frame the new 2017 trucks are using a fully boxed frame for increased rigidity. Under the hood the truck is offered with a 6.2L V8 gas, but we all know the majority will opt for the 6.7L Power Stroke turbo diesel putting out 440 HP stock and a monstrous 925 lb/ft of torque. As for styling, some may say (me included) that the new boxy front end and plain body styling is step in the wrong direction from the good looks of the 2011-2016 Super Duty, but you can’t deny its cutting edge for truck technology with tons of new cameras, sensors, and technology packed inside and out.

17f250sThe team here at BDS Suspension has been anxiously awaiting the new trucks and have big plans for kit development on the F250, F350, and F450 platforms. We’ve been sourcing several trucks and our engineering team has been hard at work developing a variety of suspension lift options for the redesigned 2017 suspension that will be hitting the market in the weeks and months to come. Stay tuned for more info as kits start shipping. Along with sourcing trucks for new product development, we just picked up our own 2017 Ford F250 Super Duty XLT, crew cab, short bed diesel to join the BDS fleet. This truck will be utilized everything from new product development and testing, towing and show duties, marketing and company promotional efforts over the next couple years. Now this isn’t our first time building a promotional truck, over the years we’ve build some memorable rigs like Project Raider (2015 Chevy 2500), the BDS Colorado (2015 Chevy Colorado), Project Slate (2013 RAM 3500), the BDS F250 (2012 Ford F250), Project KJ (2005 Jeep Liberty Diesel) and plenty of others.  For this 2017 Ford Super Duty we’ve got big plans, and a short deadline. We’ll be building this truck to highlight the new aluminum body and its offroad capability turning our new Super Duty into capable expedition/overlanding prepped rig. With less than 6 weeks till we hit the road for SEMA, the crunch is on to add suspension lift and accessories, wheels and tires, bumpers, lights, recovery gear, performance mods, extra storage and more before we hit the road for Vegas. Stay tuned for updates as we overhaul our 2017 Ford F250 Super Duty dubbed Project Ascension over the next several weeks.

Watch the Project Ascension Intro Video: (Go To Link)

Project Ascension Rendering:
bds-projectascension-rendering

PR213

NEW PRODUCT Anouncement

August 24, 2015

PR.213: 2016 Ford Super Duty Lift Kits

PART#

Diesel

#325H, #326H, #588H, #592H, #593H, #594H, #595H, #596H, #597H, #1500H, #1509H, #1510H, #596F, #597F, #596FDSC, #597FDSC

Gas

#325H, #326H, #578H, #580H, #582H, #583H, #584H, #585H, #586H, #587H,#1501H

PRODUCT

1″, 2″, 2.5″, 4″, 6″, 8″ Lift Kits

APPLICATION

2011-2016 Ford F250 4WD Diesel

2011-2016 Ford F350 4WD Diesel

MSRP

$251.92 – $5425.81

SUPPORT FILES & LINKS

View 2016 F250/F350 Kits Online

2 inch Coil Spacers
F250/F350 – 2″ Leveling Kits

2.5 inch Radius Arm System
F250/F350 – 2.5″ Radius Arm System

4-6 inch Standard Lift Kits
F250/F350 – 4-6″ Standard Lift Kits

4-6in 4-Link Systems
F250/F350 – 4-6″ 4-Link System

6in Coilover Conversion 4-Link System
F250/F350 – 6″ C/O 4-Link System

8 inch 4-Link System
F250/F350 – 8″ 4-Link System

1-8″ BDS Lift Kits for the 2016 Ford Super Duty

BDS Suspension now offers a full lineup of suspension lifts and accessories for the 2016 Ford Super Duty. All 2011-2015 Super Duty kits have been test fit and confirmed compatible with the new 2016 Ford F250/F350 Super Duty 4WD models. This lineup include 1-2″ leveling kits, radius arm kits, 4-8″ 4-link kits, Fox shock and coilovers, 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 Super Duty 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, 60,000 mile drivetrain warranty
  • BDS’s exclusive No Fine Print Warranty

2016 Ford Super Duty Lift Kits:

BDS Suspension is now shipping suspension lifts for the 2016 Ford F250/F350 Super Duty trucks. Available in 1″, 2″, 2.5″, 4″, 6″, and 8″ lift heights, these new kits are designed to improve the performance, functionality, and curb appeal of your late model Ford while retaining the handling characteristics owners have come to expect.

1-2″ Kits: The 1″ and 2″ leveling kits utilize a pair of lower coil spacers to retain the factory ride quality and handling characteristics while allowing for 33″ tires to be installed. 2″ kits include ball joint alignment cams. Your choice of BDS-5500 and Fox 2.0 performance gas shocks are available to upgrade the factory shocks. [see more]

2.5″ Radius Arm Kits: This small lift packs a big punch with clearance for up to 35″ tires. Kits include progressive rate Proride coil springs, a heavy duty adjustable track bar and thick-wall gusseted tubular radius arms to correct alignment caster and maximize ground clearance. In the rear a small replacement block is used to level the stance as well as your choice of BDS-5500 or Fox 2.0 gas shocks. [see more]

2.5-6″ Standard Kits: BDS offers 2.5″, 4″ and 6″ standard lift kits are available to clear up to 37″ tires. The 2.5″ kits include springs, blocks, your choice of shocks, sway bar relocation, alignment cams and adjustable track bar.  4″ and 6″ kits utilize a pair of 1/4″ thick drop brackets to reposition the stock radius arms for stock-like handling characteristics. A heavy duty track bar bracket recenters the front axle and mimics the new steering angles created by the forged pitman arm to eliminate bump steer issues seen with other kits. Also included is sway bar relocation, brake line extensions, bump stop extensions, new steering stabilizer mount, front and rear shocks, and your choice of rear block kit or replacement Glide-Ride leaf springs. [see more]

4-6″ 4-Link Kits: Stepping up from the standard 4″ and 6″ lift kits, BDS Suspension offers 4-link conversion kits to improve the handling characteristics and off-road performance. The 4-link design improves is much stronger while reducing caster change to less than 1 degree throughout wheel travel for better control. Heavy duty 4-link brackets with massive 2″ x .250 wall DOM tubular upper and lower greaseable control arms. These systems also integrate Pro-Ride coils, steering correction, sway bar relocation, brake line extension, your choice of available shocks and multiple rear lift options to level the stance. [see more]

6″ C/O 4-Link Kits: These C/O conversion kits take the performance to a new level with Fox 2.5 Factory Series remote reservoir coilover transforming the BDS 4-link system into a race prepped desert chase truck. The coilers are precision tuned to replace the factory coil-and-shock setup for vastly improved dampening offroad while still offering smooth on-road performance. The setup uses a replacement 1/4″ thick coilover mount with integrated auxiliary shock mount able to fit a 2.0-3.0 shock for increased dampening. This combined with BDS 4-link is an unbeatable under your Ford Super Duty. [see more]

8″ 4-Link Kits: Using the popular 4-link design, BDS offers the 8″ suspension lift kit able to clear 38″ tires and give you a new perspective on or off the road. The system includes longer upper and lower DOM tubular control arms, diesel/gas engine specific 8″ Pro-Ride coil springs, forged pitman arm, heavy duty track bar relocation bracket, bump stop extension, sway bar relocation, brake line extension, steering stabilizer mount, rear Glide-Ride leaf springs, and multiple front/rear shock mounting options. [see more]

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

 

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

 

NEW PRODUCT Anouncement

August 20, 2015

PR.211: 6″ C/O 4-Link Systems

PART#

#596F (F250 – 2″ OE rear block)

#597F (F350 – 3.5″ OE rear block)

PRODUCT

6″ Coilover 4-Link System

APPLICATION

2011-2016 Ford F250 4WD Diesel

2011-2016 Ford F350 4WD Diesel

(additional year listings coming soon)

MSRP

$5425.81

SUPPORT FILES & LINKS

View F250/F350 C/O Kits Online

View Kit Install Instructions

View C/O Install Instructions

View Product Flyer

Watch the C/O Kit install on Xtreme Offroad

4" lift kit
F250/F350 – 6″ C/O 4-Link System
View hi-res kit images:
Kit-A, Kit-B, Kit-C, Kit-D

Ford Super Duty Coilover Kit
F250 w/ 6″ C/O 4-Link System
6″ C/O Kit | 37×12.50 | 20×10
View hi–res truck images:
Truck-A, Truck-B, Truck-C, Truck-D, Truck-E

BDS 6″ Coilover conversion 4-Link Systems for Ford Super Duty

The newest kit on the block from BDS Suspension is the 6″ Performance Coilover Conversion 4-Link System designed for late model Ford Super Duty 4WD trucks. Meticulously engineered by the team the BDS Suspension and Fox this kit allows you to transform your coil sprung radius arm F250/F350 into a chase prepped, race tuned, Moab proven trail monster with room for 37″ tires. In addition to improved stability and handling in any terrain, the Fox 2.5 remote coilovers and auxiliary Fox shocks offer vastly improved dampening capabilities tuned for premium performance across any terrain. This coupled with Factory Protection Plus (FPP) gives you the piece of mind to use it and abuse it wherever your next adventure may take you. FPP combines BDS’s No Fine Print Lifetime Warranty and a 5-year 100,000-mile drivetrain warranty at no additional cost to the consumer. Get the most out of your Ford Super Duty with BDS Suspension 6″ Coilover Conversion 4-Link Systems.

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, 100,000 mile drivetrain warranty
  • BDS’s exclusive No Fine Print Warranty

Ford Super Duty C/O Lift Kits: BDS Suspension adds to its extensive lineup of coilover suspension systems with new 6” Performance Coilover 4-Link Systems for the 2011-2016 Ford F250/F350 Super Duty  4WD diesel trucks. Designed to allow the installation of Fox 2.5 factory series remote reservoir coilovers, this new system far surpasses the performance and capability of your Super Duty’s stock suspension with more stability, improved handling, and better dampening in any terrain. Michigan built and Moab tested, these new coilover conversion 4-link systems are built to perform.

The system utilizes a pair of Fox 2.5 factory series remote coilovers tuned specifically to optimize suspension performance on the diesel equipped Ford Super Duty. The 8″ travel coilovers feature a smooth bore and honed seamless alloy body, 7/8″ hardened steel carbon shaft, Eibach coil springs and black anodized machined 6061-T6 billet aluminum mounts. The key to mounting these new coilovers are the new mounts supplied by BDS. In place of the factory stamped steel coil buckets BDS includes a pair of the massive 1/4″ thick steel, gusted construction coilover mounting brackets designed to bolt in place using the factory frame holes. This provides a stout mounting point for the new Fox 2.5 coilovers with provisions to mount the remote reservoirs as well as an auxiliary shock for even further dampen capability. The auxiliary shock mount will accept anything from the supplied Fox 2.0 Performance series shocks up to the massive 3.0 Fox Factory series cylinders. At the axle, new double-shear C/O mounting brackets bolt in for a direct replacement to the factory coil seats.  The all brackets are finished in a durable textured black powder coat finish with integrated mounting tabs to retain the factory brake and ABS lines. 

To complement the increased performance of the new coilovers, BDS designed the kit around the popular BDS 4-link conversion to upgrade the stock stamped steel factory radius arms.  The BDS Super Duty 4-Link conversion has long been a go to for 2005-15 Super Duty truck owners looking to improve their trucks drivability and performance.  The full replacement 4-link frame brackets bolt into factory holes and create a solid mounting location for the massive tubular 4-link arms.  These arms allow the front suspension geometry to be optimized for control and handling through all types of terrain. The front portion of the lift system also includes a forged drop pitman arm and front track bar relocation bracket to correct steering and track bar angles as well as to center the axle under the vehicle.  Front bump stop extensions, sway bar drops, and brake line relocation brackets round out the front of this system.  In the rear, full replacement BDS Glideride leaf springs provide the lift needed to level and level the stance. The springs are a 5-leaf design with built in overload leaf to assist when carrying heavy loads. New black e-coated u-bolts, brake line brackets and Fox 2.0 performance gas shocks are supplied to round out the 6″ coilover conversion 4-link system.

Important Kit Notes:
1) If equipped with 2-piece driveshaft, #123402 carrier bearing drop kit may be required.
2) Although extremely rare, front driveline vibration may occur.
3) If equipped with rear sway bar, #123009 extended sway bar links are required.
4) Front auxiliary shocks can be omitted from kit, system can be used with C/O installed alone

6″ C/O Kit Accessories:
#55368 – Single Steering Stabilizer Mount
#55415 – Single 5500-series Stabilizer Cylinder
#95415 – Single 9500-series Stabilizer Cylinder

#55358 – Dual Steering Stabilizer Mount
#55405 – Dual 5500-series Stabilizer Cylinder (ea)
#95405 – Dual 9500-series Stabilizer Cylinder (ea)
#98224019 – Dual Fox 2.0 50/50 Stabilizer Cylinder (ea)

#123402 – Carrier Bearing Drop Kit
#123009 – Extended Rear Sway Bar Links
#123202 – Heavy Duty Adjustable Track Bar
#123020 – Front Bumper Spacer Kit

6″ C/O Mount – Aux Shock Dimensions: In the front, the BDS.123612 C/O conversion system includes the necessary small hourglass shock bushings/sleeve (EB1 size) to convert eye-to-eye shocks for proper mounting.   A shock with a minimum of 27.75” extended (eye-to-eye) and maximum of 19.75” collapsed length can be used.  The auxiliary mounting position can handle up to a Fox Factory 3.0 cylinder, including standard and reservoir shock options.

Max Tire/Wheel Recommendations:
37×12.50 Tires w/ 17×9, 18×9, 20×9, 22×9 (4.5″ BS) Wheels

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

 

We’re in route to the 2015 Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, UT and as with any trip heading westward from our Coldwater, MI facilities it has become our standard stop I-80 in Des Moines, Iowa at Twin Peaks to grab some grub on the long haul. I think its safe to say the staff like the BDS F250….

twinpeaks-f250The road trip continues, there are trail to be wheeled with the BDS F250 and Project KJ. Stay tuned for updates on the BDS Facebook and Instagram pages and see how the BDS F250 came together on the build thread at BDS Blog – BDS F250

 

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Its down to the wire as the BDS R&D crew does final assembly on the BDS F250 before it hits the road in route to Moab, UT for Easter Jeep Safari. A fresh set of graphics were ordered for a 2-ton charcoal/white color scheme (available to fit your truck in the BDS vehicle wraps section). With the tight deadline approaching Highlander Graphics came in town to install the graphics in our adjacent photo studio while we prepped and painted the modified Fab Fours bumpers to match the theme, charcoal front and white rear. With the Warn M10000 winch and Vision X cannon lighting bolted down the bumpers were hoisted into place on the truck and everything was wired up. The Airlift airbags and Wireless One compressor system was installed using the BDS (prototype) air support system to allow additional towing support without limiting suspension travel. Amp Research power steps were installed to make cab access easier and an Extang revolution tonneau cover was added for extra dry storage in the bed. Final touches up front include a Royalty Core RC2 mesh grill insert that bolts into the factory shell once the OE center is trimmed out. To help keep the gears cool we swapped to a high capacity finned aluminum Nitro rear diff cover. Just a few more things to button up and this truck will be mobile. Stay tuned to see the final outcome!