New Product Release

BDS158

Part#

#697H

Product

4″ 4-Link Lift Kit

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)

#122314 (adjust track bar)

#122618 (traction bars)

#102003 (frt SS brake lines)

Application

2013 Dodge Ram 3500 4WD

Support Files & Links

View 4″ 4-Link Lift Online

Dodge 4" 4-Link Lift Kit

Dodge 3500 4″ 4-Link lift kit
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Dodge Ram 3500 w/ 4″ 4-link lift kit
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Dodge Ram 3500 w/ 4″ 4-link lift kit
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Dodge Ram 3500 w/ 4″ 4-link lift kit
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BDS 4″ 4-Link Lift Kit & Accessories

2013 Dodge Ram 1-ton 4WD

Coldwater, MI—December 30, 2013— BDS suspension continues to lead the industry with new and innovative products for late model RAM trucks. In addition to their existing lift and leveling kit options, BDS is excited to announce the release of a 4″ 4-link conversion kit to dramatically improve the ride quality and performance of late model 2013+ RAM 3500 4WD trucks equipped with factory front radius arms and rear leaf springs.

As with the widely popular BDS 4-link conversion for ’05-14 Ford Super Duty trucks, this kit converts the factory radius arm suspension to a true 4-link for increased stability, wheel travel, and improved handling across all terrains. The 4-link design limits caster change to less than 1-degree of change throughout wheel travel for better handling, steering control, and overall driveability. The heart of the system are a pair of massive frame-mounted brackets precision welded and engineered to locate the new upper and lower control arms to create the optimal suspension geometry for late model RAM trucks. The 4-link brackets are fabricated from 1/4″ thick steel and wrap around the frame as well as the factory radius arm brackets to create an extremely sturdy mount for the new arms. Removal of the factory radius arm brackets is not required allow the brackets to stay intact to speed up the installation time.

The upper and lower control arms are built from 2″ OD x 3/16″ wall DOM tubing for the strength to take any abuse you can throw at them. They utilize large 2.5″ OD polyurethane bushings to isolate road vibrations and are formed inward to allow for extra tire clearance while repositioning the front axle slightly forward for increase tire clearance to the backside of the front fenders when turned. These arms are finished in a durable textured black powder coating and use grease fittings for easy servicing.

In addition to the 4-link conversion, the kit includes everything needed to properly lift the new 2013 Ram 3500 trucks and clear up to 37″ tires. The additional height comes from a pair of specially designed progressive rate ProRide coil springs. The coils have been engineered and tested to improve the ride quality and performance across all terrains while holding up to the rigors that 1-ton truck owners demand. Due to the unique factory coil mount design on the new radius arm equipped trucks, BDS has developed left and right side-specific coils to improve performance and eliminate coil bowing. Also up front, a heavy duty fabricated front track bar bracket to recenter the front axle as well as a forged drop pitman arm and black e-coated brake line relocation hardware are included to reposition all steering and brake components.

In the rear, a 2″ tapered block kit is used along with black e-coated u-bolts to level the stance and allow for up to 37″ tires. Your choice of vehicle specific BDS-5500 hydraulic or Fox 2.0 performance gas shocks are used at all 4 corners to improve dampening performance on the late model 2013 Ram 1-Tons.

Available Accessories

BDS has a number of accessories available to fit the new 2013 RAM 3500 trucks. Both single and dual steering stabilizer kit 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. The dual stabilizer kits mount end-to-end with an attractive BDS branded center bracket. In addition to steering stabilizers, BDS offers a heavy duty adjustable front track bar to allow you to dial in 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. Lastly, BDS offers rear traction bar kits to fit the 2013 Ram 3500 trucks. Designed to eliminate axle wrap and keep the rear axle planted during hard acceleration, BDS traction bars are constructed from 1-1/4″ OD tubing and are 100% bolt-on.

As with all BDS products these are backed by the comprehensive Factory Protection Plus Plan. For more info on this new 4″ 4-link lift kit and available accessories, visit 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

New Product Release

BDS155

Part#

#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)

#122314 (adjust track bar)

Product

Single Steering Stabilizer

Dual Steering Stabilizer Kit

Adjustable Track Bar

Application

2013 Dodge Ram 3500 4WD

2014 Dodge Ram 2500 4WD

Support Files & Links

View Products Online

Dodge single steering stablizer

Dodge Single Stabilizer
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Dodge single steering stablizer

Dodge Dual Stabilizer
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Dodge adjustable track bar

Adjustable Track Bar
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Close-up of installed bracket and dual stabilizers
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BDS Radius Arm Ram Options

2013 Dodge Ram 1-ton 4WD & 2014 Dodge Ram 3/4-ton 4wd

Coldwater, MI—December 4, 2013— BDS Suspension leads the industry with new and innovative suspension products for the redesigned 2013 Ram 3500 and 2014 Ram 2500 trucks. In addition to the current suspension lifts and leveling kit options the engineers at BDS Suspension have developed new steering stabilizer kits as well as a heavy duty adjustable track bar to improve the performance of these late model RAM HD applications.

BDS offers single and dual steering stabilizers 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. Stabilizers use a twin tube hydraulic design, with 5/8″ hardened chrome shaft and polyurethane bushings. BDS single stabilizer kits mount in place of the OE stabilizer for quick and easy installation to improve handling performance.

BDS dual steering stabilizers are available with your choice of 5500-series, 9500-series, or Fox 2.0 stabilizers all vastly improving the handling performance of late model Ram 2500/3500 trucks with oversized tires. These new dual stabilizer kits feature an end-to-end design built off of a 3/16″ thick axle mounted center bracket and pair of tie rod mounted outer brackets. The kit mounts above the tie rod for optimal ground clearance while keeping stabilizer out of harms way when off-road. Brackets use a high quality black e-coated finish with stainless steel “BDS” center nameplate for a great looking finish. Installation is a breeze with bolt-on design easy to follow instructions.

BDS offers a heavy duty replacement adjustable front track bar for late model radius arm Ram HDs. 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. Parts come with a high quality black e-coated finish for a great look and excellent corrosion resistance. Requires 4″ of lift or more to be installed.

For more info on these new accessories and available suspension lift kits for 2013 Ram 3500 and 2014 Ram 2500 trucks, head to BDS Suspension or call (517) 279-2135.

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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

BDS151

Part#

#696H (4″ lift kit)

#122314 (adj track bar)

#55427 (5500 stabilizer)

#95427 (9500 stabilizer)

Product

4″ Lift Kit

Application

2013 Dodge Ram 3500 4WD

Support Files & Links

View all 2013 Dodge Ram 1-Ton Products

Dodge 4" Lift Kit

Dodge 3500 4″ lift kit
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Dodge 4" Lift Kit

Dodge 3500 4″ lift kit
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Dodge Ram 3500 w/ 4″ lift and 37″ tires
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BDS 4″ Lift Kit & Accessories

2013 Dodge Ram 1-ton 4WD

Coldwater, MI—October 13, 2013— BDS Suspension expands its product lineup with new suspension lift and accessory options for the redesigned 2013 Ram 3500 4WD trucks. The latest kit to hit the market is the BDS 4″ suspension lift. Lift is provided by new left and right side specific 4″ progressive rate Pro-Ride coil designed to fit the unique front coil mount design of the new Ram 3500 diesel trucks. These coils are engineered to improve ride quality across all terrains and hold up to any abuse you can throw at them.

Also included is a pair of 1/4″ steel radius arm relocation brackets to reposition the factory radius arms to correct suspension geometry at 4″ of lift. These brackets are designed for fast installation while increasing rigidity by tying into both the factory radius arm frame mount and the side of the frame rail.

In addition to the progressive coils and radius arm brackets, the kit includes a heavy duty front track bar bracket to reposition the front axle, a forged drop pitman arm to correct steering angles, brake line relocation, extended polyurethane bump stops, rear 2″ tapered block kit with black e-coated u-bolts, complete hardware pack, and your choice of BDS-5500 or Fox 2.0 shocks.

This 4″ kit is designed to level the stance and allow clearance for up to 37″ tires to be installed.

Accessories for the 2013 Dodge Ram 1-Ton 4WD

BDS is also releasing a number of accessories for the 2013 Ram 3500 trucks to include a heavy duty adjustable front track bar and new steering stabilizers. The track bar is constructed from 1-3/8″ solid steel stock, with heavy durometer polyurethane bushings and fine thread pinch bolt design turnbuckle for strength and adjustability to center the front axle. Steering stabilizers are an upgrade to the OEM stabilizer shock and available in both white and brushed metal finishes.

For more info on the new 4″ lift kit and other options for the 2013 Ram 3500 4WD trucks, head to BDS Suspension or call (517) 279-2135.

New Product Release

BDS150

Part#

#695H

#012203 (box kit only)

Product

2″ Leveling Kit

Application

2014 Dodge Ram 2500 4WD

Support Files & Links

View Leveling Kit

Dodge 2" leveling kit

Dodge 3500 2″ leveling kit
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Dodge 3500 2" leveling kit

Dodge 3500 2″ leveling kit
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Dodge Ram 2500 with leveling kit
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BDS 2″ Leveling Kits

2014 Dodge Ram 3/4-ton 4WD Trucks

Coldwater, MI—October 24, 2013— Following suit with the 2013 Ram 3500s switch from front 4-link to front radius arm suspension, the 2014 Ram 2500 trucks utilize the new radius arm front suspension. Also out back the traditional leaf spring has been replaced by a 4-link coil spring setup.

BDS Suspension now offers a 2″ leveling kit to fit the new 2014 Ram 2500 4wd trucks designed to eliminate the front end rake and allow for larger tires to be installed.

The kit utilizes a pair of heavy-duty construction, steel fabricated upper coil mounts that are pitched and indexed to work with the unique coil mounts of the new 2014 Ram 2500 trucks. The coil spacers are secured to the coil bucket to maintain proper indexing when the coil springs are unloaded and extended polyurethane bump stops are used to control suspension compression.

The kit is available with your choice of front and rear BDS-5500 or Fox 2.0 shocks to meet your on/off-road performance needs. This kit allows for 35″ tires to be installed.

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

BDSgrayThe buildup continues as the crew from BDS’s R&D Department tears into our new 2013 Ram 3500 Cummins to turn it into something cool. This truck has been our test mule over the last few months as we prototype new lift kits for work with the redesigned front radius arm suspension. With SEMA right around the corner we’ve installed a pre-production version of the 8” 4-link conversion long arm kit. There are a number of benefits to the radius arm-to-4Link long arm conversion including better handling characteristics and a less caster change throughout wheel travel.

Additionally on this build we’ve called in some favors with friends around the industry to help turn this truck into something cool. You may have read last week’s update where we received the 40×15.50×20 Nitto Mud Grapplers, 20×10 BMF Novakanes, Diamond Eye Exhaust, and front/rear Fusion Bumpers. This week we received the Spyder Auto smoked projection H/L and LED T/L, N-Fab Steps, and Extang tonneau cover.

The goal for this truck is to build a great looking, not over the top show truck that is still capable as a daily driver and tow rig. Stay tuned for more as this truck goes under the knife to get prepped for the 2013 SEMA Show. To see the Project Slate’s build intro video, click Project Slate Video 1, to see the latest update, watch below or click Project Slate Video 2.