BDS New Product Announcement #238: 2016 RAM 3500 Lift Kits Now Shipping

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BDS Suspension now offers a full lineup of suspension lifts and accessories for the 2016 RAM 3500 4WD trucks. All 2013-2015 RAM 3500 kits have been test fitted and confirmed compatible with the new 2016 models. This lineup include 2" leveling kits, 3" radius arm kits, 4-6" standard kits as well as 4", 6", and 8" 4-link systems, Fox shocks, 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 RAM 3500 to new heights with BDS Suspension.

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

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Vehicle Fitment

    • 2013-2016 RAM 3500 4WD Gas
    • 2013-2016 RAM 3500 4WD Diesel

Product Description

2" Leveling Kit (diesel & gas)
3" Radius Arm System (diesel)
4" Standard Lift Kit (diesel & gas)
4" 4-Link System (diesel & gas)
5.5" Standard Lift Kit (gas)
5.5" 4-Link System (gas)
6" Standard Lift Kit (diesel)
6" 4-Link System (diesel)
8" 4-Link System (diesel)

Base Kit MSRP(s)

$373.35 - 2" Leveling Kit
$1627.51 - 3" Radius Arm System
$1661.16 - 4" Standard Lift Kits
$1889.22 - 4" 4-Link Systems
$1592.13 - 5.5" Standard Lift Kit
$2261.51 - 5.5" 4-Link System
$1727.85 - 6" Standard Lift Kit
$2397.23 - 6" 4-Link System
$3491.05 - 8" 4-Link System

Available Accessories

FOX 2.0 Gas Performance Shocks (all kits)
Dual Shock Hoop Kit (shocks sold separately)
Single Steering Stabilizer Kits
Dual Steering Stabilizer Kits
Adjustable Front Track Bar
Sway Bar Disconnects
Extended Front Stainless Steel Brake Lines
Carrier Bearing Drop Kit
HD Traction Bars

BDS Suspension is now shipping a full lineup of suspension lifts for the 2016 RAM 3500 4WD trucks. Available in 2", 3", 4", 5.5- 6", and 8" lift heights, these new kits are designed to improve the performance, functionality, and curb appeal of your late model RAM HD while retaining the handling characteristics and drivability RAM owners have come to expect. All kits are offer with your choice of BDS 5500-series hydraulic shocks as well as precision tuned Fox 2.0 gas shocks for superior performance.

2" Leveling Kits: The 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 gas shocks.

3" Radius Arm Lift Kits: 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 high clearance tubular radius arms with large 3.5" bushings, a solid stock turnbuckle style adjustable track bar, new spherical bushing extended swaybar links , 2" rear block kit and your choice of shocks.

4-6" Standard Lift Kits: These kits are designed to retain the factory radius arms by relocating the frame mounting location using a pair of 1/4" thick 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 gas or diesel engine specific progressive rate full length ProRide front coil springs offering improved performance across all terrains. Rounding out these kits are heavy duty fabricated front track bar brackets, forged drop pitman arm, extended bump stops, brake line relocation brackets, high clearance tranny crossmember and indexing ring (5.5-6" kits only), rear block and u-bolt or optional full leaf pack (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 gas or diesel engine specific full length progressive rate ProRide coil springs, front 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 block and u-bolt or optional full leaf pack (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 Kits: The 8" 4-link system is built around the same 4-link conversion system that is used for the 4" and 6" kits. By converting the stock radius arm front suspension to a 4-link, better control the caster change through full suspension travel is achieved for better handling characteristics along with more stability and strength. Dual rate front 8" coil springs are designed to work in harmony with the 4-link system to give excellent on-road handling and ride while still being able to handle the heavy loads a 1 ton truck was built for. Steering and track bar correction are included in the form of a dropped pitman arm and track bar relocation bracket. New extended sway bar links are included to correct the front sway bar angle. Front stainless steel extended brake lines and bump stop extensions round out the included front components. At the t-case BDS supplies either 6-bolt and 8-bolt t-case indexing kits to fit both transmissions offered by RAM along with a new transmission crossmember. In the rear a the kit is offerd with both a block/add-a-leaf setup as well as a replacement spring set to achieve a leveled stance with room for up to 40" tires.

2016 RAM 3500 Suspension Lift Systems

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8'' 4-Link Long Arm System - RAM 3500
6" 4-Link Suspension System - RAM 3500

2016 RAM 3500 Accessories

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RAM HD Radius Arm Upgrade Kit
RAM 2500/3500 Dual Shock Hoop w/ Fox 2.0s
Sway Bar Quick Diconnects
Adjustable Track Bar
4-Link Upgrade Kit

26 Responses

  1. Alain pitre
    Alain pitre at | | Reply

    BDS suspension is probably the biggest company for lifting our trucks, please come up with a lift for our HD ram trucks with factory rear air bags (3500). I want to purchase a good quality lift but don’t want to “jimmy rig” the rear air bags, I’m sure you guys can come up with something good.

  2. Dan
    Dan at | | Reply

    Any updates?

    1. Owen k
      Owen k at | | Reply

      I am patiently awaiting a kit to lift a 3500 ram with factory air bags! What’s the ETA? Do you guys need a truck to test fit? I have a 17 3500 SRW Long horn 4×4 Cummins that needs lift!!

  3. Dan
    Dan at | | Reply

    Will the front leveling kit affect the rear air ride in a 3500?

  4. Nick Voltolina
    Nick Voltolina at | | Reply

    Agreed! We need you guys to come up with a quality system for our HD ram trucks with factory rear air bags (3500). I would love to get the 3″ Radius Arm Lift Kit with the factory air ride still working. My local dealer has mentioned they have a lot of interest in people wanting to do a 3-4″ kit in their 3500 with factory air ride. You guys would have the whole market share with being the only ones who offer it!

  5. Craig
    Craig at | | Reply

    What do you have for 2017 Megacab 3500 diesel want prob only a 4″ still like to be able to tow will 37″ fit under a 4″

  6. Sasha
    Sasha at | | Reply

    Any updates on 3500 with auto levelling bags? . Looking at 2017 in the next week and would rather get the truck with bags and looking to do 6″ lift I see on the website they are offered for the 2500 with bags but nothing for 3500 c’mon

  7. Inoke
    Inoke at | | Reply

    Any updates on lift kit for 2016 3500 with rear factory air bags….these trucks only look good lifted…hha….thank you

  8. Donald
    Donald at | | Reply

    Imma tell you what you got a lot more guys waiting on that kit then you think I just saw this post I’m gonna buy a 2017 ram 3500 in a month or so with the airbag suspension please hurry and offer the 6″ lift kit for us. Hope you guys already have that being worked on.

  9. Donald
    Donald at | | Reply

    You know these things are gonna fly off the shelves the airbag suspension is the way to go

  10. Clint
    Clint at | | Reply

    looks like this topic is a year old now. any movement on Ram 3500 trucks with factory airbags yet?

  11. Nick Sullivan
    Nick Sullivan at | | Reply

    Any update on the factory rear air setup for a 3500?

  12. Nick Sullivan
    Nick Sullivan at | | Reply

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kr0PYOCpio&t=308s

    Here is the comment from this video about getting the air ride to work:
    +SacredDuramax No not at all. BDS made me a custom spacer to make everything work great?

  13. marvin mcgee Laymon
    marvin mcgee Laymon at | | Reply

    Any updates on the air ride lifts?????

  14. Tyler Weber
    Tyler Weber at | | Reply

    Just wanted to chime in. You’ve got another customer for the 3500 air-bag equipped 6″ lift waiting should you decide to make one.

  15. marvin mcgee Laymon
    marvin mcgee Laymon at | | Reply

    Who do i talk to about getting the octacrusier spacer?

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