17 Responses

  1. Chelsea Preet
    Chelsea Preet at |

    The truck looks awesome! :)

  2. Drop Suspension
    Drop Suspension at |

    You have done a great job with it. I am always pleased to read from your articles.

  3. Nick
    Nick at |

    Can u fit 40″ tires with this lift?

  4. Matt
    Matt at |

    @BDS I love this lift on the mega cabs. I’m getting ready to purchase a brand new laramie limited mega cab and want to put this lift on. I am also planning on putting on Toyo 40×15.50R22′s on it. My only question is this… So when you say that the “fenders will need to be trimmed”, do you mean the plastic or the actual fender? Also, what offset are those bmf wheels? Would 40′s fit with an American Force wheels 22×12 and a -40 offset?

  5. RJ
    RJ at |

    Shane,
    Is this the Dodge Mineral Gray Metallic or have you done a custom paint to it?

    RJ

  6. Robert
    Robert at |

    First of all, I love my 6″ BDS Longarm set-up. I have a 2012 2500 Laramie Longhorn Limited and am running 35s on 20″ BMFs. I will probably go to 37s soon. While I love the lift, the only issue that I ran into was the mounting brackets for the longarms. The installer ended up having to weld them to the frame as they would “pop” when turning or going over any size bump in the road. This was a common occurrence with the BDS LA kit on any Ram 2500 or 3500. Other than this issue, everything is great!

  7. Justin
    Justin at |

    Robert, Ive personally installed about 10 of the BDS Long Arm kits & not a single one pops. I am willing to bet the installer didnt put the spacer washers between the frame & bracket, as each & every truck is different and/or he didnt seat the rivet nuts properly into the frame, which mount the bracket against the frame.

  8. Shane Hayward
    Shane Hayward at |

    Thanks for all the great feedback. BDS is the best and the ride with the 8″ Longarm and Fox 2.0 Shocks is amazing to say the least!!! All this time later and I still have nothing but great things to say about BDS and every product I got from them to include the traction bars, dual steering stabilizers and the triple front shock setup. I put that stuff through hell and it just keep taking it…

  9. Travis
    Travis at |

    I have the bds lift and its the best lift i ever had. I put that thing thru hell. My cheapo shocks are blown tho but have the fox 2.0 on the way. Curious on the difference in ride. Cant wait to try them. I have had 12″ bulletproof lift but bds is #1 in my book

  10. LJ
    LJ at |

    Have you guys ever added 2″ spacers to the 8″ BDS-LA Kit? If so, which brand? Was it cool, or did it create any unusual issues?

  11. BDS Suspension
    BDS Suspension at |

    Hey LJ, it’s a fairly common question we get asked as far as stretching our 8” long arm kit to 10”. We do offer a 2” coil spacer kit that can be used in conjunction with out 8” long arm kit, however there are other components that will need to be upgraded to allow the truck to function properly and sit level. BDS tech support is your best point of contact to discuss it at (517) 279-2135.

  12. Todd
    Todd at |

    I love the new revised long arm power wagon kit wich was ment for a four door,
    The arms are pretty Stout!
    my issue is ive got a rare 05 2 door.
    Issues are the front coils sag as more weight is on the front and She is down over an inch and its only been 5 months kinda looks a Lil goofy…been looking into fourms and thuren fab or carli suspension are the way to go for the front coils as bds uses the same gas coil at an 365 spring rate the same as an ram 1500 with a plastic bumper…ive got the steel bumper stock bumper skid plates rock rails winch and winch cable winch frame mount plus the added cooling capacity, the 140lbd smart bar manual transfer case abd dual front drive shaft…heavier trans cooler etc im up approximately 500-600 lbs in the front than the 1500 and about 400lbs shy of a diesel if I put on an aftermarket bumper in looking at an 2-3in sag gona Run Thuren 6 in diesel coils and dt pro fab adjustable sway bar links will yeild about 7in when settled.
    If you buy the Deaver rear leafs make sure to get the thuren shackles and dont over tighten or else em leafs will be too Damn stiff ive broken em in properly and now there silky smooth. The bds track bar seems pretty Stout and the fox shocks are a nice improvement but I wander how good the valving is and if they will support 7-7.5 inches of lift on the front plus with the leafs I never recived any rear bump stops for the frame axle. I’m out in milford mi and diversifid creations does great work on installs FYI I recomend there install experience

  13. Jamison
    Jamison at |

    What’s the deal with the long arm bracket hitting the tires when you turn. I have a 2012′ ram dually with 6″ LA lift with 37s and design is getting to me . So I put 2″ spacers in front and now tires hit rear part of fender. Should I go to 8″?

  14. BDS Suspension
    BDS Suspension at |

    @Jamison, the interference issue is likely caused by the backspacing of the wheels you are currently using. 37s are a tight fit with 6” can fit with the right wheels or some fender trimming. BDS tech support is available to discuss it further at (517) 279-2135 or tech@bds-suspension.com and we list our recommended wheel width/backspacing specs on our website at http://bds-suspension.com/product?kid=629H

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