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  1. Ben
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    I have been thinking about purchasing the 2014 chevy 1500 4×4 4inch suspension lift kit. I want 35inch on either a 18 or 20. Would either of these fit and by any chances do you have pictures of either one. Also how much stuff would it look?

    1. BDS Suspension
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      Hey Ben, thanks for you interest in BDS Suspension. We have had customers fit 35×12.50s with this 4” Lift System, however most choose to go with our 6” system for adequate clearance for larger wheels/tires. 18s and 20s can be used with this kit, however you’ll want to follow our recommendation for wheel width and wheel backspacing for proper clearance to the suspension components and to alleviate rubbing issues. Wheel/Tire recommended specs are available on the product pages at http://bds-suspension.com/product?kid=710H

      To view photos of BDS equipped 2014 Chevy 1500 trucks head to the BDS customer gallery at http://bds-suspension.com/bar or head to our Chevy/GMC album on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151154204061430.455231.238551361429&type=3

  2. Stephen
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    I have a question about factory wheels. I have a 2014 z71 and I am running 285 on 18″ factory wheels. Will the factory wheels work with the 4″ lift??

    1. Carter @ BDS Suspension
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      Hey Stephen, factory 18” wheels can be reinstalled with our 4” lift kit, however 295/65r18 are the maximum tire size we recommend running. Any wider may run into interference with the upper control arms. For more on the topic you can contact our sales/tech support team at (517) 279-2135

  3. Gary
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    I’m just curious about price and how this kit would look with 33in tires with a wide stance. I’m new to the 4×4 scene so I don’t know much about all the offsets on wheels.

    1. Carter @ BDS Suspension
      Carter @ BDS Suspension at | | Reply

      Hey Gary,
      As far a kit pricing, it will depend on the options you go with. We offer the standard kit as well as upgrades like Fox shocks and coilovers as well full springs options. You can build a kit to your specification and get MSRP on our website at http://bds-suspension.com/product?kid=712H or check with your local BDS distributor (http://bds-suspension.com/distributor-lookup) to see what they can offer you.

      The 4” lift on the newer GM1500s looks very proportional on 33” tires. You’ll want to be careful running wider wheels and smaller offsets as they increase the range of motion the tire takes up in the wheel well when turn from lock to lock. Fender trimming may be necessary to keep it from rubbing. While you have the option to run them, 10”-12”-14” wide wheels are outside of our recommended wheel and tire specs which can be found on the product page at the link above.

  4. Julius Sobiesiak
    Julius Sobiesiak at | | Reply

    Will this lift kit allow me to retain my stock 17 inch rims with 33 inch tall rubber on my 2015 sierra 1500

    1. Carter @ BDS Suspension
      Carter @ BDS Suspension at | | Reply

      Unfortunately not, Julius. The stock 17s have an interference issue with steering linkage on the replacement knuckles. For more info and important notes involving this kit head to http://bds-suspension.com/kit-customizer?kid=712H

  5. Logan
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    Have 2014 Silverado want to run 285-75-18. Rims would be stock. Would this work with a 4 inch lift or would a 6 inch lift be better. I really want to get a 4 with this set up.

    1. Logan
      Logan at | | Reply

      Or would I have to run a 3mm spacer or something ?

    2. Carter @ BDS Suspension
      Carter @ BDS Suspension at | | Reply

      Hey Logan,
      While the 285/75r18 tire size will work on the 4″ lift kit, unfortunately the stock 17-18″ wheel cannot be reinstalled with this lift kit due to the clearance issue with the tie rod ends with the new steering knuckles. If you’re set on reinstalling the factory wheels it would require a larger wheel spacer to achieve our recommended 5″ backspacing. For more on this kit and important notes head to http://bds-suspension.com/product?kid=712H and click on the “customize this kit” button.

  6. Logan
    Logan at | | Reply

    Or would I have to run like a 3 mm spacer?

  7. Jeff
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    Can you opt to move from the 4? kit to the 6?
    Kit after installing the 4? kit. Would it require a lot of replacement parts?

    1. Carter @ BDS Suspension
      Carter @ BDS Suspension at | | Reply

      Hey Jeff,
      the BDS 4″ and 6″ kits use the same base components so going from 4″ to 6″ isn’t a huge install or expense. You will need different spacer/struts/coilovers for the front and in the rear a taller lift block/u-bolts or upgrade to the BDS full leaf spring pack and longer shocks. For more on the topic feel free to contact the BDS sales/tech team at (517) 517-2135 or your local BDS Distributor http://bds-suspension.com/distributor-lookup

  8. Tim
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    Im looking at buying your 6 inch lift with fox front and rear for a 2015 silverado 1500 4×4. Will 18×10 (-24 offset) with a 295/65/18 tire fit without any problems?

    1. Carter @ BDS Suspension
      Carter @ BDS Suspension at | | Reply

      Hey Tim, thanks for your interest in BDS Suspension. We spec most of our kits to run 9″ wide wheels. That said other sizes can be used, but we can’t guarantee fitment without trimming needed as they aren’t sizes our engineers tested. Its fairly common to trim on the GM trucks due to the shape of the fenders, and wider wheels and small backspacing with increase the tires range of motion in the wheel well when turning side to side. 18×10 (-24) wheels measure out to about a 4.56″ backspacing and the 295/65r18 tires measures out to about 33×12″ which won’t be excessive so they should fit with little to no trimming needed on the 6″ performance coilover system

  9. Mr Michael G Snyder
    Mr Michael G Snyder at | | Reply

    I have a 15 Denali with mag-ride and a specific rough country 7 in lift when I go into any kind of corner my stabilitrack/ antilock engages causing a severe shift in body, brake , and steering control to the point it makes the vehicle unsafe. I have already programmed the 35 in tires but it made no difference. it has been to several “4wd shops” and Gmc dealers nobody knows why. Can any one help me? BY THE WAY I AM A 40 YEAR TECHNICIAN” so no silly answers please. Thank you much. MICHAEL

    1. Carter @ BDS Suspension
      Carter @ BDS Suspension at | | Reply

      Hi Michael,
      I can understand the frustration dealing with issues like that, GMC’s Magneride System is is very temperamental to being modified. We spent our share of time developing and testing our 6″ kits to work the factory system to allow full functionality of the system without causing ESC issues to be FMVSS No.126 compliant. The sensor positioning is key to function as well as retaining OEM suspension/steering geometry with the lift kit. I can’t speak for the RC kit or how it was designed to work with the Magneride system, but we have heard of similar issues from other GMC owners (Magneride and non-Magneride) running other kits. Several of our dealers have swapped the kits out for the BDS 6″ systems and the issues went away. First step would be to contact RC to see if they have any input on the topic. From there we’d be happy to point you in the direction of BDS dealers for their input on trucks the’ve had similar issues with. For more on our Magneride compatible kits head to http://bds-suspension.com/product?kid=725H and to contact our tech support team head to (517) 279-2135 or tech-bds@sporttruckusainc.com

  10. Tim
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    Can you reuse stock UCAs (aluminum) with your 6 inch lift with fox coilovers for a 2015 silverado 1500 with out magneride.

    1. Carter @ BDS Suspension
      Carter @ BDS Suspension at | | Reply

      You sure can Tim. Our 6″ kit was designed retain the stock UCAs, but will accept aftermarket arms if you choose to swap those as well.

  11. Tim
    Tim at | | Reply

    Are the fox 2.0 rear shocks the same length for the 6 and 4 inch lift. 2015 silverado 1500

    1. Carter @ BDS Suspension
      Carter @ BDS Suspension at | | Reply

      The 4″ and the 6″ kits utilize the same rear shocks. The shocks have more then enough travel to allow for full suspension travel and offer improved performance at either lift height.

  12. Tim
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    For your 5 year 60k warranty. Does it expire once my truck hits 60k or does it expire 60k miles after whatever miles i installed it at on my truck? I bought the lift from a local dealer. He only gave me a hand written paper receipt with only my first name and phone number. Is this good enough if i need to use your warranty? If i loose the receipt will there be any other way i can use the warranty if needed.

    1. Carter @ BDS Suspension
      Carter @ BDS Suspension at | | Reply

      Tim, seems you’ve got a lot of questions and we’re happy to answer them all, but it would be easier if you contacted our sales team directly to answer them all by calling (517) 279-2135. This last line of questions is very similar to ones I’ve already answered for you. The 5/60 warranty is designed to match the factory warranty, it is good for 5-years or 60,000-miles based on the manufacturer build date, not based on when you installed the kit. Typically on the warranty customer service requires a printed receipt with part numbers to prove you are the original purchaser. I’d recommend contacting BDS customer service for more on that topic (517) 279-2135

  13. Tim
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    Ok, i know in 2016 chevy started the new 2016 chevys with 5 year 60k mile warranty. Mine was a 2015 with 5 year 100k warranty. Does that mean you will match my warranty or have you guys always just did 5yr 60k?

    1. Carter @ BDS Suspension
      Carter @ BDS Suspension at | | Reply

      You would need to contact Factory Protection Plus directly for clarification on whether it would be 5year/60K-mile or 5year/100K-mile. You can reach them at (517) 278-1227 or 560plus@sporttruckusainc.com

  14. Nick
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    Will a 325/65/18 tire with -24 offset wheel fit without any problem on the 2015 silverado 1500 4×4. Im using your 6 inch with fox coilovers and fox rear shocks.

    1. Carter @ BDS Suspension
      Carter @ BDS Suspension at | | Reply

      Nick, its difficult to say with out knowing the wheel specs. -24 offset is a number relative to the width of the wheel (offset from center) so its different on a 18×9, 18×10, 18×12, etc? We spec by the backspacing measurement which is the measurement from wheel mount surface to the backside lip of the wheel. Also we spec the kit #710F/711F 6″ coilover systems to fit 35×12.50 tires. The 325/65r18 measures out to more like a 35×13.50. While they’ll likely fit, some trimming may be necessary as they are outside our official recommendation.

  15. Nick
    Nick at | | Reply

    Wheel size is 18×10 with -24 offset and i have 710f

    1. Carter @ BDS Suspension
      Carter @ BDS Suspension at | | Reply

      That setup will likely require some trimming to clear on your ’15 Chevy Silverado 1500 with the 6″ system. While they will physically fit, turning hard to either side and/or offroad driving situations where the suspension is compressed will cause them to rub. The 325/65r18 tires measure out to 35×13.50 and the 18×10 -24 offset wheels have a 4.56″ backspacing which will stick them out and increase the tire/wheel range of motion in the wheel well when turning left to right.

  16. Gary
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    Have a 14 LTZ silverado. Wanting to know if i can still use factory wheels? Factory tire size is 275 55 20.

    1. Carter @ BDS Suspension
      Carter @ BDS Suspension at | | Reply

      Hey Gary, you can reinstall your factory 20s with with our 4″ and 6″ lift kits installed, however not with the factory 17-18″ wheels due to tie rod clearance with our new knuckles installed.

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