New Product Release
#1609H (radius arm coil front/spacer rear – 2500)
#1610H (radius arm coil front/rear coils – 2500)
#1611H (4-link coil front/rear coils – 2500)
#1612H (radius arm coil front/rear block – 3500)
#1613H (4-link coil front/rear block – 3500)
4″ Radius Arm Lift Kit
4″ 4-Link Conversion Lift Kit
#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)
#122615 (dual shock hoop)
#55759 (dual 5500 shock ea)
#98224759 (Fox dual shock ea)
#122314 (adjust track bar)
2014 Dodge Ram 2500 4WD – Gas
2013-2014 Dodge Ram 3500 4WD – Gas
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BDS 4″ Lift Kits & Accessories
2014 Dodge Ram 3/4-ton 4WD – GAS
2013-2014 Dodge RAM 1-Ton 4WD – Gas
Coldwater, MI—August 29, 2014— BDS Suspension adds to its current lineup of 2″ and 5.5″ lift kits for the 2014 RAM 2500 4WD (Gas) and 2013-2014 RAM 3500 4WD (Gas) trucks with new 4″ radius arm drop and 4-link conversion kits. Designed to improve the ride quality, styling and offroad capability, these new kits are engineered to live up to the ruggedness late model RAM HD owners have come to expect while allowing clearance for up to 37″ tires.
Up front the new RAM 2500 and 3500 trucks feature a coil sprung radius arm setup from the factory. BDS offers both the radius arm drop bracket kits and 4-link conversion systems that utilize a pair of front 4″ progressive rate ProRide coil springs for impressive ride quality and improved performance across all terrains. A heavy duty track bar relocation bracket is used to recenter the axle along with a forged drop pitman arm to correct steering angles. Sway bar relocation brackets and brake line brackets are included along with extended polyurethane bump stops and your choice of BDS-5500 or Fox 2.0 performance shocks. The similarities between the radius arm and 4-link conversion systems ends there. The radius arm kit uses a pair of 1/4″ thick steel radius arm relocation brackets to reposition the factory radius arms and correct suspension geometry and caster at 4″ of lift. These brackets key off the factory radius arm mount in addition to the frame rail for a stout mounting location for the factory radius arms.
The 4-link conversion upgrades the factory radius arms to a 4-link design. Benefits include improved stability, increased wheel travel, and better 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. Included 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 and make these kits reversible. 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. These arms are finished in a durable textured black powder coating and use grease fittings for easy servicing.
The rear the RAM 2500 and 3500 trucks differ drastically with a coil sprung multilink setup used on the 2500s and the traditional leaf spring used on the 3500s. For the 2500 trucks, BDS offers the option of either a steel fabricated rear 2.5″ coil spacers or replacement 2.5″ progressive rate coil springs to level the stance and allow you still haul heavy payloads while retaining on-road/off-road capability. Also included on the 2500 kits is a rear track bar bracket, sway bar links, brake one brackets and your choice of shocks. For the 3500s a 3″ rear block is used along with new u-bolts and shocks.
As with all BDS products these new 4″ systems are backed by the comprehensive Factory Protection Plus Plan. For more info on these new kits and available accessories, visit BDS Suspension or call (517) 279-2135.
BDS has a number of accessories available to fit the new 2014 RAM 2500 and 2013-2014 RAM 3500 trucks. Both single and dual steering stabilizer kit are available to meet your on-road and off-road performance needs. Available in 5500-series (white body), 9500-series (brushed stainless body) and Fox 2.0-series, the stabilizers improve drivability by reducing front end shimmy caused by oversized tires and mount above the tie-rod for extra protection when offroad. Stabilizers are available as both an OE replacement single stabilizer and dual kit mounting end-to-end.
BDS also offers a dual front shock hoop kit for a great look and increased dampening capabilities. These hoops are fabricated from 1.75″ x .188″ DOM tubing and reinforced to mount 2 shocks (5500-series or Fox 2.0 shocks available).
BDS offers a heavy duty adjustable front track bar to allow you to dial in the 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.