6 Inch Lift Kit | Chevy/GMC 1500/2500 6 Lug (88-98) 4WD

Brand: BDS
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6 Inch Lift Kit | Chevy/GMC 1500/2500 6 Lug (88-98) 4WD

6 Inch Lift Kit | Chevy/GMC 1500/2500 6 Lug (88-98) 4WD


6 Inch Lift Kit | Chevy/GMC 1500/2500 6 Lug (88-98) 4WD

Rear Lift Option: 5 Inch Block Kit and Add-A-Leaf
Shock Option: FOX 2.0 Performance Series

Engineered to improve stance, performance, and capability, the BDS 6-inch lift kit for the 1988-1998 Chevy and GMC K1500 and K2500 6 Lug trucks is a must have upgrade. For maximum driveability, BDS designed this kit around heavy duty upper control arms and steering knuckles that offers zero track width change.This kit includes everything necessary to set your truck up right with clearance for up to 35" tires.

This kit takes advantage of BDS's tried and true high-clearance design for improved ground clearance, strength, and offroad protection while correcting suspension and steering geometry for great on-road handling characteristics. Up front, the kit utilizes torsion bar drop brackets, heavy duty upper control arms, high-arched 1/4-inch thick steel crossmembers along with a multipiece differential relocation brackets and heavy duty skid plates built for offroad protection. Steering geometry is corrected at the new taller ride height with CNC-machined ductile iron steering knuckles. These combined with the provided sway bar drops, bump stop extensions, brake line brackets, CV spacers, supplied hardware and more provide a comprehensive front suspension lift ready for whatever you throw at it.

In the rear BDS offers both replacement lift block / add-a-leaf combo and full Glide-Ride leaf spring options to lift and level that stance. The lift block installs in place of the stock block and retains ride quality and load capacity. Also for the rear are new u-bolts and precision tuned NX2 Nitro or FOX 2.0 Performance Series shocks.

High Clearance Crossmembers

BDS maximizes ground clearance with their heavy duty 1/4-inch thick laser cut perfect fit crossmembers. Paired with a front skid plate system that bolts together to create a rigid subframe while adding extra protection.

Heavy Duty Steering Knuckles

BDS corrects steering geometry at the new taller ride height using a pair of high-strength, CNC machined ductile cast iron steering knuckle design to work with factory tie rod ends to maintain steering angles for proper function and ESC compatibility.

Features & Benefits

  • High clearance crossmember design maximizes ground clearance
  • Robust steering knuckles for long lasting durability
  • High-strength replacement upper control arms provide durability and serviceability
  • HD skid plate system improved offroad protection
  • Multipoint differential relocation brackets to secure the front axle and improve CV angles
  • Factory Protection Plus drivetrain warranty included

Recommended Tires & Wheels

(Trimming may be required)

  • 35 x 12.5 with 15 x 8 and 3.625 in. Backspace
  • 35 x 12.5 with 17 x 8 and 4.5 in. Backspace
  • 35 x 12.5 with 20 x 9 and 5.25 in. Backspace

Rear Lift Option

5 Inch Block Kit with Add-A-Leaf

  • Designed to give 4.5" of lift.
  • Help freshen up old worn-out factory leaf springs.
  • Includes new center pins.

Leaf Springs

  • Eliminates any need for a lift block.
  • Reduces axle wrap and creates a more controlled and stable feel.
  • Multi-leaf progressive design for a smooth ride.
  • Maintains factory payload weight ratings.

Shock Option

NX2 Nitro Series

  • Nitrogen-charged
  • Twin-tube design
  • 10-stage velocity-sensitive valving
  • Dual-welded ends for increased strength
  • 1-3/8-inch high-flow piston
  • Self-lubricating seals
  • Silver powder coat finish

FOX 2.0 Performance Series

  • 2-inch Impact extruded aluminum body
  • Internal floating piston (IFP) monotube design
  • CNC machined 6061-T6 aluminum mounting ends
  • Massive 5/8-inch hard chrome plated heat-treated alloy steel shaft
  • Race-developed high-flow piston design
  • Application-specific valving to maximize performance
  • Long-lasting clear anodized finish
  1. Requires exhaust modification.
  2. Special tool (Kent Moore Tools Part #J-36202-A) is required to unload/load torsion bars. Not available through BDS.
  3. Requires frame bracket modification and differential mount modification.
  4. Not recommended for long box extended cab models due to crossmember interference.
  5. All models equipped with auto-trac may require a new front driveshaft. The auto-trac New Process 246 transfer case can be identified by the silver dollar sized plaque on the rear of the transfer case that reads "NP246". The dash mounted display will display the Auto 4WD symbol. NP243 is not auto-trac.
  6. Aftermarket wheels are required
  7. System will not work on some '88-'95 vehicles equipped with spindle mounted front ABS sensor.
  8. Traction bars will not work on regular cab, short box models.