BDS 5.5" Suspension Lift Kit for 2014-2018 Dodge/Ram 2500 Pickup w/ Rear Coil | Gas Only
- Important Kit Notes
- Vehicle Fitment Data
- Base Kit Components
- Manufacturer's Warranty Statement
BDS Suspension 2014-17 Ram 2500 4WD Gas - 5.5" Radius Arm Drop Suspension System.
This new suspension system for the redesigned 2014-17 Ram 2500 trucks uses the same front components as the recently released 6" system for the 2013 Ram 3500s. As with the 3500s, the radius arms are relocated with a uniquely designed bracket that mixes the ease of installation you get with an adapter-type bracket with the strength and durability of a full replacement radius arm mount bracket.
The new relocation bracket ties into both the factory radius arm frame mount and the side of the frame rail. At the frame, the new mount is fastened with specially machined sleeves and threaded inserts. The threaded inserts (2) do require a minor amount of welding in order to provide the strongest possible connection. This portion of the installation can be completed without welding and then transported to a weld shop to be welded if necessary.
In addition to the radius arm relocation, the kit includes everything else to properly lift the 2014-17 Ram 2500s. Track bar relocation, dropped pitman arm and brake line relocation hardware position all the steering and brake components properly to work with the added ride height provided by the new progressive rate, full replacement coils springs. Extra design time was spent developing coils that would ride great, handle the rigors of supporting a 3/4 ton truck and work properly with the unique factory coil mounts at the frame and axle.
The rear portion of the new 2500 is where the similarities to the 3500 trucks end. The 2014-17 2500s have a rear multi-link, coil spring suspension similar in design to that of the 09-up Ram 1500s. For this particular new system, the rear lift is accomplished with massive new 4.5" progressive rate coil springs. These new springs provide an amazing ride and are designed to stand up to any load the new 3/4 ton trucks were built to handle. An axle mounted track bar relocation bracket repositions the rear track bar and centers the axle. Extended sway bar links keep the rear sway bar at the optimum operating angle. Replacement rear shocks round out the rear lift and provide that desired level stance.
Note: Components displayed in images may change based upon selections.
1. Not for use with factory rear airbag suspensions
2. Fits Gas Models Only
3. Indexing ring only fits 6 bolt transfer cases (most common). Some heavy-duty tow package vehicle could have 8 bolt transfer cases (w/Heavy-duty Aisin 6 speed transmissions)
4. May require exhaust modification to clear the front driveshaft.
5. Will not fit RAM 2500 Powerwagon models
6. Will not fit Cab and Chassis models
Front (Base Kit): 5.5 in Coil Spring
Rear (Base Kit): 4.5 in Coil Spring
Tire and Wheel Combinations
37x12.50 with 17", 18", 20"x9 and 4.5-5" backspacing
*Trimming may be required*
|Dodge / Ram||2500 Pickup||w/ Rear Coil Springs||5.5"||2014-2018|
Difficulty Level (1 easy – 5 complicated): 3
Estimated Installation Time (hours): 6-8
PDF (click here)
|(1)||012458||14-18 Ram 2500 4.5" Rear Coil Box Kit|
|(1)||012610||13 3500 Ram 6in Front Box Kit|
|(1)||032401||13-18 3500 - 14-18 2500 Ram Coils 4in Di|
|(1)||122616||Ram T-Case Index - Gas - 6 Bolt|
|(2)||85752||NX² Shock Absorber|
|(2)||85756||NX² Shock Absorber|
*Subject to change based upon selections
No Fine Print Warranty
BDS stands behind its products and that’s evident by their No Fine Print Warranty. This no-BS warranty protects the original purchaser against breakage, bending, sagging, or any other usage failure. This “no fine print” lifetime replacement warranty extends to cover all BDS hard parts as well as bushings. Exclusions would be product finish and wearable items such as shock/stabilizer cylinders, tie rod ends and ball joints that would fall under the separate Limited Lifetime Warranty policy. Beginning February 1, 2020 all new kit purchases include the No Fine Print Warranty on bushings.
Limited Lifetime Warranty (for wearable items)
Wearable items include shock/steering stabilizer cylinders, ball joints and tie rod ends. BDS Suspension Co. warrants to the original retail purchaser that its these wearable parts are free from defects in material and workmanship for so long as they own the vehicle. Excluded from this warranty are the finish of the product. Defects in material and workmanship do not include such things as dented cylinders or bent rods caused by obvious side impact, rust or corrosion. A shock absorber is a wear item and over time will experience diminished damping resistance due to normal component wear. This is not a defect in material or workmanship and is therefore not warrantable.