BDS 5.5" 4-Link 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" 4-Link Suspension System.
The newest addition to the 2500 Ram suspension line follows the same design as the 3500 Ram 4-Link conversion options.
Like our popular 2005-2014 Ford Super Duty systems, we replace the factory radius arm setup for 4-link system. The design starts with 2 massive frame brackets that provide the mounting points for the new upper and lower control arms. These brackets locate off of the factory radius arm brackets, no factory bracket removal required.
The new 4-Link brackets mount similar to the current radius arm relocation brackets, wrapping the frame and nesting in the factory radius arms mounts. As with our radius arm brackets, there is a minor amount of welding required to install the threaded frame insert (1 per side). This insert is necessary to provide the strongest possible mount. The new control arm positions at the frame create better suspension geometry and reduce caster change through wheel travel compared to the radius arm setup. This creates better handling and more controlled steering "feel," especially in rough terrain when the suspension is allowed to travel and articulate.
The large diameter, heavy-wall tubular control arms are formed for tire clearance when turning and position the axle slightly forward from stock to create more clearance to the rear portion of the front fenders.
In the rear 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 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. May require exhaust modification to clear the front driveshaft.
2. DOES NOT FIT 6.4L Hemi without extensive exhaust modifications. Contact Tech Support Prior to ordering for details.
3. Will not fit RAM 2500 Powerwagon models
4. Not designed for rear air-ride models
5. Will not fit Cab and Chassis models
Front (Base Kit): 5.5 in 4 Link
Rear (Base Kit): 4.5 in Coil Spring
Tire and Wheel Combinations
37x13.50 with 17", 18", 20"x9 and 5.625" backspacing
37x12.50 with 17", 18", 20"x9 and 4.5" backspacing
*Trimming may be required*
|Dodge / Ram||2500 Pickup||w/ Rear Coil Springs||5.5"||2014-2018|
Difficulty Level (1 easy – 5 complicated): 4
Estimated Installation Time (hours): 6-8
PDF (click here)
|(1)||012403||2013-2018 Ram 3500 4-Link Box Kit (2of2)|
|(1)||012458||14-18 Ram 2500 4.5" Rear Coil Box Kit|
|(1)||012604||2013 Ram 3500 6" 4-Link Box Kit (1of2)|
|(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.