BDS 5.5" Suspension Lift Kit for 2013-2018 Dodge/Ram 3500 Pickup w/o Air-Ride | Gas Only
- Important Kit Notes
- Vehicle Fitment Data
- Base Kit Components
- Manufacturer's Warranty Statement
BDS Suspension Ram 3500 Gas 4wd 5.5" Suspension System.
This system is for the all new redesigned front suspension for the Ram heavy duty trucks. The lift is designed around the relocation of the factory radius arm in order to correct suspension and steering geometry to work with 4" of lift. 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 Ram 3500s. 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 1 ton heavy duty truck and work properly with the unique factory coil mounts at the frame and axle. In order to design the best possible coil springs, we found it necessary to develop side-specific coils. Since the coils are driver's and passenger's side specific, they are clearly and permanently labeled to ensure they are installed on the correct side.
The rear portion of the lift is accomplished with a traditional block and u-bolt setup to give a level stance.
Note: Components displayed in images may change based upon selections.
1. For rear leaf spring equipped models only.
2. May require exhaust modification to clear the front driveshaft.
3. Will not fit Cab and Chassis models.
4. Not for use with factory rear airbag suspensions.
Front (Base Kit): 5.5 in Coil Spring
Rear (Base Kit): 4.5 in Block Kit
Tire and Wheel Combinations
37" x 13.50 with 17" x 9" and 5.625" backspacing
35" x 12.50" with 18" x 9" and 4.5 backspacing
35" x 12.50 with 17" x 9" and 4.5" backspacing
*Trimming may be required*
|Dodge / Ram||3500 Pickup||w/o Air-Ride||5.5"||2013-2018|
Difficulty Level (1 easy – 5 complicated): 3
Estimated Installation Time (hours): 5
PDF (click here)
|(1)||012516||Dodge 5in Rear Block Kit w/4"|
|(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)||85761||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.