BDS 4" Suspension Lift Kit for 2013-2018 Dodge/Ram 1500 Pickup & Rebel w/ Air-Ride
- Important Kit Notes
- Vehicle Fitment Data
- Base Kit Components
- Manufacturer's Warranty Statement
BDS Suspension 4" Suspension System for Ram 1500 4WD w/Air Ride Suspension System.
This new lift is designed specifically to work with the factory adjustable air ride system available for the 1500 Ram.
The lift system utilizes the base components from the popular 4" suspension system. This includes 1/4" thick steel laser cut front and rear crossmembers, differential skid plate, ductile cast iron steering knuckles, differential drop brackets and sway bar link extensions.
In order to accommodate for the full height range of the adjustable suspension, front replacement brake lines are also included.
In the rear, upper control arm relocation brackets, track bar relocation bracket and sway bar links are included. This new system uses front and rear air bag spacers to maintain the proper position and function of the factory air bags. All necessary air line fittings and hardware are included.
Note: Components displayed in images may change based upon selections.
*IMPORTANT*: Due to the complexity of your Rams factory air ride system we highly recommend using an experienced suspension specialist for installation. For help locating a specialist in your area please contact us. For information regarding the installation of this system and modifying your Ram's factory air-ride suspension check out our step by step instructions.
1. The rack and pinion steering system is extremely sensitive to an out-of -round or out-of-balance tire/wheel combinations.
2. Fits factory air ride equipped trucks only.
3. The factory air ride is a closed loop system. Opening the system more times than recommended in the lift instructions or factory service manual will require the system to be recharged. This can be done at any Ram dealer service department.
4. Stock 20" wheel can be reinstalled with factory sized tire only. Stock 17" and 18" wheels will not fit
5. This kit is FMVSS No.126 Compliant
6. Will fit Eco Diesel models
The NHTSA's Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No.126 requires all new passenger vehicles to include Electronic Stability Control (ESC) systems that meet certain standards that can be tested through a comprehensive series of evasive maneuvers. Aftermarket products must meet these standards as well. BDS Suspension is leading the industry by independently testing all suspension kits to verify our kits are fully compliant with the stability control system requirements set by Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 126.
Front (Base Kit): 4" in IFS System
Rear (Base Kit): 2.5" in Air Bag Spacer
Tire and Wheel Combinations
35" x 12.50" with 17 x 9 and 4-1/2" backspacing
35" x 12.50" with 18 or 20 x 9 and 5" backspacing
*Trimming may be required*
|Dodge / Ram||1500 Pickup||w/ Air-Ride||2013-2018|
|Dodge / Ram||1500 Rebel||w/ Air-Ride||2015-2018|
Difficulty Level (1 easy – 5 complicated): 6
Estimated Installation Time (hours): 10
PDF (click here)
|(1)||022259||Ram 1500 Rear Air Ride Box Kit|
|(1)||022403||Front Box Kit 3 of 4|
|(1)||022625||2012 Dodge 1500 6 in Frnt Box Kit 4 of 4|
|(1)||022630||2013 DODGE 1500 4WD FRONTBOXKIT (1 OF 4)|
|(1)||022631||2013 DODGE 4WD FRONTBOXKIT (2 OF 4)|
|(2)||85719||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.