BDS 5.5" Suspension Lift Kit for 2014-2018 Dodge/Ram 2500 Pickup w/ Rear Air-Ride | Gas Only
- Important Kit Notes
- Vehicle Fitment Data
- Base Kit Components
- Manufacturer's Warranty Statement
BDS Suspension 2014-16 Ram 2500 4WD Gas - 5.5" Radius Arm Drop Suspension System. Gas Only.
This 5.5" Radius Arm Drop System uses a pair of 1/4" thick steel radius arm relocation brackets to reposition the factory radius arms and correct suspension geometry and caster at 5.5" of lift. These brackets are designed for quick installation and create a stout mounting location for the radius arms by tying into both the factory radius arm frame mount and the side of the frame rails.
The additional height comes from a pair of specially designed progressive rate ProRide coil springs. The 5.5" coils have been engineered and tested to improve the ride quality and performance across all terrains while holding up to the rigors that heavy duty truck owners demand. A heavy duty track bar relocation bracket is included to recenter the front axle once lifted as well as a forged drop pitman arm to correct steering angles. Sway bar relocation brackets are used to reposition the front sway bar assembly and the supplied brake line brackets allow for the easy adjustment for the stock lines to be reused with the lift kit.
With the redesigned front suspension on 2014+ 2500 trucks, the 5.5" lift requires transmission/transfer case relocation components to allow the front driveshaft to function properly. BDS includes a new laser cut transmission crossmember and adjustable transmission mounting plate to increase clearance. The transfer case is repositioned by way of a supplied indexing ring kit to correct the operating angle of the front driveshaft.
In the rear, 1/4" steel, 5" tall gusseted air bag spacers are used along with a rear track bar bracket to correct axle positioning, extended length sway bar links, and bump stop extensions. BDS supplies new air ride leveling sensor brackets to position the ride height sensors at the stock angle. This allows the rear suspension to be perform just like it does at factory ride height and maintain full air bag range of motion. The rear suspension is rounded out with your choice of NX² series or FOX 2.0 shocks.
Note: Components displayed in images may change based upon selections.
1. Not for use with factory rear coil spring 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. Models equipped with a 2 piece rear driveshaft may require carrier bearing drop kit # 122405
7. Will not fit Cab and Chassis models
Front (Base Kit): 5.5 in Coil Spring
Rear (Base Kit): 5 in Air Bag Spacer
Tire and Wheel Combinations
37 x 12.50 with 17 x 9 and 4.5-5" backspacing
37 x 12.50 with 18 x 9 and 4.5-5" backspacing
37 x 12.50 with 20 x 9 and 4.5-5" backspacing
*Trimming may be required*
|Dodge / Ram||2500 Pickup||w/ Rear Air-Ride||5.5"||2014-2018|
Difficulty Level (1 easy – 5 complicated): 3
Estimated Installation Time (hours): 6-8
PDF (click here)
|(1)||012529||14-18 Ram 2500 5" Rear Air Ride 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)||85757||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.