BDS 6.5" Suspension Lift Kit for 00-06 Avalanche 1500 4WD, Escalade AWD, Suburban 1/2 Ton 4WD, Tahoe/Yukon 4WD
- Important Kit Notes
- Vehicle Fitment Data
- Base Kit Components
- Manufacturer's Warranty Statement
BDS Suspension 6-1/2" Lift Kit for 2000 - 2006 Chevrolet/GMC 4WD Avalanche, Suburban, Tahoe, Yukon, and Yukon XL, Escalade AWD, 1500 1/2 ton SUVs.
The unique BDS High Clearance design is a true blend of performance, appearance, and function. The suspension geometry of this 6-1/2" lift kit creates a factory style ride with a desert racing appearance. The high arched crossmembers blend perfectly with the angle of the factory installed lower control arms for a completely integrated look while lifting your vehicle a full 6-1/2" and increasing ground clearance at the front crossmember by 91%.
This complete suspension lift kit comes with front and rear shock absorbers and ductile steering knuckles correcting steering geometry to factory angles. Heavy duty front and differential skid plates are also included for extreme off road protection.
The rear lift is accomplished with new coil springs, track bar relocation, sway bar links and extended bump stops.
Relocation bracket kit for Auto Ride equipped vehicles, gas shocks, and dual steering stabilizers are a few of the available options and upgrades when you customize this BDS 6-1/2" suspension lift kit.
This application is available with custom valved NX² series shocks, BDS by Fox 2.0 performance series shocks or the auto-ride relocation kit that maintains the factory air shocks.
Note: Components displayed in images may change based upon selections.
1. Special tool (Kent Moore Tools Part# J-42393) required to unload/load torsion bars. Not available through BDS.
2. Requires frame bracket modification and differential mount modification.
3. All wheel drive models will require front drive line modification.
4. If equipped with stock 17" wheels, then must replace with 17" or larger aftermarket wheels.
5. Larger tires cannot be installed on OEM wheels.
6. Auto-Ride equipped vehicles require part #121400 or #121011 in place of front and rear shocks.
7. System will not fit 2000 model Escalades.
Front (Base Kit): 6.5 in High Clearance System
Rear (Base Kit): 5.5 in Coil Kit
Tire and Wheel Combinations
33" x 12.50" with 16 or 17 x 8 and 4.5" backspacing
34" x 12.50" with 18 x 9 and 5" backspacing
35" x 12.50" with 20 x 9 and 5.75" backspacing
*Trimming may be required*
|Chevy / GMC||Avalanche 1500 4WD||2000-2006|
|Chevy / GMC||Escalade AWD||2000-2006|
|Chevy / GMC||Suburban 1/2 Ton 4WD||2000-2006|
|Chevy / GMC||Tahoe / Yukon 4WD||2000-2006|
|Chevy / GMC||Yukon XL 1/2 Ton 4WD||2000-2006|
Difficulty Level (1 easy – 5 complicated): 4
Estimated Installation Time (hours): 8-10
PDF (click here)
|(1)||021608||Tahoe/suburban/aval Rear Coil|
|(1)||021610||99-06 6" GM Box 1|
|(1)||021617||99-06 Hc Torsion Bar Relocation|
|(1)||021626||99-06 K1500 Main Box Kit|
|(1)||121614||Front Skid Plate|
|(2)||85602||NX² Shock Absorber|
|(2)||85759||BDS 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.