BDS 6" Suspension Lift Kit for 2013-2018 Dodge/Ram 3500 Pickup w/o Air-Ride
- Important Kit Notes
- Vehicle Fitment Data
- Manufacturer's Warranty Statement
BDS Suspension Ram 3500 Diesel 4wd 6" 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 6" 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.
In the front, sway bar relocation brackets drop the sway bar at the frame to correct the sway bar angle and allow use of the factory sway bar links. New 6" progressive rate coil springs provide the correct ride height and great on/off road ride quality.
The front driveshaft on the new Ram trucks has a more limited range of motion compared to the previous generation trucks. In order to correct the driveline angles, we include a new transmission crossmember with an adjustable height transmission mount plate and a transfer case indexing ring kit. Unlike the previous generation trucks, there is not enough clearance between the transfer case and the factory transmission crossmember to install an indexing ring on its own. The new crossmember provides the clearance needed. The ability to adjust the transmission mount height is an added bonus and nice "fine-tuning" feature.
The rear of the truck is lifted via a 5" block and u-bolt system which provides a level-to-slightly tail high stance.
Choose between the custom valved NX² series or the Fox 2.0 series gas charged monotube rear shocks.
Note: Components displayed in images may change based upon selections.
1. Kits come standard with 6-Bolt indexing ring kit. If equipped with heavy-duty 8-bolt t-case order 122813 in place of 122623
2. For rear leaf spring equipped models only.
3. The carrier bearing drop (122405) is necessary for models equipped with two piece rear drive shaft.
4. Some vehicles may require rear driveshaft spacer kit 122007 to maintain adequate rear driveshaft engagement
5. Will not fit Cab and Chassis models
6. Not for use with factory rear airbag suspensions
Front (Base Kit): 6 in Coil Spring
Rear (Base Kit): 5 in Block Kit
Tire and Wheel Combinations
37" x 13.50 with 17" x 9" and 5.625" backspacing
37" x 12.50" with 18" x 9" and 4.5 backspacing
*Trimming may be required*
|Dodge / Ram||3500 Pickup||w/o Air-Ride||6"||2013-2018|
Difficulty Level (1 easy – 5 complicated): 3
Estimated Installation Time (hours): 5
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Base Kit Components
|(1)||012516||Dodge 5in Rear Block Kit w/4"|
|(1)||012610||13 3500 Ram 6in Front Box Kit|
|(1)||032602||13-18 Ram 3500 - 14-18 Ram 2500 6in Coil|
|(1)||122623||13 3500/14 2500 Ram T-Case Index- 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.