BDS 6" Lift Kit for 2014-2018 Chevy/GMC 1500 Pickup 4WD
- Important Kit Notes
- Vehicle Fitment Data
- Base Kit Components
- Manufacturer's Warranty Statement
BDS Suspension 6" Suspension Lift for the new 2014-18 Chevy/GMC 1500 4wd.
This new suspension system utilizes the tried and true high-clearance IFS suspension design that has made BDS the preferred suspension lift for the 1/2 ton GM trucks.
At the heart of the new lift are the ductile cast iron replacement steering knuckles and high-clearance, full width lower control arm crossmembers. These components establish a suspension geometry that not only performs well on and off road but is compliant with the factory traction control systems. The suspension also works seamlessly with the newly redesigned electric power steering system that is standard on the new 2014-17 models.
The front differential is relocated for proper angles at the CV axles and allowing for the use of the stock front driveshaft. A 3-piece differential drop system keeps the differential secure and the 3-piece front skid plate system keeps the underside protected on those offroad excursions. Full replacement front struts provide the lift in the front. Replacement front tie rod ends and sway bar links round out the front system. In the back, a block and u-bolt setup levels the rear with the front.
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.
*IMPORTANT*: GM produced several knuckle/control arm configurations in 2014-2017 models trucks. Cast Steel control arm equipped models will require the "Cast Steel Control Arm" kit. Stamped Steel and Aluminum control arm equipped models will require the "Aluminum Control Arm" kit. Be sure to verify which factory control arms your truck has before ordering. View our help page here for assistance in determining your factory control arm type.
1. Strut compressor required
2. Requires frame bracket modification
3. Requires differential modification to clear electric power steering
4. Vehicles came from the factory with several knuckle/control arm configurations requiring specific kit selections. Be sure to reference the important notes and images above to determine the correct control arm selection for your application.
5. Will not fit MagneRide magnetic ride control equipped models
6. Factory 17" and 18" wheels cannot be reinstalled due to tie rod end interference
7. If choosing the 5" rear block option, optional add-a-leaf #111209 is recommended for a more level/tail high stance on crew cab models.
8. All wheel drive models require drive line modification.
9. IMPORTANT! When selecting BDS Upper Control Arms, they will only work on vehicles equipped with OE CAST STEEL CONTROL ARMS.
Front (Base Kit): 6 in High Clearance IFS System
Rear (Base Kit): 5 in Block Kit
Tire and Wheel Combinations
33" x 12.50" with 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||1/2 Ton Pickup 4WD||Silverado / Sierra||6"||2014-2018|
Difficulty Level (1 easy – 5 complicated): 4
Estimated Installation Time (hours): 8
PDF (click here)
|(1)||011505||2014 Chevy 1500 5" Rear Block Kit|
|(1)||021660||14-18 GM 1500 - 15-19 GM SUV Knuckle Box|
|(1)||021662||14-18 GM 1500 - 15-19 GM SUV 1500 6" Frt|
|(1)||021663||14-18 GM 1500 15-19 GM SUV 6" Frt Box Ki|
|(2)||85759||BDS NX2 Shock Absorber|
|(1)||98166||2014-2018 Chevy 1500 6� NX2 Strut Box Ki|
*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.