BDS 6.5" High Clearance Lift Kit for 2020 Chevy/GMC 2500/3500 Pickup 4WD
- Important Kit Notes
- Vehicle Fitment Data
- Base Kit Components
- Manufacturer's Warranty Statement
BDS Suspension is now shipping a 6.5" high clearance lift systems for the 2020 model year Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra 2500HD and 3500 HD trucks.
Based around the tried and true high clearance technology that has made BDS the go to for GM suspension lifts, these systems have been designed from the ground up for the 2020 HDs to get the more out of these trucks with the most ground clearance on the market. This new 6.5" lift systems are the first of many new BDS options to come available for the new trucks bringing you on road comfort, off-road capability and clearance for 37-38" tires. While some companies build "kits" to fit larger tires, BDS Suspension prides itself in engineering complete suspension systems designed to take your vehicle's performance to the next level while retaining OE-level functionality.
At the heart of this new 6.5" systems BDS utilizes a pair of 1/4" thick laser cut high clearance crossmembers to maximize clearance and provide a solid mounting point for the OE lower control arms. These paired with the heavy duty front skid plate create a rigid subframe while adding protection for vital steering and driveline components. In place of the factory steering knuckles are a pair of specially designed ductile iron replacement steering knuckles are supplied to maintain proper steering geometry for ESC system compatibility. The front differential is repositioned with BDS's multipoint relocation bracket system to secure the front differential to keep CV axle angles at a minimum. To help maximaze clearance a pair of torsion bar relocations brackets are supplied to mount to the lower control arms to retain the factory high clearance frame mounted crossmember. A pair of BDS-branded sway bar drop brackets used to correct the operating angle of the factory sway bar along with extended length braided stainless steel brake lines. Rounding out the front of this kit are FOX 2.0 performance series IFP shocks.
In the rear of this 6.5" lift system 5" lift blocks and longer u-bolts to lift and level the stance. Also included, BDS supplies brake line and ABS line relocation brackets allow the use of factory brake lines. Lastly a matching set of FOX 2.0 performance series IFP shocks are supplied to compliment the front setup. All kits come finished in a durable textured black powdercoat and sent with all hardware packs to complete the install along with step-by-step installation instructions. All BDS kits include Factory Protection Plus for the ultimate extended warranty to include BDS's No Fine Print Warranty, ESC system compatibility and a 5 year-100 mile drivetrain warranty to match the dealer. Improve the look and capability of your 2020 Chevy/GMC 2500/3500HD truck with this new 6.5" lift system from BDS Suspension.
The carrier bearing drop is recommended for trucks with 2-piece rear driveshafts.
Note: Components displayed in images may change based upon selections.
1. Requires frame bracket modification.
2. Torsion Bar Tool required to load/unload torsion bars, The GM specified tool is #CH48809.
3. Models with two-piece rear driveshafts will require a carrier bearing drop kit.
Factory 17-18" wheels cannot be reinstalled due to tie rod end interference, stock 20" wheels can be reinstalled with up to a 35x12.50 tire.
4. In some cases vehicles used in 4WD on the highway regularly could potentially experience a minor front driveline vibration. If this occurs we recommend replacing the front driveshaft with a dual Cardan style driveshaft.
5. Do not install this suspension system in conjunction with any type of torsion bar lift keys to achieve more that tested 6.5" lift height.
6. U-bolts will not work vehicles equipped with top-mounted overload springs or add-a-leafs.
7. Compatible with gas or diesel models.
8. Compatible with standard models as well as AT4 models.
9. Some minor trim will be required with certain wheel/tire combination. This is normal with most aftermarket tire/wheel fitment on Chevy/GM trucks. Trimming will normally included the bottom edge of the inner fender shrouds and/or lower corner of front bumper valance. As a rule of thumb, deeper backspacing and shorter/narrower tires will reduce/eliminate trimming required. Further trimming tips are included at the end of this instruction sheet.
Front (Base Kit): 6.5 in High Clearance IFS
Rear (Base Kit): 5 in Block and U-Bolt
Tire and Wheel Combinations
37x12.50 with 17x9 and 4.5" - 6.625" backspacing
37x12.50 with 18x9 and 4.5" - 6.625" backspacing
38x13.50 with 20x9 or 22x9 and 5.5" - 6.18" backspacing
*Trimming may be required*
|Chevy / GMC||1 Ton Pickup 4WD||4WD||6.5"||2020|
|Chevy / GMC||3/4 Ton Pickup 4WD||4WD||6.5"||2020|
Difficulty Level (1 easy – 5 complicated): 4
Estimated Installation Time (hours): 8
PDF (click here)
|(1)||011516||2020 HD 6.5" Rear Box Kit W/O Overloads|
|(1)||021690||2020 HD 6.5" Knuckle Box Kit - DRV|
|(1)||021691||2020 HD 6.5" Knuckle Box Kit - PASS|
|(1)||021692||2020 HD 6.5" Front Box Kit 1of2|
|(1)||021693||2020 HD 6.5" Front Box Kit 2of2|
|(1)||021694||2020 HD 6.5" Box Kit|
|(1)||121661||2020 HD 6.5" Skid Plate Box Kit|
|(2)||98224621||Fox 2.0 Shock 21.47 x 14.60 x 2 - EB1/EB|
|(2)||98224767||Fox 2.0 Shock 31.02 x 18.95 x 2- EB1/EB1|
*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.