Like many of our other IFS suspension systems for the Chevys, this 4.5" system is packed with the same features and benefits of the current 6.5" kit but designed for a lower lift height for those looking for a more modest setup. Like the 6.5" system, the 4.5" includes one piece crossmembers, differential drop brackets, ductile cast iron steering knuckles and bolt-on no torsion bar drop brackets that keep the torsion bars in the factory location at the frame. Also included are stainless steel front brake lines, extended sway bar links and differential skid plates. The front replacement steel splash guard with the BDS logo finishes out the front of the clean, high clearance design. In the rear, the system comes with a 2" block and u-bolt setup that levels the vehicle perfectly. For those looking for a little more height in the rear, the existing 3" rear block kits can be substituted in.
Rear Lift Height Options
This system is available for both top mounted rear overload spring equipped and non-overload models, with the option to choose a 2" or 3" rear block kit. Be sure to select the correct overload/non-overload option while choosing your rear block size and shock package.
Rear Shock Selection
BDS NX2 series gas shocks offer impressive performance on and offroad. They use a nitrogen charged, twin tube design with 10-stage velocity sensitive valving for lightning fast dampening and superior control.
Fox 2.0 Series
Fox 2.0 performance series shocks have been tuned and tested by both Fox and BDS Suspension to maximize performance specific to each application and to every BDS Suspension system. The basic shock design is based on proven Fox Racing Shox race products, but re-designed to maximize the ride quality, handling, and control of your BDS equipped truck or jeep, whether on or off the road.
Traction Bar Option
RECOIL Traction Bar System
BDS Suspension's revolutionary spring loaded, full-floating RECOIL traction bar system is engineered to improve traction and limit axle wrap without limiting suspension travel or decreasing ride quality. BDS RECOIL traction bars offer you the freedom to tune the spring compression for optimal performance on-road, off-road, towing, or competition pulling. These traction bars can be used on stock height or lifted trucks and work with both lift blocks and replacement leaf spring kits. Join the revolution with the next generation RECOIL traction bars from BDS Suspension.
Carrier Bearing Drop Kit
The carrier bearing drop is recommended for trucks with 2-piece rear driveshafts.
Everest Installation Includes:
- Installation of lift
- Installation of traction bars (If selected)
- Headlight adjustment
PLEASE CALL WITH QUESTIONS
We encourage you to call and speak with one our Everest specialists if you have any questions. We are always glad to help you with your purchase!
4.5" BDS Suspension Lift Kit (11-18 Chevy/GMC 2500/3500)
- Torsion Bar Tool required to load/unload the torsion bars.
- Stock 17" & 18" wheels cannot be reinstalled.
- Stock 20" wheels cannot be reinstalled on 2015-2017 models
- Factory dually wheels cannot be reinstalled.
- Models with two piece rear driveshaft may require #121612.
- Top mounted rear overload spring equipped models require a different kit than non-overload equipped models. Be sure to select the correct option for your truck.
- Depending on the specific wheel and tire combination trimming may be required for 35x12.50s
All BDS Suspension lift kits come with the security of knowing you purchased the finest lift kit in the aftermarket suspension industry. We back our commitment to engineering reliable, quality 4x4 off-road Jeep and truck suspension products with our unique "No BS Hardcore Lifetime Warranty".
If you are the original purchaser of any BDS lift kit and it breaks, we will give you a new part. Period.