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.
For the ultimate performance package, the option for front Fox Coilovers with rear Fox 2.0 shocks is available.
Rear Lift Selection
5" Block Kit
This system comes with a 5" rear block to replace the factory 1-1/4" block and net 4" of rear lift to level the vehicle. Crew cab trucks using block kit are reccommended to use add-a-leaf (BDS Add-A-Leaf) to help give truck level/tail high stance.
BDS Glide-Ride Lifted Leaf Springs
BDS Glide-Ride leaf springs will reduce axle wrap and create a more controlled and stable feel when towing. These springs are covered by the BDS No Fine Print Warranty.
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 Selection
Fixed Traction Bars
Reduce rear pinion angle change commonly referred to as axle wrap during acceleration with these BDS heavy-duty traction bars. Tubular design for good looks as well as serious axle control. Parts come finished in black powdercoat.
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 tension 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.
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!
6" BDS Lift Kit 2014-18 Chevy/GMC 1500 4WD w/o Magnaride
- *IMPORTANT*: GM is producing 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.
- Strut compressor required
- Requires frame bracket modification
- Requires differential modification to clear electric power steering
- Trimming may be required for tire clearance due to variation between tire brands.
- Will not fit MagneRide magnetic ride control equipped models
- Factory 17" and 18" wheels cannot be reinstalled due to tie rod end interference
- 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.
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.