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Suspension&Steering Discuss what Mods for the suspension & steering are right for you.

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post #281 of 291 (permalink) Old 03-11-2019, 01:42 PM
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Youre truck looks great already! Do the 4.5 to clear 35s easy and keep that thing low. Its your truck tho! gonna look great either way.

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post #282 of 291 (permalink) Old 05-11-2019, 08:17 AM
 
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2018, 2500 HTZ crew with the bds 2.5 coilover and 35's on 20x9's. Please ask any questions and I can take any pics you'd like.
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I just ordered my BDS 4.5, shocks arrived yesterday. I guess the kit comes in different packages from different locations?

I have a ZONE 3" level on now with Fox adventure series shocks, the ones that came yesterday are the "BDS" labeled Fox performance shocks.

Since my Level came with 2" rear blocks I'll be able to leave those on and just switch the rear shocks out while I'm waiting for the rest of the kit.

To keep my front end from getting too high it looks like the leveling keys and zone UCA's need to come out, at least I'll be able to sell the zone kit to help recoup some of the cost.

Love the zone level but it's not as high as I want and the truck has a 3" rake, so after removing the 2 1/2 level and raising up 4 1/2 I should be at 1" rake which will look better to me.

Here are the before pics, I'll edit and add after pics once I have the install complete.

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Can anyone confirm/deny for me in this thread that the 6.5" kit actually drops the diff and lower control arms a full 6.5"? Or is it just the 4.5" kit with keys/torsion bar loading to make the 6.5"?

What is the new front crossmember bolt measurement from the previous LCA mounting eye to the new one once the front crossmember is installed?

Has anyone tried to make cognito UCAs and steering upgrades with the BDS kits?

Thanks guys, I have a line on a kit a very reasonable cost but am trying to do some homework first (was originally going with the Cognito 7-9"). I want to run 37x13.50r22 on a 22x12 wheel. Anyone here running that here on the 6.5" kit?

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Can anyone confirm/deny for me in this thread that the 6.5" kit actually drops the diff and lower control arms a full 6.5"? Or is it just the 4.5" kit with keys/torsion bar loading to make the 6.5"?



What is the new front crossmember bolt measurement from the previous LCA mounting eye to the new one once the front crossmember is installed?



Has anyone tried to make cognito UCAs and steering upgrades with the BDS kits?



Thanks guys, I have a line on a kit a very reasonable cost but am trying to do some homework first (was originally going with the Cognito 7-9"). I want to run 37x13.50r22 on a 22x12 wheel. Anyone here running that here on the 6.5" kit?



Thanks for your help in advance.
The only difference between the kits is the spindle (longer in the 6.5" kit) and the torsion bar brackets which are a little taller so you can keep it at factory spec with the arms all level and be at about 5"-5.5" lift.

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I just bought a 2016 High Country Duramax with the BDS 6.5" lift with Nitto 37x13.5x20 on there. Looks and rides great - I just need to do some adjusting since the truck is not level and the front looks a little low to me.
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Here's a better photo of showing how it looks low in the front. I need to adjust it to be higher in the front.
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Here's a better photo of showing how it looks low in the front. I need to adjust it to be higher in the front.
Measure the rear blocks and see if they're 2" or 3", if it's 3" you might not be able to get the front up much higher without hurting other front end parts.

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Measure the rear blocks and see if they're 2" or 3", if it's 3" you might not be able to get the front up much higher without hurting other front end parts.
BDS 6.5" lift with their 3" blocks in the kit and with no aftermarket heavy front bumper will never sit level?
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BDS 6.5" lift with their 3" blocks in the kit and with no aftermarket heavy front bumper will never sit level?
I thought I read that you had a 4.5, I was up late and had just seen a vid of 4.5 with 3" rear and it had the same rake as yours.

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