Official BDS Suspension Thread - Chevy and GMC Duramax Diesel Forum
Suspension&Steering Discuss what Mods for the suspension & steering are right for you.

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post #1 of 291 (permalink) Old 08-24-2013, 06:45 PM Thread Starter
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Official BDS Suspension Thread

This thread is designed for members to post up pictures and provide information regarding their BDS lift on their Duramax. My intentions for this thread is to help other forum members, that are interested in a suspension lift, decide whether or not they want to purchase a BDS lift or another brand.

Please provide at least 1-2 pictures of your truck, year of your truck, size of the lift, size of the wheels, size of your tires, and other information that you may think is helpful to those debating on what suspension lift to purchase.

Please, NO bashing on any other brand of suspension lift. This thread is meant to be purely informative.

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I will kick this thread off with my Duramax....

2013 GMC Sierra 2500HD Z-71 CCSB LML (Quicksilver Metallic)
BDS 6.5" Suspension Lift w/ 5" Rear Block
20x10 BMF REPRs (-19mm Off Set / 4.75" Back Space)
37x12.5R20 Nitto Trail Grapplers









2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Z-71 LTZ CCSB (Silver Ice Metallic)
MBRP / EFI Live (Kory Willis) / SDP / Deviant / S&B / EDGE / Speedhut / AutoMeter / ProFormance / Deleted / Re-Routed
Awaiting Install: Cognito UCA Kit / SDP CP3 Pump & Conversion Kit / FASS 150 Lift Pump / FASS Sump / Nicktane / EZ Oil Drain Valve / GM Chrome Delete / GM Assist Steps
My Silver Ice Metallic LML Build Thread

2013 GMC Sierra 2500HD Duramax Z-71 SLE CCSB (Quicksilver Metallic)(SOLD)
Cognito / BDS / FOX Racing / BMF / Nitto / MBRP / Rare Parts / EFI Live (Kory Willis) / EDGE / FASS / S&B / Speedhut / AutoMeter / Deviant / Mag Hytec / Nicktane / WeatherTech / Line-X / TranSynd / Amsoil / Deleted / Re-Routed / Sumped / Front & Rear Camera / Tinted 360 Degrees
My Quicksilver LML Build Thread

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post #2 of 291 (permalink) Old 08-26-2013, 07:19 AM
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2014 CCSB LTZ LML wrapped in Summit White
BDS 6.5" w/ 5" block
20x9 Fuels with 0 offset (5"bs)
35x12.5R20 Nitto Trail Grapplers
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Current:
"XS ive2"
2014 Silevrado 2500HD 6.6 Duramax CCSB LTZ Z71 loaded with stuff(sunroof/slider/cab lights/mirros/Nav/etc) and wrapped in Summit White.
6.5" BDS with 35" Nitto's on 20x9 Fuel Throttles. ISSPRO EV2 Factory match gauges in pillar pod.
Previous:
"XS ive1"
2008 Silverado 1500 5.3l CCSB LTZ Z71 Southern Comfort Edition(loaded with stuff except Nav)
6" ProComp lift 18" ProComp 6001 Rims and 35" ProComp Xtreme AT's
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post #3 of 291 (permalink) Old 09-13-2013, 03:24 PM
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Anyone with pics of the 4.5" bds lift? I just ordered one for my my truck

'05 2500hd cc/sb LLY- modded factory air box, 5" magnaflow, cognito ucas and tierods, BDS 4.5", efi live 90hp economy tune, 305/70r18 mtz
'85 z28- 6.0 swap th400
'13 fatboy lo- 100% stock
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post #4 of 291 (permalink) Old 09-16-2013, 08:49 PM
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BDS made it feel better then stock!!! Throw in a couple other parts and you get a beast.
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2013 Denali HD
BDS
Cognito
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37" Toyo Open Country M/T
X Deck Sled Deck
Recon Smoked HID All Around
Royalty Core Custom Grills
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Not trying to hyjack the thread but I was wanting to put the bds 6.5" lift on my truck and was hopeing that ya'll could post some pics of the front end components like cv angles etc. Those are some pretty nice rides!!!!

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2006 Chevrolet LBZ CC/SB 2500HD
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Toyo A/T Open Country 33's
Resonator Plugged
S&B CAI
EGR Delete
MBRP 3" Downpipe
5"mbrp turbo back Exhaust
Efi Live by Rob
Hornblasters 540
Airdog II 165
Ported fuel rail fitting
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post #6 of 291 (permalink) Old 09-18-2013, 08:40 AM
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Sub, trying to decide if I want the BDS 6.5 or Rancho 4.

2012 2500HD CCSW LTZ

(2) 12" kickers, S&B, H&S mini maxx, 4" AFE exhaust, Airdog II 165, Rancho 4.5" lift 35" Toyo's
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Quick question for you guys running the BDS 6.5. Can this lift be lowered down to 4.5-5" without causing issues to the suspension parts? Do the knuckles measure 6.5 or are they more like 5” and to get 6.5 you have to crank the torsion bars?
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(2) 12" kickers, S&B, H&S mini maxx, 4" AFE exhaust, Airdog II 165, Rancho 4.5" lift 35" Toyo's
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Quick question for you guys running the BDS 6.5. Can this lift be lowered down to 4.5-5" without causing issues to the suspension parts? Do the knuckles measure 6.5 or are they more like 5” and to get 6.5 you have to crank the torsion bars?
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I believe it can adjust from 4-6.5. Give BDS a call. They have some pretty good customer service!

Current:
"XS ive2"
2014 Silevrado 2500HD 6.6 Duramax CCSB LTZ Z71 loaded with stuff(sunroof/slider/cab lights/mirros/Nav/etc) and wrapped in Summit White.
6.5" BDS with 35" Nitto's on 20x9 Fuel Throttles. ISSPRO EV2 Factory match gauges in pillar pod.
Previous:
"XS ive1"
2008 Silverado 1500 5.3l CCSB LTZ Z71 Southern Comfort Edition(loaded with stuff except Nav)
6" ProComp lift 18" ProComp 6001 Rims and 35" ProComp Xtreme AT's
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XS ive.... Did you have to do any trimming to the bumpers or wheel wells to fit 35's?

2009 2500HD LTZ
Black on Black
5% Tint all the way around, Chrome running boards
Ready Lift leveling kit, New 18"x9" XD with Terra Grapplers

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None at all. I did have to trim the Chevy front splash guards I recently put on though. Just had to take the lip off the bottom of them.

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2014 Silevrado 2500HD 6.6 Duramax CCSB LTZ Z71 loaded with stuff(sunroof/slider/cab lights/mirros/Nav/etc) and wrapped in Summit White.
6.5" BDS with 35" Nitto's on 20x9 Fuel Throttles. ISSPRO EV2 Factory match gauges in pillar pod.
Previous:
"XS ive1"
2008 Silverado 1500 5.3l CCSB LTZ Z71 Southern Comfort Edition(loaded with stuff except Nav)
6" ProComp lift 18" ProComp 6001 Rims and 35" ProComp Xtreme AT's
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