BDS 4" 4-Link Suspension Lift Kit (2013-2018 RAM 3500 4WD w/o Air-Ride) (697H) BDS 4" 4-Link Suspension Lift Kit (2013-2018 RAM 3500 4WD w/o Air-Ride) (697H) BDS Suspension BDS Suspension Ram 3500 4" 4-Link Suspension System. The latest suspension system option to come from BDS is a complete conversion system for the new radius arm suspension on the Ram 3500. Like our popular 2005-2016 Ford Super Duty systems, we replace the factory radius arm setup for 4-link system. The design starts with 2 massive frame brackets that provide the mounting points for the new upper and lower control arms. These brackets locate off of the factory radius arm brackets, no factory bracket removal required. The new 4-Link brackets mount similar to the current radius arm relocation brackets, wrapping the frame and nesting in the factory radius arms mounts. As with our radius arm brackets, there is a minor amount of welding required to install the threaded frame insert (1 per side). This insert is necessary to provide the strongest possible mount. The new control arm positions at the frame create better suspension geometry and reduce caster change through wheel travel compared to the radius arm setup. This creates better handling and more controlled steering "feel", especially in rough terrain when the suspension is allowed to travel and articulate. The large diameter, heavy-wall tubular control arms are formed for tire clearance when turning and position the axle slightly forward from stock to create more clearance to the rear portion of the front fenders. As with the current BDS 4" radius arm kits, the new front coils spring are progressive rate in order to provide excellent on road ride and offroad performance. Track bar relocation, a dropped pitman arm and brake line relocation round out the front portion of the system. The rear is lifted via block and new ubolts to achieve a level stance. Available with both NX2 series and Fox/BDS 2.0 shocks as well as with an expanding list of accessories we offer for the new Ram. Choose between the custom valved NX2 series or the Fox 2.0 series gas charged monotube rear shocks. Note: Components displayed in images may change based upon selections. Important Kit Notes 1. For rear leaf spring equipped models only.2. The carrier bearing drop kit (122405) is necessary for models equipped with two piece rear drive shaft.3. Will not fit Cab and Chassis models4. Not for use with factory rear airbag suspensions Specifications Lift HeightFront (Base Kit):4" in Coil SpringRear (Base Kit):3" in Block Kit Tire and Wheel Combinations37" x 12.50 with 17" x 9" and 5.625" backspacing35" x 12.50" with 18" x 9" and 4.5 backspacing35" x 12.50" with 20" x 9" and 4.5 backspacing*Trimming may be required* Vehicle Fitment Data Make Model Type Lift Location Year Range Dodge / Ram 3500 Truck 4WD w/o Air-Ride 4" Front & Rear 2013-2018 Installation Difficulty Level (1 easy â 5 complicated): 3Estimated Installation Time (hours): 5 InstructionsPDF (click here) Base Kit Components Qty Part# Description (1) 012317 2013 Ram 3500 3in Rear Box w/4in axle (1) 012403 2013-2018 Ram 3500 4-Link Box Kit (2of2) (1) 012414 2013-18 Ram 4-Link Box Kit (1of2) (1) 032401 13-18 3500 - 14-18 2500 Ram Coils 4in Di (2) 85752 NX2 Shock Absorber (2) 85759 BDS NX2 Shock Absorber *Subject to change based upon selections

BDS 4" 4-Link Suspension Lift Kit (2013-2018 RAM 3500 4WD w/o Air-Ride) (697H)

Code: 697H
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BDS Suspension Ram 3500 4" 4-Link Suspension System.

The latest suspension system option to come from BDS is a complete conversion system for the new radius arm suspension on the Ram 3500.
Like our popular 2005-2016 Ford Super Duty systems, we replace the factory radius arm setup for 4-link system. The design starts with 2 massive frame brackets that provide the mounting points for the new upper and lower control arms. These brackets locate off of the factory radius arm brackets, no factory bracket removal required.

The new 4-Link brackets mount similar to the current radius arm relocation brackets, wrapping the frame and nesting in the factory radius arms mounts.
As with our radius arm brackets, there is a minor amount of welding required to install the threaded frame insert (1 per side). This insert is necessary to provide the strongest possible mount. The new control arm positions at the frame create better suspension geometry and reduce caster change through wheel travel compared to the radius arm setup. This creates better handling and more controlled steering "feel", especially in rough terrain when the suspension is allowed to travel and articulate. The large diameter, heavy-wall tubular control arms are formed for tire clearance when turning and position the axle slightly forward from stock to create more clearance to the rear portion of the front fenders. As with the current BDS 4" radius arm kits, the new front coils spring are progressive rate in order to provide excellent on road ride and offroad performance. Track bar relocation, a dropped pitman arm and brake line relocation round out the front portion of the system.
The rear is lifted via block and new ubolts to achieve a level stance. Available with both NX2 series and Fox/BDS 2.0 shocks as well as with an expanding list of accessories we offer for the new Ram.

Choose between the custom valved NX2 series or the Fox 2.0 series gas charged monotube rear shocks.

Note: Components displayed in images may change based upon selections.

Important Kit Notes

1. For rear leaf spring equipped models only.
2. The carrier bearing drop kit (122405) is necessary for models equipped with two piece rear drive shaft.
3. Will not fit Cab and Chassis models
4. Not for use with factory rear airbag suspensions

Specifications

Lift Height
Front (Base Kit):4" in Coil Spring
Rear (Base Kit):3" in Block Kit

Tire and Wheel Combinations
37" x 12.50 with 17" x 9" and 5.625" backspacing
35" x 12.50" with 18" x 9" and 4.5 backspacing
35" x 12.50" with 20" x 9" and 4.5 backspacing
*Trimming may be required*

Vehicle Fitment Data

Make Model Type Lift Location Year Range
Dodge / Ram 3500 Truck 4WD w/o Air-Ride 4" Front & Rear 2013-2018


Installation

Difficulty Level (1 easy â 5 complicated): 3
Estimated Installation Time (hours): 5

Instructions
PDF (click here)

Base Kit Components

Qty Part# Description
(1) 012317 2013 Ram 3500 3in Rear Box w/4in axle
(1) 012403 2013-2018 Ram 3500 4-Link Box Kit (2of2)
(1) 012414 2013-18 Ram 4-Link Box Kit (1of2)
(1) 032401 13-18 3500 - 14-18 2500 Ram Coils 4in Di
(2) 85752 NX2 Shock Absorber
(2) 85759 BDS NX2 Shock Absorber

*Subject to change based upon selections

BDS Suspension Ram 3500 4" 4-Link Suspension System.

The latest suspension system option to come from BDS is a complete conversion system for the new radius arm suspension on the Ram 3500.
Like our popular 2005-2016 Ford Super Duty systems, we replace the factory radius arm setup for 4-link system. The design starts with 2 massive frame brackets that provide the mounting points for the new upper and lower control arms. These brackets locate off of the factory radius arm brackets, no factory bracket removal required.

The new 4-Link brackets mount similar to the current radius arm relocation brackets, wrapping the frame and nesting in the factory radius arms mounts.
As with our radius arm brackets, there is a minor amount of welding required to install the threaded frame insert (1 per side). This insert is necessary to provide the strongest possible mount. The new control arm positions at the frame create better suspension geometry and reduce caster change through wheel travel compared to the radius arm setup. This creates better handling and more controlled steering "feel", especially in rough terrain when the suspension is allowed to travel and articulate. The large diameter, heavy-wall tubular control arms are formed for tire clearance when turning and position the axle slightly forward from stock to create more clearance to the rear portion of the front fenders. As with the current BDS 4" radius arm kits, the new front coils spring are progressive rate in order to provide excellent on road ride and offroad performance. Track bar relocation, a dropped pitman arm and brake line relocation round out the front portion of the system.
The rear is lifted via block and new ubolts to achieve a level stance. Available with both NX2 series and Fox/BDS 2.0 shocks as well as with an expanding list of accessories we offer for the new Ram.

Choose between the custom valved NX2 series or the Fox 2.0 series gas charged monotube rear shocks.

Note: Components displayed in images may change based upon selections.

Important Kit Notes

1. For rear leaf spring equipped models only.
2. The carrier bearing drop kit (122405) is necessary for models equipped with two piece rear drive shaft.
3. Will not fit Cab and Chassis models
4. Not for use with factory rear airbag suspensions

Specifications

Lift Height
Front (Base Kit):4" in Coil Spring
Rear (Base Kit):3" in Block Kit

Tire and Wheel Combinations
37" x 12.50 with 17" x 9" and 5.625" backspacing
35" x 12.50" with 18" x 9" and 4.5 backspacing
35" x 12.50" with 20" x 9" and 4.5 backspacing
*Trimming may be required*

Vehicle Fitment Data

Make Model Type Lift Location Year Range
Dodge / Ram 3500 Truck 4WD w/o Air-Ride 4" Front & Rear 2013-2018


Installation

Difficulty Level (1 easy â 5 complicated): 3
Estimated Installation Time (hours): 5

Instructions
PDF (click here)

Base Kit Components

Qty Part# Description
(1) 012317 2013 Ram 3500 3in Rear Box w/4in axle
(1) 012403 2013-2018 Ram 3500 4-Link Box Kit (2of2)
(1) 012414 2013-18 Ram 4-Link Box Kit (1of2)
(1) 032401 13-18 3500 - 14-18 2500 Ram Coils 4in Di
(2) 85752 NX2 Shock Absorber
(2) 85759 BDS NX2 Shock Absorber

*Subject to change based upon selections

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 Manufacturer Estimated Lead Time
BDS Suspension
1-2 Days
Morimoto 1-2 Days
ReadyLIFT Suspensions 1-7 Days
Rough Country 1-2 Days
Zone Offroad 1-2 Days