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Found 31 results

  1. The wait is over! FINALLY it seems that all of the manufacturers have released their lift kits. So besides the 2” GM lift, who out there has put a RC lift or Procomp, or BDS or fabtech on their new truck yet? Would love to see pics as well please.
  2. Hey guys, I've been looking around a few different companies and looking at different lift kit options. Just wondering if you guys had any experience/knowledge that you guys wanted to share. I would love any input. Ive been looking at lifts In the range of 7-9" kits. I dont need a great offroading kit because I plan on keeping my truck a little bit more towards the show scene rather than offroad. I plan on putting 37" tires with 22x14's rims. As for offset im not decided yet. Looking to figure out which kit will best fit me and provide a good ride, with good dependability behind it. I have looked at the Cognito 10" lift & love the way it looks and I love the features it comes with. Im a huge sucker for fox shocks, I absolutely loved them on my last truck. However, the Cognito kits go for anywhere over $5,000 depending on what options you add to your kit. Because of this, I started leaning more towards the McGaughys 7-9" lift. The price is a lot better for this kit, I've seen them around $2,500 range. Although, I also checked out a BDS 8" Coilover kit which comes with the fox shocks and fox coilovers. My last truck had BDS suspension on it & it put up to the constant beating I put on it, great kit overall. The 8" BDS kit falls more around the midpoint between Cognito & McGaughys. If you guys have any previous experiences with any of these companies, I would love to hear any good/bad stories. Also, if you guys have any recommendations for other companies im all ears! Thanks
  3. Hello all! I am hoping someone is in the same boat as myself or even maybe has some intel that I don’t? I am ordering a 2019 Silverado so I have 6 weeks but can not find a lift kit for it. My #1 choice would be BDS but the person who responded to my e-mail was very vague and just said it’s being worked on in R&D. Can anyone weigh in with their knowledge/input? Thanks so much, Big E
  4. Truck was purchased new in November 2014. It's the 5.3L, with 3.42 gears. SLT crew cab short box 4x4 model. I added the G4 Elite Fold-A-Cover week 1.
  5. Hello fellow members, I was hoping I could get some assistance from y’all? I am considering getting the 4” BDS lift on my Silverado 1500 and am struggling, do I go with 35’s or 33’s and wondering if I could ask for members pictures who preferably have a BDS 4” Lift on 35’s and 33’s. The wheel size I am going with is 20” and I am going to go with Ridge Grapplers if that info makes a difference. I greatly appreciate your input, -Big E
  6. MontyUSAs 18LT Z71 BDS Build

    Hi all, new to the forum. Just purchased a 2018 LT Z71, let the building begin. Love seeing what everyone else has done to their trucks. The forum and others builds really helped me select the look that I was going for. I really just wanted to "beef up" the stock look, but not too high. 4inch is perfect for my taste, I really liked how It turned out, love to hear your thoughts... Started with Front Window Tint LLumar Paint Protection Film (Full coverage full front end) 4 inch BDS Suspension Factory GMC Denali 20s Nitto Ridge Grapplers 295 60r20 (approx. 34x11.5) AMP Research Powerstep retractable running boards This will probably be It for a little while. Before After
  7. Hey guys, first post here! I am looking at lifting my 2015 1500 Z71 4x4 and started out by looking at leveling kits and then progressed to a 3.5" lift kit and then just decided to do the Fabtech 4" budget kit but I have a question, the strut spacers only look like they are 2" or so tall and I was concerned that this lift isn't a true 4" lift kit. Also I was concerned that the control arms don't adjust the ball joint angles because they look like they have the same geometry as stock. If any of yall have experience with this lift kit could you let me know if it is a true 4'' lift in the front or does it just bring it level bc the strut spacers don't look like they would give 4". I was turned onto this kit bc of the price and the 4" height but now I have concerns whether or not it is a true 4" Thanks!
  8. Hey everyone, I'm looking to install the BDS 6" lift(non-coilover version) soon and I need to figure out what wheels and tires to buy. This will be going on my 15 Silverado LTZ Crew Cab 4wd. YES, I am aware of the suggested wheel/tire combo suggestions they list on the website. My ideal set-up would be to run 35's on 17's, but they do not list it and their tech support did not know how much or what trimming would be required. I DO NOT want the wheels and tires to stick out of the fender anymore than 1 inch. Has anyone done this? If so..... -what size wheel? 17x9? 17x8.5? -what offset? -what backspacing? -what all did you trim to eliminate rubbing?
  9. I just traded my 2014 Silverado half ton for a Duramax. Always wanted a diesel. Here she is at the dealer.
  10. So I was on the phone with a BDS rep and they told me even the 6" lift only drops 4"??? My concern is the geometry being correct after I put this lift in. BDS has a great rep on THEIR parts. Why would I want to jeopardize my own vehicle? I'm told that the FabTech will actually drop your suspension a full 6" giving you damn near OEM geometry. Can anyone please give me some feedback on this please? Would be greatly appreciated. I'm looking to make my purchase asap.
  11. 2016

    From the album My Truck

    2016 Silverado 1500. 4" BDS lift on 275/65R20 Mickey Thompson ATZ P3. Borla Exhaust S-Type. Custom Lew Diablo Tune. Airaid Jr MIT,.Amp Research Power Steps.
  12. 2016

    From the album My Truck

    2016 Silverado 1500. 4" BDS lift on 275/65R20 Mickey Thompson ATZ P3. Borla Exhaust S-Type. Custom Lew Diablo Tune. Airaid Jr MIT,.Amp Research Power Steps.
  13. I have a new zone 6.5 inch suspension lift for 2014-2017 silverado and sierra 1500 4x4. the lift is new in boxes with nitrogen shocks never installed. prefer to sale but would be willing to trade for a 4.5 inch zone lift or a 4 inch bds lift.
  14. Hypertech Calibrator

    Putting a 6 inch lift and 35's on my truck. I notice it says you need the hypertech programmer to calibrate the tires for larger size. A buddy of mine Recently put at 7.5 inch kit with 325/65/20 on his truck without the programmer and every time he takes a corner, His traction control goes off and doesn't let him accelerate because it senses he's slipping. Does the programmer fix this as well? and does anyone know what size tires you can go up to without needing the programmer?
  15. sierra

    From the album 2011 Sierra

    2011 6.2 Sierra with 6" BDS lift.
  16. Early morning

  17. Long story short I was looking for a used 2010-2012 Sierra or Silverado with the 6.2L and a few options. Ended up finding a dealership who had some hail damaged trucks with blow out prices. So after a two weeks of emails with the salesmen there I made the 900 mile drive to Nebraska from Alabama. I ended up purchasing a brand new 2014 Silverado Double Cab LTZ 4x4 from Sid Dillon Chevrolet in Blair, Nebraska on November 8th 2014. The trucks sticker price was $48,625 I walked out of the dealership paying $28,000 for a brand new heavily optioned LTZ. The only options I do not have are the sunroof, navigation, max trailer and some of the special features exclusive to the high country. Currently she is sitting at 4,573 miles not a single complaint nor do I think I ever will have one. But the time has come to make her my own! Hope you all enjoy the build thread!!! Build List: Fix Hail Damage PDR as much as possible Bondo (unfortunately this may be a possibility) Paint Line-X Platinum Color Matched body Black roof Black bed Color matched parts Front & Rear Bumper Fender Flares Door Handles Mirror Caps Lip on wheels Black painted parts Grill bezel Headlight bezel Lug nuts Wheel bolts (the bolts on the lip of the wheel) Emblems BDS 6" Lift Fox Coilovers Fox 2.0 Shocks Black Shock Boots Rear Leaf Springs Method Race Wheels "The Standard" 20x10 4.5"BS/-24 Offset Toyo Tires R/T 35x13.5r20 May have to change tires as Toyo is on a nationwide back order Bushwacker Pocket Style Fender Flares Color matched
  18. I have searched but haven't been able to find a clear description of the benefits of going with coilovers vs the standard suspension lift kit. Can someone fill me in on the benefits of coilover lifts? Also, they offer the add a leaf in the rear instead of the blocks, is this worth the upgrade as well? Thanks for your time!
  19. Salutations

    Hey guys, First post and intro with my 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500, just purchased last November. Upgrades to date: 6" BDS Suspension lift 325x50R22 Nitto Trail Grapplers 22x9.5 Fuel Nutz D251 AMP Research Power Step Bars AirRaid MXP Series cold-air intake Diablo InTune i1000 Black door handles, mirror caps and bowties
  20. Well the time has come and I have decided to lift my truck 2014 GMC Sierra Sle z71. I am sold on the bds kits but I do not know whether to get the 6in or the 4 in kit. The tires I would like to get are 35 in toyo at2 with 20in fuel hostages. But I am also stuck on deciding whether to get 35s or 33s I really do not want to have to do any trimming. I am going to get the fox shocks in the rear with the leaf spring option as well. So the main questions I have are 1.does the lift kit void the warranty? 2.should I go with the 6in or 4in lift kit ? 3.Should I go with 33s or 35s ? 4.Will there be a major change in the accuracy of the speedometer? 5.if there is can you please tell me how to fix that? 6. Can anyone who is running these kits show me pictures? 7. How is the ride after the lift? 8.how much is the change in mph with the 6 and 4 in kits If in the end if I do go with the 6in lift I am going to get 35s regardless I personally do not like the look of having all that lift and small tires. I was debating on 33s if I get the 4 in lift but it can also fit 35s .Im sorry for all the questions but this is the first time I am ever lifting a truck and I would like to do it right . I am open to all opinions and all replies are greatly appreciated
  21. I'd like to start off by thanking you all for stopping by to read this post and helping me out...!!! This summer I plan on throwing a 6 inch lift kit from BDS onto my 2008 Silverado 1500 Ext cab 4x4. Here is a link to the kit: http://bds-suspension.com/product?ma=5&mo=1&ty=1&yr=2007-2013- But before I throw it on, I'd like to know some options I have for locking difs. I plan on running 4.56s or even 4.10 (I still haven't made my mind up yet). I am currently running stock gears which are 3.73 on 33" tires. When I do the lift her, I'd like to run 35s (maybe on 17s or 18s).. haven't decided on that either; don't know which would look better with 35s). Now, my truck has the RPO code that states it has the Eaton G80 Locker. I picked her up in early to mid October of 2014, and since owning the truck I have yet to notice the locker engage. I've been through some deep snow, ice, gravel roads, and some light mud with terrible tires and even then haven't noticed an engagement..? At this point, I'm feeling like I may not actually have a locking dif . So, I start looking briefly at some locking diffs online (one of them was the Detroit Truetrac). But I read somewhere that they don't suggest tires over 33s; reason being that the tire is too big and the locking dif won't engage. Because of that, I'm lost on what locking difs are available/ones I should consider looking into. I don't plan on beating my truck into the ground, nor do I plan on doing extreme off roading/jumping my truck. More like nice casual off-roading with some buddies, going to our fishing/hunting grounds, and exploring new areas. As well as going mudding wherever & whenever we can Appreciate any help any of you can give me. Thanks!
  22. I'm looking at the BDS lifts for my 2014 sierra 1500 and found Coilover lift. Can you put a body lift on a coilover lift? And if you could would it affect the ride quality? Coil-over- http://bds-suspension.com/product?ma=5&mo=1&ty=1&yr=2014-2015&kid=710F I'm lookin to do a 6" lift with a 3" body lift on top of that. I also need some help on what body lift can go on the suspension lift. Thanks yall ($ aint an issue)
  23. I have a Brand New still in the boxes BDS Lift kit for an 07-13 4wd 1500. Need to sell this thing, willing to deal, make me a reasonable offer, worst i can say is no!!! No way to ship, have to be willing to come get or meet! Pd $1818, asking $1400.... Will accept paypal or cash. Located at 26726
  24. Hi all, I've been reading through the lift threads and a lot of people are talking about the Rough Country lift. Is that because that's what Chevy uses? Does Chevy even have an OEM kit for lifting their trucks? I want to do a lift on my truck but I have no idea where to start. I know that I want something like a 4-6" lift and I don't want to go cheap. I want quality. My favorite lift on here is a dude with the handle "rotten tomato". He has a red Silverado and I believe it's a 4" lift by a company called BDS. That lift is CLEAN! I want something like that! Anyway. Does anybody know how to get this done without voiding the manufacturer's warranty? Can anyone tell me the difference between RC and BDS? Is there really a discernible difference?
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