BDS-Dodge-3500-Lift-10-31-13Coldwater, MI — 2013 marks the the beginning of a redesigned front suspension on the Ram 3500 4WD trucks. After a 10 year run of 4-link front suspensions on the 3/4-ton and 1-ton trucks, the 2013 1-ton models have converted to an all new radius arm front suspension. With this redesign there are a number of challenges that face aftermarket manufacturers developing new products.

BDS Suspension released a 2″ leveling kit to fit the new 2013 Ram 3500 4wd designed to eliminate the front end rake and allow for larger tires to be installed.

BDS-Suspension-Dodge-Ram-9-4-13Coldwater, MI — BDS Suspension ups the ante with new 3″ performance suspension systems for late model Dodge Ram 2500/3500 truck. If you want to improve off-road trail performance without sacrificing on-road drivability this system is designed for you allowing you to install up to 35” tires.

The kit features diesel or gas specific ProRide coil springs. Gas vehicles utilize single rate coils for improved ride quality while the diesel trucks feature the newly released dual rate coil springs for impressive performance across all terrains.

New heavy duty tubular upper and lower control arms reposition the front axle and adjust for proper caster and pinion angles. The arms feature durometer specific polyurethane bushings with greasable ends to long lasting performance.

BDS--THUMB-Zone-Off-Road-Testing-8-8-13COLDWATER, Mich. — In an effort to reduce the risk of rollover crashes the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) established the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 126 requiring all new passenger vehicles under 10,000 lbs GVWR include an electronic stability control (ESC) system as standard equipment.

FMVSS No. 126 tests new vehicle ESC systems through a series of evasive lane-change maneuvers at highway speeds to ensure the driver can maintain control in critical driving situations. Effective August 2012 this law requires aftermarket products to be compliant with these same standards.

BDS-Suspension-Control-Arms-Jeep-4-16-13Coldwater, MI — After more than a year of development and testing, BDS Suspension is proud to announce the next generation of Jeep control arms is now available for popular Jeep JK, TJ, XJ, MJ, WJ and ZJ applications.

BDS now offers the arms with the option of vulcanized rubber bushings or dual fluted greaseable urethane bushings. The new rubber bushing are durometer specific, OEM quality vulcanized Cleavite rubber bushings for improved longevity and reduced noise. The new arms come preinstalled with rubber bushings and larger 1-3/4″ diameter .250 wall formed control arms. Optional replacement urethane bushings are available separately.