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BDS Lift Kit??

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BDS Lift Kit??

Postby 6.2Silverado [OP] » Aug 18 2011, 4:40pm

I have a 2010 Silverado ext cab 4x4 that I’m wanting to lift. I’ve been looking at several different lifts around. I have heard a lot good things about BDS Lift Kits. Im looking to lift atleast 6"s. They are pretty expensive though. Is anyone on here running a BDS lift or know anyone who is? And if so what your thought on the lift? Thanks!

Here is the one im looking at. http://bds-suspension.com/product?ma=5& ... =2007-2011
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Re: BDS Lift Kit??

Postby Onlyina_Chevy » Aug 18 2011, 5:02pm

I looked into BDS lifts a few years back. Nothing grand about it. At that price though you may want to consider Ready-Lift. I guess what is more important is what size tires do you plan on running, cuz if you are just gonna do 33" tires, than a 4" lift is all you really need, and the Ready-Lift is $999, as opposed to BDS which shows their 4" at $1801 or the 6" at $1813. If you truly have to have a 6" lift, you may want to consider the Fab-Tech 6" lift. The materials used on that lift are superior to most lifts. They use a slightly thicker metal and it is right around the same price...just my $.02.

EDIT: My bad, Fab-Tech doesn't make one for Chevy's past 2006...oooops.
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Re: BDS Lift Kit??

Postby 6.2Silverado [OP] » Aug 18 2011, 5:17pm

I plan on running 22" rims on 37's so I need at least 6"s of lift. I’m wanting a lift of at least 6"s mostly for road driving and mild off roading, like for hunting and fishing trails, pasture, some mudding. I would like to keep to stock ride quality as much as possible, I know it’s not going to ride like a caddy by any means, but even if I have to pay a little extra for a better kit im willing. Any suggestions..
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Re: BDS Lift Kit??

Postby Onlyina_Chevy » Aug 18 2011, 5:36pm

You need more than 6" then.
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Re: BDS Lift Kit??

Postby 6.2Silverado [OP] » Aug 18 2011, 6:32pm

How many inches of lift would I need? Should i just go down to a smaller tire and if so what would be the biggest on a 22" rim to fit a 6" lift?
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Re: BDS Lift Kit??

Postby Onlyina_Chevy » Aug 18 2011, 10:05pm

Depends, do you plan on doing any wheeling?
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Re: BDS Lift Kit??

Postby 6.2Silverado [OP] » Aug 19 2011, 12:08am

I might be a tard, but what do you mean by wheeling?lol
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Postby Jrluz14 » Aug 19 2011, 2:08am

37s will be a pretty tight fit on a 6", also you're going to HAVE to re gear your truck with tires that size, or you're going to lose a ton of acceleration and mpg as well and probably grenade the factory gears. I wouldn't run anything over 33 MAYBE 35" without re gearing. Anyways, BDS is an EXCELLENT lift kit and worth every penny. It's quality. You get what you pay for when it comes to lift kits. I've seen and dealt with pretty much every lift kit on the market, and BDS is one of the best I've seen. Don't settle for less, and I'm not a personal fan of Readylift or Pro Comp.
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Re: BDS Lift Kit??

Postby Chasmanian » Aug 19 2011, 2:20am

you may want to look for an 8 inch lift if you want to run 37's
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Re: BDS Lift Kit??

Postby 6.2Silverado [OP] » Aug 19 2011, 2:12pm

Lots of helpful info, thanks guys! Im not really looking into re gearing my truck and loosing all that acceleration and mpg. Its sounds like the BDS is a pretty good lift from what ive heard. How is the ride quality on these lifts? If i ran this lift with a 22"rim what tire would you recommend? Mostly doing road driving, mild off roading for hunting and fishing. Heres a few pics of my friends truck, i would like for it too look similar.

This was his first truck, 6" Procomp lift with 20"rims35's
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This is second truck. BDS 6.5 lift with 22x10.5 bmf wheels and 37 tires!!
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This is the look im going for.
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