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I've heard nothing bad about BDS, which is a good thing. Their kits look like good quality stuff. Here's a picture of a Dodge Ram 5" lift kit:



Here's their link:
http://www.bds-suspension.com/

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I've been looking around for awhile on a 5" lift for my 99 Ram. I talked to one of the guys and it seems that they know what there doing. There pres. is the old pres. for trailMaster. There warranty you cant beat!
 

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The only thing I do not like about the BDS 5" kit is that the rear is a shackle flip, which pushes the rear axle forward and may increase the tire to body contact for larger tire or limit tire size if you do not want rubbing.

Other than that, I have not heard anything bad about them and heard several good things about quality and such.
 

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I've talked to BDS and they say that it will clear 35's. I like this idea better than using blocks or having to buy new springs. I have found a place in the central valley that sells the kit for under a $1000 with shocks. sounds good to me!?
 

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If RufustheRam sees this, he can comment further....

He told me the rear flip moves the rear forward 1/2".....

Not much to be concerned about.....

Get it!
 

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After christmas I'll pick it up, (got to wait for the christmas bonus). I'll post before and after pics when done.
CANT WAIT!!!!!!!
 

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I'd probably go postal on several people....Im really looking forward to the lift !!!! Now I just have to think of tires and wheels. my buddy has 35-12.5-15 dunlop Rover RV's on 15x10 American Racing 767's from his 75 International truck. I think they will work but I dont Know If they will be aggresive enough?(If I spend the money I want tire that are worth it) DECISIONS!!!!-DECISIONS!!!! What do you guys think?
 

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I think that IHC trucks have five on 5.5 lug pattern just like dodges. As far as being aggressive enough, if you can get the wheels and tires cheap, I would do it and try to trade of the AT's for some MT's later on. I would rather ride on smooth tires for a little while than go shell out big bucks at the tire/wheel shop. I would save some of that money for future upgrades you will want to go with those 35's. Dual steering stabilizers for instance. I got a set of 35 inch mud kings today. The only thing keeping me from putting them on is stock gears and a set of 33's that still have good tread on them. I want to sell the 33's and invest in 4.56 gears as soon as possible. Just something to think about.
 

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I'll probably get them, Im just thinking to much. I wont have that much money after the lift!! I just want to get out into hills ASAP.
 
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