Do you find yourself looking out into nature's vast expanse and wanting to trailblaze your own path to find that perfect camping spot? Maybe you want to lift your truck and add some performance for your next camping trip! We here at Stage 3 Motorsports offer a trove of 2019-2022 Ram 1500 Performance Parts and Accessories designed to help you achieve the ultimate/tailored off-roading rig. A prerequisite to a capable off-roading Ram 1500 begins with 2019-2022 Ram 1500 high-quality lift kits such as the BDS lift kits! BDS offers ultra-durable 4" to 6" lift kits accompanied by high quality rear shocks, coilover packages, and greater clearance for larger tire/wheel combinations. BDS also has an exclusive line up of lift kits for the Air Ride suspension Ram truck variants, ensuring that every Ram truck owner can achieve the benefits that come with these lift kits. Despite the extensive list of aftermarket lift kits out on the market, BDS continues to show its prowess in lift kit manufacturing and design for the Ram truck owner. Here are a few of our thoughts on the 2019-2022 New Body Style Ram 1500 BDS Lift Kits and their respective variants!
4" BDS Lift Kits For Ram 1500s
Designed to provide 4" of lift, installing the 4" BDS Lift Kit grants Ram 1500's greater overall ground clearance without sacrificing your factory handling, drivability, or performance. Having a 4" lifted and leveled height accomplishes a symmetrical view of your truck while also providing just enough ground clearance for you and your truck to overcome some of the more egregious off-road obstacles. A great starter/introduction to the BDS lift kits would be the 2019-2022 Ram 1500 4" BDS Lift Kit w/ NX2 Rear Shocks. This lift kit features heavy-duty steel, high-clearance designed crossmembers that will have you driving through off-road obstacles with little issue. Additionally, this lift kit comes with newly designed steering knuckles that are sport a taller, wider, and sturdy ductile cast iron build. The steering knuckles reposition your upper control arms, tie rods, and your CV joints to ensure factory-ride quality and smooth driving. The kit comes equipped with the NX2 Rear Shocks which sport an impressive 10-stage velocity sensitive valving for quicker dampening performance and control. Upon installation, your Ram 1500 can achieve larger tire wheel combinations to tackle the open roads with relative comfort and ease. The 4" lift kits can support up to 35 inch tires fitted with 18-20 inch wheels with at least 5 inches of back spacing. Ram 1500 owners also have the option to go with the 2019-2022 Ram 1500 4" BDS Lift Kit w/ FOX 2.0 Series Shocks for improved cooling capacity and corrosion protection. Additionally, the inclusion of the FOX 2.0 Series Performance Shocks use race-proven vehicle specific valving along with an internal floating piston (IFP) monotube design to separate shock oil from high pressure nitrogen to eliminate aeration and maximize performance on/off-road. Wile the aforementioned lift kits are not suited to Airride models, Ram 1500 owners equipped with Airride are also in luck. Here at Stage 3, we offer the 2019-2022 Ram 1500 4" BDS Lift Kit w/ NX2 Rear Shocks (Air Ride) variant as well as the 2019-2022 Ram 1500 4" BDS Lift Kits w/ FOX 2.0 Shocks (Air Ride)
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- 35"x12.50" w/18x9 and 5" back spacing
- 35"x12.50" w/20x9 and 5" back spacing
- Does not fit Diesel Models
- Will NOT fit models equipped with the Thermal Axle option.
6" BDS Lift Kits For Ram 1500s
For the folks who prefer going through more extreme off-road endeavors can look to the 6" lift kits from BDS. These particular kits are designed to unlock a new league of off-road performance with an impressive ground clearance, room for even larger tire/wheel combinations, and added performance enhancing parts such as the FOX 2.5 Front Coilovers. For this example we can look to the 2019-2022 Ram 1500 BDS 6" Lift Kit w/ FOX Coilovers and Shocks. Lift height aside, the 6" Lift Kit features an end-to-end upgrade using FOX Suspension parts that are designed to handle the most rugged conditions. Featuring front-end 2.5 remote reservoir coilovers, the FOX coilovers are engineered to outperform on and off-road as they soak up the terrain. These coilovers are preset for the correct lift height right out of the box to provide optimal performance and direct bolt-in replacement for the factory strut assemblies. Provided the substantial lift offered in this 6" lift kit, this BDS system utilizes a larger version of its newly designed steering knuckle that repositions your UCAs, tie rods, and your CV joints or a fine-tuned balance for both on and off-road applications. This front-end upgrade from the 6" BDS lift Kit uses a smooth bore and honed seamless alloy body, 7/8" hardened steel carbon shaft, Eibach coil springs and black anodized machined 6061-T6 billet aluminum mounts along with the remote reservoirs. Provided this durable material construction, installing this kit entitles you to a lifted/leveled Ram 1500 that can withstand not just road obstacles, but also resist the sagging that occurs overtime. For those that are looking to gain greater control of their suspension can look to the 2019-2022 Ram 1500 BDS 6" Lift Kit w/ FOX DSC Coilovers and Shocks. Also known as Dual Speed Compression, this built in adjustment technology for easy fine-tuning of the vehicle's suspension compression dampening so you can dial in the ideal ride performance to soak up the bumps, both large and small. This serves as the cream of the crop option for those who are looking to gain every inch of performance out of their Ram 1500 from off-roading to towing heavier payloads. Additionally, the kit comes with the aforementioned FOX 2.0 Series Performance Rear Shocks, adding race-specific valving and maximized on and off road performance. With these elements combined, you can look to that wide expanse of nature and assuredly handle all manner of road obstacles along your off-road adventure.
- 37x12.50 w/18x9 and 4.5-5" back spacing
- 37x12.50 w/20x9 and 4.5-5" back spacing
- Does not fit Diesel Models
- Will NOT fit models equipped with the Thermal Axle option.
Rear Shock Options: NX2 and FOX Suspensions
Gut instinct dictates that the BDS lift kits with FOX series shocks are the best way to go, but there is also a point to be made about the NX2 rear shocks! The NX2 shocks feature high-end performance nitrogen twin tube shock that will help restore the ride quality under any road condition. This is additionally backed by a 10-stage valving system that gives your truck a sportier, more responsive feel both on and off road. On the other hand, FOX's reputation for hardy craftsmanship proceed them with the tried and true monotube design that provides optimized performance and an incredible responsiveness. Should you have a stock 2019-2022 Ram 1500 on your hands and looking for an all-encompassing BDS 4" or 6" lift kit, choosing between these two comes down to affordability vs. performance. As previously stated, the NX2 serves as a solid step up from your factory shocks at a more affordable price point, but is a measure below the esteemed FOX 2.0 Series shocks. We here at Stage 3 are really digging the FOX series rear shocks for the elite-level stability and performance handling it provides.
Strut Spacers and Coilover Kits: Which is Better For You?
Similarly, when asking any truck enthusiast about strut spacers vs. coilover kits, more often then not you'll hear that coilovers are the way to go. While coilovers are slated for performance-needs, many Ram 1500 owners can use the strut spacers to get rid of the rake, the slightly lower front-end height that your truck has standard from the factory. Strut spacers can also be used to lift and level your truck for greater style and room for larger tire/wheel combos. With that said, Ram truck owners who enjoy the occasional off-roading camping trip on mild terrain will find great success with kits such as the BDS 4" Lift Kit Front Strut Spacers and Fox 2.0 rear shocks. On the flip side, if you fancy yourself an off-roading connoisseur/enthusiast that travels off the beaten path, you can take your pick from the high end 2019-2022 Ram 1500 BDS 6" Lift Kit w/ FOX DSC Coilovers and Shocks or the 2019-2022 Ram 1500 BDS 6" Lift Kit w/ FOX Coilovers and Shocks.
BDS lift kits offer a wide range of possibilities through their various builds. Through it all, the choice remains with you. Do you find yourself going gung-ho on some rocky terrain or do you prefer the traversing through established trails? If you're the latter, any of the front strut BDS lift kits will serve as a suitable option and a greater overall improvement over your stock parts. If you're the former, a full revamp with the 4" or 6" BDS Lift Kits with coilover packages would be the ideal choice for you. Overall, any of these lift kits from BDS will assuredly get you through your next off-road adventure without too many hitches. Let us know your thoughts on any leveling kits or tire/wheel combinations that are comparable or work well with the line up of 2019-2022 Ram 1500 Leveling Kits or 2019-2022 Ram 1500 Wheels and Tires!