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post #1 of 10 Old 09-26-2013, 03:34 PM Thread Starter
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Calling all BDS lift owners

Looking at lifting my next truck.... 2011 6.7. I know there are thousands of threads on lifts, and most of them end with.. you should get Icon, its top notch. I get it. It's also a tad pricey. From what I can tell... the BDS 4" is right up my alley. Anyone have any experience with the ride quality you get with this? I will be throwing on some 35x12.5x20 toyo mts as well


If anyone has some advice on another lift, let me know!! I would just like to keep all components under $2000

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I am going with a Zone 4" lift kit. I have heard they are owned or made by BDS. I am in the same boat as you. Want to lift but don't have a ton of money to do it. They both seem to come with the same parts as Icon, maybe less quality but still good enough. And I plan to upgrade shocks with the Zone kit too. But I think it will be ok. Especially if you upgrade shocks later too.

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I just compared Zone to BDS, looks like the only difference between them is the Zone doesn't have a new pitman arm. Wonder if that will be a problem?

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I have a BDS and love it!, Havent had a single problem with it! I would highly recommend them.

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Thanks for the input guys, wreed, how does it ride compared to stock? I will be getting the same exact setup as yours
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Note he has the fox shocks. Do not get the stock bds shocks. I have zone lift and the shocks suck. They look the same as bds shocks. So I would definitely upgrade the shocks.

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Its rides better than stock! I am very impressed.

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Excellent!!! I will be ordering the 4" with fox shocks in the near future!!
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I would highly recommend BDS. It rides great with fox shocks.

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