How To: Fit A 2015 Ford F-150 With BDS Suspension Upgrades

If one thing can be said about the completely redesigned 2015 Ford F-150, it’s that the switch from a steel body to aluminum has paid-off for the automaker – and the consumer. It’s a tremendous truck by every objective measure, but that doesn’t mean it necessarily suits everyone’s needs right out-of-the-box.

That’s where Four Wheeler comes in, who recently wrote-up a procedure for installing a higher-riding, aftermarket suspension kit for the 2015 Ford F-150 from BDS Suspension.

BDS Suspension offers 2.5, 4, and 6-inch lift kits for the 2015 Ford F-150, and for their purposes, Four Wheeler found the last of these to be most ideal. The shocks selected for the install were Fox 2.0, as BDS states that this is the most popular option. The magazine also reports that the BDS system ordered has been independently certified not to affect the 2015 Ford F-150’s on-road traction control, which is surely important for those still planning on using their trucks as daily commuters.

The only detail left out by Four Wheeler is how much the BDS Suspension kit costs, so we looked into it ourselves: about $4,000. That’s not too bad when you consider the breadth of included certified components, which includes high-clearance crossmembers, revised steering knuckles, rear shocks, front coilovers, etc., but unless you can count yourself savvy with a wrench, installation will cost extra.

To read the entire procedural from Four Wheeler magazine, be sure to visit their website.

Aaron Birch is an automotive enthusiast and writer/filmmaker from Detroit, MI. As a rule, he only buys cars older than himself.


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