8 Inch Lift Kit - 4-Link Conversion - Ford F250/F350 Super Duty (11-16) 4WD - Gas - BDS1501H

BDS Suspension

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Raise the bar with a BDS Suspension 8-inch lift kit and 4-link conversion for your 2011-2016 Ford Super Duty F250 and F350 gas truck. Designed to improve stance performance and capability this kit includes everything necessary to set your truck up right with clearance for up to 38" tires.

Upgrading to BDS Glide-Ride leaf springs will reduce axle wrap and provide flexibility throughout the suspension cycle.

Up front the lift kit includes gas-specific Pro-Ride coil springs heavy-duty 4-link control arms forged drop pitman arm and track bar bracket for steering correction sway bar relocation brake line brackets and custom-tuned nitrogen charged shocks.

In the rear this kit utilizes a replacement GlideRide leaf springs with integrated overload leaf u-bolts brake line brackets and a matching set of NX2 Nitro or FOX Performance shocks.

Pro-Ride Coil Springs

A pair of full-length gas-specific Pro-Ride coil springs are supplied to provide the correct lift height and smooth predictable ride across various terrains.

4-Link Conversion

Convert the factory stamped steel radius arms over to the BDS 4-link to optimize suspension geometry for better handling characteristics while adding strength and stability. This bolt-on upgrade utilizes high-strength 1/4-inch steel brackets that allow mounting of HD upper and lower control arms to correct axle positioning while limiting caster change throughout wheel travel.

BDS Glide-Ride Leaf Springs

Built to outperform BDS engineered the Glide-Ride leaf springs into a multi-leaf progressive spring rate design that provides a smooth ride with any load. This is accomplished with an exclusive triple-stage leaf spring design where the main leaf pack is broken into two stages:

Features & Benefits:

  • Easy 100% Bolt-on installation
  • Pro-Ride dual rate coil springs provide a remarkable ride through any terrain
  • Heavy duty 4-Link control arms offer improved handling stability strength and caster control during wheel travel
  • Track bar relocation bracket and pitman arm maintain proper steering angles for improved handling
  • Glideride leaf springs to provide full lift height and increased capacity with a built in overload spring
  • Standard NX2 Nitro shocks with vehicle-specific valving for better control
  • Upgrade to FOX 2.0 Performance Series shocks for maximum performance on and off-road

Associated Comments:

  • Exhaust modification may be required to clear the front driveshaft (gas only)
  • Front bumper spacer kit may be required to run 38"x15.50" tires
  • Although extremely rare front driveline vibration may occur
  • If equipped with 2-piece rear driveshaft a driveshaft alignment kit (#123406) will be required
  • Front driveshaft u-joints may max out at full droop. If so a new front shaft will be required.
  • If equipped with a rear sway bar #123009 is required.
  • U-bolts will not work on dually.
  • Front auxiliary shocks can be omitted from kit - the system can be used with C/O installed alone

Additional Attributes:

  • GTIN: 00840416402100
  • Front Lift Height: 8
  • Front Lift Method: Coil Spring
  • Installation Difficulty: difficult
  • Installation Time: 8-10 Hrs
  • Installation Tools: Grinder Sanding Disc-drill-puller pitmanArm
  • Rear Lift Height: 6
  • Rear Lift Method: Leaf Spring
  • Shocks Included: Yes

Extended Information:

  • Emissions : Emissions Compliance Exempt
  • Life Cycle Status: Available To Order


  • Quantity of Each: 1
  • Package UOM: EA
  • Dimension: x x inches