Diesel Power Craftsman Ultimate Truck Buildout 2011 Build Update
Enjoy a full length video from Diesel Power. The truck we're building as part of the CRAFTSMAN Ultimate Truck Buildout is already one of the biggest dogs on the block: A 2011 Chevrolet Silverado HD 3500 with the latest Duramax and Allison automatic transmission. But bigger is better, so our first order of business is to increase the altitude and attitude with a BSD suspension lift.
The specific BSD kit that Lingenfelter Performance Engineering is installing is a 6.5-inch High Clearance System. Highlights of the system are crossmembers made from 1/4-inch steel, CNC machined replacement steering knuckles to maintain track width and skid plates. The new steering knuckles also keep the turning radius in check. We especially like their No Torsion Bar Drop design that keeps the torsion bars high in the chassis to maximize ground clearance.
The BDS kit for the rear uses 5-inch lift blocks and the factory leafsprings to retain the factory cargo-carrying capacity. BDS has worked with Fox shocks to offer performance shocks for many of their applications. When you’re done you can browse our video library to watch all of our high quality videos covering a wide array of topics.