Our bolt-on bedcage for the 2007-2018 Chevy/GMC 1500 is an easy way to install bypass shocks on a long-travel leaf spring setup for maximum wheel travel. This fits single-cab, double-cab and crew-cab models.
We CAD designed the bedcage to bolt together to ease assembly and make it easier to ship. We have the tubing and plate work laser cut and CNC bent for the utmost precision. They are MIG welded in-house, sandblasted then powdercoated in our matte black finish.
We designed the bedcage around using FOX 2.5 to 3.0 x 16″ travel bypass shocks in conjunction with Deaver’s U-182 leaf springs with our extended length shackles for the proper motion ratios and fitment. You will need a specific bypass tube layout for proper clearances. This yields up to 16″ of wheel travel. When using other brand shocks, the compressed length can not be longer than 26.43″. You can also use this bedcage with spring-under conversions to yield more wheel travel with custom lower shock tabbing.
The bedcage locates off of the front leaf spring pivots for proper positioning and only requires you to drill four new 3/8″ bolt holes per side for the rear supports. Since the frame is boxed, you’ll need to use a 1.5″ hole saw and drill an access hole/port to get a wrench on the nuts. We give you a plug/cover to seal it up after.
We supply all the necessary grade 8 mounting hardware. We also supply you the lower shock mounts that mount on top of the leaf springs and capture the u-bolts .We recommend a qualified off-road shop installing these parts. You will need to cut holes in the bed for the bedcage and shocks to pass through.
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