BDS customers are the best in the world! Butch Benner of Pasadena Maryland recently sent us this email and picture:
“The excellent work was performed by Mid Atlantic 4X4 in Glen Burnie, MD. The staff and mechanics at the shop are awesome and easy to work with, they are family owned and operated business that does a lot of work utilizing your superb products. You would not believe, OK, yes you would, I get so many compliments on my truck, it is really awesome to see how everyone stares at it and compliments it. I also bought your upgraded shocks and man, what a great choice. Thanks again, and the certificates were used to purchase the bars on the front. Another excellent accessory to the truck.”
Butch Benner & his lifted GMC 2500 HD
Thanks Butch, happy wheeling!
Part 1 of Vern Simons’ article on jpmagazine.com featured the installation of a 4.5″ BDS XJ Long Arm kit. This month Vern tells us how the new kit is driving:
“After pounding our Patriot Blue XJ on and off-road over the last few thousand miles, it’s clear that the BDS 4.5″ long-arm kit with our addition of large bump stops and sheetmetal trimming is just about perfect for 35-inch tires.”
Vern glad to hear you’re having a great time blasting down the trails! For the Part 2 of Verne’s article click here http://www.jpmagazine.com/techarticles/suspension/154_1004_cherokee_xj_rear_bds_suspension_lift/index.html
Thanks to Off-Road Industry magazine for featuring two BDS products in their Winter 2010 “50 Great New Off-Road Products” issue. Of the 2,000 or so new off-road products launched every year from spark plugs to tonneau covers, we’re flattered ORI chose two of our new HC designs:
- The BDS HC Dodge Ram lift http://www.bds-suspension.com/kits/621H which offers the most ground clearance of any system on the market today and uses two high-clearance cross members, a differential skid plate and a passenger side support to create a tough subframe. Gas shock upgrades available.
It’s always great to be recognized by the industry for our cutting edge ideas and designs, we appreciate the kudos…thanks again guys!
According to a recent SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) newsletter we received:
“A U.S. Department of the Interior document indicates that the agency plans to designate 14 new or expanded national monuments in the western United States. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar provided subsequent assurances that the plans were preliminary and that the Obama Administration would not bypass input from the local communities, governors and Congress if the plans move forward.
Unlike wilderness designations, motorized recreation is permitted within national monuments. However, closing off-highway vehicle (OHV) roads and trails is a frequent byproduct when land receives the National Monument designation. The potential monuments encompass nearly 13 million acres. Targeted lands include popular OHV areas, such as the San Rafael Swell and Cedar Mesa (Utah), Berryessa Snow Mountains and Bodie Hills (California), parts of the Great Basin (Nevada), the Otero Mesa (New Mexico) and the northwest Sonoran Desert (Arizona).
SEMA supports land-use decisions that are reasonable and enjoy local community support. However, SEMA opposes unnecessarily restrictive land-use policies. Under current law, the president may designate national monuments without Congressional approval. However, legislation has been introduced in Congress to rescind this option. SEMA is urging the U.S. Congress to take an active role in determining the size of monuments if such a designation is deemed appropriate and for existing OHV roads and trails to be specifically included within the permitted uses on such lands.”
Contact your Congressman to voice your opinion!
The Tierra Del Sol Four Wheel Drive Club of San Diego is presenting it’s 48th Annual Desert Safari this weekend, March 5 through 7, at the Truckhaven Hills area of the Ocotillo Wells SVRA Park.
The TDS Desert Safari has become one of the the premier off road events in the country, with over 1,500 participating vehicles and an expected 8,000 in attendance.
The family focused 48th annual Desert Safari will again present an awesome trail for all skill levels within the 4×4 community and the famous “TDS Raffle” with more than $100K in prizes.
Tierra Del Sol is a non-profit club that continues to use portions of the proceeds from Desert Safari to fight land closures and to keep trails open. TDS has selected Thundering Trails , an organization dedicated to creating an off road desert adventure for under-privileged kids who otherwise would never have this opportunity, as the official charity for the 48th Annual Desert Safari.
For more information on TDS and the 48th Annual Desert Safari, please visit www.TDS4x4.com and www.TDSDESERTSAFARI.com.
Join other off roading enthusiasts on March 5th through 7th at Megarun X at the Barnwell Mountain Recreational Area located in Upshur Country in Northeast Texas, sponsored by the Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter of Texas Four Wheel Drive. The DFW Chapter of the TX4WD is a free club offering the 4×4 enthusiast a family friendly, family oriented, educational club dedicated to preserve and protect the environment and to promote the sport of off-roading.
Megarun is held in beautiful East Texas at Barnwell Mountain Recreational Area. Last year Megarun IX had over 140 registered vehicles and 400 attendees. This year’s event will include:
- Trail Rides
- Rock Garden Rodeo
- Obstacle Course
- King of the Hill Challenge
- Raffle Prizes
For more information click http://www.dfw-tx4wd.org/
Come on out and have fun with the DFW Chapter of TX4WD at Megarun X!