It’s that time of year again and BDS Suspension is designing the 2013 Master Catalog. This 150-page full color catalog is sent to distributors and media worldwide. Want us to show off your BDS-equipped truck!?! Grab your friend the photographer to grab some cool shots of your ride to send us. To be eligible, we need high-resolution (no cell phone pics, no Facebook submissions), well lit (no night photos), professionally shot photos (DSLR preferred) of your BDS lifted rides in an outdoor setting (no driveway shots). Send us your highest quality images (5mp or larger) without effects or graphics on them to be used for print quality. Make sure the truck is either immaculately clean or purposefully dirty in an off-road setting. Low angle shots and off-road action shots work the best. For other tips, check out http://bds-suspension.com/bar#tips and see the photo examples below.
While it goes without saying, be safe and don’t do anything illegal to get these shots. We want to see responsible 4wheeling and fun action shots of your BDS equipped rides. If your truck is selected for the 2013 catalog we’ll send you a BDS t-shirt, decals, and a copy of the catalog to show off to all your friends. (Photos appearing in previous editions of the BDS master catalog are not eligible for prizes, however new photos may be submitted). Photos are due by December 16, 2012 to be eligible for next year’s catalog so hurry up and submit them in to http://bds-suspension.com/bar.
Any questions, feel free to contact the marketing department at firstname.lastname@example.org and check out a few examples below for what we’re looking for.
SEMA Show 2012
Without a doubt one of the pinnacle events within the automotive aftermarket industry is the SEMA Show. This annual event hosted by SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) brings tens of thousands out to Las Vegas, NV in a week long barrage of automotive overload to the senses. Whether you’re into lifted trucks, off-road racing, high performance, cars, racing, lowering, lighting, audio, or big wheels and tires, SEMA has something to amaze and excite you. From debuting the latest products to inspiring future trends in the market, the SEMA Show is the place to see what’s going on in this industry. This 4 day show brings together manufacturers, media, and other industry professionals all centered around the Las Vegas Convention Center as over aftermarket companies showcase their company’s newest products. BDS Suspension will be there once again this year, expanding on last year’s booth space to showcase additional vehicles and new products. This year’s booth is set in the same location as last year (left wall of south hall, upper level #30192) and is now 100×25′ with a variety of show vehicles slated to show off the latest products from BDS Suspension.
Each year BDS Suspension teams up with sister company Zone Offroad Products in a joint display. This year Zone will be bringing the Ultimate Adventure Jeep JK Offroadster (2-faced Jeep Wrangler) to display a number of new suspension and offroad products. This year, as in past years BDS will have a themed booth, one of the ways we like to stand out from the rest of the manufacturers displaying at the show. The off-road shop theme of 2 years ago and last year’s outdoor camping themed booth were big successes and this year we plan to have quite the party with our football tailgating themed booth. Come by and join the party with BDS Suspension in booth #30192. Grab a cold beer and hotdog on us and check out some of the new products we have available. Take a load off and feel the excitement as BDS turns the SEMA into the ultimate pregame party.
BDS will also have dozens of vehicles strategically displayed throughout the show in manufacturers’ booths and as featured vehicles. Look for more on those as the show approaches. Unfortunately this show is not open to the public; it is limited to industry professionals and media. To get the latest updates on what’s new at SEMA and what vehicles are on display, check out the BDS Facebook page during the show.
To see photos from last year’s SEMA Show, head to link.
This year’s Indianapolis 4Wheel Jamboree was one for the record books. With great weather (Saturday-Sunday) and and the largest turnout in recent years, the event boasted an assortment of events to keep the whole family entertained all weekend long. After some rainy weather Friday, the sun came out along with the masses to check out the thousands of lifted trucks on display, watch monster trucks race, and talk to vendors and take advantage of great show specials. Team BigFoot brought their wings with them as that shattered a Guinness World Record jumping the big blue monster truck 214.8ft, check the video out here. BDS made the trip down to Indy and nearly cleared out our vehicle corral with a fleet of 6 show rigs on display from the ever popular Stubby, to SEMA rigs, prototype project trucks, and more. The booth stayed slammed all weekend long with customers stopping by to check out the trucks, ask questions, and take advantage of our special offers. Whether your high horsepower burnouts, tough truck racing, or cruising around the fairgrounds to show off your pride and joy, the Indy 4Wheel Jamboree is the place to enjoy your 4×4. Mug drags, monster trucks, and bikini contest are also in order and bring quite a crowd. After 31 years, this continues to be a great event and a great time for all. Thanks to everyone that stopped by to see us!
BDS Suspension offers a way to make the F-150 even better for us off-highway junkies. Their 6-inch High Clearance kit fits the ’09 and ’10 F-150 and features cool stuff like high-arched crossmembers made from ¼-inch steel; CNC-machined ductile iron steering knuckles; gas-charged front struts; a steel front differential skidplate; and a rear offset spring plate. The kit allows you to fit up to a 37×13.50 tire on a 17×9 wheel with 5.5-inch backspacing.
We recently h-ad the opportunity to visit Attitude Performance in Arlington Heights, Illinois, to watch the team install one of these kits on a customer’s 2010 F-150 FX4, and it was interesting to see how BDS approached lifting the F-150. Follow along as we show you the highlights of the kit.