In just over 2 years since BDS Suspension launched it’s Facebook Page it has hit the 5000 fan mark and counting! The page has been a sounding board for us helping us reach new customers and hang out with our current customers. It’s been a great additional resource to reach out and provide customer service as well as to showcase what the BDS community does with their trucks. We want to thank our fans for their support and welcome those just checking us out. We’ve got thousands of photos, videos and content to to keep you entertained for hours. See event coverage and new product releases as well as what’s happening around the industry. Come see what everyone’s bussing about and like BDS Suspension on Facebook!
Yesterday, April 4th, the Fullsize Invasion, as it’s being coined by the magazines took over Moab, or at least a small piece of the trail. The inaugural trail ride for fullsize trail rigs came about with the guys over at Four Wheeler and Off-Road Magazine decided it was time to shed some light on the numerous full size rigs that attend Easter Jeep Safari each year. Carter and Mike from BDS headed out in the company tow rig, the monster 2010 Ram 2500 running 8″ of BDS long arm suspension, 40″ Toyo M/Ts and 20″ BMFs with Iron Cross winch bumpers. For the first year organizing there was an impressive turnout with 20+ full size trail rigs (and tow rigs) making it out to run Poison Spider Mesa. Check out some some of the photos and keep an eye out for more in an upcoming issue of Four Wheeler Magazine. See more from the Magazines at Four Wheeler Blog and check out the BDS Facebook page for more.
Carolina Five-0 Lift Kit Install
On the east coast of North Carolina stretches miles and miles of a beautiful beaches available to the general public and accessible to 4wd vehicles. Thousands flock down year round for great camping, fishing, surfing, and a little R&R each year. To navigate these public playgrounds and maintain the peace the Carolina Beach Police Department has enlisted the help of BDS Suspension to lift one of the patrol vehicles, a 2008 Ford F250 Super Duty. 4-Wheel & Off-Road Magazine’s Ali Mansour takes you through the buildup as this police truck gets outfitted with a BDS 6” 4-link suspension lift kit and 37” Dick Cepek wheels and tires. Check out the September 2011 issue of Petersen’s 4-Wheel & Off-Road Magazine for more or see the digital version available here: Carolina Five-O- 2008 Ford F250 BDS Lift Kit
Check out the April 2012 issues of JP Magazine for a great install article titled “BDS Cherokee Chief Lift Kit: Full-Size Spring Surprise: FSJ+BDS=Kick Ass” by Magazine Editor Christian Hazel. Project Monkey Bus, a 1978 Jeep Cherokee Chief that has been fixed up over the past few months adding a mix of aftermarket parts and replacement parts to be deemed drivable. On the table for this article, Project Monkey Bus received a 4” BDS full spring lift kit and set of Mickey Thompson wheels/tires to replace the worn out and downright dangerous stock suspension. Read the article for tricks and tips with installing the 4” kit and get some background on fixing up your old full size Cherokee, Wagoneer, Gladiator. you can pick up your copy on newsstands now or check out the link to see a digital copy on the JP website. Click Link: FSJ+BDS=Kick Ass
I you haven’t heard about Stubby over the past few months, here’s your chance to get the lowdown on this radical standard cab, short bed F350 that debuted at the 2011 SEMA Show in Las Vegas in the BDS booth. As Ken Brubaker puts it “…in the BDS booth, only having Taylor Swift sign autographs would’ve probably generated more buzz.” This 2001 F350 sports 8.5” of BDS suspension, Dual Fox 2.0s at all four corners, fiberglass fenders and 44” boggers. Stubby made the cover of the May issue of FourWheeler Magazine and has a great 4-page spread on the truck. Make sure to pick up a copy of the magazine on newsstands soon or if you’ve got a subscription you’ll be receiving it soon!
Update: The article has been posted to the web, read it in full at FourWheeler.com for all the specs and high-res photos!
The event that started just a few short years ago and took the off-road racing industry by storm is in full swing out in Johnson Valley, CA. Over the past week the desolate lakebed has been transformed into Hammertown as 50,000+ set up camp for this new class of endurance racing. King of the Hammers brings together high speed desert racing with extreme rock crawling as teams compete for the coveted crown and bragging right for the coming year. Competition is intense with a mix of corporately sponsored teams and professional driver’s out on the course. This yearcompetition expanded this year with the addition of classes for UTV, Moto, and the Everyman’s Challenge allowing everyday trail rigs to compete head to head.
Tomorrow is the main event as the competition buggies finish prepping for the ultimate race. BDS sponsored Team Desert Concepts this year in car #4454, and IFS buggy owned by Dave Cole that has had its share of checkered flags over the years most recently bringing home the Best in the Desert Championship for 2011. Driven by JT Stephens and race op manger Bryan Grigsby this rig is primed for racing qualifying sell with a time of 6 hours and 15 minutes starting them in a good spot for the race tomorrow. We wish the guys good luck out on the course tomorrow and safety for everyone out for the race either racing or spectating. For live updates and all the info on King of the Hammers, check the KOH website and Pirate 4×4 Live Coverage.