Check out the December 2011 issue of 8-Lug Magazine for a great tech article titled “A Semi-Custom Build for an Average Guy”. It’s all about installing the BDS 6” 4-Link suspension lift and fitting a set of (6) 35′s on a newer Ford F350 Dually. Whether you’re looking to improve performance, gain some ground clearance, or just improve the look of your late model Super Duty, BDS has lift options from 1” to 8” to get the job done. Check out the article as Todd Headlee of 8-Lug Magazine walks you through the finer points of the lift install, new age tire balancing, and alignment on a 2008 Ford F350 dually at Big O Tires in Lake Havasu, AZ. The article is full of useful tech and includes photos to walk you through the install.
As Todd puts it “Known for its sterling reputation, BDS offers lift kits with a added bonus: the security of knowing you purchased the finest lift kit in the aftermarket industry. The company backs its commitment to engineering reliable, quality 4×4 off-road Jeep and truck suspension products with a unique No BS Hardcore Lifetime Warranty.”
Thumb through a copy of the December 2011 8-Lug Magazine or check out this link for the digital copy at your fingertips. For more info on the all BDS’s kit offerings for the Ford Super Duty, check out the website at http://bds-suspension.com/
We love hearing feedback from customers on what they think of our lift kits. Shane Hayward of Colorado Springs recently sent us photos of his newly completed 2012 Dodge Ram 2500 Megacab. Thanks Shane, the truck looks awesome!
8″ BDS Long-Arm installed on my 2012 Laramie Longhorn 2500 Mega Cab 6.7L 4X4 with 22″ Wheels and 37″ Tires. BTW I’m 6’2″ standing by the mirror… She’s a MONSTER!!! Thanks BDS your products are simply put… TOP NOTCH & AMAZING!!!!
Chase Rather of CM Racing has been racing the #3747 XJ for several years in various JeepSpeed and Best in the Desert Races. Running on a BDS long arm kit the Jeep Cherokee has had it’s share of glory over the years. Following a recent competition the rig was put to the test and sad to say finally met it’s match. Here’s his recap of the XJ’s final race.
At this year’s Best in the Desert Bluewater Desert Challenge, CM Racing came out looking to make a statement. We had put in weeks of preparation adjusting shocks, plumbing lines, and meticulously ensuring the 3747 Jeep was ready to run hard for front of the pack. Saturday October 15th at 6:15am, with Chase Rather driving and Britt Wolf co-driving, CM Racing left the line side by side with the leader. We set a fast pace and hung with the 3799 Jeep from the beginning. He seemed to be pushing harder than he wanted to run between mile marker 13 and 14 we made the pass to find ourselves in first place. After finding the lead we felt comfortable maintaining this fast pace and quickly put time between us. However at mile 20, a sandy whoop section put 3747 end over end once and rolled once more coming to rest. Within 20 minutes we were upright and moving again. We gave the vehicle a once over and headed out. We were reluctant to find that our BDS suspension system held together with any compromise. We continued on knowing well we needed to make up time and found a second place finish for the day without any further trouble. Even after inspection following the race, we only needed to add a quart of oil to go racing the next day.
At 6:15am Sunday October 16th, with Johnny Rather driving and Chase Rather co-driving, 3747 set out for day two of racing. Within the first quarter mile, we found the lead and were making first dust. We held the lead until mile eight when we were passed by an unlimited UTV. Pursuing diligently, we paced the UTV until a silt bed made it impossible to see. Moving to the outside to find clean air, 3747 found a sheer 40 foot cliff. We hurdled off of the cliff making one huge dent in the side head on, and tumbling to the bottom. Awaiting BITD assistance to remove the vehicle, it was approximately 1 minute and 40 seconds until the next vehicle passed.
After removing the vehicle and returning to the pits it was obvious our vehicle was on its last leg. The Jeep suffered from extensive body and frame damage, an engine that failed to start, bent leaf springs, and a front end relocated 3” towards the rear. In the following days we met and discussed our options to continue racing. We came across a V-8 Jeep Grand Cherokee that would be the perfect replacement vehicle…
We’re glad to hear the Chase and co-driver Britt Wolf are okay. As with all our suspension products, use and abuse them, BDS has you covered. All BDS Suspension products are subject to replacement under the No Fine Print Lifetime Warranty.
We received this note the other day from one of our newest distributors in Beijing, China.
The waiting game is finally over, and now I’m riding my Big T with a BDS 7” lift every day! The truck turned out super refined! The ride quality is much better than the stock, It’s true!!! especially the 9500 series shocks are supreme! They are better than any brand out there! Man you have done a great job for developing such system!
My Tundra so far is the only 7” lifted Truck in all China! More customers are starting to show interest to BDS products, I believe that not long from now, BDS will grow big and strong in China! It’s our pleasure to do business with you!
BDS Suspension is put to the test every day on trails all over this country and elsewhere around the world. We take every measure to ensure quality products and back them by a lifetime no fine print warranty. Matt Stolarczyk out of Denver, CO built his Jeep Grand Cherokee ZJ to wheel on the Rocky Mountains. With the help of BDS Distributor High Country Performance 4×4, he lifted the ZJ 6.5” with BDS’s Long Arm Lift Kit, 35” BFG Mud Terrain KM2 on Steel Rims. Recently Matt involuntarily put his rig to the test after being plowed into by a truck that ran a stop light. After rolling the Jeep 3 times, Matt and his BDS Suspension were unscathed, however the Jeep didn’t fare so well.
“I rolled 3 times. Guess what? the BDS long arm kit held up. the control arms on the side of the impact snapped axle side control arm brackets but the arms had not a scratch. surprisingly the 35″ km2 made it too.. now i can tell everyone how strong your kit really is =)”- Matt S.
Matt unbolted the BDS 6.5” Long Arm Lift Kit and other parts that he could and is on the hunt for his next project ZJ. We’re glad to hear you’re alright Matt, and make sure to send us photos of your new project when completed.
Keith Wilson from Wilson Offroad in Fayetteville, NC sent us some photos of his Jeep Cherokee XJ from the Amp Tour Tough Truck Competition. Keith pushed his Jeep to the max and took home 1st place in the competition. The Jeep sports a 4.5” BDS short arm lift kit, 32” Kumho M/Ts and 4.56 gears. Keith told us he was jumping the truck high and landing hard. “This is why I run BDS, not only for the warranty, for the strength and dependability”.