Nestled in the backwoods of Eau Claire, Pennsylvania, the 4×4 Outback Adventure has terrain to challenge offroaders of all levels. BDS made the 5hr trip to enjoy a weekend of 4wheeling, meet some of our customers, and hang out with the crew from Meridian Off Road. After some rain the night before the event, the weather brightened up and made for some great wheeling. Rigs of all shapes and sizes made it out, many running BDS lifts. Over the course of two days, the terrain caused some casualties in the form of rollovers, broken driveshafts, overheating and more. The BDS TJ well victim to a shattered rear yoke and u-joint out on House Rock. After a quick trip back to camp for spare parts the Jeep was back up and running for more trail time. There was a great group out at the park, everyone friendly, ready and willing to lend a hand to those in need. We love making the trip out to Eau Claire each year for some wheeling and can’t wait till next time. Enjoy the photos!
BDS Suspension is loaded up to hit the trails this weekend. Carter and Jeff are bringing the BDS Ultimate Adventure TJ to Eau Claire, Pennsylvania for the 4×4 Outback Adventure, presented by Meridian Off Road Center. The park boasts trails of all levels with a healthy mix of mud ravines, scenic trails, rocky trails, hill climbs, scenic fields and rock gardens to challenge every level of off-roader. The event runs Saturday and Sunday (June 11-12, 2011). For more information, registration and photos, check out 4×4 Outback Adventure. Here’s a video from the 2009 Outback Adventure.
BDS Suspension is hitting the road this weekend heading to Eau Claire, Pennsylvania for the 4×4 Outback Adventure, presented by Meridian Off Road Center.The park boasts trails of all levels with a healthy mix of mud ravines, scenic trails, rocky trails, hill climbs, scenic fields and rock gardens to challenge every level of off-roader. Come out and meet BDS Reps Carter and Jeff as they hit the trails in the BDS Ultimate Adventure TJ. The event runs Saturday and Sunday (June 11-12, 2011). For more information, registration and photos, check out 4×4 Outback Adventure. Here’s a video from the 2009 Outback Adventure.
I think it’s safe to say, most of us have a soft spot for dogs. I’m not talking about Dog the Bounty Hunter or close friends we holler at “What up Dog!?”, I’m talking about the 4-legged companions that wag their tail when you come around and get excited at a game called fetch. Recently BDS Suspension had the opportunity to get involved with Tia Torres and the Villalobos Rescue Center in California. Villalobos Rescue Center (VRC), the focus of Animal Planet’s TV show “Pit Bulls and Parolees”, offers a 2nd chance to both at life for the rescued dogs and the parolees it employs. After making the move to a larger facility up in the Tehachapi Mountains they quickly found new challenges with the mountainous terrain, which was difficult to traverse in their stock vehicles. Day-to-day activities were much more challenging as getting stuck became a regular occurrence. Now fast forward a few months and a connection with BDS Distributor Ben Lifted 4WD. After adopting a pit bull from VRC, Ben and Kendra of Ben Lifted 4WD saw an opportunity to help out and gave BDS, Mickey Thompson, Warn, and Iron Cross Automotive a call to see if everyone would get involved by donating products while they provided the services.
The project focused around 3 vehicles, Tia’s ’93 Jeep Wrangler YJ, a ’98 Dodge Ram 2500, and a ’94 Chevy Tahoe. The Jeep got some love in the form of a 3.5” BDS Lift kit, 15×8 Mickey Thompson Sidebiters, 33” Dick Cepek FC-IIs, and Warn 9.5ti Winch. The Dodge received a BDS 4.5” Long Arm Full Spring Kit, 35” Dick Depek Mud Country Tires, and Iron Cross Bumpers. For the Tahoe, a BDS 6” IFS Lift Kit, 15” Mickey Thompson Sidebiters and 33” Dick Cepek FC-IIs. All in all over $20,000 worth of products and services were donated to the VRC from the contributing companies.
With the vehicles completed and returned to the VRC, Tia and the crew can make it around the new facilities with ease. Check out Pit Bulls & Parolees this coming season to see the vehicles in action out on the new property!