Check out the 900+ hp BDS equipped Duramax in the pages of Diesel Power this month. This ’08 GMC Sierra 2500HD owned by Nils MacArthur is sporting a laundry list and a half worth of custom parts and bolt on accessories. Suspension comes in he form of a BDS 6″ lift kit (pre-high clearance no torsion bar drop kit), BDS SS skid plate, and BDS traction bars. The rig is primarily used up in the oil field of Alberta, Canada and is one bad ass ride for sure. Read the full feature on this truck in the Aug.’12 issue of Diesel Power Magazine on newsstands now.
BDS hit the road last week with the BDS Ram 2500 in route to the Louisiana 4xFest in Hammond, LA with BDS Distributor Light Line 4×4. On the way down BDS Rep Travis Marshall made stops at a few of our distributor’s shops. First stop was to see Wes at Si Motorsports in Bossier City, LA who has an impressive showroom. From there he cruised over to visit Josh at OffRoad Innovations in West Monroe, LA who loyally sells BDS Suspension. Before the day was out Travis hit the road to check out Glass Tint Etc. in Alexandria, LA. Mike and the staff had great things to say about our quality parts and customer service. Starting the next morning he stopped at Lumberton Offroad in Beaumont, TX to chat with Robert and Daniel. These guys have been BDS distributors for over a decade and have a great operation going on down there. Following Lumberton Travis headed to Hurricane Offroad in Lake Charles, LA. Robbie and Shelby at Hurricane are a couple of ambitious young guys that have big plans for the shop and love selling BDS. Heading on down the road he stopped off to see Brian at Cajun Offroad in Scott, LA who offers top notch installs and fab work. The final stop on our journey down South was Light Line in Baton Rouge, LA. Light Line has been in business for nearly 20 years and selling BDS for much of that time. Rickie runs a great operation down in Baton Rouge supplying quality parts and service to his customers.
The 4xFest went great and there was a huge turnout of mainly Jeeps to raise money for the TARC, an organization that enhances the lives of people affected by intellectual, developmental, and related disabilities through commitment to excellence in service , support, and advocacy. BDS set up with Light Line 4×4 to talk to customers and offer support.
Travis said following the trip “There were a few thousand miles driven in the heat, but what a great bunch of people in the South. Louisiana/Texas are definitely some of my favorite states to travel. Excellent food and friendly, laid back people. The BDS Ram 2500 held up well and road like a dream with 8” of lift and 40s. Thanks again to all the hospitality from the shops and people I met along the way, I look forward to making another trip down that way soon, just maybe in the winter next time.”
One of our favorite things is to get feedback from our customers and distributors on what they think of our lift kits and where they explore. We recently received an email from Chris over at Buzz Boxliners up in Edmonton, AB. Chris wrote:
Just a quick note to let you guys know we love your product. We have been installing your BDS kits on our 2011 and 2012 GMC trucks that we do for our dealership showroom trucks. We have done some other kits as well and by far the simple install and overall time it takes to install your kit is better than all others.
Thanks for the great work.
Chris Hainsworth, Buzz Boxliners
A few weekends back BDS Suspension made the trip out to Adam’s Jeep in Aberdeen, MD for the 10th Annual Adam’s Jeep Jam. Each year we’ve attended this event the attendance has continued to grow with over 300 Jeeps making it out for a day of festivities. Some of the highlights include the offroad obstacle course and mud pit, show-n-shine and a huge raffle. The always popular car crush pile was back again giving participants the ability to get their rigs and feel like monster truck drivers. BDS Rep Jeff Chatfield brought the BDS Dodge, BDS Ultimate Adventure TJ, and displays to set up in the vendor area and hung out all day talking to customers and answer questions. Adam’s Jeep is an all in one dealership that also offers aftermarket accessories. They had a number of BDS-equipped Jeeps on the lot for sale and even more showed up for the event which is always great to see. BDS gave away a 3” JK lift in the raffle, congrats to the lucky winner! All in all it was a great event, great weather, and a great turnout for the 10th Annual Adam’s Jeep Jam. Thanks to everyone made it out and stopped by the booth to say hi!
To see all the photos from the event, head on over to the Adam’s Jeep Facebook Page.
BDS Rep Ted Yearling made the trip out to Muncy, PA for Apple Hill 4×4‘s Open House and Customer Appreciation Day over the weekend. They had great weather and a good turnout of customers for the one-day celebration out at the shop. Apple Hill 4×4 has been a BDS distributor for quite a few years now and continues to offer top notch service and top quality products. The crew put on a great event and customers enjoyed all there was to see and do, not to mention the killer raffle prizes given away. BDS brought out the company’s 1/2-ton Chevy to show off a number of prototype suspension products. Hyline Offroad made it out in their BDS 6.5” long arm equipped 2012 Jeep JK Unlimited. A special thanks to all the customers that stopped by the event and chatted with us. In a couple weeks we’ll be meeting back up with the crew from Apple Hill 4×4 at the Bloomsburg 4-Wheel Jamboree.
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1.5″ Transfer Case Drop Kits
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1.5″ T-Case Drop Kit
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YJ/TJ Transfer Case Drop Kits
Coldwater, MI—June 22, 2012— BDS Suspension is now offering one-piece tube style 1.5″ transfer-case drop kits to work fit lifted Jeep Wrangler YJ and Wrangler TJ models. These new Made in the USA kits utilize 1-piece steel tube drop spacers at each frame rail to drop the t-case 1.5″ to reposition the transfer case output shaft on lifted applications. The tubes are e-coated black and include all the necessary hardware for install. Plastic end caps are provided to keep dirt/mud out of the tubes and give a nice finished look. These new transfer case drops are included on application BDS suspension lifts or available for purchase individually.
For more info on these and other BDS Suspension products, check out BDS Suspension or call (517) 279-2135.