Well, the 2015 edition of the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show is in the books and no sooner are the manufacturers and builders returning home to start planning for the 2016 show. This industry only show boasts something for every automotive enthusiast, from hotrodders to racers, lifted trucks, lowrider, powersports to restoration. The 4-day show is held at the beginning of November each year bringing in around 100,000 buyers/shops from around the world to check out the latest aftermarket parts from over 1000 vendors. Even the OEMs have gotten involved with the SEMA Show setting up large booths with cool concept rides, product demonstrations and more.
This is BDS’s 7th year attending the industry show and each the show gets bigger, pushing the limits, and more over the top with manufacturers stepping up to wow the attendees with over-the-top builds, new technology and the latest innovations. BDS has found a home in booth #30192, a 25×80′ booth along the outside of the South Hall, upper level where we team up with sister companies Zone Offroad Products and JKS Manufacturing to show off cool rides and the latest suspension and accessories for trucks and Jeeps. Each year our booth is designed around a theme, over the year’s we’ve build tailgate parties to camping scenes, but this year we kept with a simple one, black and tan. Tan carpet, tan and black vehicles flexed out throughout on tan display rocks, black backdrop banners and a black bar serving beers all week long.
It could be the free beer, the cool builds, new products or even the personel working the booth, but this year once again was a hugely success show for BDS Suspension and the other brands of Sport Truck USA. Scattered throughout the booth we had several vehicles on display including, #projectraider a 2015 Chevy Silverado 2500HD to debut our 3” mid-travel coilover conversion system. Going down the line the Ultimate Adventure conquering #crawlorado – an LS2 powered BDS long arm equipped 1st gen Colorado, a 2014 Jeep Wrangler #AdventureEditionJK and #PlatinumChase, a 2015 Ford F250 Platinum running the BDS 8” coilover conversion system. Along with debuting the GM HD coilover conversion (available Spring 2016) and new products like F250 C/O and new Colorado/Canyon kits (available now), BDS was showing off the next generation spring loaded traction bars designed with adjustable resistance in a full floating bar for a great ride when you want it, and the ability to put the power down when you need it. The new tractions bars got the attention of many at the show and ever took home Diesel Tech Magazine’s Show Stopper Award for most innovative new product. We’ll have more info on these traction bars once they hit the market in Spring 2016. Throughout the show dealers stopped by to check out the new products and catch up with the team over a beer. The booth was buzzing with plenty of celebrity appearances from 4wheeling royalty, monster truck drivers, TV personalities and some of the most well known shops from around the country. A big thanks to everyone that came by the BDS/Zone/JKS Booth at SEMA 2015.
Around the expansive show BDS had nearly 50 trucks and Jeeps on display in featured vehicles spots and other vendor booths. To say BDS was well represented this year was an understatement. We had our best year yet showing at SEMA with several amazing builds sporting BDS suspension and accessories. A big thank you to everyone that made it out to show off their BDS -equipped trucks at SEMA. Check out some of the trucks from this year’s show and stay tuned for upcoming features of many of these rides online and in print magazines over the next couple weeks and months. See more pictures at On BDS’s Facebook Page.