After months of anticipation the 2017 Ford Super Duty trucks are rolling out and starting to hit the dealership lots for mass consumption. Redesigned from the ground up, the new Super Duty features a stronger chassis, lighter weight, and increased payload. Following suit with the 2015 release of the F150, the Super Duty now touts an aluminum body and and tons of new technology packed in. After a generation of frame flex with a c-channel frame the new 2017 trucks are using a fully boxed frame for increased rigidity. Under the hood the truck is offered with a 6.2L V8 gas, but we all know the majority will opt for the 6.7L Power Stroke turbo diesel putting out 440 HP stock and a monstrous 925 lb/ft of torque. As for styling, some may say (me included) that the new boxy front end and plain body styling is step in the wrong direction from the good looks of the 2011-2016 Super Duty, but you can’t deny its cutting edge for truck technology with tons of new cameras, sensors, and technology packed inside and out.
The team here at BDS Suspension has been anxiously awaiting the new trucks and have big plans for kit development on the F250, F350, and F450 platforms. We’ve been sourcing several trucks and our engineering team has been hard at work developing a variety of suspension lift options for the redesigned 2017 suspension that will be hitting the market in the weeks and months to come. Stay tuned for more info as kits start shipping. Along with sourcing trucks for new product development, we just picked up our own 2017 Ford F250 Super Duty XLT, crew cab, short bed diesel to join the BDS fleet. This truck will be utilized everything from new product development and testing, towing and show duties, marketing and company promotional efforts over the next couple years. Now this isn’t our first time building a promotional truck, over the years we’ve build some memorable rigs like Project Raider (2015 Chevy 2500), the BDS Colorado (2015 Chevy Colorado), Project Slate (2013 RAM 3500), the BDS F250 (2012 Ford F250), Project KJ (2005 Jeep Liberty Diesel) and plenty of others. For this 2017 Ford Super Duty we’ve got big plans, and a short deadline. We’ll be building this truck to highlight the new aluminum body and its offroad capability turning our new Super Duty into capable expedition/overlanding prepped rig. With less than 6 weeks till we hit the road for SEMA, the crunch is on to add suspension lift and accessories, wheels and tires, bumpers, lights, recovery gear, performance mods, extra storage and more before we hit the road for Vegas. Stay tuned for updates as we overhaul our 2017 Ford F250 Super Duty dubbed Project Ascension over the next several weeks.
Watch the Project Ascension Intro Video: (Go To Link)