Ultra4 Racing continues to grow in popularity and has become a juggernaut of an offroad racing series with classes for all types of vehicles and attracting racers and fans from around the world. While King of the Hammers is still the pinnacle event in the series drawing massive crowds, major advertisers and media, other races are gaining in popularity as fans come to check out the adrenaline-packed offroad racing action at spots like Area BFE in Utah, AOP in Tennessee, and Sturgis in South Dakota and Crandon in Wisconsin. For a full list of races in the series check out Ultra4 Racing.

Over the last several years, BDS has supported Kevin Stearns, owner of Tilden Motorsports as he's climbed the ranks and moved from the super capable 4500-class (aka Every Man's Challenge) to premiere 4400-class (aka Unlimited) within the Ultra4 Racing Series. With several podium finishes under his belt he continues to battle it out in the unlimited series. We caught up with Kevin out at the Area BFE Beatdown earlier this Spring ahead of the race to get the lowdown on his current racecar.

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BDS/DirtyLife/Tilden #11 Specs

  • Fishmouth Fab Chassis
  • IFS (17" Travel) w/ FOX 2.5 FRS Coilovers, 3.0 FRS Bypass Shocks, and 2.0 IFP Bump Stops
  • Trailing Arm Rear (28" Travel) w/ FOX 2.5 FRS Coilovers, 4.0 FRS Bypass Shocks, and 2.0 IFP Bump Stops
  • Tilden Motorsports 450ci LS Engine (700+ HP)
  • C&R Coolers
  • Warn 9.0Rc Winch
  • 40x13.50x17 Nitto Trail Grapplers
  • 17x9 Dirty Life Roadkill Beadlocks
  • PRP Racing Seats, Harnesses, Nets and Steering Wheel
  • RCV 300M Axle Shafts and CVs
  • Baer Brake System
  • Optima Batteries
  • Safecraft Fire Suppression System

What happens when (2) YouTube influencers team up on a 2021 Ford F150? Well we found out last week as the team at TC (Town & Country) Customs linked up with Mike from AutoVlog to take one of the first 2021 F150s on the road to new heights with a BDS 4" Coilover System featuring FOX 2.5 R/R coilovers ready to clear a set of 35s.  In this video, Mike gets to check out his truck for the first time since the installation. We can feel his excitement! The system gives the truck the perfect ride height for daily driving. This kit is designed to improve on-road handling and offroad capability. You can learn more about the BDS 4" lift system for the 2021 Ford F150 here.

Additional Modifications:
35x12.50" Nitto Ridge Grappler Tires
20x12 Fuel Triton Wheels
Black & Red Emblem updates
Magnaflow black tip exhaust

Check out TC Customs YouTube Channel at : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEz0h11howxSAh_cvZsfhyA
Check out AutoVlog's YouTube Channel at : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsPtLTDL0sEsBWGbYGoVVEg

While the mid-size truck market never died, it did have a bit of a lull over the over the last 2 decades with Ford, GM and RAM limiting their product offerings for the midsize market. That however is a thing of the past with most major auto manufacturers getting into the midsize truck marketing and competition heating up to be on top. Where the Tacoma seemed to control this market for years, the revival of Colorado and Canyon in 2015 with the diesel and ZR2 variants have brought competition. In 2019 Ford brought back the Ranger nameplate (with a Ranger Raptor variant available oversees. Anybody that knows BDS knows we're a fan of the new Ford Ranger and own a pretty cool custom long wheelbase motorsports inspired one that goes by the name RangerX.

At the same time RangerX was getting thrashed on during a 5 week build for Ford's booth at SEMA, the crew over at Air Designs was setting up their brand new 2019 Ranger to appear alongside. The plan was a little different... build a comfortable, yet capable everyday driver. Something that accentuates the factory styling and builds on the platform with key styling ques to give a nod to the Ranger Raptor. What they came up with is a header turning Ford Ranger, one that took home top honors at the 2018 SEMA Show and continues to get thrown into service both for events and promotional efforts as well to be used as an everyday driver.

This Ranger is running the BDS 3.5" UCA Llift system with FOX 2.0 coilovers and shocks, 33" Nitto tires on 20" Fuel wheels, a fully painted set of Air Designs trim enhancements to include a front skid plate, fender flares, hood scoop, fender vents, rocker panel and tailgate cladding along with a tailgate spoiler. LED lighting was added from Rigid and a Borla catback exhaust. Inside the truck has been fitted with a custom leather interior accents and Kicker audio system to set it off. All in all the guys over at Air Designs knocked it out of the park with this Ranger.

Vehicle:
2019 Ford Ranger XLT
2.3L Ecoboost w/ 10-speed

Build Sheet:
BDS 3.5" UCA Coilover System (#1545FSL)
FOX 2.0 IFP Coilovers and Shocks
33x12.50 Nitto Ridge Grapplers
20x9 Fuel Recoils
Custom Rock Slider Steps
Air Designs Full Styling Kit
- Fender Flares
- Hood Scoop
- Fender Vents
- Front Skid Plate
- Rocker Guards
- Tailgate Panel
- Tailgate Spoiler
- Interior Floor Mats
Painted Grille
Rigid LED Lighting
Borla Catback Exhaust System
Katskin Leather Interor
Kicker Audio System

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MX4 Edition Ford Ranger

In the world of classic Ford Broncos, Maxlider Bros has earned a reputation for creating award-winning restomods by bringing together late-model innovation with classic styling. With respect to upgrades and personalization, the sky is the limit. Every build features custom paint, suspension, engine mods, and even the number of doors you can get (check this thing out). Maxlider has made a niche for themselves by breathing new life into these old stallions through the integration of modern electronics, powertrain and suspension technology along with top-notch bodywork and paint. Several of their Bronco builds fetch 6-figure price tags as demand grows for classic Broncos following Ford's announcement to revive the Bronco nameplate. Its safe to say the Bronco is good business and the crew at Maxlider has mastered that craft.

So where does their business model go from here? There's only so many classic Broncos around and parts are becoming scarce. The answer lies in the popularity of lifting late-model trucks. Starting with the 2019 Ford Ranger and expanding out to other platforms, Maxlider has brought their eye for design and build expertise together to design, develop and outfit some of the coolest Ford Rangers around. What's more, they've partnered with dealerships around the country to offer these highly "upfitted" Rangers direct to consumer or through your local dealership backed by a factory warranty. Dubbed the MX4 Edition and available in an assortment of colors, these trucks come out swinging with the appearance and performance capability locked down. Every detail of these trucks has been addressed from their strong, beefy stance and larger tires to custom features with the grille, rack, badging, and more. This truck turns heads.

Starting up front, a Maxlider developed a custom mesh grille for unique styling with branding and additional lighting. From there, a custom low profile Razerrack roof rack is added along with an apocalypse-ready row of eight, extra-bright, Rigid XL LED cube lights. A set of high gloss running board steps are added for easier access. For suspension, Maxlider turned to BDS for a fully-build suspension package to not only lift ride height, but ultimately offer next-level comfort and offroad performance. The MX4 Ranger is fitted with a complete BDS 6" lift system that includes FOX 2.5" Factory Race Series remote reservoir coilovers up front and upper control arms. FOX 2.0 Performance Series IFP gas shocks are mounted in the rear. This suspension package offers increased strength, better dampening control, and more off-road capability with plenty of clearance for the included 35" BFG KM3 tires on 18x9 custom MX4 edition wheels.

Inside the cab, the interior is kept mostly original for a clean, modern appearance. The leather upholstery features custom-embroidered headrests. Each build has a unique badge to show that you are truly part of an elite club. Under the hood, the factory 2.8L EcoBoost has a few bolt-on accessories, exhaust, and a custom tune to give the Ranger MX4 an impressive 332 horsepower and 427FtLbs of torque. With multiple packages available, these trucks can be further accessorized to meet your needs. BDS is proud to have our suspension on these super cool Ranger builds. So now the real question, which color would you choose?

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Posted by Maxlider Motors, LLC on Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Alberta Boys Custom did a fantastic job with this 2018 GMC Denali Dually with a Frost White Pearl coating, which has been nicknamed The Boar. This video gives you a great look of this beast out in the snow. With the Alberta Boys Custom team based out of Canada, there is plenty of snow to play in. For this truck its all about the details. There are custom-painted badges that match the frost white pearl exterior with hand-painted black edges for a subtle, but bold look.  This rig was built up for an adventure and ready for anything that comes its way. Tell us your thoughts in the comments below.

Build Specs: 2018 GMC Denali Dually

BDS 4.5" Lift System
35x12.50 Toyo M/T Tires
22" Fuel custom finish wheels

The Alberta Boys Custom team goes all out for their reveal videos, so be sure to check out the one above as well as keep up on all their builds by following them on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.