If you’re into the hunting scene you may know Tom Petry and Nick Ventura from their show (Become 1) on Sportsman Channel. The show shares quality stories of hunters, past & present, indoors & outdoors. It goes beyond the hunt itself to give the bigger story, the background, the lifestyle of hunters from all walks of life. With a video production company under their wing, the guys shot a segment last year while bringing their trucks into the shop at OK 4WD to get them ready for trails and back country exploration. Nick’s 2016 RAM 2500 is outfitted with the BDS 4″ Lift Kit, 37″ Nittos, Leitner rack system with James Baroud roof top tent and other storage. Tom’s 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 runs a BDS 4″ IFS System on 33″ Nittos. For more on this show, air times and bonus footage head to Become1.tv

Don Fenton and his crew at Off Road Outlaw Fabrication in Lexington, NC came to the 2017 SEMA Show to make a statement. They’ve built some cool builds in the past, but they pulled out all of the stops on this 2017 Ford F350 Super Duty Dually Diesel. Among the laundry list of mods this truck features a BDS 8″ 4-Link DSC Coilover System with BDS dual stabilizers and Recoil traction bars, Magnum uFit bumpers-grille-steps, and 40″ Toyo M/Ts on 22″ Mayhem wheels. Check out the video for more on this Super Duty and keep an eye out for it in upcoming publications with SEMA coverage.

Orange with envy… Michael Dalton of RLC Motorsports in Cookville, TN fancies himself a Cummins man, building numerous RAM trucks for tow rigs, drag trucks and even daily drivers. WIth a bright orange single cab RAM drag truck in his fleet Dalton figured it was time to try his hand at building a Powerstroke so he picked up a single cab 2017 F350 Super Duty Dually Diesel to use for a new shop promotional tow rig. Wrapped in bright orange to match his  drag truck, this truck rolls on a BDS 8″ 4-Link DSC Coilover System with dual steering stabilizer, Recoil traction bars, 40″ Fury M/Ts on 26″ American Forces, Body Guard bumpers and a whole lot more… Check out the overview video on thie truck and keep an eye out for an upcoming feature on this truck in the pages of Diesel World Magazine along with BDS’s Project SD126.

Fresh out of the build shop, Rockstar Performance Garage takes one of their newest projects, the Rockstar Colorado ZR2 out on the trails around Moab to see what these trucks is truely capable of before heading to the SEMA Show 2017 to be on display in the BDS Suspension Booth.

This 2018 Chevy Colorado ZR2 is equipped with the 2.8L Duramax diesel, with some custom tuning with the EGR and DPF deleted. Suspension upgrades come from BDS Suspension with a prototype 5.5″ IFS System featuring FOX 2.5 DSC Coilovers up front and 2.0 external bypass shocks in the rear. With Addictive Desert Designs high clearance bumpers and trimmed fenders this truck clears 37×12.50 Mickey Thompson MTZ P3 tires on 17×9 XD Machete beadlock wheels. Bulldog LED lighting is wired throughout to light up the night and preproduction Spyder Auto headlight/taillights help give a custom look. Out back the bed has been fitted with a number of function mods that will score some points with the overlanding crowd. A Titan Tanks 40-gallon in-bed auxiliary tank was adding for increased range to over 800 miles between stops along with a CBI roof rack featuring a number of accessories from Scosche and a CVT rooftop tent. While much of the exterior coated in a rugged Bulletliner spray-on liner, the interior features plush Katskin leather with custom embroidery. Stay tuned for more on this truck…


SEMA Trucks: Boondock’s JK

Each year the SEMA Show is flooded with amazing automobiles, lifted trucks, lower street rods, resto-mod classics and late model monsters all in the name of automotive customization. There’s something for everyone’s taste from the insane over-the-top to capable daily drivers. BDS Suspension attends this annual show out in Las Vegas and continues to make quite the statement with show vehicles scattered throughout the show grounds on display in exhibitor booths and featured vehicle spots.

Boondock Bumpers arrived at SEMA excited to debut a number of new products for the Jeep JK platform. Calling Oklahoma City, OK home base, Boondock Bumpers has specialized in custom bumpers for a variety of fullsize trucks for years. The 2010 Wrangler Unlimited JK they had on display marks their expansion into the Jeep market with a number of parts to enhance the aesthetics while providing offroad protection. Right off the bat, the first thing noticed on this JK is the airbrush work.  With countless hours invested the panels of this Jeep were transformed into the custom work of art they are today. Besides the paint job, this Jeep features a BDS 6.5” long arm system with blue powdercoated control arms and a dual 9500 steering stabilizer up front. The stock Dana 30/44 axles have 4.56 gears and Auburn ECTED electric lockers stuffed in them. For tires and this Jeep has 37×13.50×20 Toyo M/Ts mounted on 20×10 RBP Furys.

With the stance taken care of, the build switched gears to focus on the exterior. The stock plastic bumpers were swapped out for a set of Boondock bumpers with the front housing Rigid flushmount LEDs and a 9500lb recovery winch. The traditional 7-slotted grill was replaced by a RBP mesh unit along Truck-Lite LED headlights and smoked corner lights. Bushwacker pocket-style flares were then added for additional tire coverage and a pair of Boondock rails serve as both steps and rocker protection offroad. Lighting up the night is a pair of windshield mounted Rigid D2s and a 50” SR Lightbar on the roof. The stock 3.8L received help from a Bully Dog GT tuner, K&N cold air intake, and Magnaflow exhaust while an Optima battery gives it plenty of juice to run all the lighting and electronics.