BDS47SEMA Rigs: Super Trucks’ 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.

The Super Trucks JK isn’t bashful. On display in American Force’s booth at the 2013 SEMA Show, this 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is flashy, fast and above all else, its extremely capable. Built by Matt Bolen and Brad Spearing at their shop in Naples, FL this project JK dubbed “Prodigy” showed up at SEMA with mixed reviews. While some show goers wanted to bash the massive 24×14 wheels and overall excessiveness on this Jeep, its no mall crawler. While I’m sure the Jeep could cruise the local shopping plaza with easy, this Jeep was built with an array of proved offroad parts that Brad and his dad plan to use out on the trail, in the mud, and on the rocks. While the styling may be a bit over the top, this isn’t a case of form without function.

When Super Trucks picked up this Jeep, it was brand spankin’ new right off the showroom floor. The guys wasted no time stripping it down to the frame as threw aside the stock suspension and axles, scrapped the fenders, bumpers and more in preparation for the bolt-on brawn. A BDS 4-link long arm suspension was installed to help improve the handing and articulation on this JK. Rather than go with the standard coil-and-shock setup, the guys opted for a set of Fox Racing 2.5 remote coilovers set to 8” of lift at all four corners that went in with the help of Rebel Offroad coilover conversion brackets. Fox 2.0 bumpstops, BDS adjustable trackbars, Hellwig swaybars, JKS sector shaft brace and Currie correctlync steering finish out the suspension and steering mods. Being in American Force’s booth, wheels and tires had to set this Jeep apart. So a set of 24×14 American Force forged masters were used with colored accents were mounted on 40×15.50×24 Toyo M/Ts.

While there’s been a trend, an expensive trend at that to swap in a Hemi on the JKs, the new 3.6L Pentastar produces a healthy about of power right out of the gate. Add a RIPP Supercharger like the one Super Trucks installed and the Jeep screams. Tune it with a Diablo trinity programmer and Magnaflow exhaust and the guys have north of 350hp at a fraction of the cost of the Hemi swap. Backing up the engine an upgraded trans cooler was added to help cool the stock 5-speed automatic along with the stock t-case that sending power through Tom Woods driveshafts to both axles. For axles, Currie Enterprises was given a call for a set of 70” front and rear RockJock 60s with 5.38 gears, Eaton e-lockers, and Currie 30 front/35 rear spline axleshafts. Stopping power comes from Wilwood 4-piston big brakes up front and EBC drilled/slotted rotors with ceramic pads in the rear.

The exterior of this JK received a similar level of attention as the drivetrain with the entire body getting sprayed in a 2-tone white/silver LineX bedliner finish. Candy red accents can be found throughout the Jeep to accentuate the level of craftsmanship and attention to detail put in. Up front the stock bumper was swapped for a Wurx Industries bumper along with a Warn zeon 10.5k winch and Factor 55 prolink. A Royalty Core rc-1 grill replaces the traditional 7-slot grill and hints at the RIPP system under the hood. Rugged Ridge hood latches secure the hood to the Smittybilt xrc fenders that open up the wheelwells to accomodate the larger tires. An Off Camber Fabrication roof rack was installed up top for extra storage as well as Amp Research steps to make the climb into this beast a bit easier. Out back a Wurx rear bumper was installed and mounts the fullsize spare. For lighting, the guys from Super Trucks pulled out all the stops with Trucklite LED headlights, Recon LED taillights, twin windshield mounted 50” Wurx LED lightbars, a hood mounted 30” Wurx lightbar, and (8) Wurx 2×2” lights mounted around the vehicle.

While many may see this Jeep as over-the-top, its a promotional Jeep and it draws everyone’s attention. Matt and Brad have big plans for this Jeep as they continue to build it, tune it and wheel it. Keep an eye out for this Jeep on the trail or at offroad events around the Southeastern US.

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SEMA Trucks: PK’s Duramax

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.

BDS has teamed up with Powerteq on a number of projects over the years and this is one of their latest creations, a 2011 Chevy Silverado 2500HD Duramax owner by PK Krwawecz. The build has been coming together piece by piece over the last year as PK started with a plain jane HD that now features a slew of mods in the performance, comfort and styling categories.

Up front the stock flimsy chrome bumper was pulled and in its place a beefy Fusion bumper that houses an assortment of Rigid LED lights. The stock grill was swapped for a custom mesh grill from Royalty Core. A BDS 6.5” high clearance lift kit with Fox 2.0 shocks provides extra clearance for 37×12.50×20 Mickey Thompson ATZ P3s on 20×10 American Force shields. To help turn the larger tire mass the stock gears were swapped out for a set of 4.56 Yukons along with EBC rotors and pads to help improve stopping power. For a clean look and easy access, a set of Amp Research steps were fitted. Inside the truck maintains a clean appearance with black leather seats and Pioneer head unit. Digital Designs subs and speakers were installed throughout the cab and outside to get the party going anywhere he goes. The 6.6L Duramax has plenty of power right from the factory, but that didn’t stop PK from installing a Superchips tuner and Edge CTS monitor, Airdog 165 lift pump, Airaid cold air intake, and a  5” MBRP stainless exhaust system. Out back the bed has a bedrug liner and Undercover flex tonneau cover. A rear Fusion bumper mounts addition Rigid lights and in place of the stock spare tire resides a pair of Zenith air compressors and (2) 5-gallon tanks that power Nathan P5 train horns. Just like train horns, the graphics weren’t left very tame either with a custom carbon fiber flame with blue/black vinyl wrap was designed and installed by Stickerdude Designs for a menacing appearance. All-in-all the truck turned out great and we’re looking forward to seeing it in action. To see more of this truck in action, check it out on Facebook.

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SEMA Rigs: Gene’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.

Hanging out over in Rhino Rack’s booth was this super cool 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited JK owned by Gene Martin out of Las Vegas, NV. While it might not be the biggest at the show, this commando green JK is practical and pulls double duty as both daily driver and weekend warrior hitting trails around the Vegas landscape.

Starting out with a 2013 JK Unlimited Rubicon, Gene had a solid platform with front and rear Dana 44s, push button electric lockers, 4.10 gears, 4.0:1 RockTrac t-case and a healthy 3.6L Pentastar putting down plenty of power through the 5-speed automatic transmission. To improve the ground clearance, a BDS 3” suspension lift was installed along with BDS forged flex end control arms, BDS adjustable track bars and Fox 2.0 shocks. Tires were upgraded to 35×12.50×17 Toyo M/Ts mounted on 17×8.5 Hutchinson beadlocks. The stock brakes were upgraded to RR cross drilled and slotted rotors. Under the Rugged Ridge (RR) hood, the 3.6L was pepped up with a RR intake and throttle body spacer, Superchips 91-ctane tune, routed out with a Magnaflow exhaust that dumps under the body. In place of the stock muffler the Gene built a custom rear skidplate that houses a Viair ADA compressor, tank and Horn Blasters air horns. For body protection, Gene went with RR stubby front bumper, rock sliders, rear bumper and tube doors. RR hurricane flat fenders provide extra clearance for when this Jeep is flexed out. In the recovery category, a RR 10.5K winch was installed up front along with RR recovery tool kit and rear mounted jack. A Genesis Offroad dual battery tray and Odyssey batteries provide juice to the HIDProjectors.com color matched projection headlights, Wurton front mounted LED cubes, bottom mounted pods, and roof mounted 50” LED lightbar. A rhino rack was mounted to the factory hardtop extra storage on Gene’s offroad adventures.

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SEMA Trucks: Diamond Eye’s F150

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.

The crew from Diamond Eye Performance always show up at SEMA with great looking trucks, from monster diesels to performance gassers. This year they continued that trend with trucks throughout the show and a gorgeous 2012 Ford F150 Ecoboost on display in their booth. The truck is owned by Dennis Olson of Diamond Eye and features a number of cool mods and go fast goodies.

This truck sports a BDS 6” Performance System with Fox 2.5 remote coilovers and Fox 2.0 rear shocks. Tires came from Toyo and are 35×12.50×20 open country M/Ts. For wheels, a set of 20×10 BMF novakanes were installed. Up front a spraylined Fusion bumper was installed along with Rigid LED lights. The stock grill and headlights were swapped for a BMF black mesh grill and Anzo u-bar headlights. Amp Research retractable steps were installed to make access a breeze and a roof mounted 50” Rigid e-series combo light bar brightens up the night. Out back an ARE overland series bed cap was installed for every dry storage and a Yakima megawarrior roof rack was mounted with even more Rigids for 360-degree perimeter lighting. Under the hood the stock 3.5L Ecoboost was given some extra attention from an Injen cold air intake, SCT/Street-to-Sand performance tuning, and a Diamond Eye Performance 4” stainless exhaust system. See more of the truck on Facebook.

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SEMA Trucks: Royalty Core’s Ram

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.

On display this year in the Injen Performance booth was a great looking 2013 RAM 2500 build by Josh Ellison of Royalty Core out of Eugene, OR. The truck features a number of upgrades to suspension, styling and performance and landed itself a feature in an upcoming issue of Diesel World Magazine.

Up front the stock chrome bumper was swapped out for a spraylined Iron Cross setup that houses a Warn winch and Vision X lights. Royalty Core swapped the stock grill out for one of their RCX Twin LED units with more Vision X LED lighting. A BDS 8” long arm kit with triple front Fox 2.0/dual rear Fox 2.0 shocks was installed giving plenty of room for 37×13.50×20 Interco M-16s on 20×12 Hostile Knuckles. To help control the tires a BDS dual 9500 steering stabilizer was fitted. Also installed a set of Bushwacker pocketstyle flares and Iron Cross steps to finish off the sides of the truck along with custom matte graphics. Up top a 52” Vision X roof mounted light bar was installed along with rear LED lighting on the Royalty Core headache rack. The rear also features an Iron Cross bumper and  plenty of bed storage capacity. Under the hood, the stock 6.7L Cummins features an Injen performance intake, Edge Insight CTS and 4” MBRP dual exhaust with 8” tips. ATS differential and tranny covers finish out this truck for a great looking RAM that’s ready for anything. To see more on this RAM, head to the BDS Facebook Page.

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SEMA Trucks: Seaside’s No Limitz Super Duty

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.

One of the trucks that was hard to miss out at the 2013 SEMA Show was this black/lime green 2012 Ford F250 Super Duty owned by Tim and Danielle Wing of Seaside Muffler & Off-Road in Seaside, OR. The project was dubbed No Limitz” and features a ton of cool aftermarket products.

Sticking with the factory tuxedo black paint, the stock bumpers were swapped out for a set of colormatched Road Armors that house an assortment of Rigid LED lights. Recon smoke projection CCFL headlights and a Rigid LED grill with 30” lightbar to illuminate the road. Up top a 50” Rigid E-Series lightbar is mounted using  SoCal Super Trucks mounts. For the extra altitude, Seaside turned to BDS Suspension going with an 8” 4-link long arm kit with dual shock hoop and Fox 2.0 shocks. A set of custom build traction bar were fabbed up and everything was powdercoated with a 2 stage shocker yellow over heavy silver color. Mag Hytec diff/tranny covers and a BDS dual steering stabilizer round out the underside of this truck. For wheels and tires, 37×13.50×22 Toyo M/Ts where mounted up on 22×14 American Force Evade 8s which also received a touch of the green. With the lift installed, a set of Amp Research steps were installed for a clean out of the way appearance and easy accessibility into the truck. The interior was kept fairly stock and features black leather seats, upgraded stereo and an H&S gauge display. Out back the truck is running BDS 8” full springs and Fox 2.0 shocks. The bed is stray-lined and has an Extang E-Max flex tonneau cover, Amp Bed Step and Bed XTender. Turning those 37s the 6.7L Powerstroke got some attention in the form of an AirAid intake, H&S Mini Maxx tuner, and Flo Pro 5” stainless steel exhaust kit. Definitely a great looking Super Duty built by the crew at Seaside Muffler and Off-Road. To check out more on this truck, head to the BDS Facebook Page.