Anyone who is a fan in recent years of motorsports will know the name Drive Line Magazine. They’ve taken a fresh approach to covering the automotive scene with editorial, tech, and event coverage spanning across multiple media platforms from digital, social, video and print. Recently they ran an install and review that dug into the tech behind the BDS 2-3″ Coilover Conversion System for the 2011-2019 Chevy/GMC 2500HD trucks.
The owner of the vehicle in the video did not particularly like the nose-down rake that the truck comes with. A basic leveling kit was not satisfying their desire for a smooth ride while being level. This is when they looked to BDS Suspension.
BDS Suspension offers a 2-3″ Coilover Conversion system that does just what this owner was looking for. In order to get the result that the owner wanted, the torsion bar suspension had to be removed and replaced with the 2-3″ Coilover Conversion. This Coilover Conversion used FOX factory series 2.5 coilvoers with remote DSC (dual speed compression) adjustment to offer adjustable damping for the best possible ride quality on and off-road. In order to keep the truck as level as possible, the owner decided to keep the springs the way they are from the factory and switched over to the FOX 2.0 Series shocks. The video walks through the set up and proves why going with the coilover is a significant upgrade over the torsion bar setup.
We love hearing customer feedback, how they use their BDS-equipped rides and where they explore. Pro snowmobile rider and Ski-Doo ambassador Tony Jenkins can be found regularly in the backcountry powder across the US and Canada in search of epic sledding spots. For transport his 2017 Chevy Silverado 3500HD Duramax is outfitted with a sled deck along with a BDS 2.5″ coilover conversion system to fit 34s. Tony recently sent us a message with some feedback on the coilover conversion kits that deleted his factory torsion bar suspension…
“Wanted to shoot you an update on my truck since building it up last summer. For one, what an incredible suspension set up and ride quality it delivers. I’m at almost 20k miles in and I’m always impressed with how it rides and handles, whether loaded down or not. Anyone who rides in the truck is always blown away how nice it rides, thank you” -Tony Jenkins
The late model Tacoma has proven to be a formidable successor to 3rd gen trucks with new technology, powertrain, and styling. While the chassis/suspension hasn’t seen much change since 2005, there are several upgrades to allow customers to get more from their Tacoma on and offroad. For that BDS offers a 6″ performance lift system with FOX 2.5 coilovers and BDS chromoly UCAs. In this video Daryl from Victory 4×4 offers up a detailed walk through of the install along with tips and tricks along the way.
Recently the BDS 4″ IFS System for the 2015+ Ford F150 found its way into the pages of FourWheeler Magazine in an install tech and review story by Bruce Smith. Check out the link for the highlights from the install and see the story on newsstands soon.
Off Road Outlaw Fabrication out of Lexington, NC, has been building bad ass trucks and side-by-sides for years using a mix of bolt on and fabricated parts for truly custom, one-off creations. Here’s a walk around of owner Don Fenton’s 2014 RAM 3500 Cummins sporting a slew of mods to include the BDS 8″ 4-Link System (stretched to 10″) with FOX remote reservoir shocks, and Magnum bumpers with 40″ Toyos mounted on 20″ Gear Alloy wheels. Nice build Don.