A few weeks back I had the opportunity to tour Hauk Designs with the mad scientist, Mr. Kenny Hauk himself. Located in Chambersburg, PA Hauk Designs is a fab shop and vehicle customizer with a show that airs on Amazon Prime, Digital Lug, etc called Hauk Machines. From the original River Raider days building Jeep snorkels, armor and one of the OG JK truck conversions to these days building a slew of customer, often wacky and over-the-top rat rods trucks, Jeeps and awe-inspiring classics, Hauk Designs builds some incredible vehicles that often blur the line between automobile and artwork. For this site tour we started out checking out the beer tanker and proceeded through the shop to check out some of his new projects, some of his past builds and unveiled on of his newest rides, the 2021 Ford Bronco that is already sporting some prototype BDS arms. Check out the site tour video, links to his show and a few of his past builds from over the years.
In the heart of Fort Wayne, Indiana you will find a trusted BDS Distributor. Trux Unlimited is owned by John David and has a team of five that operate a 4000 sq. ft. showroom and three service bays. This shop offers many services including: bolt-on installation, welding, custom fabrication, tire mount & balance, diagnostic services, maintenance, and more. They stock lifts, tires, and wheels, which can be installed same or next day. The customer service that people feel from the moment they walk in is wonderful!
This team takes the time to hear what their customers are looking for and then make it happen. We have been proud have Trux Unlimited be one of our trusted distributors for the past five years. Their customer service, trusted business, and quality work has given them an outstanding reputation in the area. We are always more than happy to recommend customers to this shop because we know that they will have an exceptional experience.
Nearby Trails: "Whote river and Bundy"
Future Goals of the company: "Maintain our high quality fast turn wholesale and retail builds putting a higher focus on custom/fabrication builds."
Favorite project build(s) to date: "Aside from the crazy builds running 40's... The BDS GM 4" coil over with rear leafs is a favorite of ours and our customers"
Favorite BDS products currently available: "4" GM coil over"
BDS Products they look forward to seeing: "More Cross over and full size SUV kits."
Looking to get in contact with Trux Unlimited? Check them out at:
Address: 4714 Speedway Dr.
Fort Wayne, IN 46825
Phone: (260) 496-8789
4 Wheel Performance
Looking for an authorized BDS Distributor near Wichita Falls, TX? Then check out 4 Wheel Performance! This shop is going places, literally! They are opening up a new location in a few weeks! BDS has been a part of this shop since 2013 and we enjoyed being a part of their growth. The customer service that this shop provides is something everyone should experience. They always go above and beyond to make sure their customers have the best experience from the moment they walk in. Need some proof? In 2018 4 Wheel Performance won the BBB torch awards for Business Ethics and the International BBB Torch Award for Business Ethics in 2019! In their 15 years as a business, not one single complaint has been filed on this shop. This is the type of shop we support and can highly recommend to you as well.
4 Wheel Performance offers many services including: Bolt-on installation, welding, custom fabrication, tire mount and balance, diagnostic services, alignments. The typical customer is coming in for a lift/leveling kit, wheels and tires, steps, bumpers, lights, engine modifications, and towing products. You can count on this shop to get your vehicle outfitted just the way you want it.
Nearby Trails: " We don't have any in North Texas. We love Easter Jeep in Moab and anything in Colorado"
Future Goals of the company: "Online sales and a 401K for our employees"
Favorite project build(s) to date: "Project Tu-Tone that we built for SEMA 2018. - 2017 F-250 that we did a retro scheme on to look like the old 70s high boys."
Favorite BDS products currently available: "6" 2017-19 Ford F-250 with a 4 link setup and Fox DSC Coilovers"
BDS Products they look forward to seeing: "Keep the coilovers coming!"
Looking to get in contact with 4 Wheel Performance? Check them out at:
Address: 3905 Wayne Ave
Wichita Falls, TX 76308
Phone: (940) 761-2444
Extreme Off Road & Repair
Extreme Off Road & Repair is a family ran business that strives to make their customers happy by making their vehicle dreams come true. If they do not have it in their show room they will do everything they can to get it for you. This group specializes in four wheel drive vehicles, ATVs, and UTVs. Shop owner, David Adams, runs this 200 sq foot showroom, 3 service bay, 5 employee operation. The shop was established in 2001 and has continued to grow since then.
This shop offers a number of services, including: bolt-on installation, welding, custom fabrication, tire mount & balance, axle work, diagnostic services, maintenance, engine builds. They do an equal amount of work on trucks and Jeeps so you are in good hands no matter what vehicle you bring in.
BDS is proud to have had Extreme Off Road & Repair as an authorized BDS Distributor for 10 years now. Customers are typically coming in for lift kits, leveling kits, wheels/tires, steps, bumpers, custom rille, lights, fender flares, and towing products. Our sales staff enjoys doing business with them and is always happy to refer someone to this shop due to their attention to detail and quality work.
Nearby Trails: "Bald mountain is always a good trail, Strawberry, one that is a little further from us is the Rubicon."
Future Goals of the company: "We are wanting to expand the company get into a bigger shop to have more working bays and a bigger show room."
Favorite project build(s) to date: "Our most current build is a full jeep build, from lift kit to a winch to on board air system to monster valves. You want a jeep that will go any where you want it to go, that is the jeep we built. We have also built a rock buggy from the ground up. We can customize anything you want and need."
Looking to get in contact with Extreme Off Road & Repair? Check them out at:
Address: 1320 Brookhaven Dr
CLOVIS, CA 93612
Phone: (559) 323-8222
Trail Quest, Inc.
In the middle of Ohio, in a town called Plain City, you will find a shop, that is anything but plain. Trail Quest Inc. has been established since 1996 and a BDS Distributor since 2004. This 2000 sq. ft. show room has 4 service bays and 4 employees, all under the management of Stefan DeMatteo. This shop offers a wide variety of services such as: bolt-on installation, welding, custom fabrication, tire mount & balance, diagnostic services, maintenance, alignments, and engine builds.
When asked what their specialty was, the team answered with "An honest, family-driven business. Offering quality parts. Actual ASE Certified mechanics." They focus on honesty and quality parts installed/sold by people qualified to install and sell them. They enjoy making their customers happy by giving them a great riding/driving vehicle. As you can see, this is a shop that you can feel the comfort of being in the right hands when it comes to modifying your vehicle.
Nearby Trails: "Not much local in central Ohio, but Slade, KY is a close favorite."
Future Goals of the company: "Just keep the business moving forward, keep customers happy."
Favorite project build(s) to date: "Too many to remember in 23 years... but the next one is always fun..."
Favorite BDS products currently available: "It's tough to answer but the BDS/FOX/JKS/Zone family is tough to beat..."
Why is BDS your Primary Suspension Brand: "Quality. Simple as that."
Looking to get in contact with Trail Quest, Inc.? Check them out at:
Address: 7888 Memorial Dr.
Plain City, OH 43064
Phone: (614) 873-8337
Oklahoma. Where 33.7 million acres are farmland, 24% of the land is forest, 11,611 miles of shoreline, has a part in four mountain ranges, and has an average of 85 rainy days a year (source). A state like that is bound for something legendary. We are pretty sure that is what the team at Integrity Customs is thinking.
Integrity Customs has been around since 2005 with the goal of bringing Integrity to the automotive business. They wanted to make a difference in as many lives as possible. The company started with one guy installing leather kits in the back of a van. Throughout the years it's turned into a multi-location operation with a crew of 40 people and 12 service bays. They offer many services, including: bolt-on installation, welding, tire mount and balance, diagnostic services, maintenance, alignments, spray-in bedliners, leather, window tinting, powder coating, electronics, sunroofs and more. Their work is split 50-50 between Jeeps and trucks. The typical customer is coming in for either a lift/leveling kit, wheels/tires, steps, bumpers, lights, and fender flares.
When asked what their specialty was the team answered with "We specialize in new vehicle accessories. Our goal is to ease the process for all customers when they are deciding to add upgrades to their purchase. Leather, window tint, bed liners, lifts, wheels and tires are just a few of the things that we specialize in." This team also supports organizations such as Wounded Veterans of Oklahoma, Tulsa Dream Center, The Little Light House, Make-a-wish and many more. They have a priority to continue to continue to support these organizations as they grow as a shop.
Our sales has some kind words they wanted to share about this team as well. "All of the staff are more than pleasant to work with. They make it very easy to work with them on orders and make my job so much easier. I appreciate having Integrity Customs as my Account. They go above and beyond to give their customers that WOW experience. When they install a kit on a vehicle, they take pride in their work and I have never heard a bad word about them from anyone. I always get good feedback about their customer service and their eye for detail. Integrity Customs is a very busy company, but they always take time to work with their customers to make sure they are getting more than they paid for. I love looking at the work they do when they post pictures on their site. Integrity Customs has my vote as a top of the line dealership."
Nearby Trails: "Disney, Oklahoma is the best off-roading and Jeep Crawling the sooner state has to offer! Disney is just an hour away from our Tulsa locations.
Check out more about Disney at https://grandlakeliving.com/off-roading/disney-oklahoma-a-top-rock-crawling-destination/"
Future Goals of the company: "Our goal is to continue the expansion of of retail presence in the truck and jeep communities of Oklahoma and surrounding states. We also hope to grow our outreach program of local non profit organizations that we partner with financially and through volunteer work."
Favorite project build(s) to date: "Our favorite project builds are the 2 dually trucks that have been featured on the BDS pages! We love it when a customer comes in with a vision for their truck or Jeep and trusts us to turn it into a reality!"
Favorite BDS products currently available: "Too many to list."
BDS Products they look forward to seeing: "We need a JL lift asap!"
Why is BDS your Primary Suspension Brand: "The quality of BDS is 2nd to none. The No BS warranty is the peace of mind our customers want when they are adding to their vehicles."
Looking to get in contact with Integrity Customs? Check them out at:
Address: 8532 E. 41st St.
Tulsa, OK 74133
Phone: (918) 296-7880