This past weekend Velocity Channel premiered season 2 of The Lifted Life, a reality TV show following Five R Trucks, a full service customization shop out of Golden, Colorado. On a recent episode they built up crane operator Logan Hood’s 2016 RAM 2500 into one killer machine. When it came to choosing the right lift for this RAM, Five R turned to BDS Suspension for the 8″ 4-Link System with dual FOX shocks and stabilizers. This system gives the best of both worlds, smooth on road ride quality and better off-road performance with improved ground clearance and tire clearance. Other accessories going on this truck include Fab Fours bumpers, Bushwacker flares, Nitto tires, American Force wheels, Royalty Core grille, Backbone rack, Rigid LED lights Amp Research steps and more… See below for the episode preview and check your local listings to watch the full episode.
Check out upcoming episodes of the show airing Saturday’s from 10-11am EST on the Velocity Channel.
Along with the other 3 shows the BDS team was out attending this past weekend, we couldn’t miss Adam’s Jeep Jam, an awesome event hosted by long time BDS distributor Adam’s Jeep of Maryland. BDS’s Clark and Justin loaded up and headed east with their sights set on Aberdeen, MD. Over the years the Jeep Jam this has grown into being one heck of an event with roughly 500 Jeeps in attendance, show-n-shine competition, car crush, obstacle course and fun for the whole family. Adam’s own Chuck and Shawn do a great job orchestrating this show each year and welcoming everyone for the festivities. BDS set up to show off the crowd favorite, Project KJ our Ultimate Adventure conquering diesel Liberty on 40s. Along with that we had customer rides on display and new products and plenty of promo items to hand out. Scattered around the hillside were countless BDS-equipped Jeeps which is always great to see. The team at Adam’s Jeep pulled off another successful Jeep Jam and we’re thankful to be a part of it. Thank you to everyone that stopped by during the show, hopefully we’ll see you out on the trail or out at another event in the near future.
If you spend any time up at the Silver Lake Sand Dunes in Mears, MI like we do, they know know the name B&L Motorsports. Right on the corner at the entrance to the dunes this they are a premier shop offering an array of products, installation and fabrication services for all forms of motorsports from RCs to trucks, dune buggies and more. BDS Suspension is excited to welcome B&L Motorsports to the family as Michigan’s newest authorized BDS dealer/installer. We’re excited for the opportunity and future growth with B&L Motorsports. If your summer 4wheeling plans include a trip to the Silver Lake Sand Dunes, check them out for your one stop shop to get dune ready.
A few weeks back Brandi from BDS hit the road in the company F250 for a road trip through the heartlands. She took off from the Coldwater, MI facilities in route to Ardmore, OK, home of Discount Wheel & Tire. With just a few days to get there, she found a way to stop off and see several BDS dealers along the way.
First stop on the road trip was Topeka, Kansas where Brandi stopped in to visit Derek and the crew at Expert Offroad. They’ve got a great showroom and several cool projects in the works. From there she made the trek across to the other side of Topeka to checked in on Garrett and Riley and the guys at 4×4 Land. With a nice storefront and tons of fabrication projects out in the shop, that shop was keeping busy. From there Brandi hit the road in the BDS F250 in route to Off-Road Motorsports in Wichita. Scott from OffRoad Motorsports is a shop and BDS dealer offering the gamut of installs from lift kits, fabrication, axles and even engine building. After hanging out catching up the road trip continued on heading south to Oklahoma City, OK where she stopped in and hung out with Jerry and Todd at Custom Offroad. They got a killer garage and showroom that is worth checking out if you’re in the area. From there she ran across to Merle’s Automotive to catch up with Mike and Trey. Merle’s is in the middle of a big remodel, we can’t wait to see their shop when finished complete with fish tanks and all new displays.
Ardmore, OK is right near the state line, right in the middle between Oklahoma City and Dallas. After a couple days and a long haul down to Ardmore Brandi landed at the new home of Discount Wheel and Tires. With the BDS F250 parked out front the crew got set for their grand opening celebration. Their new home is amazing, larger showroom and more work space, not to mention in a great location right off the highway. Mid-winter with clear skys and temps near 80, we’ll take it! A big thanks to everyone that made it out for the grand opening and to the crew at Discount for their hospitality!
BDS Suspension is now offering a comprehensive shock care kit designed specifically for BDS dealers. The #55999 shock care kit includes a variety of commonly used shock and stabilizer hardware able to assist in a pinch in the event shock hardware is missing or misboxed, alleviating the stress of searching for spare parts and expense of overnighting parts. These kits are available free of charge to BDS dealers, contact your sales rep to order yours.
Included in this shock care kit are individually packaged bushings, sleeves, washers, and stud kits. It also comes in handy for sourcing a bushing or sleeve in a custom application, or helping BDS customers with warranty concerns. Included in each #55999 shock car kit:
(6) #M2016BK – Large Hourglass Bushing
(8) #SB12BK – Dodge Large Stem Bushing
(4) #SB14BK – Shock Bushing
(8) #SB26BK – Shock Stem Bushing
(8) #SB33BK – 5/8″ ID Hourglass Bushing
(10) #SB34BK – 3/4″ ID Hourglass Bushing
(8) #SB35BK – Hourglass Shock Bushing
(10) #SB58BK – 5/8″ ID Hourglass Bushing
(6) #N12FN – 1/2″ x 20 UNF Nut
(4) #N12MN – 12mm x 1.25 Nut
(2) #N38FJ – 3/8″ x 24 UNF Jam Nut
(2) #N38FN – 3/8″ x 24 UNF Nut
(6) #W34SAE – 3/4″ SAE Thru Hard Flat Washer
(8) #117300006 – Large Stem Washer
(8) #117300007 – Shock Stem Washer (cup)
(4) #117300009 – Large Stem Washer
(4) #53405 – Bar Pin BP18
(4) #61922 – Bar Pin BP7
(4) #62676 – Bar Pin BP8
(4) #P00837 – Tapered Stud Pack
(4) #P00932 – Shock Stud
(6) #45313 .625 x .109 x 1.375″ Sleeve
(6) #51792 – .625 x .60 x 1.375″ Sleeve
(6) #54314 – .625 x .60 x 1.475″ Sleeve
(8) #54587 – .75 x .90 x 1.575″ Sleeve
(4) #55003 – .625 x .60 x 1.625″ Sleeve
(8) #62147 – .625 x .75 x 1.375″ Sleeve
(4) #93 – .75 x .134 x 1.375″ Sleeve
(6) #222780 – BDS Brushed Chrome Decal
For more information and to order your Dealer Shock Car Kit contact your sales rep.
Its officially show season… while we’ve had our fair share of events already this year its weekends like this coming one where BDS and our other brands are on the road to 4 different events from coast to coast. We’ll have most of the show trucks and our trail trucks out, show specials and reps on hand.We hope to see you out at one of the events. The events include: