Europeans have a style all their own and when it comes to customizing their rides its they have a particularly unique flare to the styling of your typical show truck built here in the ‘states. Munich, Germany based BDS distributor Auto Magnus specializes in customizing and selling cars and trucks, but not their domestic Mercedes and Audi’s you’d expect to see, they build RAM trucks, Ford Mustangs and other cool American rides. Check out Auto Magnus’ chrome wrapped RAM 1500 that was shown at last year at Abenteuer Allrad, hands down the best Offroad Fair in Europe year in and year out. This RAM was running a BDS 6” Performance Coilover System and 35s, Plenty of LED lights and more. Last year the truck was sold at the show and now they’re in the process of building their new show truck for this year’s event coming up soon. We can’t wait to see what they come up with.
Calling all BDS Distributors, Do you want to go 4Wheeling on the 2015 Ultimate Adventure? Well here’s your chance! BDS Suspension is the official suspension sponsor of the 2015 UA trip to be held this summer and we’re offering up our sponsor vehicle spot to one lucky distributor to attend. If you have a bad ass trail rig, something unique or plan to build a rig we want to hear about it! The vehicle must be capable of completing the weeklong 1000+ mile offroad adventure under its own power, carry gear and spare parts and make it 150-miles between refueling. BDS is offering financial/product assistance to the winning vehicle. Wheel your vehicle on the UA, network with the sponsors and magazine staff while representing BDS on the trip with a BDS rep sitting shotgun to spot trails and help along the way. Vehicle will be required to meet event requirements as well as be wrapped with BDS vinyl graphics. For more on past Ultimate Adventure trips head to Ultimate Adventure.
Requirements to be considered:
Current BDS distributor
Vehicle running BDS product
35” or larger tires
Front and rear lockers
Front and rear tow points
Roll cage/roll bar
Click below to view/download UA2015 flyer and submission forms. Please submit forms by email or fax to your BDS sales rep. If you have any questions you may contact them as well.
BDS was been busy updating this year’s master catalog with a fresh look and while still retaining the usability our dealers have come to expect. These catalogs are up to date and stocked full of the newest applications available for Chevy, Dodge, Ford, Jeep, and Toyota vehicles, accessories, promotional info and more. If you are a BDS dealer, expect it to arrive in the mail shortly. As updates come available we’ll keep you up to date. Currently catalogs are available to dealers only. To see the digital version click the link 2014-BDS-Catalog.
We’re getting into the primetime of show schedule with events nearly every weekend from show-n-shines, mud bogs, rock crawling competitions, open houses, trail rides, charity poker runs and everything in between. BDS and our sister companies are busy getting the fleet of vehicles ready along with show supplies to head around to many around the country and beyond. Here’s a list of some of the upcoming events, more available on the BDS event calendar at http://bds-suspension.com/calendar:
BDS made the trip up north into Canada for the much anticipated grand opening of Tiger Automotive, a BDS distributor out of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. After opening its doors in 1983 the company has continued to grow with this new store boasting 22 employees and a 17,000 sq ft facility. The store is immaculate with large sales counter and product displays throughout, cafe, break room, employee workout facility and multiple bay install shop providing install and repair services. Tiger Automotive has been a BDS distributor for many years and we jumped at the chance to make it to the big event. BDS Rep Chris made the trip up and came back with plenty of stories from the weekend show.
The grand opening was a great with food and fun for all. Local radio stations held remotes throughout the weekend, the city mayor was on hand for the ribbon cutting ceremony and the local news came out to broadcast the “door crasher” as George, the store owner, along with the mayor drove away and ripped off the front door to welcome everyone in (see below for video). The store had giveaways all day long on the hour for 3 days along with grand prize drawings late Saturday afternoon. Saturday broke the Tiger 1-day sales records by 1:30pm, congrats to George and the rest of the crew from Tiger Automotive for their continued success!
It’s been about a year and a half since BDS Suspension moved out of our former 45,ooo sqft facility and into our current 70,000 sqft digs right down the road in Coldwater, MI. The new larger space allowed for more floor space and taller racks, increased office space and extra acreage for future growth. While the new space offered great opportunities for the future expansion, that future is here and it only took a year to outgrow our current walls. Construction is underway to add an additional 30,000 sqft of warehouse space to keep up with current demands.
With this expansion we’ll have over 100,000 sqft stocked full of suspension lifts and offroad accessories so we can continue to guarantee parts are in stock and ship the same day. We appreciate all the support over the years and looking forward to continuing to serve our customers in the future.
Video from our initial move-in to the new facility from Summer 2012: