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Project Go Beyond

Built up and ready for an adventure, BDS's 2020 Ford Super Duty Overlander dubbed Project Go Beyond is a super cool, super capable truck. By now you may have seen it on the trail, at an event, towing an Ultra 4 car, camping out in the race pits or out in the back country. Check out the overview on this beast in the video above and for more on how this build came together, full build specs and more, check out the links below...

4-Part Build Series

Diesel Tech Mag Feature

Four Wheeler Feature

10-months into owning the Work/Play F150 and we've had some time to but the get a feel for the truck, the suspension, and the hybrid powerplant. See how it handles for long road trips and push it offroad at events from coast to coast include the King of the Hammers and Daytona Truck Meet. It got all dolled up for Ford's 2020 Virtual SEMA Special and got down and dirty wheeling countless trails, sand dunes and towing the all new Ford Bronco back to use for product development.

So what do we think... its a freakin' awesome truck. It lives up to the Built Ford Tough and has done everything we've asked of it on-road, off-road, loaded down or cruising around as a daily driver. While we were admittedly skeptical of the PowerBoost hybrid, its won us over with tons of power on tap and decent fuel economy (when not towing). This F150 has the Limited trim package, the highest end Ford offers and it shows with all the technology inside and out, the creature comforts and and styling cues.

So at this point with plenty of time spent out on the road, while its lived most of its life in our home state of Michigan, its made the cross country drive to Johnson Valley, CA for King of the Hammers, a cruise down to Daytona Beach, FL for Daytona Truck Meet and several trips up to the Silver Lake Sand Dunes in Michigan and other offroad destinations. With more than 10,000-miles on the odometer we wanted to give a rundown of this truck, what's done to it, how its performed and what's next for it. Check it out...

Work/Play F150 Build Sheet:

Vehicle:
2021 Ford F150 Limited 4WD
3.5L Powerboost Full Hybrid
10-speed Hybrid/Electric Transmission
7.2kW Pro Power On Board
Antimatter Blue Exterior

Suspension:
BDS Suspension 6” Lift System
FOX 2.5 Factory Race DSC Coilovers & Shocks
Ridetech LevelTow Airbag System
BDS (Preproduction) Front Skid Plate
BDS (Preproduction) Upper Control Arms

Tires/Wheels:
20x10 Method Race Wheels - Series 304
35x12.50x20 Mickey Thompson Baja Boss Tires

Drivetrain Mods:
Ford Performance (Borla) Exhaust System
Ford Performance Differential Cover

Interior Mods:
Trigger 4-Switch (Bluetooth) Relay System
Truck Vault Console Vault
Ford Performance Pet Ramp/Seat Covers
Ford Performance Storage Bags
Sync4 Infotainment System
B&O Premium Stereo System

Graphics:
Work/Play Graphics & Striping
3M 1080-series matte black and satin silver

Exterior Mods:
Putco Illuminix front Ford emblem
Air Designs Fender Flares
Decked Storage System w/ D-Box and Core Trax rails
Yakima Overhaul Rack System w/ accessory mounts
Ford factory powerstep running boards
Rigid LED Lights (auxiliary & under body)
Rotopax storage containers
Ford Performance recovery boards
Yakima Slim Shady awning
Ford Performance (Warn) recovery kit
Ford Performance first aid kit
ARB Twin Air Compressor

Work Gear:
Milwaukee MX Fuel Battery Power Tools
(deep cut band saw, 5” grinder, magnetic drill press, hammer drill, impact gun)
Miller Multimatic 255 Welder (MIG/TIG/Stick)
Hypertherm Powermax30 Air Plasma Cutter
Miller 30FX Welding Table (folding)
Ford Hand/Air Tools

Recreational Gear:
ARB Elements Fridge/Freezer
Grillpro 1500W Electric Grill
Milwaukee 18V Bluetooth Speaker/Charger
Isle Outpost Stand Up Paddleboard
Yeti Arc C Bike
Yakima Bike Rack and SUP Mounts
Camping Gear (tent, cot, chairs)

DieselTech-Apr2021

BDS's Project Go Beyond, our overland prepped 2020 Ford Super Duty found its way onto the cover of the April 2021 Issue of Diesel Tech Magazine. This is the latest in a series of accolades for the truck as it tours the country following its original debut at the 2019 SEMA Show in Ford's booth. Built over the course of about 2.5 months by the team at BDS Suspension, completed overhaulled this once run of the mill Super Duty into a capable overlander packed with all the right gear from the 6.7L Powerstroke diesel, plush leather interior, a custom service box, recovery gear, a BDS 4" lift kit and massive 40" tires. This truck is right at home whether hitting the trails or towing trail rigs from location to location.

Check out Diesel Tech's online article on this truck at Diesel Tech | Go Beyond F350

To reach the entire April 2021 Issue of Diesel Tech check out Diesel Tech | April 2021

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If you want to find out more about Project Go Beyond, how it was built, where its been, etc then you're in luck. We've got the full build coverage complete with photos and videos right here on the BDS Blog.

Can't get enough of the Work/Play F150? Maybe you missed the Live Q&A Session from Ford's Auto Nights SEMA Edition? Check out this in-depth look and chat around this truck and other 2021 F150 features from Ford's XR studio.

For more on this F150 check out the build thread at Work/Play F150

If you missed Ford's F150 Live Q&A Session and didn't have a chance to ask your questions feel free to ask them in the comments below, we're happy to answer them...

2020 has been a different year than most, with the pandemic still on everyone's minds and events getting shut down left and right there was a lot of uncertainty leading up to the annual SEMA Show and where or not this massive event held in Las Vegas each Fall would be able to welcome the more than 150,000 automotive industry professionals it typically brings in. Well, in August we got that answer as even SEMA would be forced to take a year off from the traditional in-person gathering. Instead, SEMA scrambled to organize a virtual even called SEMA 360 and several of the larger vendors hosted their own events to engage audiences.

One of the largest vendors at SEMA, the Ford Motor Company started secretly planning out a virtual event in its place, a show that would be live streamed and open to the public to showcase the latest models, cool accessories and some tricked out project rigs. While Ford has so much to show off, they boiled it down to a 1hr special that highlighted the Bronco, Bronco Sport, Ranger, F150 and Mustang MachE followed up by multiple 30 minute Live Q&A sessions. Along the way Ford leaned on celebrities and racers from Jay Leno, Vaughn Gittin Jr, Ken Block, Loren Healy, Hailie Deegan and more.

Throughout the show Ford highlighted (4) main project vehicle builds they had organized in partnership with their build partners. BDS has been one of those partners for a number of years, building everything from the insanely cool SD126 to RangerX and GoBeyond. This year Ford tapped the BDS crew to build a dual purpose work & play themed 2021 Ford F150 Hybrid. Check out the segment and for more on the Work/Play F150 check out the complete build thread here.

Well here it is in all its glory, the Work/Play F150 from BDS Suspension. This 2021 Ford F150 Limited Hybrid is ready for the job site regardless how off the beaten path that might be. Whether the job is large or small, it is ready to tackle it with Ford's Pro Power On Board. Mobile metal fabrication shop by week and background adventure rig by weekend, this F150 has all the gear to get the job done and do it in style. Well equipped form the factory, the aftermarket accessory list includes:

Build Sheet:

Vehicle:
2021 Ford F150 Limited 4WD
3.5L Powerboost Full Hybrid
10-speed Hybrid/Electric Transmission
7.2kW Pro Power On Board
Antimatter Blue Exterior

Suspension:
BDS Suspension 4” Lift System
FOX 2.5 Factory Race DSC Coilovers & Shocks
Ridetech LevelTow Airbag System
BDS (Custom) Front Skid Plate
BDS Upper Control Arms

Tires/Wheels:
20x10 Method Race Wheels - Series 304
35x12.50x20 Mickey Thompson Baja Boss Tires

Drivetrain Mods:
Ford Performance (Borla) Exhaust System
Ford Performance Differential Cover

Interior Mods:
Trigger 4-Switch (Bluetooth) Relay System
Truck Vault Console Vault
Ford Performance Pet Ramp/Seat Covers
Ford Performance Storage Bags
Sync4 Infotainment System
B&O Premium Stereo System

Graphics:
Work/Play Graphics & Striping
3M 1080-series matte black and satin silver

Exterior Mods:
Putco Illuminix front Ford emblem
Air Designs Fender Flares
Decked Storage System w/ D-Box and Core Trax rails
Yakima Overhaul Rack System w/ accessory mounts
Ford factory powerstep running boards
Rigid LED Lights (auxiliary & under body)
Rotopax storage containers
Ford Performance recovery boards
Yakima Slim Shady awning
Ford Performance (Warn) recovery kit
Ford Performance first aid kit
ARB Twin Air Compressor

Work Gear:
Milwaukee MX Fuel Battery Power Tools
(deep cut band saw, 5” grinder, magnetic drill press, hammer drill, impact gun)
Miller Multimatic 255 Welder (MIG/TIG/Stick)
Hypertherm Powermax30 Air Plasma Cutter
Miller 30FX Welding Table (folding)
Ford Hand/Air Tools

Recreational Gear:
ARB Elements Fridge/Freezer
Grillpro 1500W Electric Grill
Milwaukee 18V Bluetooth Speaker/Charger
Isle Outpost Stand Up Paddleboard
Yeti Arc C Bike
Yakima Bike Rack and SUP Mounts
Camping Gear (tent, cot, chairs)

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To check out what BDS products we offer visit our website at BDS-Suspension.com