Each year the crew from BDS Suspension loads up and heads West to that magical offroading Mecca known as Moab, UT. Maybe its the red rock terrain, or the warm spring time temperatures after a long Michigan winter or maybe even the thousands of Jeepers (and other 4×4’s) that flock to the town each Spring for a week of 4wheeling, but its one of our favorite places to attend each year during Easter Jeep Safari (EJS). When it comes to media coverage, this event has plenty, from Jeep in attendance with their much anticipated concept builds to just about every offroad media outlet from magazines, to forums, and TV shows.
This past EJS marked the 50th annual year of the Red Rock 4Wheelers hosting the trail ride and gathering. BDS made it out in an assortment of vehicles including the BDS Colorado, Project Raider (Chevy HD), BDS Crawlorado, and of course Project KJ. During the week we met up with friends, customers and industry partners to hit that trails and test out the equipment. Along the way we met up with Ian Johnson, host of Xtreme Offroad TV and ran Pritchett Canyon, one of the quintessential Moab Jeep trails. View breathtaking views and hardcore terrain, this is one of those bucket list type trails that you don’t pass up on. With Ian in his BDS leaf sprung M715 project Lockjaw, us in Project KJ and a handful of other rigs in the mix we set out to run the trail with Ian and his camera crew. The trail lived up to its reputation and challenged not only our group, but all the groups that made it out to the trail head before us that morning that caused a bottle neck getting through the single file through the 4-mile trail. In the end over 11 hours spend on Pritchett Canyon, but made some friends along the way. Outside of some body damage, the only trail damage our group had was a front ring and pinion on Ian’s M715 towards the end as we climbed out of the canyon. For more on our week from the 50th Annual Easter Jeep Safari head to our official recap on the BDS Blog.