projectraider

Over the last couple months BDS’s Project Raider has grown up, starting out equipped with the BDS 2.5″ coilover conversion on 35s, these days the HD Duramax is outfitted with the new BDS 6.5″ coilover conversion high clearance system on 40″ Nittos (with fender modification). Usually on tow vehicle duty, this past weekend Project Raider his the trails for a weekend pretending it was a Jeep at Bundy Hill Offroad Park in Jerome, MI. Check out the promo video with it in action. #projectraider

5 Comments on “BDS Project Raider Wheels Bundy Hill Offroad
  • MikeG says:

    Hey BDS,
    What other supporting work was done to help this bada** setup? Gears, trans, steering?
    Can you provide a breakdown? I’m on the fence with which system to get.
    I really like the raider 1.0 running 35s, did you have to trim? Break downs of both builds would be much appreciated, 1.0 is more realistic for my use.

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Mike,
      Project Raider has been running mostly stock drivetrain up to this point without any issue. When it was built originally it had the BDS 2-3″ coilover conversion system, 35×12.50 Nitto Exo Grapplers and 20×9 Fuel Hostage IIIs. There was minor trimming required on the backside of the fender and up front the N-Fab bumper opened up clearance. We added an AFE intake, Bully Dog dieselGT tuner and AFE rear diff cover along the way. Later on we set Project Raider 2.0 up with the BDS 6.5″ coilover conversion system to squeezed a set of 40×15.50 Nitto Trails on 20×10 Fuel Vapors for this video, however the tires were too big for clearance and there was a clearance issue. Currently we have it set up with 38×13.50 Nitto Trail Grapplers on 20×10 Method 605 NV Bronze wheels which works well for show and tow rig purposes, although regearing would be ideal with this size tire and how we use the truck

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  • MikeG says:

    Please detail the wheel /tire, accessories please!

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  • Gray says:

    how much cutting would be required to run 40×13.50 on a 2018 2500hd with a 6.5 bds coilover and aftermarket bumpers? I would imagine the only clearance issues would be in the rear.

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Ultimately that would depend on a couple of factors, (A) the wheel specs (width & backspacing), (B) the aftermarket bumper used and (C) lastly how the truck will be used. A more modest wheel would be recommended as it won’t increase the range of motion in the wheel well when turning lock to lock. 17-18s require a smaller 4.5-4.625″ backspacing to clear the steering, but if going with a 20″ wheel you can run 5-6″ backspacing. As for the bumper topic depending on the bumper you go with it may allow for enough additional clearance up in the front, but trimming will still be needed on the backside of the fenders. Lastly how the truck will be used… if the truck is 100% on road and going for looks not as much trimming will be needed as if the truck will get used hard offroad, flexed out, suspension cycled, etc. Being the 40″ tire is outside of our official recommendations and will require some level of modification to “fit” its difficult to give an exact answer on where or how much trimming will be necessary in your particular situation.

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