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We love to hear back from customers, finding out where they explore and how they use their BDS-equipped rides. We take pride in helping make your rides more capable and see what you can do with them. A few months back, pro surfer Shane Dorian picked up a new 2014 Toyota Tundra and outfitted it with a BDS 7” high clearance lift kit, 35” Nitto trail grapplers, 20” Monster wheels, Bushwacker flares. Living on the big island of Hawaii, Shane is constantly in pursuit of monster swells and his truck helps him get to many of remote locals off the beaten path. Shane sent in a few photos from his recent adventures along with this message:

“I am loving the suspension on my Tundra. I’ve been on a tear the last couple of months since the lift was done- everything from camping in the mountains to accessing remote surf spots. Where I live in Hawaii there are so many incredible hidden gems, but unless you have some serious clearance on your 4X4 you’ll never get to see them. My BDS 7″ lift is perfect for what I use my truck for, and the ride is great. It handles gnarly terrain like a champ.” -Shane

To follow Shane’s adventures head on over to Instagram and follow him at instagram.com/shanedorian

12 Comments on “Pro Surfer Shane Dorian’s Expedition Tundra
  • mark devillier says:

    Does it make any sense to get a tss or trd pkg when most everything is changed out underneath?

    Which lift would you recommend on a 2015 cm platinum Tundra with 35x20x10 or 12’s?
    Version 1 – 7″ …… or version 2 – 7″ w/coil over?

    I really like Shanes rig featured in your blog.

    Thanks

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    • BDS Suspension says:

      @Mark, our recommendation between the 7” standard and 7” coilover would depend on your budget and how you plan to use your truck. The coilovers are a nice option, ride smooth and outperform offroad, but they do add to the price. The standard kit uses strut extensions to retain the OE struts in the front; beneficial if you have the Bilsteins from the TRD package. Outside of that most of the TRD package – suspension options would be removed when installing the kit. Both trucks would sit at the same height, we’ve had customers install 35×12.50s on 20x9s and 20×10 rims (5” BSing) without any issues. We can’t guarantee trimming won’t be necessary to clear using 20x12s. For more on the topic feel free to contact us at (517) 279-2135 or sales@bds-suspension.com

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  • Douglas Young says:

    Mark,

    I have a 2015 Toyota Tundra 1794 that I would like to equip with a BDS 4.5″ lift. Your website recommends a wheel with 5.5″ backspacing. Do you know how far a 35×12.5×18 tire would stick out past the fenders and if I went to the same size wheel that had 6″ backspacing would I run into some clearance issues? I am not finding many pictures of your 4.5″ kit on the web.

    Doug

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Unfortunately the amount of tire sticking out of the fender isn’t a measurement we take when setting up the kits. You shouldn’t run into any clearance issues with a 6” backspaced wheel and 35s, both to the suspension components and to the fender. I would expect the tires to not stick much outside of the fender with that setup.

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  • Douglas Young says:

    Shane’s truck looks awesome! I would love that look on my pickup, but with the 4.5″ lift and 35’s.

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  • Gave says:

    Definitely like this stance, I have a 14′ Platinum crewmax. Still debating on a suspension kit and don’t know what to go with. A 6’in or the BDS 7’in (standard kit), just been reading reviews and looking at pictures. But also looking for that smooth ride for our family adventures. Please help me choose a kit.

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  • Gabe says:

    Definitely leaning towards this kit, I already have my nitto 35’s and 20×10 fuel vapors. Just looking to choose a kit that will also be a good nice ride on family adventures. Please help me 🙁

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Gabe, thanks for the interest. With that wheel/tire setup our 7” kit will work great for you. The kit rides smooth and handles great. The height gives you the extra clearance you need to clear the 35×12.50/20×10 tire/wheel combo whether your driving around town or out wheeling it off the beaten path. The standard kit uses lower strut extensions to retain factory ride quality. We also offer the Fox 2.5 remote reservoir coilover option as well. To check out some of the other Tundras running this kit head to our customer gallery at http://bds-suspension.com/bar and under the “search by keyword” tab type “813H” or “813F”. If you have any other questions on the kit feel free to reach out to our sales/tech team at (517) 279-2135.

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  • Ricardo says:

    Anyone have any idea what width and offset Shane went with on the Monster 538BM wheels? Much appreciated.

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  • Jim says:

    Would I be able to fit 37” tires with a 22” rim with this lift kit?

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hi Jim, our 7″ systems allow fitment of up to 37″ tires (regardless of wheel diameter) as long as you follow our wheel width and backspacing guidelines. If you’re planning to use a wider wheel or one with a smaller backspacing I’d recommend 35″ tires or plan on needing to trim. For our official tire/wheel recommendations head to http://bds-suspension.com/product?kid=813H

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