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SEMA 2014, another year for LED light bars, trucks on 24x14s and seemingly bottomless build budgets. While SEMA is known for the flash, the extreme and often over-the-top vehicle builds, the show is also chalked full of new technology, innovative ideas, and emerging trends in the automotive industry.

For those of you out there that haven’t heard of SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association,  is a trade association made up of thousands of automotive product manufacturers, retailers, builders, clubs and more all working towards the common goal of supporting, protecting, and endorsing automotive customization. Each Fall SEMA hosts an event out in Las Vegas, a gathering of companies from around the world to showcase the latest in automotive customization. While the show is closed off to the general public, the world watches on as media outlets, vendors and industry members attend this “industry only” event drawing more than 100,000 each year for the 4-day show at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

BDS Suspension has been attending for 6 years now as has continues to stake our claim in booth #30192, a 80×25′ spot in the off-road section where we show off some of the latest products and invite customers to stop by to hang out and enjoy a beverage of choice with the BDS crew.  We teamed up with sister companies Zone Offroad Products, JKS Manufacturing, and 4×4 Posi-Lok, all divisions of Sport Truck USA Inc for what was one of our best years yet at this colossal automotive show. In the booth we had several show trucks to include the BDS’s project 2015 Chevy Colorado, Operation Fearless Bronco, the military themed High Honor 2015 GMC 3500 Dually, and the Trail Seeker JK as well as dozens of BDS equipped vehicles on display around the show.  The event was packed this year as retail shops, media personnel, OEMs and other industry professionals came out to the show to see all the new products. The booth was buzzing all week long as the masses came by to check out the rides and hang out in the BDS lounge and chat over an ice cold beer. Check out some of the photos from the show and stay tuned for more to come in the coming months as many will be featured online and in print from various off-road publications.

Thanks again to everyone that stopped by the booth to check out what’s new with BDS and the other Sport Truck USA brands. We’re excited for the future and looking forward another awesome year in 2015!

To see more from SEMA head to Facebook or Instagram and to follow the BDS Colorado’s journey to the show head to BDS Colorado

16 Comments on “The 2014 SEMA Show Recap
  • Scott says:

    Can you send me a link to view the price of this kit

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Assuming you’re asking about the 2015 Colorado lift kit, the production version of this kit is still in the works, expected release of Spring 2015. Once available we’ll have more info on the kit, options and pricing.

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  • Ryan says:

    Any updates on availability/options/cost?

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      The ’15 Colorado/Canyon kits are still expected for release this Spring. Due to company policy we won’t release any info, specs, pricing, until the kits are on the shelf released for sale.

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  • mike says:

    Love the new Colorado lift, my new Z71 is being built on the 25th of March, PLEASE get your Colorado lifts on the market ASAP.Iam waiting for it patiently!!!!!!

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  • mike says:

    Picking up my new 2015 z71 Colorado in the morning, still wondering when lift kits are going on sale ????? Please hurry

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      @Mike, production kits are in the works, and as we’ve said all along expect to see them this Spring. There are several circumstances out of our power with the production and testing and we’re working to get it out as soon as possible.Per company policy I can’t give details, release date as several of the circumstances effect the release date. Once available we’ll have more information on the kits, pricing, and options.

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  • andy says:

    how did you guys get that light bar in the front did you have to remove the whole front end to get that mounted?

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      @Andy, the Colorado was a project vehicle for us. Our R&D team fabbed up the mounting brackets for the flush mounted 30” Rigid RDS light bar among other vehicle modifications. The light bar mount isn’t something we plan to offer as our focus is on the vehicle’s suspension.

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  • Kurt says:

    Colorado looks good, guys.

    For those of us building the truck for expeditions, will spring rates/dampening rates be available to accomodate load/winches/bumpers?

    How much suspension travel does your kit provide?

    Thanks!

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      @Kurt, we let the cat out of the bag a bit showing off the new Colorado. While the kits are in the works and expected for public release later this Spring our company policy dictates that we can’t discuss kit details until products are on the shelf available for sale. We’ll have more info and be able to discuss in more depth once available.

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  • Adam says:

    Thanks for the awesome look on these trucks. Will the skid plates be available at the same time of the lift kit release? Thanks Adam

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  • mike says:

    Still awaiting 2015 Colorado lift kit!!! New Z71 Truck sitting in garage looking like a plain off the shelf truck…need luft kit ASAP..please

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  • mike says:

    Ok its past spring May now…still awaiting Colorado lift kit….:)

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  • Andrew says:

    when using the 35’s, did you have any rubbing at full lock, or when the suspension was fully compressed? just wondering if you had to do any trimming to run these tires.

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    • Carter BDS Suspension says:

      At the time of the SEMA Show the Colorado had the prototype BDS 6” suspension lift kit, Zone 1.5” body lift, as well as had the fenders trimmed and lower valance removed for sufficient clearance for the 35×12.50 tires on 20×9 5.5” BSing wheels. Since the show the truck has been set up with just the 6” and 33s. We’ll have more info on recommended wheel tire specs once the kit releases

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