BDS_UA_Colorado_1With the start of the 2015 Ultimate Adventure almost here BDS is prepping vehicles for the weeklong 1000+ mile off-road road trip led by Rick Pewe of 4Wheel & Off-Road Magazine. BDS has been privileged to hold the Official Suspension Sponsor position 5 years now (2009, 2010, 2013, 2014, and 2015). Along with building a vehicle to wheel on the trip this year (the Crawlorado), 4WOR asked BDS to bring along a “support vehicle” to shuttle the camera crew around and help with social media coverage throughout the week. While we won’t be hitting all the trail obstacles, we needed a capable vehicle able to hit the trails with plenty of storage for camera equipment and bags and other gear.

With the popularity of the redesigned 2015 Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyon right now and BDS’s first to market 5.5” lift kits just hitting the market last week, we made the choice to prep our ’15 Colorado 4Door/Long Bed for the trip. In addition to the BDS 5.5” Lift Kit and preproduction Fox 2.5 coilovers, the truck is running a 305/55r20 Mickey Thompson ATZ P3s on 20×9 Eagle Alloy 012s. N-Fab wheel to wheel steps make accessing the cab much easier and a Magnaflow exhaust system to  for a few extra ponies and to get a throatier sound. With the need for additional dry storage without adding weight we choice the SofTopper canvas top and the BDS R&D team fabbed up a rack to mount the rack basket with a 40” Lifetime LEDs lightbar and a few cube LEDs mounted for better visibility at night and setting up camp.

The team is finishing the build prep and hits the road to meet up at the secret start point of the Ultimate Adventure tomorrow (Saturday June 27th). Stay tuned for updates throughout the week long trip on Facebook and Instagram, #ua2015

3 Comments on “BDS preps the new Colorado for Ultimate Adventure
  • Michael Simonelli Jr. says:

    I’m very impressed with the Best Top shell and rack combination on the 2015 Colorado for the Ultimate Adventure. I’m considering a similar set up for my 2010 Tundra. I currently have a Jerraco fiberglass high rise cap but am having difficulty finding a rack for my kayaks. It looks like your rack sits on the bedrails and the Best Top mounts inside? Do you have any racks that would work with a fiberglass cap? If not would I be able to purchase the set up on the Colorado directly from you or the top from Best Top and the rack from you. Thanks for any information that you can provide.

    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Michael, our Colorado is actually running the canvas top from SofTopper, we have used the Bestop Supertop canvas tops too, the main visible difference is SofTopper doesn’t have side windows, the Bestop does. It likely depends on the application, but most mount towards the inside of the bed rail. We don’t offer the roof racks, its just something our engineering team fabbed up to fit the canvas top. All the kits we found on the market were too bulky and set the rack up too high above the canvas top so we built our own. That said, our focus is on the suspension side of the business, we don’t have any plans to manufacture/sell the roof racks.

      • josh says:

        real shame, because I was just about to call and see how much the rack is, oh well, I will have somebody fab it I guess


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