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What a year at SEMA… Record numbers, tons of new interest and a killer presence around the show, without a doubt one of our best years yet! This year marked our 5th year exhibiting at the SEMA looking back its amazing to see how far we’ve come since the company was founded 18 years ago. This year we teamed up with the other divisions of Sport Truck USA Inc (Zone Offroad Products, JKS Manufacturing, and Posi-Lok) to showcase new products and make some big announcements. The 25×80 booth space was transformed into a bar setting as we welcomed industry professionals, current dealers, and the media in for an ice cold beer and a casual conversation. We debuted a killer 2013 Ram 3500 sporting the BDS 8” 4-Link Conversion as well as the Project KJ, our Ultimate Adventure tested ’05 Liberty CRD. Needless to say, the booth went over well, the beer was drank, and it became the daily hangout of many from around the industry.

But the show isn’t just about a cool booth and free beer. This year the crew from BDS debuted a number of cool parts like the radius arm and 4-Link conversion kits for the  new 2013 Ram 3500 and 2014 Ram 2500 trucks, showcased new products for Ford, Chevy, and Dodge trucks and announced the Factory Protection Plus Program, a comprehensive package that includes the BDS No Fine Print Warranty, FMVSS No.126  ESC System testing, and 5year-60,000mile drivetrain coverage. There was quite a buzz going around the show with the announcements as many stopped by hang out in the booth and hear more about new products and upcoming projects.

Around the show BDS worked with a number of show builders to showcase products on a number of show trucks. Companies like Ford, Fusion Bumpers, Spyder Auto, American Force, Boondock Bumpers, Diamond Eye Performance, Dee Zee, and Iron Cross Automotive showcased BDS equipped vehicles in their booths as well as dozens of other companies who repped BDS on their featured vehicles around the show. BDS’s Project Slate was on display outside as a featured vehicle showing off a number of cool products as well as taking on towing duties to and from the show. All in all nearly 60 BDS-equipped trucks and Jeeps were on display for this year’s show helping gain exposure at the event as well as at various photoshoot following the show.

Simply put, we had a blast out at SEMA. Without a doubt our best year yet and thank you to everyone, our dealers, new customers, media members, and friends from around the industry for coming by our booth and helping make the 2013 SEMA Show an amazing event. We’re excited for the future and looking forward to a stellar 2014!

For more photos from this year’s SEMA Show, head on over to the BDS Facebook Page

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New Product Release

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Part#

#696H (4″ lift kit)

#122314 (adj track bar)

#55427 (5500 stabilizer)

#95427 (9500 stabilizer)

Product

4″ Lift Kit

Application

2013 Dodge Ram 3500 4WD

Support Files & Links

View all 2013 Dodge Ram 1-Ton Products

Dodge 4" Lift Kit

Dodge 3500 4″ lift kit
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Dodge 4" Lift Kit

Dodge 3500 4″ lift kit
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Dodge Ram 3500 w/ 4″ lift and 37″ tires
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BDS 4″ Lift Kit & Accessories

2013 Dodge Ram 1-ton 4WD

Coldwater, MI—October 13, 2013— BDS Suspension expands its product lineup with new suspension lift and accessory options for the redesigned 2013 Ram 3500 4WD trucks. The latest kit to hit the market is the BDS 4″ suspension lift. Lift is provided by new left and right side specific 4″ progressive rate Pro-Ride coil designed to fit the unique front coil mount design of the new Ram 3500 diesel trucks. These coils are engineered to improve ride quality across all terrains and hold up to any abuse you can throw at them.

Also included is a pair of 1/4″ steel radius arm relocation brackets to reposition the factory radius arms to correct suspension geometry at 4″ of lift. These brackets are designed for fast installation while increasing rigidity by tying into both the factory radius arm frame mount and the side of the frame rail.

In addition to the progressive coils and radius arm brackets, the kit includes a heavy duty front track bar bracket to reposition the front axle, a forged drop pitman arm to correct steering angles, brake line relocation, extended polyurethane bump stops, rear 2″ tapered block kit with black e-coated u-bolts, complete hardware pack, and your choice of BDS-5500 or Fox 2.0 shocks.

This 4″ kit is designed to level the stance and allow clearance for up to 37″ tires to be installed.

Accessories for the 2013 Dodge Ram 1-Ton 4WD

BDS is also releasing a number of accessories for the 2013 Ram 3500 trucks to include a heavy duty adjustable front track bar and new steering stabilizers. The track bar is constructed from 1-3/8″ solid steel stock, with heavy durometer polyurethane bushings and fine thread pinch bolt design turnbuckle for strength and adjustability to center the front axle. Steering stabilizers are an upgrade to the OEM stabilizer shock and available in both white and brushed metal finishes.

For more info on the new 4″ lift kit and other options for the 2013 Ram 3500 4WD trucks, head to BDS Suspension or call (517) 279-2135.

BDS-UA10Petersen’s 4Wheel & Off-Road Magazine Ultimate Adventure 2013 Videos:

Last week was the Petersen’s 4Wheel & Off-Road Magazine – Ultimate Adventure Week on YouTube and with that they debuted videos of the action all week long. Check out their coverage from the action below:

Ultimate Adventure Video Part 1: Morris Mountain

Ultimate Adventure Video Part 2: Road Day and River Rock

Ultimate Adventure Video Part 3: Car Crushing Road Day to Florida

Ultimate Adventure Video Part 4: Florida Bogging at Mud Muckers

Ultimate Adventure Video Part 5: 600 Mile Drive to Gulches

BDS Suspension’s 2013 Ultimate Adventure Coverage

Video Links

Part1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StTJghDn88Q

Part2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9sr1Pb3nDM

Part3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4oUCKOosOY

Part4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9c_5D-e-rM

Part5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5lfdY1uAL8

BDS’s Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVtQFfo9Ucw

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It was a mad rush to finish up Project Slate. All the little details always seem to take longer than expected and with 3 straight days of rain we can’t exactly say the weather is cooperating. The truck hit the road first thing this morning with trailer in tow as the first group makes their way to sin city for the 2013 SEMA Show. Check out the video and stay tuned for more next week during the show!

View Video on Facebook  |  View Video on YouTube

 

BDS-UA43Ultimate Adventure 2013 Video: Check out BDS Suspension’s video coverage from the 2013 Ultimate Adventure. The 1500 journey covered 4 Southeast states, in a hot, muggy, rainy thrashfest as 25 rigs, a film crew, and 4Wheel & Off-Road Magazine took us on the Ultimate 4Wheeling trip.

For more coverage from the 2013 Ultimate Adventure, make sure to follow us on:

BDS Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151502016226430.1073741855.238551361429&type=3

BDS YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPBL9xYwsGo4kDGmgpE6pgLfcieFKrNCR

BDS Blog: https://blog.bds-suspension.com/?cat=393

Well Project Slate our 2013 Ram 3500 hit the road for its first shake down run this morning before heading in for fresh graphics and a spray-in bedliner. While there are still a number of things to get installed on this truck (i.e. grill, steps, wiring up compressors and lights), we have a fast approaching deadline to hit the road for Vegas and we had a window to get graphics installed. Stay tuned for more updates in the coming days and to see the progress up to this point, check out the build thread at https://blog.bds-suspension.com/?cat=478

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