Check out the July 2014 issue of 4Wheel Drive Magazine for a great install feature on the BDS 4.5” Long Arm Kit on a 1995 Jeep Cherokee XJ. Magazine writer Dan Sanchez brought the Jeep into SoCal Super Trucks for the install. Dan takes you through the install as preps the Jeep for the trails. To check out the install pick up a copy on newsstands or read online at 1995 Jeep Cherokee XJ – Going Long

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Phil Howell, editor-in-chief over at 4Wheel Drive & Sport Utility Magazine is nearing completion on one of his latest project rigs, an ’89 Jeep Wrangler YJ dubbed “Real Steel YJ”. Though no Jeep project is ever truly finished, the rig is prepped and Phil is ready to hit the trail. Roughly a year in the making, this YJ sports a healthy list of mods with a subtle exterior appearance. This resto-build began as a far cry from the original Jeep that rolled off the showroom floor with drivetrain missing, paint faded, rusty panels and a worn out interior. Today the rig sports a beefed up appearance and reliable drivetrain ready for trail use at a moments notice.

Under the hood a MoTech aluminum block Chevy 5.3-liter V8 offers up increased horsepower while weighing in similar to the original 4.2L Inline-6. The transmission was swapped for a 6L80 6-speed automatic, while an Atlas transfer case handles the extra power and crawling duties when this rig wheels Moab. For axles a pair of Currie 9” units were installed with 35” Goodyear MT/R Kevlars on 17” Raceline beadlocks. To clear room for the larger rubber, Phil sourced a BDS 3.5” leaf spring kit complete with drop pitman arm, bump stops, and Fox 2.0 shocks. Rock protection comes from Savvy Offroad with new bumpers and rock sliders and if this YJ finds its way into a tough spot a Warn Zeon 10-S winch for a quick recovery.

This project has been fun to watch come together over the past few issues of 4Wheel Drive & Sport Utility Magazine. For more on the build check your back issues of the magazine or head online to http://www.fourwheeler.com/news/1308-real-steel-yj/  or read through the previous articles listed below.

Real Steel YJ Project Intro: http://www.fourwheeler.com/how-to/1211-4wd-gen-iv-yj-1989-jeep-yj-wrangler-project/

Suspension/Axles/Wheels/Tires: http://www.fourwheeler.com/how-to/1212-4wd-1989-jeep-yj-wrangler-project-gen-iv/

Engine/Trans/T-Case: http://www.fourwheeler.com/how-to/1301-4wd-1989-jeep-yl-wrangler-real-steel/

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174F (2wd rear block/add-a-leaf kit)

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6 inch Suspension Lift Kit


2007-2013 Chevy 1500 4WD

2007-2013 GMC 1500 4WD

2007-2013 Chevy 1500 2WD

2007-2013 GMC 1500 2WD

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Chevy 1500 6" lift kit featuring Fox coil-overs

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Chevy 1500 w/ 6″ lift kit featuring Fox 2.5″ Coil-Overs
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2007-2013 Chevy/GMC 1/2-ton 2wd/4WD Fox 2.5″ Remote Reservoir Coil-over Lift Kits

Coldwater, MI—September 4, 2012—The late model 2007-2013 GM 1/2-ton trucks have proven themselves as a worthy replacement to the torsion bar configured predecessor. BDS Suspension continues to offer suspension lift options for both and is proud to announce the latest release, Fox Racing coil-over performance suspension systems for the 2007-2013 trucks.

After more than a year of development and testing, BDS Suspension and Fox Racing have dialed in this system to take the newer Silverado/Sierra 1500 trucks to a new level of performance. This new 6″ high clearance performance system is built to take on the open desert, sand dunes, or whatever terrain you throw at it while retaining the on road mannerisms that late-model truck owners have come to expect. Take your truck to a whole new level with BDS Suspension and Fox Racing Shox.

The Fox Racing 2.5″ remote reservoir coil-overs feature:

  • Smooth-bore, clear coated, zinc plated alloy body
  • Black anodized 6061-T6 billet aluminum mounting components
  • 7/8″ hard chrome plated heat treated alloy steel shaft
  • High flow piston design with specially formulated race oil
  • External reservoir separates shock oil from high-pressure nitrogen
  • Easy bolt-on installation, coil spring preload set for proper ride height right out of the box.
These new coil-overs are available as an upgrade for current BDS GM 1/2-ton lift kits or as a complete 6″ performance suspension system. Matched with a pair of Fox 2.0 rear shocks, these coil-overs drastically improve the ride and performance of your BDS lifted Chevy/GMC truck. Installation is a breeze with the coil-overs coming pre-tuned to offer proper ride height right out of the box with brackets included to mount the remote reservoir.

BDS’s unique high clearance suspension design is a true blend of performance, function, and appearance. Suspension geometry of this 6″ lift kit creates a factory style ride. The black powdercoated high arched crossmembers blend perfectly with the angle of the factory installed lower control arms for a completely integrated look while providing a full 6″ of lift and increasing ground clearance at the front crossmember by 91%.

Also included are a pair of stout CNC-machined ductile iron steering knuckles to work with factory ESP, differential drop brackets and heavy duty skid plate, bump stop extensions, replacement rear block kit, front Fox Racing 2.5″ remote reservoir coil-overs, rear Fox 2.0 performance shocks, and all the necessary hardware to properly lift your truck. Take your late model GM truck to a whole new level with BDS Suspension and Fox Racing Shox.

For more info on the new Fox coil-over options and to find the distributor nearest you, check out BDS Suspension or call (517) 279-2135.

BDS made the trip out to OK Auto’s annual open house event last weekend to a day of fun out on the east coast. OK Auto continues to improve their shop out in Stewartsville, NJ and holds this event each spring as a way to say thanks to their customers. BDS was among a few vendors that showed up to take part in the festivities. There was plenty to see and do all day with the rock climbing wall, off-road obstacle course  and vendors showing off the latest products. BDS had its new late-model Tacoma lift on display in the BDS booth. We had a ton of customers stop by to chat about their BDS lifts and plenty more came by interested in getting their trucks lifted. Pro biker, Chris Clark brought out his bike and performed some amazing stunts for the crowd. A big thanks to everyone that stopped by at the show to say hi.