Well here it is in all its glory, the Work/Play F150 from BDS Suspension. This 2021 Ford F150 Limited Hybrid is ready for the job site regardless how off the beaten path that might be. Whether the job is large or small, it is ready to tackle it with Ford's Pro Power On Board. Mobile metal fabrication shop by week and background adventure rig by weekend, this F150 has all the gear to get the job done and do it in style. Well equipped form the factory, the aftermarket accessory list includes:

Build Sheet:

Vehicle:
2021 Ford F150 Limited 4WD
3.5L Powerboost Full Hybrid
10-speed Hybrid/Electric Transmission
7.2kW Pro Power On Board
Antimatter Blue Exterior

Suspension:
BDS Suspension 4” Lift System
FOX 2.5 Factory Race DSC Coilovers & Shocks
Ridetech LevelTow Airbag System
BDS (Custom) Front Skid Plate
BDS Upper Control Arms

Tires/Wheels:
20x10 Method Race Wheels - Series 304
35x12.50x20 Mickey Thompson Baja Boss Tires

Drivetrain Mods:
Ford Performance (Borla) Exhaust System
Ford Performance Differential Cover

Interior Mods:
Trigger 4-Switch (Bluetooth) Relay System
Truck Vault Console Vault
Ford Performance Pet Ramp/Seat Covers
Ford Performance Storage Bags
Sync4 Infotainment System
B&O Premium Stereo System

Graphics:
Work/Play Graphics & Striping
3M 1080-series matte black and satin silver

Exterior Mods:
Putco Illuminix front Ford emblem
Air Designs Fender Flares
Decked Storage System w/ D-Box and Core Trax rails
Yakima Overhaul Rack System w/ accessory mounts
Ford factory powerstep running boards
Rigid LED Lights (auxiliary & under body)
Rotopax storage containers
Ford Performance recovery boards
Yakima Slim Shady awning
Ford Performance (Warn) recovery kit
Ford Performance first aid kit
ARB Twin Air Compressor

Work Gear:
Milwaukee MX Fuel Battery Power Tools
(deep cut band saw, 5” grinder, magnetic drill press, hammer drill, impact gun)
Miller Multimatic 255 Welder (MIG/TIG/Stick)
Hypertherm Powermax30 Air Plasma Cutter
Miller 30FX Welding Table (folding)
Ford Hand/Air Tools

Recreational Gear:
ARB Elements Fridge/Freezer
Grillpro 1500W Electric Grill
Milwaukee 18V Bluetooth Speaker/Charger
Isle Outpost Stand Up Paddleboard
Yeti Arc C Bike
Yakima Bike Rack and SUP Mounts
Camping Gear (tent, cot, chairs)

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Did you miss Build Series Episode 1? Check it out HERE.

We're back and in the homestretch to set this new 2021 Ford F150 up to be a super cool, super functional, dual purpose Work & Play truck. At this point the build team has outfitted the bed with tons of accessories for the work aspect. With measurements taken and prototypes designed, its time to give this truck some extra altitude (and attitude).

Being a suspension manufacturer, and with our close association to FOX, it shouldn't be surprising this truck is well equipped and ready to perform. Using this truck as a test bed, the team prototyped several lift sizes and accessories and decided on a 4" lift height to allow fitment of 35s on this build. While there are some similarities to previous generation F150s, ultimately this kit is a redesign around the updated suspension configuration. This kit features the drop crossmembers, steering knuckles, multipoint differential relocation, sway bar correction, skid plate(s), driveline adjustment, and everything else necessary to set this truck up right. In addition, FOX brought next level capability with their 2.5 factory race series coilovers with remote DSC reservoirs up front and 2.5 factory race series DSC piggyback shocks in the rear.

From there the team fitted color-matched fender flares, wheels and tires, wired up accessories, installed exhaust, and prepped the bed for the dual purpose "recreational" features to include camping, grilling, and a cooler, along with recreational gear to include a stand up paddle board (SUP), and bike using Yakima mounts. Stay tuned for the reveal of this truck...

BUILD PHOTOS:

BUILD LIST (PART 2):

  • BDS Suspension 4” Lift System (link)

    • New for 2021, this system is designed to maintain suspension-steering-driveline geometry for on-road comfort and predictable handling. BDS UCA Kit offers additional strength and suspension travel. Custom skid plate also designed for this build
  • FOX 2.5 Factory Race DSC Coilovers and Shocks (link)

    • Next level performance with FOX 2.5 factory race series shocks with front R/R DSC coilovers and rear P/B DSC shocks designed to soak up the roughest terrain
  • Ridetech LevelTow air bag system (link)

    • Ready to haul at a moments notice, this airbag system ties into a compressor and uses a ride height sensor to automatically adjust air bag inflation based on how you have the truck loaded
  • Air Designs Fender Flare Kit (link)

    • Great styling and extra coverage for the tires, colormatched to the factory antimatter blue.
  • 20x10 Method Race Wheels Series 304 Wheels (link)

    • Machined finish for a great look and super strong design
  • 35" Mickey Thompson Baja Boss Tires (link)

    • This tire is built to perform on-road and offroad, from driving and towing to rocks, sand, mud and snow.
  • Ford Performance Rear Differential Cover (link)

    • This cover offers extra fluid capacity, additional strength and easy fill/drain access
  • Ford Performance (Borla) Exhaust System

    • Cat-back, side exit, black chrome tips
  • Custom Vinyl graphics package
    • Subtle to accent the antimatter blue paint and tie in billet grille styling and with the work/play theme

Recreational Gear:

  • ARB Elements Fridge/Freezer (link)

    • 63 quarts of awesome to keep your food and drinks ice cold out on the jobsite or out on an adventure. The stainless steel exterior offers a great look and it features easy touchpad control and security with a magnetic lock build in.
  • Grillpro 1500W electric grill (link)

    • 110V plug in grill is perfect for this truck to serve of hot food with family, friends or co-workers.
  • Milwaukee 18V Bluetooth Speaker/Charger (link)

    • This M18 Packout radio is part of the Packout line of products and integrates 10 rugged speakers for great sound as well as the ability to charge multiple M18 batteries and mobile devices at the same time.
  • Isle (SUP) Stand Up Paddleboard (link)

    • When the work week is done and it’s time to relax with family this truck can be set up with a paddle boards and mountain bikes and other gear for an outdoor adventure.
  • Yeti ARC C Bike with FOX shocks (link)
  • Yakima bike rack and SUP mounts (link)

    • Quickly and easily mount down our gear for a weekend adventure
  • Camping Gear
    • Chairs, tent, cot and other gear to be ready for any weekend adventure
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Well, the team at BDS Suspension is back at it partnering with Ford to build a crave-worth project truck chocked full of cool features and capability to match its good looks. For this year, a plan was hashed to spotlight the all new 2021 Ford F150 Hybrid and showcase the truck's capability as a dual purpose work + play truck able to get the job done during the week and have fun on the weekend. The truck selected came well equipped right off Ford's assembly line as a Limited, Ford's top-of-the-line trim package featuring LED projector headlights, 12" Sync4 infotainment system, premium leather with heat/air-con/massage built in, trailer assist, B&O premium stereo system, moon roof and our favorite feature - Pro Power On Board (PPOB). Now this PPOB is super cool and something not matched by any other truck on the market right now. SO much more than just a power inverter - this PPOB system packs up to 7.2kW of power to tap into 220V and 110V right out of the bed to power tools, gear/accessories, whatever that might be.

For our particular work/play - themed build, that meant building this truck into a mobile metal fabrication rig able to access remote locations to cut, weld, and manipulate metal right out of the bed thanks to the PPOB with tons of storage and gear to get the job done. On the play side this truck needs to be ready to get off the grid, camping, exploring, and having fun with man (+ dog) and machine enjoying the 700+ mile range that this Hybrid F150 offers.

With no SEMA Show to debut it, the teams at BDS and Ford had to get creative planning in a virtual event to showcase the trucks 6-week to overhaul. With the truck on site and a plan together, the team at BDS got to work sourcing the right parts to get the job done. At this point in the build the team has taken on the bed accessories to include lighting, tools, and storage. This included:

BUILD LIST (PART 1):

  • Putco Illuminix LED Ford Grille Emblem (link)

    • Adds a custom touch to the front of this truck and ties into the factory LED lighting package
  • Trigger 4Plus Switch Relay System (link)

    • Easy to install auxiliary switch relay system mounts under the hood and connects via bluetooth remote or mobile app
  • Decked Storage System (link)

    • Light weight, heavy duty dry storage solution in bed supports up to 2000lbs and features 2 slide-out drawers + Core Trax tie downs
  • Yakima Overhaul Rack Aystem w/ Accessory Mounts (link)

    • High quality, modular bed rack and accessories to mount work and recreational gear. Great fit and offers both function and form
  • Rigid LED Lights (link)

    • Building on the factory lighting we added D-SS series ditch lights, bed rack lights and A-series underbody lights for better visibility
  • Rotopax Storage Containers (link)

    • Rather than fuel/water storage, we opted for storage packs to hold tools and gear for easy access
  • Yakima Slim Shady Awning (link)

    • Adds an extra 42sq ft of protection from the sun and elements and rolls up nice and tight when you’re on the trail
  • Ford Performance (Warn) Recovery Kit (link)

    • Extra security and peace of mind to off the grid with Ford Performance branded tow strap, tow hooks, and gloves
  • Ford Performance First Aid Kit (link)

    • Be ready for anything when working around power tools and outdoor sports because you never when a good day turns bad
  • ARB Twin Air Compressor (link)

    • Reliable air on demand to air up tires, run power tools or whatever else needs an air supply. Mounted in the bed for easy access.

Work Accessories:

  • Milwaukee MX Fuel Battery Power Tools & Chargers (link)

    • We've been using Milwaukee tools out in the shop for years and this truck gave us an opportunity to highlight some of our favorite tools to include the deep cut band saw, 5” grinder, magnetic drill press, hammer drill, impact gun, hand tools, not to mention their safety gear.
  • Miller Multimatic 255 Welder (link)

    • This small, yet powerful welder plugs into the 220V plug on the Pro Power On Board to allow us to MIG, TIG, or stick weld depending on the situation.
  • Hypertherm Powermax30 Air Plasma Cutter (link)

    • Another small, yet powerful solution this plasma cutter packs a punch. It can be used on 110V or 220V and allows us to cut
  • Miller 30FX welding table (link)
    • This folding table allows easy setup for our welding gear
  • Ford hand tools and air tools + tool box (link)
    • Top quality tools designed to get the job done.
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The all new 2021 Ford F150 is chocked full of cool features and the latest tech. Combine that with an already built Ford tough design and this truck can do things that other trucks can't. Join Courtney as she takes you through a deep dive into the new features, available options and ultimately takes one of the first production 2021 Ford F150 Limited Hybrid trucks (serial number 0002) out for a test drive to give her first impression from the drive.

Truck Reviewed:

2021 Ford F150 Limited 4WD
3.5L Powerboost Full Hybrid
10-speed Hybrid/Electric Transmission
7.2kW Pro Power On Board System

Check out Episode 2 [HERE].

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BDS Suspension is excited to announce first to market 4" and 6" lift systems for the 2021 Ford F150. These high clearance IFS systems are based around the tried and true design that BDS has been offering for the 2009+ F150 with specifically catered to the redesigned 2021 Ford F150 platform. Available in standard (strut spacer) IFS systems as well as FOX 2.5 factory series coilover systems, BDS offers next level performance and capability with clearance for up to 37" tires under the new F150. As with all BDS lift kits these new 4" and 6" lift system includes Factory Protection Plus for the ultimate extended warranty. Factory Protection Plus brings together BDS’s legendary No Fine Print Warranty, ESC system compliance and a 5year-60,000mile drivetrain warranty to match your Ford dealers offerings. Take your new F150 to the next level with BDS Suspension and FOX.

Product Description

BDS Lift Systems
2021 Ford F150

Product Information:

2" Kits:
Coming Soon...

4" Lift Systems:
#BDS1583H - 2021 Ford F150 4" Lift System - NX2 Shocks
#BDS1583FS - 2021 Ford F150 4" Lift System - Fox Shocks
#BDS1583F - 2021 Ford F150 4" Lift System, Fox Coilover - Fox Shocks
#BDS1583FDSC - 2021 Ford F150 4" Lift System, Fox DSC Coilover - Fox Shocks

6" Lift Systems:
#BDS1579H - 2021 Ford F150 6" Lift System - NX2 Shocks
#BDS1579FS - 2021 Ford F150 6" Lift System - Fox Shocks
#BDS1579F - 2021 Ford F150 6" Lift System, Fox Coilover - Fox Shocks
#BDS1579FDSC - 2021 Ford F150 6" Lift System, Fox DSC Coilover - Fox Shocks

Vehicle Fitment

2021 Ford F150 4WD

Rec'd Wheel/Tire Specs:

4" Lift Systems:
35x12.50 tires with 20x9 wheels and 5.5" BS
35x12.50 tires with 18x9 wheels and 5" BS

6" Lift Systems:
37x12.50 tires with 20x9 wheels and 5.5" BS
35x12.50 tires with 18x9 wheels and 5" BS

Install Time/Difficulty:

8-10 Hours / 4 of 5

Available Accessories:

Coming Soon...

Kit Pricing:

View Website

-Features/Benefits:

  • High clearance crossmembers design maximizes ground clearance while offering additional offroad protection
  • Redesigned steering knuckles specific to the 2021 F150 to maintain ESC system compliance
  • Available with strut spacers or FOX 2.5 factory series R/R coilovers to improve ride quality, performance and offroad capability
  • Multipoint differential relocation brackets to secure front axle and improve CV angles
  • Rear lift is provided via a replacement lift block to level stance, to eliminate need to stack blocks
  • Kits includes Factory Protection Plus (No Fine Print Warranty, ESC System compatibility, 5yr-60k mile drivetrain warranty)
  • Kit allows clearance for 35-37" tires
Factory Protection Plus
  • 5-year, 60,000 mile drivetrain Warranty
  • BDS’s exclusive No Fine Print Warranty

Coldwater, MI: While Ford is gearing up to begin shipping 2021 Ford F150, the team at BDS Suspension took advantage of their early access to the all new F150 (through Ford's Auto Night Event) to swiftly work through the development, testing, manufacturing and ultimately release of new lift kit options. With that BDS Suspension is excited to announce first to market 4" and 6" lift kits for the 2021 Ford F150 designed to improve on-road handling and offroad capability. Available as standard (strut spacer) IFS systems or FOX 2.5 factory series coilover systems, BDS takes the new Ford F150 to the next level with clearance for 35-37" tires. These systems are based around the tried and true high clearance technology that has made BDS the go to for F150 trucks and are designed from the ground up to get the more out of your truck with the most ground clearance on the market.

At the heart of these new lift systems a pair of specially designed 1/4" thick laser cut high clearance crossmembers to maximize clearance and provide a solid mounting point for the OE lower control arms. These paired with the heavy duty front skid plate system create a rigid subframe while adding protection for vital steering and driveline components. In place of the factory steering knuckles a pair of newly designed ductile iron replacement steering knuckles are supplied to accomodate the new OE sway bar mounting location while maintaining proper steering geometry for ESC system compatibility. The front differential is repositioned via multipoint relocation brackets to keep CV angles in check. A billet aluminum front driveshaft spacer is supplied along with longer hardware to allow the reinstallation of the factory driveshafts. A pair of BDS-branded sway bar drop brackets used to correct the operating angle of the factory sway bar as well as created a strong brace between the rear crossmember and the frame. Rounding out the front of this kit are new lower control arm cam bolts to allow alignment and a weld-in frame reinforcement plate for extra strength.

In the rear of these lift systems, the factory block is replaced with either a 3" or 5" lift block and longer u-bolts to lift and level the stance depending on front lift height. Also included, BDS supplies brake line and ABS line brackets allow the use of factory brake lines. Specially tuned NX2 twin-tube gas or FOX 2.0 IFP performance series monotube gas shocks are supplied to round out the rear of these kits. All kits come finished in a durable textured black powdercoat and sent with all hardware packs to complete the install along with step-by-step installation instructions. All BDS kits include Factory Protection Plus for the ultimate extended warranty to include BDS's No Fine Print Warranty, ESC System compliance and a 5year-60,000mile drivetrain warranty to match the dealer. Improve the look and capability of your 2021 Ford F150 with these first to market 4" or 6" lift systems from BDS Suspension.

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Upgrade your 2020 Chevy/GMC HDs factory stamped steel arms to these performance upper control arms from BDS Suspension. Specially designed for leveled and lifted applications, these arms are built from high strength 1.5" OD x .120-wall steel tubing and feature an indexed ball joint cup to correct the ball joint positioning. These UCAs can be used with BDS 6.5" lift kits and other lift and leveling kits on the market. The frame mounting ends feature durometer-specific rubber bushings. At the other end premium quality ball joints for smooth, quiet operation, and superior durability to arms that feature uniballs, poly bushings or heims. These upper control arms come finished in a durable semi-gloss black powder coat and include a billet aluminum machined ball joint dust cap. They integrate a mounting tab for the factory brake lines so there's no need to zip tie the lines as is the case with other kits on the market. The control arms come fully assembled for easy install right out of the box compatible with most leveling and lift kits on the market to increase wheel travel. Also included with the UCAs are a pair of optional weld-on steering stops plates (if necessary) and a wheel spacer to allow installation of the factory wheel in the event the OE wheel needs to be installed. Take your new Chevy/GMC HD to the next level with these performance upper control arms from BDS Suspension.

Product Description

BDS Performance Upper Control Arms for 2020 Chevy/GMC HD

Product Info

BDS121304 - Performance Upper Control Arm (UCA) Kit

Vehicle Fitment

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 2WD/4WD Gas/Diesel
2020 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 2WD/4WD Gas/Diesel SRW/DRW
2020 GMC Sierra 2500 2WD/4WD Gas/Diesel
2020 GMC Sierra 3500 2WD/4WD Gas/Diesel SRW/DRW
2020 GMC Denali HD 2WD/4WD Gas/Diesel SRW/DRW

Important Notes

  • Stock wheels with stock tires can be installed, however clearance are very tight to the upper control arms.
  • Not recommended for 5" lift kits
  • Attn State of California consumers: Prop 65 Warning

Features/Benefits

  • High strength 1.5" tubular construction improves strength and durability over stock arms.
  • Indexed ball joint cup allows for increased travel on leveled/lifted applications.
  • Factory style rubber bushings for long lasting, maintenance-free operation.
  • High quality greasable ball joints and a protective cap to keep out debris.
  • Fully assembled and ready to install right out of the box.

Install Time/Difficulty

1-2 Hours / 2 of 5

Factory Protection Plus
  • 5-year, 100K-mile Drivetrain Warranty
  • BDS’s exclusive No Fine Print Warranty

***Check the BDS website to verify details prior to ordering to ensure information is up-to-date with current manufacturer listings***

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