NEW PRODUCT AnNouncement

November 19, 2015

PR.223: 5.5″ IFS Lift Kits

PART#

#722FDSC (5.5″ System w/ DSC C/O)

#FOX88306136 (DSC C/O Upgrade)

PRODUCTs

5.5″ Performance Coilover System &

Fox Coilover w/ DSC Upgrade Kit

APPLICATION

2015-2016 Chevy Colorado 4wd

2015-2016 GMC Canyon 4wd

*gas only (diesel not available to be test fit)

MSRP

$3814.10 (5.5″ DSC C/O System)

$1894.95 (C/O Upgrade)

SUPPORT FILES & LINKS

View Colorado/Canyon Kits Online

View Installation Instructions

View Product Flyer

4WOR Magazine Test Drive

4" lift kit
5.5″ DSC C/O Kit for Colorado/Canyon
View High-Res Kit Images:
Kit-A, Kit-B, Kit-C, Kit-D

4" lift kit
DSC C/O Upgrade for Colorado/Canyon
View High-Res Kit Images: 
CO-ACO-BCO-CCO-D

2015 Chevy Colorado
2016 GMC Canyon Truck
5.5″ DSC C/O Kit | 1.5″ Body Lift | 35×12.50 | 20×9
View hi–res truck images: 
Truck-A, Truck-B, Truck-C


Watch the HD Promotional Video
https://youtu.be/hW6j88qdDNc


Watch the DSC Instructional Video
https://youtu.be/hikPNmm-GLY

BDS 5.5″ Performance DSC Coilover Systems for 2015-16 Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyon Trucks

BDS Suspension ups the ante on 2015-2016 Colorado/Canyon trucks with new 5.5″ DSC Coilover Systems featuring FOX’s 2.5 DSC remote coilovers. This new system improves upon BDS’s standard 5.5″ IFS lift kits as well as the soon to be released performance coilover systems with a pair of specially built FOX 2.5 coilovers with dual speed compression (DSC) adjusters for easily tunable ride quality ideal for dialing in the trucks ride performance for any terrain while offering superior performance when you’re blazing a trail through Baja.

This newest suspension option is available as both an upgrade for current Colorado/Canyon trucks running the BDS 5.5″ kits as well as complete 5.5″ DSC C/O System ready to transform your stock truck into a trail monster.

As with all BDS lift kits this new 5.5″ DSC C/O System is backed by Factory Protection Plus (FPP) offering peace of mind whether you’re on the road or off the beaten path. FPP combines BDS’s No Fine Print Lifetime Warranty, FMVSS No.126 ESC system compliance, and a 5-year 60,000-mile drivetrain warranty at no additional cost to the consumer.

Improve the stance and capability of your 2015-2016 Chevy Colorado or GMC Canyon with BDS Suspension and FOX.

For more information on the kit see below, head online to BDS Suspension or call (517) 279-2135.

BDS SUSPENSION SYSTEMS ARE PROTECTED BY THE FACTORY PROTECTION PLUS PROGRAM

Factory Protection Plus
  • 5-year, 60,000 mile drivetrain warranty
  • FMVSS No.126 ESC System compliance
  • BDS’s exclusive No Fine Print Warranty

5.5″ Colorado/Canyon DSC Coilover Lift Kits: BDS raises the bar once again with new 5.5″ DSC Coilover Systems for the 2015-2016 Colorado/Canyon. Designed around the tried-and-true steering knuckle and crossmember technology, these kits provide enough lift fit 33″ tires while maintaining the OE suspension geometry for smooth handling and ride characteristics. Along with the rugged, high clearance design to maximize ground clearance, this new system has passed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No.126 and has been independently certified to not adversely effect the vehicles factory installed electronic stability control system with the lift installed. That combined with BDS No Fine Print Warranty and a 5-year 60,000-mile drivetrain warranty gives you the peace of mind wherever and however you use and abuse your truck.

This system uses a pair of heavy duty 1/4″ steel high clearance crossmembers to reposition the lower control arms and work in unison with the massive ductile cast iron extended steering knuckles. The crossmembers utilize the factory alignment eccentrics and tie together with a full-width skid plate. The skid plate protects vital front end components for offroad use and ties the crossmembers together for a extremely rigid subframe. The front differential is relocated to keep CV axle angles at a minimum and function properly with the supplied transfer case indexing ring. This allows for the use of the factory front driveline once lifted. Front bump stop extension and sway bar links are included as well as new heavy duty Moog tie rod ends to properly set alignment without trimming the inner tie rods. In place of the factory struts this system uses precision tuned FOX 2.5 remote coilovers with DSC adjustment technology.

DSC is the next big thing allowing for easy adjustment of the your truck’s suspension compression dampening allowing you to dial in the ideal ride performance soaking up bumps large and small. The DSC has 12 adjustment points for the high speed compression as well as 10 adjustment points for the low speed compression allowing you to make large or small changes to further improve your performance. Adjustments can be made by simply twisting the “blue” high speed and “gold” low speed compression knobs located on the end of the remote reservoir of the FOX 2.5 coilovers. No tools or shop adjustments needed, allowing you to tune the suspension out on the trail.

Finishing off this new 5.5″ DSC coilover system, a 4″ rear block/u-bolt kit sets the new ride height and levels the stance. Specially tuned FOX 2.0 series IFP gas shocks are supplied to compliment the front coilovers and improve the Colorado/Canyon’s performance on or offroad. While the kits have not been test fit on the soon to be released 2.8L Duramax equipped trucks, it has been approved for use on the 2015-2016 gas model trucks and improves performance across any terrain and allows owners to install 33″ tires.

If you’re looking to up the ante an built your new Colorado/Canyon for any terrain, look no further than BDS and FOX with this new 5.5″ Performance Coilover System w/ DSC Adjusters. For more info on the kit and to find a dealer near you head online to bds-suspension.com.

Important Kit Notes:
1) Inner fender trimming is required.
2) Minor welding is required.
3) Electronic assisted power steering system is sensitive to out of round, unbalanced, and more aggressive tread pattern tires. High speed steering wheel feedback can occur.
4) Gas truck compatible only, fitment not tested on diesel trucks currently.
5) Actual ride height on C/O kits is closer to 6″ of lift.

Max Tire/Wheel Recommendations:
305/55r20 Tires w/ 20×9 (5.25″ BS) Wheels
305/70r17 Tires on 17×9 (4.5″ BS) Wheels (or 18×9 wheels)
295/70r17 Tires on 17×8 (4.5″ BS) Wheels (or 18×8 wheels)

© BDS Suspension, 491 W. Garfield Ave. Coldwater, MI 49036
(517) 279-2135 | bds-suspension.com | sales-bds@sporttruckusainc.com

 

UA2015-BDS

What an amazing week on the 2015 Ultimate Adventure. Despite daily rain showers, downpours at times, tornados and other inclement weather we had a blast on the week long, 1200+ mile adventure. This year BDS brought (2) Colorados with a 2011 Colorado trail rig dubbed the Crawlorado built by Pacific Fabrication along with a 2015 Chevy Colorado that served as media support crew throughout the adventure.

If you weren’t one of the lucky few to go on the 2015 Ultimate Adventure or maybe you  were and want to relive the action than check out 4Wheel & Offroad Magazine’s coverage then you’re in luck. In addition to everything on social media sites the magazine has posted their photos just one week after the weeklong wheeling trip is a wrap. Check out all of 4WOR’s coverage at http://www.fourwheeler.com/ultimate-adventure/2015/

For individual daily recaps check out:

Check-In and Day 1: Powerline Park  [view story/photos]

Day 2: Road Day – OH to KY  [view story/photos]

Day 3: Black Mountain Adventure Park  [view story/photos]

Day 4: Road Day – KY to NC  [view story/photos]

Day 5: Durhamtown Tellico Park  [view story/photos]

Day 6: Road Day – NC to TN  [view story/photos]

Day 7: Adventure Offroad Park [view story/photos]

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

Chevy-Colorado-01

NEW PRODUCT Anouncement

May 16, 2015

PR.208: 5.5″ IFS Lift Kits

PART#

#722H

PRODUCT

5.5″ IFS Lift Kit

APPLICATION

2015 Chevy Colorado 4wd

2015 GMC Canyon 4WD

MSRP

$1894.41 (5500-shocks)

SUPPORT FILES & LINKS

View Colorado/Canyon Kits Online

View Installation Instructions

View Product Flyer

4WOR Magazine Test Drive

4" lift kit
5.5″ Colorado/Canyon Lift Kit
View hi-res kit images:
Kit-A, Kit-B, Kit-C, Kit-D

4" lift kit
5.5″ Colorado/Canyon Lift Kit with Fox shocks
View hi-res kit images:
Kit-A, Kit-B, Kit-C, Kit-D

2015 Chevy Colorado
2015 Chevy Colorado Trucks
5.5″ Lift Kit | 33×12.50 | 20×9
View hi–res truck images:
Truck-A, Truck-B, Truck-C, Truck-D, Truck-E, Truck-F, Truck-G

2015 Chevy Colorado
2015 Chevy Colorado Trucks
5.5″ Lift | 1.5″ BL | 35×12.50 | 20×9
View hi–res truck images: 
Truck-H, Truck-J, Truck-K, Truck-L, Truck-M, Truck-O, Truck-P


Watch the HD Promotional Video
https://youtu.be/hW6j88qdDNc

BDS 5.5″ Lift Kits for 2015 Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyon Trucks

Ever since unveiling the prototype Colorado lift system at the 2014 SEMA Show, there has been a buzz about BDS Suspension’s efforts leading the industry with developing suspension lifts for the all new 2015 Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon trucks. Well, the wait is over, BDS Suspension is excited to announce the release of First to Market 5.5″ high clearance IFS lit kits for the new platform for impressive performance in any terrain allowing owners to install 33″ tires. As with all BDS lift kits this new 5.5″ system is backed by Factory Protection Plus (FPP) offering peace of mind whether you’re on the road or off the beaten path. FPP combines BDS’s No Fine Print Lifetime Warranty, FMVSS No.126 ESC system compliance, and a 5-year 100,000-mile drivetrain warranty at no additional cost to the consumer. Improve the stance and capability of your new 2015 Chevy Colorado or GMC Canyon with BDS Suspension.

For more information on the kit see below, head online to BDS Suspension or call (517) 279-2135.

BDS SUSPENSION SYSTEMS ARE PROTECTED BY THE FACTORY PROTECTION PLUS PROGRAM

Factory Protection Plus
  • 5-year, 100,000 mile drivetrain warranty
  • FMVSS No.126 ESC System compliance
  • BDS’s exclusive No Fine Print Warranty

5.5″ Colorado/Canyon Lift Kits: After months of testing, BDS Suspension is excited in introduce the first to market full IFS suspension system for the 2015 Colorado/Canyon platform. This new BDS 5.5” suspension system is designed around the tried-and-true steering knuckle and crossmember technology. Along with the rugged, high clearance design, this new system has passed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No.126 and has been independently certified to not adversely effect the vehicles factory installed electronic stability control system with the lift installed. That combined with BDS No Fine Print Warranty and a 5-year 100,000-mile drivetrain warranty gives you the peace of mind wherever and however you use and abuse your truck.

This system uses a pair of heavy duty 1/4″ steel high clearance crossmembers to reposition the lower control arms and work in unison with the massive ductile cast iron extended steering knuckles to gain 5.5” of lift.  The crossmembers utilize the factory alignment eccentrics and tie together with a full-width skid plate.  The skid plate protects vital front end components for offroad use and ties the crossmembers together for a extremely rigid subframe. The front differential is relocated to keep CV axle angles at a minimum and function properly with the supplied transfer case indexing ring. This allows for the use of the factory front driveline once lifted. The factory front struts are reutilized with top mounted strut spacers to maintain ride quality and allow for quick installation without the need to disassemble the struts.  Front bump stop extension and sway bar links are included as well as new heavy duty Moog tie rod ends to properly set alignment without trimming the inner tie rods.

In the rear, a block/u-bolt kit sets the new ride height so it is level with the front. BDS offers both the 5500-series hydraulic or Fox 2.0 series gas shocks specifically tuned to maximize the Colorado/Canyon’s performance in any terrain.

If you’re looking to be the first on your block with a lifted 2015 Colorado and want the most out of your truck, BDS has you covered with new 5.5″ IFS lift kits. For more info on the kit and to find a dealer near you head online to bds-suspension.com.

*Additional options including Fox Factory Series 2.5″ Remote Coilovers are in development and will be available as an upgrade option in the future.

**BDS 5.5″ IFS Kit can be combined with a body lift for additional tire clearance.

Important Kit Notes:
1) Inner fender trimming is required
2) Minor welding is required

Max Tire/Wheel Recommendations:
305/55r20 Tires w/ 20×9 (5.25″ BS) Wheels
305/70r17 Tires on 17×9 (4.5” BS) Wheels (or 18×9 wheels)
295/70r17 Tires on 17×8 (4.5” BS) Wheels (or 18×8 wheels)

© BDS Suspension, 491 W. Garfield Ave. Coldwater, MI 49036
(517) 279-2135 | bds-suspension.com | sales@bds-suspension.com

 

Crawlorado2Long days and long nights, neglecting family and friends and banished to the fab shop as he slaves away on his latest project build. While those may or may not be the words from Kevin Stearns of Pacific Fabrication, I’m sure that sentiment has crossed the crew’s mind as they overhaul this year’s Ultimate Adventure entry to represent BDS Suspension. If you haven’t heard how this build came together check out the UA Winner! article and find out more about the plans at Crawlorado build plans.

With less than 2 months to complete the transformation (all the while managing the shop’s day to day business), the crew at Pacific Fabrication set out to tear down their shop truck, a timid looking beige 2011 Chevy Colorado with a healthy 5.3L V8 under the hood. The stock suspension, steering, axles and bumpers were pulled to prep for the new components. From there measurements were taken and calls were made to get new parts coming to the Gilroy, CA based fab shop. Fast forward a few sleepless weeks and we have our first update on the build progress with a little under a month to go before this rig hits the road for the secret start point of the 2015 Ultimate Adventure. The first order of business on the buildup was converting the torsion bar independent front suspension (IFS) over to a more reliable and adaptable solid front axle. With strength and reliability the goal an order was placed from our friends at Dynatrac for a set of JK spec’d ProRock 60s with 4.88 gears and Detroit lockers. These axles are slightly wider than the Colorado’s stock track width, but should work nicely for our plan to adapt JK steering and suspension under this Colorado. Some of you may be asking why the move to JK parts? Well the JK is a similar size, weight and has unparalleled aftermarket support making it easy to source parts for the build and easy to find replacements in a pinch if we run into any issues on the trail.

In keeping with the JK theme the JK spec’d axles are being installed using a BDS 4-link front long arm designed for a JK that took a few mods to fit the Colorado framerails. The upper and lower arms are built from 1.75”x.250-wall tubing with 1.25” forged flex ends for plenty of strength and up to 30 degrees of misalignment. Rather than converting to coilover an upper coil bucket and shock mount are being used to allow the use BDS JK coil springs paired with Fox 2.5 shocks with the remote resi and DSC adjuster to adjust the compression/rebound on the fly. To compensate for weight of the Colorado and allow us to dial in the ride height and bump stop positioning, a set of JKS ACOS Pros are being installed with the coils. With the suspension install moving right along what steering is being mocked up.

For steering the factory rack-and-pinion would not have cut it for our planned use. Instead a PSC steering box designed for a JK was sourced and is being fitted to the Colorado’s framerail. Once plumbed it will have the added benefit of hydraulic ram assist to make easy work turning the 37” Pitbulls aired down in the rocks.  Heavy duty linkage was installed to connect the steering box to the front axle. Also added was a JKS sector shaft brace to reinforce the box and add a track bar mount to control lateral axle positioning.

Along with these mods other parts are beginning to arrive for the build like LED lighting from Vision X, a magnum box from Offroad Design, 37” Pitbull rockers radials, a Warn Zeon winch, Factor 55 flatlink and a few upgrades for the stock 5.3L V8. Stay tuned for updates as this build comes together on the BDS Blog and watch for daily updates on Facebook and Instagram as we hit the trails for the 1000+ mile Ultimate Adventure June 27-July 4, 2015. #ua2015

DCIM100GOPRO

For the past several years, BDS has held the coveted title of official suspension of the Ultimate Adventure (UA). The prestigious position is good advertising, but it also gives us the opportunity to build a kick ass trail rig and spend time wheeling with a select group of magazine reps, corporate sponsors, and readers as we all challenge ourselves and our rig to the  ultimate test, a weeklong off-road road trip covering more than 1000-miles across multiple states. The terrain varies from year to year depending on the region we wheel, but one thing is certain, you never know what to expect on the UA. Each day is a mystery lead by 4WOR’s Rick Pewe, some days consist of 100% hardcore trails and others have hundreds of road miles to get to the next location. One of the perks of sponsoring the event is being able to participate on the trip. When BDS started out on the UA we brought a mildly built Jeep TJ on 37s. After 2 years completing the UA that TJ retired to be weekend trail warrior. The next trail rig to come along was Project KJ, a low slung diesel 1st gen Jeep Liberty on solid axles and 40s. Once dialed in that Jeep was unstoppable, conquering the trails, mud, and rocks all the while still able to cruise along the highway at 80mph. The BDS KJ went on the 2013 & 2014 and at this point continues to be used out on the trail and at shows, but at this point is retired from the Ultimate Adventure to make way for a fresh face on the trip.

For 2015, BDS Suspension is once again the official suspension of the Ultimate Adventure. We wanted to change things up this year by opening the sponsorship vehicle spot to one of our distributors. We had a call for submissions back in March to find out which distributors were interested and what they would build for the trip. We had several submissions and after looking through them all and discussing the plans with each of the applicants, one stood out among the rest. Kevin Stearns of Pacific Fabrication in Gilroy, CA pitched the idea for the Crawlorado, a 1st Gen V8 Colorado running solid axles, modified BDS long arm kit and 37s. Kevin is no stranger to the Ultimate Adventure, he attended as a reader back in 2009 followed by being selected to build the magazine’s Tug Truck for the 2014 trip. That year Kevin wheeled the UA as the official builder taking his KOH-prepped BroBlazer. Kevin and his crew are skilled fabricators and the Crawlorado is an excellent opportunity to showcase those skills. BDS Suspension will be teaming up with Pacific Fabrication to turn it into a capable trail rig with a custom BDS JK long arm kit that is being used and Fox shocks, the truck and several other mods to get this Colorado UA-ready. Thank you to all the applicants for their interest and congrats to Pacific Fabrication, stay tuned for more on the build plans and updates from the transformation!

Crawlorado