BDS-KJ_123453 days to go and the shop is a wreck. Multiple vehicles torn apart, truck parts arriving daily, and a good mix of panic with anticipation as we get ready for this year’s Easter Jeep Safari (EJS) in Moab, UT. This annual gathering held the week before Easter brings thousands of 4Wheelers from around the US and beyond for a week of 4wheeling in the beautiful red rock terrain around Moab. There is even a 2-day vendor show towards the end of the week and a raffle of hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of vendor products. BDS has been attending this show for the better part of the last decade as the Red Rock 4Wheelers Club host their 49th Jeep Safari. Over the years this event has grown to mammoth proportions with hundreds of vendors and even Jeep using the event to debut cool new concepts each year.

While the majority of the vehicles in attendance each year are Jeeps, EJS brings in rigs of all shapes, sizes and brands. Four Wheeler Magazine hosts a full-size invasion trail ride that the BDS tow rigs always attends. Crawl Magazine hosts an event out at BFE, and several venders host trail rides and parties throughout the week. This year BDS is building up our new Ford Super Duty tow rig along with a refresher on Project KJ. Once out in Moab we’ll be hosting our traditional beer me event so find BDS (or sister companies Zone Offroad and JKS Manufacturing) out on the trail or in town for your free beer coupons good for a free pint of craft brew at the Moab Brewery. We’ll also have event specials going on so if you’re in the market for a lift kit this is a great time to find us out on the trail.

Stay tuned for updates as we prep the rigs for EJS and head out to Moab for a week of 4wheeling. We’ll have plenty more to post from the event on BDS’s Facebook and Instagram pages.

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If you’re a fan of last minute, crunch time builds like we are, then the latest episode of Dirt Every Day is right up your alley. In the episode titled “Mayhem to Moab” 4Wheel & Offroad Magazine’s editor Fred Williams buys a plain jane TJ nicknamed “tubesock” and in less than 2 weeks turned it into a capable trail rig to wheel out in Moab, UT for the 49th annual Easter Jeep Safari.

The Jeep was outfitted with a long list of mods to include a BDS long arm kit with Fox shocks, Chris Durham Motorsports hood, Poison Spyder armor, Currie axles, ARB lockers, Pitbull tires and more. Watch as Fred and a few buddies take on the Mayhem to Moab challenge and build this TJ into a capable little rock crawler.

Watch the video on YouTube at Mayhem to Moab


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It seems to be tradition now. Each Spring thousands of Jeepers make the journey from around the country and beyond to converge on the quiet town of Moab, UT for a weeklong event that combines trail rides, parties, a 2-day vendor show and raffling off of more than $250,000 in aftermarket goodies. With daily trail rides and events every night, Easter Jeep Safari has become a bucket list event, that thousands check off each year again and again.

BDS Suspension made the trip out to run trails, test new products and chat with customers at the 2-day vendor show. With the rigs loaded BDS made the long haul from Michigan to the red rocks of Moab, UT with Project Slate our 2013 Ram 3500 Diesel, Project KJ, our 2005 Liberty CRD, and the BDS Ram 2500 Diesel. The week in Moab was amazing. From catching up with old friends and making new ones out on the trail, EJS continues to be an amazing event bringing together OEs and aftermarket manufacturers, media reps and Jeep enthusiasts. The event is organized and hosted by the Red Rock 4Wheelers and continues to grow in size each year. BDS has been attending for 5 years now and every year the event seems to get better. While the terrain may not change much from year to year, the numerous trails and countless miles of off-pavement paradise is just what you need to break the cold coming out of a long winter like this past one. We met up with companies and customers alike to run Poison Spider, Behind the Rocks, Hell Revenge, 7Mile Rim, Gold Bar Rim, Steel Bender, Area BFE and a few other trails by day and held a weeklong free pint special at the Moab Brewery to entertain by night.

The BDS crew went hard all week long, on vendor trail rides, the annual Crawl Mag Reader’s Ride, several photoshoots, the annual Fullsize Invasion in the BDS Ram 2500, and a 2-day vendor show where we had a chance to talk with Jeepers and see many of our customers. Following the show we hit the road for Florida with only 3 days to make it for the start of Jeep Beach. Check out some of the photos from out week in Moab and follow along on social media sites for daily updates from events.

Easter Jeep Safari continues to impress each year. With next year marking the 50th Anniversary you can bet the Red Rock 4Wheelers have big plans for the event. BDS is excited to make it back next year and hope to see you there. For more on the event and to keep up with plans head to Red Rock 4Wheelers.

 

EJS-JB-2014After a few month winter hibernation show season is upon us and ramping back up for 2014. With a few events under our belt already, BDS is prepping for a busy April as we head west for the 48th Annual Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah. We have a number of activities plans, trail rides and special events planned for while we’re out there (see below). Following the weeklong 4wheeling and vendor show around the red rock terrain the crew from BDS is loading up and heading east to make it in time for the Jeep Beach in Daytona Beach, FL during the following week. We’ll have Project Slate, Project KJ and a number of other show and trail rigs out at the event. If you’re heading to either show make sure to stop by out booths and see us.

Easter Jeep Safari

Free Beer at the Moab Brewery (find BDS to get your coupon) valid all week.

Crawl Magazine Trail Ride at Area BFE (Tuesday AM) more info

Fullsize Invasion Trail Ride (Wednesday) more info

Vendor Show (Thursday-Friday) more info

Event Registration and more info available at RR4W

Jeep Beach

Schedule coming soon…

Event Registration and more info available at JeepBeach

The guys from BDS Suspension have their bags packed and are ready to embark on the 25 hour road trip from Coldwater, MI to Moab, UT for the 2013 Easter Jeep Safari. This event, the 47th annual gathering, is hosted by the Red Rock 4Wheelers Club and welcomes thousands of Jeeps and other off-road vehicles to the tiny town of Moab for a week of 4wheeling. This event continues to grow each year and boasts hundreds of aftermarket companies, media member, celebrities, and even support from the Mopar division of Jeep who debuts a number of project vehicles. The event runs Saturday March 23rd through Sunday March 31st with numerous trail rides that range from scenic cruises to down right  treacherous. In addition to wheeling, Thursday and Friday serve as a chance for the participants to stop by the Spanish Arena just outside of town for the Vendor Expo to meet vendors, ask questions, and take advantage of great show specials.

BDS Suspension will be in town all week long doing trail rides, hanging out around town, and displaying at the vendor expo. If you’ve got a full size rig come join us for the  Off-Road/FourWheeler Magazine 2nd Annual Fullsize Invasion, click for more info. After a long day on the trail, nothing beats an ice cold freshly brewed beer . We’ll be teaming up with the Moab Brewery handing out 500 free beer vouchers; come find us to get yours.

We hope to see everyone out in Moab next week. Safe travels into town and happy 4wheeling. We’ll see you out in Moab in a couple days!