PR380-1

BDS Suspension adds to its suspension lineup with new 2.5" radius arm systems for the 2020 Ford Super Duty. Available with coil springs or coilover conversion, these 2.5" radius arm systems are designed to improve appearance, strength, and performance with clearance for 35" tires. Based off the widely popular 2.5" radius arm systems for the 2011-2019 Ford Super Duty, these new 2020 compatible kits include your choice of Proride coil springs or FOX 2.5 RR coilovers, heavy duty tubular radius arms, an adjustable track bar and more. As with all kits these new 2.5" radius arm systems for the Ford Super Duty are backed by Factory Protection Plus offering you peace of mind out on the trail or wherever your next adventures lead you. This includes a BDS No Fine Print Warranty and a 5year-60,000mile drivetrain warranty.

Product Description

2.5" Radius Arm Lift Systems
for 2020 Ford Super Duty

Vehicle Fitment

2020 Ford F250 Super Duty 4WD Diesel
2020 Ford F350 Super Duty 4WD Diesel SRW/DRW

Features/Benefits

  • ProRide coil springs or FOX 2.5 RR coilovers for improved performance and ride quality
  • Heavy duty radius arms for improved strength and caster correction
  • High strength adjustable track bar to recenter front axle
  • Includes BDS NX2 gas or FOX 2.0 IFP shocks
  • Lifts and levels the vehicle stance
  • Allows clearance for up to 35" tires

Product Info

#1549H - 2.5" Radius Arm System w/ NX2 Shocks
$1,671.72
#1549FS - 2.5" Radius Arm System w/ FOX 2.0 Shocks
$2073.68
#1549F - 2.5" Radius Arm Lift System w/ FOX 2.5 RR Coilovers
$3,789.17

Related Kits/Products

#1550H/1551H - 4" Radius Arm System for 2020 Super Duty (gas/diesel)
#1551F - 4" Radius Arm Coilover System for 2020 Super Duty (diesel)

Available Accessories

#55380 & #85429 (x2) - NX2 Dual Steering Stabilizer Kit
#55380 & #98224010 (x2) - FOX Dual Steering Stabilizer Kit
#123416 & #123409 - Recoil Traction Bar Kit - 3.5-4" axle tube
#123426 & #123409 - Recoil Traction Bar Kit - 4.5" axle tube

Rec'd Wheel/Tire Specs

35x12.50 Tires on 17x9/18x9/20x9 Wheels with 4.5-5" BS

Install Time/Difficulty

5 Hours / 3 of 5

Factory Protection Plus
  • 5-year, 60,000 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***

Coldwater, MI: BDS Suspension is now offering 2.5" radius arm lift systems for the 2020 Ford Super Duty. Available with full length ProRide coil springs or FOX 2.5 factory series remote reservoir coilovers, these 2.5" radius arm systems are designed to improve the stance of your Super Duty while taking performance, capability and ride quality to the next level with clearance for 35" tires. The coilovers option offers vastly superior damping capability to soak up the harshest terrains offroad while offering comfort for your daily commute. They feature a smooth bore and honed seamless alloy body, 7/8" hardened stainless steel shaft, black anodized machined 6061-T6 billet aluminum mounts and remote reservoir and come fully assembled with FOX coil springs. These coilovers are pretuned for optimal performance and preset for 2.5" of lift right out of the box with the weight of the 6.7L Powerstroke diesel engine. They install easily using the supplied bolt-on frame and axle mounting brackets.

In place of the factory stamped steel arms this kit upgrades to heavy duty BDS radius arms. These brawny arms are built from 1-3/4" OD heavy wall tubing, fully welded with gussets for superior strength to the factory units light weight stamped steel units they are replacing. The heavy wall tubular construction improves strength while correcting caster with a lower cam slot. At the frame mount a large OE-style rubber bushing is used to better isolate of NHVs and allow for quiet operation without any need for maintenance. These bushings offer superior durability and quieter operation than arms with heims and flex joints. Also upgraded as part of these new 2.5" lift systems is a high strength replacement track bar designed to recenter the front axle with the lift installed. This new track bar is adjustable, built from 1-3/8" solid steel stock with gusseted ends and a fine thread center turnbuckle with pinch bolts. The track bar comes pre-assembled and ready to bolt into the factory location to adjust to length. At one end these use a greaseable, high-durometer polyurethane bushing and the other end a heavy duty ball joint. This setup offer strength, comfort and quiet operation over track bars that use heims. Rounding out the front of these kits are front brake line relocation brackets to allow enough slack in the lines to cycle the suspension offroad while the sway bar relocation brackets to correct sway bar operating angle for optimal performance without sacrificing approach angle.

In the rear, these kits use a slightly taller 4" replacement lift block and new black e-coated u-bolts to net a level stance without the need to stack blocks to do it. The block integrates a bump stop wing to correctly limit suspension up travel and allow you to retain the factory rear springs to maintain tow capacity. Finishing out the rear are a pair of NX2 or FOX 2.0 performance series gas shocks to compliment the front performance. Take your new Super Duty to the next level these new 2.5" radius arm systems from BDS Suspension.

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PR372-1

The next generation 2020 Ford Super Duty is here chocked full of cool tech and a new 10-speed transmission. While the suspension carries over many similarities to the 2005-2019 model Super Duty, a few kit updates have been needed to ensure the fit and finish BDS customers have come to expect. The first kits to be officially launched for the 2020 Super Duty are 4" radius arm systems, available for gas and diesel trucks as well as offered with NX2 shocks, FOX 2.0 shocks, FOX 2.5 RR coilovers and FOX 2.5 DSC coilovers. Joining these 2020 compatible lift systems soon will be a wide range of 2-8" lift systems as well as some additional kits and options. These 4" radius arm systems will allow clearance for 37" tires to be installed. As with all BDS kits these include Factory Protection Plus (FPP) for peace of mind wherever you adventure. Included in FPP is BDS's No Fine Print Warranty and a 5-year, 60,000-mile supplemental drivetrain warranty. Improve the performance, capability, and curb appeal of your new 2020 Ford Super Duty with BDS Suspension.

Product Description

4" Radius Arm Lift Systems for 2020 Ford Super Duty

Vehicle Fitment

2020 Ford F250 4WD
2020 Ford F350 4WD SRW & DRW
*gas and diesel

Rec'd Max Wheel/Tire Specs

37x12.50 Tires on 17x9 Wheels (4.5-4.625" BS)
37x12.50 Tires on 18x9 Wheels (4.5-4.625" BS)
37x12.50 Tires on 20x9 or 22x9 Wheels (4.5-6.18" BS)
38x13.50 Tires on 20x9 or 22x9 Wheels (5.5-6.18" BS)*
* Trimming may be required

Install Time/Difficulty

4-6 Hours / 3 of 5

Product Info

Gas Trucks
#1550H - 4" Radius Arm System w/ NX2 - $1,680.42
#1550FS - 4" Radius Arm System w/ FOX - $2,082.38

Diesel Trucks:
#1551H - 4" Radius Arm System w/ NX2 - $1,676.74
#1551FS - 4" Radius Arm System w/ FOX - $2,078.70
#1551F - 4" Radius Arm C/O System - $3,800.50
#1551FDSC - 4" Radius Arm DSC C/O System - $4,120.52

Features/Benefits

  • ProRide coil springs or FOX 2.5 RR coilovers for improved performance and ride quality
  • Heavy duty radius arms for improved strength and caster correction
  • Forged pitman arm and track bar bracket to correct steering geometry
  • Includes BDS NX2 gas or FOX 2.0 IFP shocks
  • Allows clearance for up to 37" tires

Available Accessories

#55380+85429 (x2) Dual NX2 Stabilizer Kit
#55380+98224010 (x2) Dual FOX Stabilizer Kit
#123203 HD Adjustable Track Bar Kit
#123402 Carrier Bearing Drop Kit
#123416+123409 Recoil Traction Bars (3.5-4" Axle)
#123426+123409 Recoil Traction Bars (4.5" Axle)

Factory Protection Plus
  • 5-year, 60,000 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***

4" Radius Arm Lift Systems for 2020 Ford Super Duty
4" Radius Arm Coilover System
Standard Kit Installed
Standard Kit Installed
4" Radius Arm Coilover System Installed
4" Radius Arm Coilover System

Coldwater, MI: BDS Suspension adds new lift options and accessories for the 2020 Ford Super Duty. These 4” radius arm systems are the first of many options for these new trucks.

4" Radius Arm Lift Systems:

Built to take full advantage of the factory suspension design, these 4" radius arm systems correct suspension, steering, and driveline geometry with room for 37" tires. At the heart of this system is a pair of heavy duty radius arms built to withstand whatever abuse you can throw at them. Built from 1.75" OD -10GA DOM tubing with support gussets, these replacement arms are far superior to the factory stamped steel units. They use a high clearance design for extra ground clearance and are formed inward to allow for additional clearance of oversized tires. They incorporate factory style 3.25" rubber bushings to minimize road vibrations and allow for a long, maintenance-free bushing life. The arms bolt into the factory mounting points and reposition the front axle to correct caster angle. The additional 4" of lift comes from a pair of full length diesel of gas specific ProRide coil springs. These paired with your choice of BDS NX2 series gas shocks or the precision tuned FOX 2.0 performance gas shocks offer a smooth ride and improved control over rough terrain. To improve steering angles, a forged drop pitman arm is supplied with an integrated drag link flip. Used in combination with the 1/4" thick heavy duty track bar drop bracket will position the front axle and keep the track bar angle in phase with the steering for improved handling. Also included for the front suspension are a pair of sway bar relocation brackets, bump stop extensions, brake line relocation brackets and a NX2 series steering stabilizer with mounting bracket. Out back a 4.5" fabricated block with integrated bump stop wing is used in place of the factory block on the F250 or F250 to level the stance. Longer black e-coated u-bolts and your choice of NX2 or FOX 2.0 shocks round out this 4" radius arm lift system.

4" Radius Arm Coilover Systems:

Built to take full advantage of the factory suspension design and take performance to the next level, these 4" radius arm coiler systems correct suspension, steering and driveline geometry with room for 37" tires. At the heart of this system is a pair of heavy duty radius arms built to withstand whatever abuse you can throw at them. Built from 1.75" OD -10GA DOM tubing with support gussets, these replacement arms are far superior to the factory stamped steel units. They use a high clearance design for extra ground clearance and are formed inward to allow for additional clearance of oversized tires. They incorporate factory style 3.25" rubber bushings to minimize road vibrations and allow for a long, maintenance-free bushing life. The arms bolt into the factory mounting points and reposition the front axle to correct caster angle. The additional 4" of lift comes from a pair of specially tuned FOX 2.5 factory series remote reservoir coilovers. Available with or without the optional DSC (dual speed compression adjustment) these coilovers are preset right out of the box for optimal performance with the weight of the 6.7L Powerstroke diesel engine. They are an easy install using the supplied frame and axle mounting brackets and pair with FOX 2.0 performance gas shocks offer a smooth ride and improved control over rough terrain. To improve steering angles a forged drop pitman arm is supplied with an integrated drag link flip. Used in combination with the 1/4" thick heavy duty track bar drop bracket will position the front axle and keep the track bar angle in phase with the steering for improved handling. Also included for the front suspension are a pair of sway bar relocation brackets, bump stop extensions, brake line relocation brackets, and a NX2 series steering stabilizer with mounting bracket. Out back a 4.5" fabricated block with integrated bump stop wing is used in place of the factory block on the F250 or F250 to level the stance. Longer black e-coated u-bolts and FOX 2.0 shocks round out this 4" radius arm lift system.

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(517) 279-2135 | bds-suspension.com | sales-bds@ridefox.com

BDS Project Go Beyond

The build team is really catching their stride, working together to fit, fab and finish prep on the various components. Up front a Addictive Desert Designs stealth fighter front winch bumper is bolted into place. While it would typically fit like a glove the flared fenders require the ends to be cut and extended out to match the new bulged body line of this truck. This bumper will allow fitment of a Warn Zeon 12S Platinum winch with synthetic rope and a Sidewinder hook. For lighting a Rigid 40" RDS lightbar and dual 10" SR LEDs were added to outshine the night. In the rear, we were looking to match the styling of the ADD front while working off the larger Knapheide service box. The build team designed and build a custom rear bumper that integrates the hitch, more Rigid LED lighting and shackle mount recovery points. With the bumper knocked out the team turned to the fuel filler. With no direct compatibility between the service box and custom fuel tank the team devised a plan to fit build out a mount to house the factory filler neck and fuel door to integrate into one of the storage compartments giving a clean, OE appearance and functionality for both the diesel fuel and DEF fluid. The setup allows independent use of the fuel filler door or storage compartment.

Storage... its key when building an overlander. Along with the added storage capacity of the Knapheide service box, a custom modular bed rack is being built to maximize storage and allow fitment of a James Baroud Evasion XXL hardshell tent, Maxtrax recover devices, Rotopax fuel and water storage, Rigid flood lighting, A James Baroud awning, Hi-Lift 60" extreme jack, shovel, fire extinguisher, ladder and other gear. Above the cab a Rhino Rack was added to the roof of the truck with the help of their low profle Backbone mounting system. This will offer additional storage as well as a roof top "deck" easy to access from the tent.

These new 2020 Super Duty trucks have several front grille and headlight options to match the different OE trim packages. While this truck is an XLT with the standard halogen lights and chrome surround grille, the plan was to fit LED headlights and a particular grille only found on a few top trim level F450 models. Being these trucks aren’t out yet there wasn't an option to pick one up from the local Ford dealer so after some digging we ran across Lack Trim Systems, the OE supplier that was able to accommodate our request and get us the grille we were looking for. All it needs now is some paint will be taken care of at the same time as the rest of the truck. An OE set of LED headlights were sourced along with a LED conversion harness from The Retrofit Source. Stay tuned for Episode 4 as this truck gets painted and and the team does final assembly with less than a week before it hits the road for SEMA.

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BDS Project Go Beyond

With a game plan in place and a multitude of various parts and accessories converging on the build site in Coldwater, MI the build team continued to fit accessories. Up front a set of Fiberwerx fiber fenders were fitted . These feature a larger opening and 4" bulge to more tire clearance and extra tire coverage. These flares in combination with the 4" BDS coilover system installed in the last episode give clearance to allow a set of 40x14.50x20 Mickey Thompson MTZ P3 tires to be installed mounted temporarily on a set of wheels. The plan for the show is to mount them on a set of 20x10 Method NV605 in black to get the look and stance. To help with the extra weight and carrying capacity of the team added a Ridetech level tow airbag system that integrates ride height sensors and compressor to automatically level the stance when loaded down with gear or towing heavy loads.

Already at this point the Knapheide service box has been on and off the truck a few times as the team checks clearances and begins preparing other accessories around it. One fitment issue that needs to be addressed at this point is the rear fenders. The rear fender openings weren't going to allow enough clearance for the 40s so the team fabbed up a set of rear fenders to accommodate a much larger wheel arch along with building out a flare to match the OE styling for a clean appearance.

Next step was bed access. With the size of this truck and the need to ease access to gear and supplies the inside of the bed by fitting a CargoGlide CG2200XL slide out tray. The slide out is easy to use with the ability to extend a full 8ft and can support up to 2200lbs. The plan is to use this to mount out fridge, grill, spare tires and gear storage. With the truck sitting much taller than stock a set of Ford Performance "Tremor" running boards were added to allow easier access to the command center. Moving inside the stock factory cloth bucket seats and rear bench were pulled in favor of some upgrades. The crew at Auto Image made quick work of installing a custom set of Katzkin premium mahogany and black leather seat skins with silver piping and embroidered headrests. Stay tuned to see how those turn out and how they'll tie into the paint scheme.

At this point the shop is full of parts, some removed and others freshly received. Measurements have been taken and the team is hard at work designed the rack, the bumper mods and other parts in preparation for next steps. Stay tuned for Episode 3 for more as Project Go Beyond starts to take shape.

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BDS Suspension continues to expand with new suspension systems for the 2017-2019 Ford Super Duty platform. The latest addition to the lineup of 1-8" lift options are new 2.5” coilover radius arm systems designed to improve appearance, strength, and performance with clearance for 35" tires. Based off the widely popular 2.5” radius arm systems for the Ford Super Duty,  these new coilover systems take performance to the next level with FOX 2.5 factory series remote reservoir coilovers, FOX 2.0 performance series IFP shocks, heavy duty radius arms and an adjustable track bar. As with all kits these new 2.5” coilover radius arm systems for the Ford Super Duty are backed by Factory Protection Plus offering you peace of mind out on the trail or wherever your next adventures lead you. This includes a BDS No Fine Print Warranty and a 5year-60,000mile drivetrain warranty.

Product Description

BDS 2.5” Coilover Radius Arm Systems
for the 2017-2019 Ford Super Duty 4WD Trucks

Vehicle Fitment

2017-2019 Ford F250 Super Duty 4WD
2017-2019 Ford F350 Super Duty 4WD SRW
2017-2019 Ford F350 Super Duty 4WD DRW
*diesel models only

Kit Info

#1543F - (2.5" Radius Arm Coilover System) - $3689.19

Recommended Wheel/Tire Fitment

35x12.50 Tires on 17x9/18x9/20x9 Wheels (5” BS)
*other sizes can be used, trimming may be necessary

Important Notes

Designed for diesel models only

Factory Protection Plus
  • 5-year, 60,000 mile drivetrain Warranty
  • BDS’s exclusive No Fine Print Warranty

*** Check BDS website prior to ordering to confirm information is up-to-date with current product listings ***

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BDS 2.5” Coilover Radius Arm Systems
BDS 2.5” Coilover Radius Arm Systems
BDS 2.5” Coilover Radius Arm Systems
BDS 2.5” Coilover Radius Arm Systems

Joining the ranks of BDS Suspension's lineup of 1-8" suspension lifts for the 2017-2019 Ford Super Duty trucks are new 2.5” coilover radius arm systems designed to provide a next level performance, strength and capability at a modest lift height with room for 35” tires. In place of the factory coil springs these new 2.5” systems upgrade to a pair of precision tuned FOX 2.5 factory series remote reservoir coilovers. These coilovers offer vastly superior damping capability to soak up the harshest terrains offroad while offering comfort for your daily commute. They feature a smooth bore and honed seamless alloy body, 7/8" hardened stainless steel shaft, black anodized machined 6061-T6 billet aluminum mounts and remote reservoir and come fully assembled with FOX coil springs. These coilovers are pretuned for optimal performance and preset for 2.5” of lift right out of the box with the weight of the 6.7L Powerstroke diesel engine. They install easily using the supplied bolt-on frame and axle mounting brackets. A set of auxiliary FOX 2.0 IFP performance gas shocks are also supplied to further enhance front performance.

In place of the factory stamped steel arms this kit upgrades to heavy duty BDS radius arms. These brawny arms are built from 1-3/4" OD heavy wall tubing, fully welded with gussets for superior strength to the factory units light weight stamped steel units they are replacing. The heavy wall tubular construction improves strength while correcting caster with a lower cam slot. At the frame mount a large OE-style rubber bushing is used to better isolate of NHVs and allow for quiet operation without any need for maintenance. These bushings offer superior durability and quieter operation than arms with heims and flex joints. Also upgraded as part of these new 2.5" systems is a high strength replacement track bar designed to recenter the front axle with the lift installed. This new bar is built from 1-3/8" solid steel stock with gusseted ends and a fine thread center turnbuckle with pinch bolts. The track bar comes pre-assembled and ready to bolt into the factory location to adjust to length. At one end these use a greaseable, high-durometer polyurethane bushing and the other end a heavy duty ball joint. This setup offer strength, comfort and quiet operation over track bars that use heims. Rounding out the front of these kits are front brake line relocation brackets to allow enough slack in the lines to cycle the suspension offroad while the sway bar relocation brackets to correct sway bar operating angle for optimal performance without sacrificing approach angle.

In the rear, these kits use a slightly taller 4" replacement lift block and new black e-coated u-bolts to net a level stance without the need to stack blocks to do it. The block integrates a bump stop wing to correctly limit suspension up travel and allow you to retain the factory rear springs to maintain tow capacity. Finishing out the rear are a pair of FOX 2.0 performance series gas shocks to compliment the front performance. Take your new Super Duty to the next level with this 2.5” coilover radius arm system from BDS Suspension.

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(517) 279-2135 | bds-suspension.com | sales-bds@ridefox.com

Its with a heavy heart that we pay tribute to one of our most iconic builds to date, Project SD126, our go anywhere, desert race themed, short wheelbase Ford Super Duty. Built by the BDS engineering team over the course of about 3 months in late 2017, this truck was overhauled from the ground up to make its debut at the 2017 SEMA Show front and center in Ford’s booth and promote at events across the country over the last year.

The Build

The truck started out as a bone stock, standard cab long bed F250 brought into the shop and completely torn down to just the frame before cutting out 18” of length for a custom standard cab short bed configuration with a super short 126″ wheelbase (aka SD126 or Super Duty 126).

From there the build team fabricated the custom suspension with front BDS 4-link and rear trailing arm setup to mount 14” travel FOX 2.5 DSC coilovers and 3.0 quadruple bypass FOX shocks at each corner to soak up the terrain. Also added were Pac Racing springs and monster sway bars to allow a set of trussed F450 10-lug axles to be bolted under the truck. The 6.7L Powerstroke engine was kept fairly stock with the goal being to maintain 50-state emissions compliance with the DPF intact. A custom Diamond Eye DPF-back exhaust kit was added along with an S&B cold air intake and EZ Lynk auto agent with a custom tune for a bit more power. Power was sent back through the factory 6R140 transmission and 2-speed transfer case to a pair of JE Reel custom drivelines to the front super Dana 60 and rear M300 axles to turn the 42” BFG Baja TA KR2 tires mounted on a set of 20×11 Stazworks Cheyanne 8 2-piece wheels. In place of the stock aluminum body panels we went to McNeil Racing fiberglass fenders and bedsides with a 6″ bulge to give a menacing raptorized appearance. These flares along with the RK Sport ram air hood and Rogue Racing bumpers were all finished in PPG night orange metallic paint laid down by the pros at Butler Body Shop. All the badging was customized and the bed was fitted with a fullsize spare along with a think layer of Line-X. Due to the additional travel from the rear suspension setup the fuel tank was removed in a custom 30 gallon aluminum fuel cell and DEF tank were built, both protected by 3/16” steel skidplates.

As far as the interior and electronics on SD126 this truck had the works with a custom roll bar console with integrated Kicker audio system and a Magellan TRX7 GPS unit on an electric actuator. The factory bench was tossed to make way for a pair of custom PRP enduro recliner seats and 5-point harnesses. The dash was fitted with custom orange accents and the factory upfitter switches were used to control all of the Rigid LED lights and other accessories. Up front a Warn 12,000lb winch and Factor 55 flatlink were bolted on to help with recovery duties and a set of Amp Research power steps were added to make accessing the cab a bit easier. In place of the factory halogen headlights a custom set of laser etched projector units were swapped in from HIDprojectors.com along with smoked cab, mirror and brake lights from Recon. This build was all about the details to create a truly custom, truly unique Ford Super Duty.

See the 5-part build series for a more in depth look at how it came together:

Episode 1

Episode 2

Episode 3

Episode 4

Episode 5

Unveiling

The Promotion

This truck made its debut at the 2017 SEMA Show, front and center in the Ford booth where it received rave reviews from media and show attendees. From there SD126 went on to make appearances at dozens of events around the country to include Chicago Auto Show, 4Wheel Jamborees, Unlimited Offroad Show, Scrapin the Coast, and the Pomona Offroad Expo just to name a few. It made the cover of both Four Wheeler Magazine and Diesel World Magazine, both times with full feature spreads on the truck. It made multiple appearances in other online editorial. With this truck and its connection to Ford through their project vehicle program we had certain display requirements so the decision was made to use it primarily as a “show truck” for the first year before it’d get thrown into the mix used for more trail rides. That being the case anybody that knows BDS knows that’s a hard ask and the truck still found its way onto the dirt and sand on a few occasions to see how the truck performed. I’ve got to say from personal experience we had a blast every time we got behind the wheel. Aside from the attention this truck demanded, each time the truck charged through the rough stuff it soaked up the terrain powering through the whoops big and small with a comfortable ride.

For SEMA 2018 we decided this truck had more to show so we brought it back again, this time displaying it in the BDS booth over in the truck and offroad section. All week long the truck was flanked by show goers snapping photos and getting photos and Following SEMA and some more high speed testing out in the desert alongside our newest build Project Ranger X we made the trip from Vegas to Florida to bring SD126 to an end of the year event that was on the schedule. Being there was a few weeks between the 2 events we dropped if off at Precision Offroad, our local BDS dealer in Leesburg, FL to hold onto the truck for safe keeping until show time.

The Fire

Tragically, one night after the shop had closed the warehouse caught fire due to an electrical short consuming the entire building and everything inside. Among the property lost was Project SD126, that had been sitting on a trailer. Luckily no one was injured, unfortunately SD126 was a total loss.

To say we were stunned to hear the news would be an understatement… Its been a couple months since the fire leveled the warehouse and destroyed SD126. We’re finally coming to grips with the realization that the truck is gone and we won’t get used (and abused) to its full potential. It was an unfortunate fire that destoyed SD126, but in the big scheme of things it was just a truck, a really expensive custom one-off truck, but all the same its just a truck. Luckily no one was hurt or worse yet killed in the fire and at the end of the day we have the technology and skill sets to build another truck, maybe some similar or maybe something completely different. What might the be? We’re open to suggestions, comment below with what you want to see us build next and keep an eye out for future project builds. Thanks for checking out the tribute to Project SD126.