Over the past couple year there’s been a phenomenon that has taken off-road racing by storm. A mix of high speed desert racing and extreme rock crawling that tested man and machine in ways unlike ever before. 5 years after exploding onto the scene, the event that started it all, the King of the Hammers (KOH), is just 2 short weeks away. Each year KOH brings thousands to the hostile desert terrain of Johnson Valley, CA and converge in what’s known as Hammertown. Part party, part vendor show, part garage, this town is build from nothing each year as over 30,000 come to experience the action. The action starts February 3rd as race competition buggies, UTVs, and daily drivers make the trip out into the desert to compete in various classes to be crowned the

King of the Hammers. With qualifying races and smaller classes taking up much of the week the main even is is scheduled for Friday, February 10th.  For the full details, maps, schedule, and live race updates, check out Ultra 4 Racing.

This year for KOH, BDS is teaming up with Team Desert Concepts in car #4454 as they compete for the crown. After winning 1st place in Class 4400 2011 Best in the Desert (BITD) Championship, the team of JT Stephens and Bryan Grigsby is ready to take on KOH. The rig has been in the shop over the past few weeks getting prepped for the race, stay tuned for updates as KOH nears.

Press Release #113 – Fox 2.0 Performance Series Shocks for BDS Lift Kits

Coldwater, MI– August 23, 2011– BDS Suspension and Fox Racing have teamed up and are proud to announce the release of a full line of Fox 2.0 Performance Series Shocks.  BDS and Fox engineers developed this monotube shock with compression and rebound valving tuned specifically to optimize the ride and performance of your BDS equipped rig. The Fox 2.0 is an upgrade option for most BDS Suspension kit applications and is designed  to be a direct bolt in for easy installation.

The Fox 2.0 features specially formulated race oil and a cold-forged, metalimpacted 6061 T6 aluminum body capable of dissipating heat 3 times faster than conventional steel body shock improving overall performance and longevity.

Case hardened 5/8’’ chrome shafts provide extreme durability and cnc-machined type II hard black anodized aluminum components provide a rugged fade free finish.

Unlike the emulsion shocks you may be familiar with, this new monotube performance shock features an internal floating piston (IFP) designed to separate Fox’s formulated race shock oil from the high-pressure nitrogen charged gas chamber.  This constant pressure eliminates oil aeration and foaming, providing a consistent, predictable ride under the roughest driving conditions with fade-free performance.

Designed and tested for BDS Suspension applications, these shocks are ready to bolt on and perform, not to mention look great right out of the box. Get the most out of your ride today with BDS Suspension and Fox 2.0 Performance Series shocks.

Click Here to view the product flyer and application guide

BDS is loaded up and hitting the road for the Carlisle Truck Nationals in Carlisle, PA. The show runs Friday-Sunday (August 5-7, 2011) at the Carlisle Fairgrounds. The show features everything truck culture from lifted to lowered show trucks, monster trucks, burnout contest and so much more. BDS will be setting up in the vendor area with our local distributor RV 4WD Center. Stop by and get a sneak peek of new kit offerings and the latest options from BDS. For more info on the event check out Carlisle Truck Nationals.

Well it’s that season again, the weather is finally getting warm for us Michigan folks and the truck/jeep shows are in full swing. This past weekend, Lima Ohio played host to the 1st of three 4Wheel Jamboree National events. While the ground was a bit soggy from rain earlier in the week, the weather held out over the weekend and thousands made their way to the Allen County Fairgrounds for this 26th annual show. BDS made the trip out for the show with a newly wrapped trailer, Ultimate Adventure Jeep, and displays showing off some of our new products. We had the opportunity to chat with customers, check out some awesome show trucks o display, and watch the monster trucks run. Special thanks to Scott S., his family and family for bringing an awesome Silverado out to set up in our booth. In addition to plenty of returning veterans of the 4Wheel Jamboree Series, we saw plenty of new faces helping this event continue to grow as it enters its 2nd quarter century. All in all, the event turned out great, we’re looking forward to the 2 remaining Jamborees (Bloomsburg and Indy) later in the year.

Another Spring has come and with it the 45th Annual Easter Jeep Safari (EJS). Moab, Utah played host to this event once again with thousands of Jeeps, trucks, and buggies converging on the small uranium-rich town for a week of off-road entertainment. The Red Rock 4 Wheelers put on another great event with trail rides, vendor show, and around $100,000 in raffle prizes throughout last week. BDS had the chance to hit the trails with some of our customers and get their feedback. Teri Haux had her BDS 4.5” lift-equipped JK out on the trails to promoted the upcoming film Life Offroad due to start production soon. Ben Parker built the storm-chasing Rescue Rubicon for SEMA sporting a BDS 6.5’’ long arm kit . After taking to the trails, Ben’s Jeep went on display in the BDS booth for the vendor show on Thursday and Friday. (Check out the photos) The vendor show went great, with many of our customers stopping by to chat, ask questions, and take advantage of the show specials.

With the exception of the occasional rainstorm and dust storm that blew through on Thursday, Moab had plenty of sunshine and warm weather throughout the week. Special thanks for Steve and the crew of Moab 4×4 Outpost (M4O) for their hospitality while in town. M4O offers a wide range of parts and services, whether your building your next project, or need a repair after hitting the trails, they’re ready to help.

Throughout the week BDS teamed up with its sister company Zone Offroad to hand out 500 Free Beer Coupons redeemable at the Moab Brewery. Thanks to Moab Brewery and to everyone that took advantage of the offer and stopped by for a beer on us.

TDS starts today and runs through the weekend with the gathering of 1500 off-road vehicles and attendance nearing 8000 out in the Mojave Desert for a weekend of 4wheeling in the Ocotillo Wells SVRA Park in Southern California. The event is hosted by the TDS 4WD Club of San Diego and over the last half century has grown into a must see events, with off-road trails, camping, huge vendor show and more. BDS has a booth set up with special offers and a sneak peek of new products. If you’re heading out to TDS, make sure to stop by and see us!