Power Automedia met up with BDS at the Ford booth at the 2018 SEMA Show to get some insight on #ProjectRangerX. Ford’s booth is definitely one of the best booths at SEMA. The 2019 Ford Ranger is coming to America, and not only did we got our hands on one of the first in the country, but we had the opportunity to do a complete overhaul on it and have it featured in Ford’s booth.
This build was inspired by adventure. We are offroad enthusiasts and we wanted this truck to reflect that. This truck is awesome right out of the gate both on road and offroad, but we wanted to take it to the next level so that no adventure was out of reach. For full details on #ProjectRangerX check out our blog post on it at https://blog.bds-suspension.com/?p=17021
BDS Suspension hit the road this morning in route to Butler, PA for the 2nd Annual Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival. The festival takes over the town of Butler, PA as thousands gather to celebrate all that is Jeep; the people, the lifestyle, and most importantly the heritage. Back in 1940 the US Army requested auto manufacturers design a light weight 4wd reconnaissance vehicle. The Bantam Reconnaissance Car (BRC) was built and originally chosen, but due to unattainable production demands, the contract was given to Ford and Willys who produced over 600,000 Jeeps during WWII.
The event is sure to be a great time for the whole family. Events start Friday night with the invasion of downtown Butler and continue Saturday and Sunday out at the Butler Fairgrounds. BDS Suspension will be out in the vendor area next to Meridian Offroad Center so stop by to see us and take advantage of special offers. For more info, direction, event schedule and more, check out the Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival website. To see photos from last year’s festival check out 1st Annual Bantam Jeep Festival.
Well the fellows have been back for a few days now from the Bloomsburg Jamboree and what a time they had out at the show. BDS Reps Ted and Jeff hit the road late last week for the 25th Anniversary Summer 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals in Bloomsburg, PA for the Friday-Saturday-Sunday showing. The show brings together 4×4 enthusiasts of all kinds, from the Jeepers to diesel guys, restoration builds, all go-no show rigs. With several thousand in attendance each year there’s no shortage of cool trucks to check out. Jamboree events include show-n-shine, monster trucks racing and rides, tough truck competition, burnout competition, vendor marketplace, bikini contest and so much more.
BDS made it out to the show with the company Tacoma sporting the newly released 6” BDS/Fox Coil-Over Lift Kit and the Ram 2500, our Moab tested Cummins diesel tow rig sporting an 8” BDS long arm suspension and 40s. The weather stayed hot and the fairgrounds stayed full all weekend long with truck enthusiasts hanging out and enjoying the festivities. We want to thank everyone that stopped by the booth and hang out. Check out some of the photos we grabbed at the event and make sure to like us on Facebook to check out plenty more from the weekend’s celebration.
This past weekend BDS Suspension hit the road in route to a pair of Pennsylvania 4wheel events, the Bloomsburg 4Wheel Jamboree and the Outback Offroad Adventure. BDS Reps Dave DeVormer and Ryan Snyders took the company’s TJ out for the weekend of wheeling and camping out at the park. The ORV park is owned and operated by the crew of Meridian Offroad in Butler, PA and Rob, Terry, and Jeff continue to be a great BDS distributor offering top notch customer service and installs. Their passion for the sport get them out to the park on the weekends and organize big events from time to time like this past weekend’s outing. The park has a variety of terrains and numerous obstacles to challenge every level of offroader. Dave and Ryan made it back with tons of stories from the wheeling and hanging out with the staff and other wheelers. Here’s what Dave had to say,
We arrived in Six Points about 9:30 Friday night where we were greeted by Rob, Terry, and Jeff from Meridian Offroad with some delicious sausage and corn on the cob. After getting our tents setup, we played some washers and ended up staying up until 3AM. We woke up to Jeff jumping on the trailer right next to my tent at about 7 am for early breakfast before the drivers meeting at 9:30. First we ran the snake trail with no problems then we started over to the new side to hit the extreme ravine trails on the newer property. The trails wind up a creek bed full of boulders and ledges, where we did had to winch a few times. Everyone in our group made it through the trail without any casualties except for Skinny, a buggy on Rockwells with rear steer. His tie rod broke, but that didn’t stop him, he was able to drag the buggy out of the woods with the rear tires pointing whatever direction they pleased. We ended the day with some of Jeff’s amazing cheesy, bacon burgers. The next trail day we covered porcupine trail, pinion trail, rockslide, extreme mud and climbed House Rock just before it started to rain. Our group’s casualties were Alex’s front u-joint caps popping out and an XJ with bent steering linkage. The day ended with a large raffle of prizes including a winch and BDS t-shirts. The weekend had a good variety of rigs from extreme buggies to nearly stock jeeps. The guys at Meridian Offroad have put together a great park and the BDS Outback Adventures never fails to be a great time to meet up with old friends and meet new ones at camp and on the trail.
Check out some of the pictures from the event and make sure to head on over to the BDS Facebook page to see more.
Want to go wheeling with the engineers from BDS Suspension? Then head to the Outback Offroad Adventure Park in Eau Claire, PA for a weekend of wheeling. Hosted by Meridian Offroad, this park boasts trails from mild to wild with obstacles to challenge 4wheelers of all levels. Camp on the park grounds and and meet the staff of Meridian as well as BDS. For info, photos, rules, directions, and to get in contact with the park, check out Outback Offroad Adventure Park‘s website. To see photos and video from last year, head on over to the BDS Facebook album and see below. We’ll see you out there!!!!
This past weekend the city of Lima played host to several thousand 4WD enthusiasts. With blistering hot temperatures and clear skies all weekend, the Lima 4-Wheel Jamboree had an impressive turnout of trucks, Jeepers, and 4WDs. BDS made the short trip down from Michigan to take part in the event. We love coming down for the Jamborees and getting to see our customers and talk with people interested in lifting their trucks. BDS brought the Ram 2500 with an 8” lift and 40s out for the event along with the new 6” Tacoma on 35s and displays. There was plenty to do all weekend long with activities for 4WD fans of all ages. Fox Racing set up next to BDS to show off their lineup of products and talk about the Fox/BDS relationship. We always see some familiar faces at these events and this year was no different with BDS distributors like John from Mild To Wild, Jerry and Dawn from Custom Truck and our newest customers the guys over at DTS. Great turnout at this year’s Jamboree and we’re looking forward to seeing you at an upcoming event. To see all the photos from last weekend’s Jamboree, head on over to BDS Suspension’s Facebook Page.