Over the last 18 months since we first got our hands on the 2019 Ranger we’ve been featured center stage at Ford’s booth at SEMA and made top 40 in SEMA’s Battle of the Builders competition. We’ve taken on the Overland Adventure, Moab trail rides, driven cross country numerous times and made it out to dozens of shows, races and dealer visits along the way. It’s been on the cover of Four Wheeler Magazine and still to this day is the only crew cab, long bed late model Ranger in existence (that we’re aware of). It’s the one and only Project Ranger X.

Stepping back to when we first got our hands on this truck, one of the first preproduction Rangers Ford build specifically for us to turn the project truck you see today…. Built up and ready for an adventure. With just 5 short weeks, the BDS build team took one of the first 2019 Ford Rangers in existence and overhauled it into a show stopper. Built for capability out on the trail, great looks with a strong stance, and plenty of utility with room to haul gear BDS's Project Ranger X elevates the Ranger to the next level. Starting with a pre-production 2019 Ranger right off the assembly line, this truck was torn down, the frame was extended, service bed and custom rack fitted, a BDS suspension lift installed and larger tires and accessories were added. We documented the build in a 5-part build series that followed the team as they transform

Project Ranger X Build Sheet:

2019 Ford Ranger XLT 4×4
2.3L EcoBoost Engine
10-Speed Automatic Transmission

Custom Long Bed Conversion (136” wheelbase)
BDS 6” Lift System
BDS Upper Control Arms
BDS GlideRide Rear Leaf Springs (modified GM1500 springs)
FOX 2.5 Factory Series front DSC Coilovers
FOX 2.5 Piggyback DSC Rear Shocks
AirLift Rear AirBag System w/ Lower Cradle Mount
Rear (Extended) Spicer Driveshaft

Wheels & Tires:
35×12.50×17 BFGoodrich Mud Terrain KM3 Tires
17×9 KMC XD Series Grenade OR Wheels

Powertrain Mods:
Ford Performance/Borla Catback Exhaust System
Hypertech Programmer

Vehicle Mods:
OE Magnetic (charcoal) Paint w/ Black & Fiery Orange Stripes
Knapheide Utility Box w/ Custom Built Rack System
Warn Ascent Front Bumper
Warn Zeon 10-S Winch with Factor 55 FlatLink
Custom Rock Sliders and Rear Bumper
Rigid LED Lighting (Radiance, SR-M, and Scene Series)
Bushwacker Front Pocketstyle Fender Flares
Dometic CFX 40W Electric Cooler on Slide
MaxTrax MKII Recovery Devices
Rotopax 2.5 Gallon FuelpaX Containers
Amp Research Fuel Door
Warn Epic Recovery Kit
James Baroud USA Retractable Awning
Air Lift Quick Shot Air Compressor and 2-Gallon Tank
Ford Performance Rear Diff Cover and Diff Skid
sPod 8-switch Touchcreen Relay System
Dual 35” Spare Tires mounting in the bed
Kicker Audio System (KMC10 Head Unit/KMTC Tower Speakers)
Optima YellowTop H6 Battery
Custom Built Kegorator

With more than 160,000 people in attendance, the 2019 SEMA Show boasts the largest turnout of automotive industry professionals for a 4-day trade show in Las Vegas, NV. The event takes of the city with the daytime action sprawling out across the million+ sq ft Las Vegas Convention Center as more than 2500 companies from aroudn the world showcase their latest and greatest products, thousands of media rep get leads on content and stories, and some of the world's best automotive builders show off their creations.

This year BDS Suspension made the trek out to for SEMA to debut several new (soon to be released) products and some super cool custom vehicles. Check out some of the action from around the show.

Motoroso is a great resource to check out galleries for some of the coolest builds  and get inspiration all backed up by an integrated marketplace to purchase many of those parts and accessories. Alex from Motoroso stopped by Ford's booth at the 2019 SEMA Show to get the scoop on Project Go Beyond.

To see the gallery on Project Go Beyond head to https://www.motoroso.com/FordSEMA2019/Project/5d96104c8de90/2020-Ford-F%E2%80%93350-Crew-Cab-XLT-FX4-by-BDS-Suspension


Following Ford's announcement last week of the new project trucks that would be debuting at the 2019 SEMA Show the crew from Four Wheeler hit us up to run a feature on Project Go Beyond. This first look gave a rundown of the overall build specs, idea behind the concept and included links to the build video series. Check out Four Wheeler's first look feature at https://www.fourwheeler.com/news/features/1911-sema-2019-first-look-bds-suspensions-overland-ready-turbodiesel-super-duty-4x4-mtsema19