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SEMA Rigs: Gene’s JK

Each year the SEMA Show is flooded with amazing automobiles, lifted trucks, lower street rods, resto-mod classics and late model monsters all in the name of automotive customization. There’s something for everyone’s taste from the insane over-the-top to capable daily drivers. BDS Suspension attends this annual show out in Las Vegas and continues to make quite the statement with show vehicles scattered throughout the show grounds on display in exhibitor booths and featured vehicle spots.

Hanging out over in Rhino Rack’s booth was this super cool 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited JK owned by Gene Martin out of Las Vegas, NV. While it might not be the biggest at the show, this commando green JK is practical and pulls double duty as both daily driver and weekend warrior hitting trails around the Vegas landscape.

Starting out with a 2013 JK Unlimited Rubicon, Gene had a solid platform with front and rear Dana 44s, push button electric lockers, 4.10 gears, 4.0:1 RockTrac t-case and a healthy 3.6L Pentastar putting down plenty of power through the 5-speed automatic transmission. To improve the ground clearance, a BDS 3” suspension lift was installed along with BDS forged flex end control arms, BDS adjustable track bars and Fox 2.0 shocks. Tires were upgraded to 35×12.50×17 Toyo M/Ts mounted on 17×8.5 Hutchinson beadlocks. The stock brakes were upgraded to RR cross drilled and slotted rotors. Under the Rugged Ridge (RR) hood, the 3.6L was pepped up with a RR intake and throttle body spacer, Superchips 91-ctane tune, routed out with a Magnaflow exhaust that dumps under the body. In place of the stock muffler the Gene built a custom rear skidplate that houses a Viair ADA compressor, tank and Horn Blasters air horns. For body protection, Gene went with RR stubby front bumper, rock sliders, rear bumper and tube doors. RR hurricane flat fenders provide extra clearance for when this Jeep is flexed out. In the recovery category, a RR 10.5K winch was installed up front along with RR recovery tool kit and rear mounted jack. A Genesis Offroad dual battery tray and Odyssey batteries provide juice to the HIDProjectors.com color matched projection headlights, Wurton front mounted LED cubes, bottom mounted pods, and roof mounted 50” LED lightbar. A rhino rack was mounted to the factory hardtop extra storage on Gene’s offroad adventures.

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SEMA Trucks: Diamond Eye’s F150

Each year the SEMA Show is flooded with amazing automobiles, lifted trucks, lower street rods, resto-mod classics and late model monsters all in the name of automotive customization. There’s something for everyone’s taste from the insane over-the-top to capable daily drivers. BDS Suspension attends this annual show out in Las Vegas and continues to make quite the statement with show vehicles scattered throughout the show grounds on display in exhibitor booths and featured vehicle spots.

The crew from Diamond Eye Performance always show up at SEMA with great looking trucks, from monster diesels to performance gassers. This year they continued that trend with trucks throughout the show and a gorgeous 2012 Ford F150 Ecoboost on display in their booth. The truck is owned by Dennis Olson of Diamond Eye and features a number of cool mods and go fast goodies.

This truck sports a BDS 6” Performance System with Fox 2.5 remote coilovers and Fox 2.0 rear shocks. Tires came from Toyo and are 35×12.50×20 open country M/Ts. For wheels, a set of 20×10 BMF novakanes were installed. Up front a spraylined Fusion bumper was installed along with Rigid LED lights. The stock grill and headlights were swapped for a BMF black mesh grill and Anzo u-bar headlights. Amp Research retractable steps were installed to make access a breeze and a roof mounted 50” Rigid e-series combo light bar brightens up the night. Out back an ARE overland series bed cap was installed for every dry storage and a Yakima megawarrior roof rack was mounted with even more Rigids for 360-degree perimeter lighting. Under the hood the stock 3.5L Ecoboost was given some extra attention from an Injen cold air intake, SCT/Street-to-Sand performance tuning, and a Diamond Eye Performance 4” stainless exhaust system. See more of the truck on Facebook.

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SEMA Trucks: Royalty Core’s Ram

Each year the SEMA Show is flooded with amazing automobiles, lifted trucks, lower street rods, resto-mod classics and late model monsters all in the name of automotive customization. There’s something for everyone’s taste from the insane over-the-top to capable daily drivers. BDS Suspension attends this annual show out in Las Vegas and continues to make quite the statement with show vehicles scattered throughout the show grounds on display in exhibitor booths and featured vehicle spots.

On display this year in the Injen Performance booth was a great looking 2013 RAM 2500 build by Josh Ellison of Royalty Core out of Eugene, OR. The truck features a number of upgrades to suspension, styling and performance and landed itself a feature in an upcoming issue of Diesel World Magazine.

Up front the stock chrome bumper was swapped out for a spraylined Iron Cross setup that houses a Warn winch and Vision X lights. Royalty Core swapped the stock grill out for one of their RCX Twin LED units with more Vision X LED lighting. A BDS 8” long arm kit with triple front Fox 2.0/dual rear Fox 2.0 shocks was installed giving plenty of room for 37×13.50×20 Interco M-16s on 20×12 Hostile Knuckles. To help control the tires a BDS dual 9500 steering stabilizer was fitted. Also installed a set of Bushwacker pocketstyle flares and Iron Cross steps to finish off the sides of the truck along with custom matte graphics. Up top a 52” Vision X roof mounted light bar was installed along with rear LED lighting on the Royalty Core headache rack. The rear also features an Iron Cross bumper and  plenty of bed storage capacity. Under the hood, the stock 6.7L Cummins features an Injen performance intake, Edge Insight CTS and 4” MBRP dual exhaust with 8” tips. ATS differential and tranny covers finish out this truck for a great looking RAM that’s ready for anything. To see more on this RAM, head to the BDS Facebook Page.

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SEMA Trucks: Seaside’s No Limitz Super Duty

Each year the SEMA Show is flooded with amazing automobiles, lifted trucks, lower street rods, resto-mod classics and late model monsters all in the name of automotive customization. There’s something for everyone’s taste from the insane over-the-top to capable daily drivers. BDS Suspension attends this annual show out in Las Vegas and continues to make quite the statement with show vehicles scattered throughout the show grounds on display in exhibitor booths and featured vehicle spots.

One of the trucks that was hard to miss out at the 2013 SEMA Show was this black/lime green 2012 Ford F250 Super Duty owned by Tim and Danielle Wing of Seaside Muffler & Off-Road in Seaside, OR. The project was dubbed No Limitz” and features a ton of cool aftermarket products.

Sticking with the factory tuxedo black paint, the stock bumpers were swapped out for a set of colormatched Road Armors that house an assortment of Rigid LED lights. Recon smoke projection CCFL headlights and a Rigid LED grill with 30” lightbar to illuminate the road. Up top a 50” Rigid E-Series lightbar is mounted using  SoCal Super Trucks mounts. For the extra altitude, Seaside turned to BDS Suspension going with an 8” 4-link long arm kit with dual shock hoop and Fox 2.0 shocks. A set of custom build traction bar were fabbed up and everything was powdercoated with a 2 stage shocker yellow over heavy silver color. Mag Hytec diff/tranny covers and a BDS dual steering stabilizer round out the underside of this truck. For wheels and tires, 37×13.50×22 Toyo M/Ts where mounted up on 22×14 American Force Evade 8s which also received a touch of the green. With the lift installed, a set of Amp Research steps were installed for a clean out of the way appearance and easy accessibility into the truck. The interior was kept fairly stock and features black leather seats, upgraded stereo and an H&S gauge display. Out back the truck is running BDS 8” full springs and Fox 2.0 shocks. The bed is stray-lined and has an Extang E-Max flex tonneau cover, Amp Bed Step and Bed XTender. Turning those 37s the 6.7L Powerstroke got some attention in the form of an AirAid intake, H&S Mini Maxx tuner, and Flo Pro 5” stainless steel exhaust kit. Definitely a great looking Super Duty built by the crew at Seaside Muffler and Off-Road. To check out more on this truck, head to the BDS Facebook Page.

Fusion Long Haul - BDS SuspensionProject Long Haul: Fusion’s MegaCab Long Bed 1-Ton Ram

Each year the SEMA Show is flooded with amazing automobiles, lifted trucks, lower street rods, resto-mod classics and late model monsters all in the name of automotive customization. There’s something for everyone’s taste from the insane over-the-top to capable daily drivers. BDS Suspension attends this annual show out in Las Vegas and continues to make quite the statement with show vehicles scattered throughout the show grounds on display in exhibitor booths and featured vehicle spots.

On display in the BDS Suspension booth taking up every bit of available space and then some was the latest creation to come from Johnny Ramirez, owner of Fusion Bumpers. BDS has been working with Fusion on a number of projects over the years and when we heard about the plans for Project Long Haul, we knew if it was up to par with any of Fusion’s other builds it would be a show stopper. Johnny was one of the first to take delivery on his 2013 Ram 3500 after preordering the new truck last year during SEMA when the new truck was originally announced. Featuring the high output 6.7L Cummins Diesel and Aisin 6-speed auto transmission this 2013 MegaCab Ram 3500 went under the knife not long after delivery getting a long list of extensive body, engine, and suspension mods.

Because a MegaCab Ram 3500 isn’t long enough, Johnny had the bed converted to the 8” long bed (MC/LB not offered by Ram). Being that the truck was on display in the BDS Booth at SEMA, we worked with Johnny to showcase a pre-production version of the BDS 8” 4-Link Long Arm Conversion Kits for 2013/2014 RAM 3500/2500 trucks with the new radius arm front suspension. The kit features progressive rate proride coils, formed upper and lower control arms, new long arm subframe and crossmembers, dual BDS/Fox 2.0 stabilizer kit, dual shock hoop and Fox 2.0 remote resi shocks. For tires and wheels Johnny opted for the 38×15.50×20 Toyo Open Country M/Ts on 20×12 BMF forged A.W.O.L. wheels. Naturally a set of front and rear stainless steel Fusion bumpers were built for the truck that showcase Rigid’s new mining lights up front and Rigid 4” E-Series lights in the rear. The original projection headlights were smoked out and custom Status Grille was made for the new 2013 grill.  To help with tire coverage EGR fender flares were added  along with Amp Research steps to make this monster a bit more accessible. The interior uses the stock leather seats, Huskeyliner floor mats while boasting a complete JL Audio system and custom billet switch plate for the the assortment of switches all built at Street To Sand Performance in Reno, NV. Out back the new fitted long bed gets attention from Bedrug carpeting, Retrax tonneau cover and Cargo Glide 2000XL (as if the truck wasn’t long enough). Under the hood the 6.7L Cummins spent time at ATS Performance where they overhauled the new motor with ATS twin turbos, ATS twin CP3 kit, ATS head studs and 5-star torque converter. From there H&S Performance worked up a custom ECM tune and Diamond Eye Performance sent a 5” DPF back stainless steel exhaust kit.

The truck debuted at SEMA 2013 and was immediately picked up for a feature in Diesel World Magazine immediately following the show. Stay tuned as Johnny and Fusion Bumper continue build Project Long Haul. Check out the photos of it on BDS’s Facebook Page.

BDS17Black & Blue Over You: Doug’s 2013 Ford F150

Each year the SEMA Show is flooded with amazing automobiles, lifted trucks, lower street rods, resto-mod classics and late model monsters all in the name of automotive customization. There’s something for everyone’s taste from the insane over-the-top to capable daily drivers. BDS Suspension attends this annual show out in Las Vegas and continues to make quite the statement with show vehicles scattered throughout the show grounds on display in exhibitor booths and featured vehicle spots.

One of the trucks to on display at the 2013 SEMA Show was this super clean 2013 Ford F150 FX4 Ecoboost owned by Doug Taylor of Auto Reflections in Waukee, IA. Doug and his crew did a great job with the black and metallic blue color scheme tied in from bumper to bumper for a truly custom yet not over-the-top look.

The front bumper was scrapped and in its place a N-Fab RSP front bumper colormatched to the stock tuxedo black paint with Rigid 38” LED Lightbar mounted along with pair of Rigid spots and floods to light up the night. Doug stuck with the stock smoked FX4 headlights and finished off the front end with an N-Fab mesh grill and blue metallic powdercoated tow hooks. Underneath the truck the F150 is running the BDS 6” High Clearance Lift Kit with more of the blue metallic color to continue the black and blue theme. Bushwacker entend-a-fender flares help protect the sides of the truck now that it’s running on 35×12.50×20 General Grabbers and 20×10 DropStar 645B wheels (also sporting color matched blue accents). N-Fab wheel-to-wheel steps help Doug get up into the truck where he kept the interior fairly stock other than Roadwire leather seats done in a black-on-black suede with silver stitching and blue Roadwire embroidery. Out back the truck is running a BDS 4” rear lift with Fox 2.0 shocks to level the stance, an Undercover flex tonneau cover, Bedrug carpeting, and pair of Undercover swing cases. Rounding out this truck the rear bumper was colormatched and a pair of Rigid dually flush mounted lights installed. Under the hood the 3.5L Ecoboost got some love from a Bully Dog GT tuner and cold air intake. Check out more photos of this truck on BDS’s Facebook Page.