The General - as it has been affectionately known - is a true workhorse of a truck. This rig has been a part of it all from multiple cross country tips hauling vehicles, wheeling out in Moab, and being cut apart to prototype new products to bring to market.  As one of the longest running trucks in the BDS fleet, this 2012 Ford F250 Super Duty has plenty of stories to tell from the use and abuse by our staff. From Michigan to Moab, this rig has wheeled its way through the country, hitting some of the top trails along the way. The General even spent some time in the rotation with our outside sales reps as a daily driver visiting customers in different parts of the country.  Check off to the side for the current configuration with this truck.

Vehicle Specs:
2012 Ford F250 Super Duty
6.7L Powerstroke Diesel, 6R140 Transmission

Current Mods:

  • BDS 4” Radius Arm Coilover System w/ Full Rear Spring
  • BDS Dual FOX Steering Stabilizer Kit
  • BDS Recoil Traction Bars
  • AirLift Load Leveler AirBags with custom BDS mounts
  • 37x12.50x17 Mickey Thompson Baja Boss Tires
  • 17x9.5 Black Rhino Armory wheels (desert tan finish)
  • Fab Fours Front Winch Bumper
  • Warn M12,000 Winch w/ Factor 55 Prolink XXL
  • Vision X 6.7” Cannon LED Lights
  • Royalty Core RC1 mesh grille
  • 3M 1080 matte military green w/ BDS graphics package
  • Amp Research Powersteps
  • Airaid Cold Air Intake
  • EZ Lynk Auto Agent with a custom performance tune
  • Jamo 4” Stainless Steel Turbo-Back Exhaust System
  • Extang Revolution Series Tonneau Cover
  • Line-X Spray-In Bedliner

For more info on the previous configuration for this truck click here

To see other project builds click here

Custom Offsets, the guys you see all over on the internet building trucks and shooting videos launched their own wheel company Arkon Offroad. With that they wanted to build a promotional tow rig to help get the name out there. When it came to choosing a truck they went with the late model Super Duty for the workhorse 6.7L Powerstroke diesel. From there they outfitted it with a slew of premium accessories to help this truck stand out from the rest and perform at its best on and offroad.

Mods include:
BDS 8" 4-link DSC coilover system
BDS dual steering stabilizer
BDS recoil traction bars
40x15.50x26 Fury M/T tires
26x14 Arkon Offroad victory wheels
ADD stealthfighter bumpers
Rigid radiance lightbar
RK Sport ram air hood
Amp Research powersteps
custom grille
custom headlights
and a lot more...

PR356-a

When lifting the 2011-2019 model Ford Super Duty 6" or more it may be necessary to extend the rear driveshaft to ensure adequete spline engagement at full droop of the suspension. While one option is to have a custom extended length driveshaft built, BDS Suspension is now offering a more affordable solution with their new high strength rear driveshaft spacer. Built from T6061 billet aluminum and CNC machined for a precision fit, this rear driveshaft spacer mounts between the driveshaft and rear axle providing the necessary driveshaft spline engagement. Longer hardware and thread locker are also supplied supplied complete the simple install.

Product Description

Rear Driveshaft Spacer Kit for 2011-2020 Super Duty

Kit Info

#23809 - Super Duty Rear Driveshaft Spacer - $84.16

Vehicle Fitment

2011-2020 Ford F250 Super Duty 4WD
2011-2020 Ford F350 Super Duty 4WD SRW/DRW

Important Notes

Some vehicles may require the rear driveshaft spacer kit to maintain adequate rear driveshaft engagement with 6"+ lift.

Install Time / Difficulty

.5 hours / 1 of 5

KEY FEATURES

- T6061 billet aluminum construction
- CNC machined for a precision fit
- High strength hardware and thread locker included
- Allows additional rear driveshaft spline engagement

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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Rear Drive Shaft Spacer Kit for 2011-2020 Ford Super Duty

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BDS Project Go Beyond

Well here she is, after 2 months of hard work, hundreds of hours and skilled fabrication by the BDS engineers and R&D team Project Go Beyond is ready. Designed as the ultimate 2020 Ford Super Duty overlander, this truck features an assortment of purpose built accessories and custom touches. See this 2020 Ford Super Duty this week in Las Vegas at the 2019 SEMA Show in Ford's booth, #22200 of central hall.

Build Specs for Project Go Beyond:

2020 Ford F350 Super Duty 4WD (Crew Cab, Long Bed)
6.7L Powerstroke Diesel, 10-speed Transmission, 2-speed T-Case

Chassis/Suspension:
BDS 4” Radius Arm Lift System
FOX 2.5 DSC Coilovers and 2.0 IFP Shocks
BDS/FOX Dual Steering Stabilizer Kit
BDS GlideRide Rear Leaf Springs
Ridetech Level Tow Air Bag System

Wheels & Tires:
40x14.50x20 Mickey Thompson MTZ P3 Tires
20x10 Method NV605 Black Wheels (4.5" BS)

Powertrain Mods:
Banks Power Derringer Tuner w/ iDash Data Monster
Ford Performance/Borla Catback Exhaust System

Interior Mods:
Katzkin premium mahogany and black leather upholstery w/ customer embroidery
Kicker Audio System (VSS System and BF400 Portable Bluetooth Speakers)

Exterior Mods:
2-Tone Paint - OE Agate Black and Chroma Elite Copper
Knapheide Utility Box w/ Custom Built Rack System
Addictive Desert Designs Stealth Fighter Front Bumper
Warn Zeon 12-S Winch with Sidewinder Hook
Ford Performance "Tremor" Running Boards
(BDS) Custom Fabricated Rear Bumper
(BDS) Custom Fabricated Modular Bed Rack System
Rigid LED Lighting (40" RDS, SR-Series, A-Series and D-Series)
Fiberwerx Front Fiberglass Fenders (4" Bulge)
Dometic CFX-75DZW Electric Cooler on MSA 4x4 Drop Slide
CuisineArt 2-Burner Gas Grill
MaxTrax MKII Recovery Devices
Rotopax 2.5 Gallon Fuel and Water Containers
Hi-Lift Xtreme 60" Jack and Accessories
Shovel Kit
Warn Epic Recovery Kit
Rhino Rack Pioneer Platform with Backbone mounting system
James Baroud USA Evasion XXL Hardshell Tent
James Baroud USA Retractable Awning
2000-Watt Power Inverter and 12V Power Supplies
Ridetech Air Compressor and 2 Gallon Tank

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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