DieselTech-Apr2021

BDS's Project Go Beyond, our overland prepped 2020 Ford Super Duty found its way onto the cover of the April 2021 Issue of Diesel Tech Magazine. This is the latest in a series of accolades for the truck as it tours the country following its original debut at the 2019 SEMA Show in Ford's booth. Built over the course of about 2.5 months by the team at BDS Suspension, completed overhaulled this once run of the mill Super Duty into a capable overlander packed with all the right gear from the 6.7L Powerstroke diesel, plush leather interior, a custom service box, recovery gear, a BDS 4" lift kit and massive 40" tires. This truck is right at home whether hitting the trails or towing trail rigs from location to location.

Check out Diesel Tech's online article on this truck at Diesel Tech | Go Beyond F350

To reach the entire April 2021 Issue of Diesel Tech check out Diesel Tech | April 2021

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If you want to find out more about Project Go Beyond, how it was built, where its been, etc then you're in luck. We've got the full build coverage complete with photos and videos right here on the BDS Blog.

This rig, better known as The General, is our 2012 Ford Super Duty. This rig has been one of the hardest working trucks in our fleet. From towing our rigs, to wheeling the trails, to roaring through the town, this rig does the job, and it does it well.

We recently took this rig out on a fall colors trip around our home state of Michigan. We started off by driving from Coldwater MI, to the Silver Lake Sand Dunes, where this rig ripped through the sand like it owned the place. This rig also pulled quite a few people out who got stuck. After a day at the dunes, we went up the coast do check out the tunnel of trees, the Mackinac Bridge, and then found a motel up in the UP (Michigan's Upper Peninsula) to rest before a fun day out on the trails.  The next day was filled with two tracks, mud, and some beautiful fall colors. This rig ripped through the trails with ease. Check out the full recap from the [Off] Road-Trip Adventure here.

As you can see, we are still enjoying every adventure with this rig, even after all these years. Where should we take it next?

The General | 2012 Ford Super Duty

BDS 4" Radius Arm Coilover Lift Kit
- FOX 2.5 R/R DSC Coilovers
- BDS Dual (FOX) Steering Stabilizer
- BDS Recoil Traction Bars
37x12.50 Mickey Thompson Baja Boss Tires
17x9.5 Black Rhino Armory Wheels
Fab Fours Front Winch Bumper
VisionX Cannon LED Lights
Warn 12,000-lb Winch
Factor 55 ProLink
Royalty Core X-Metal Mesh Grille
AirAid Cold Air Intake Kit
EZ Lynk Auto Agent w/ Custom Tune
Jamo Turbo-Back Exhaust
AirLift Load Leveler 5000 Air Bags
Extang Tonneau Cover
Amp Research Powersteps

 

 

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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