Catch the The Outdoor Channel tonight (Monday, February 7th) for the newest episode of Off-Road Overhaul airing at 4:30pm, 7pm and 9:30pm (ET) as well as 1:30am on Tuesday (ET). Tonight host Mike Duval will take an ’89 Jeep Wrangler YJ in need of lots of attention and overhaul it with a lift kit, wheels, tires, bumpers, winch, performance mods and more. While in the shop, it will be outfitted with a BDS 4.5” Ultimate Suspension Lift Kit among other accessories before being tested out on an off-road adventure later in the show. Check out the show and give us some feedback on Facebook. For more info and to submit your ride to be overhauled visit  http://www.outdoorchannel.com/Shows/OffRoadOverhaul.aspx

Vegas baby! Las Vegas is the site of the SEMA Show; once again bringing together over 2000 companies for the largest automotive show in the world. Automotive manufacturers as well as aftermarket companies worldwide make the trip each year to this oasis in the Mojave Desert. The Las Vegas Convention Center and surrounding grounds will play host to this show boasting anything and everything automotive related. While this show isn’t open to the general public, the amount of press coverage this show receives gives everyone an up close view of what SEMA is all about. SEMA is always the place to showcase new products and it has routinely given us a glimpse into the future of the industry. BDS Suspension will be among the companies making the long haul to Las Vegas for the November 2-5 show. This event provides an opportunity to meet with current and potential distributors, as well as network with other professionals. BDS Suspension will be well represented with a number of companies interested in our premium lift kits for SEMA show rigs. We’ll have more coverage of these trucks in the near feature.

BDS Suspension is teaming up with its sister company Zone Offroad Products in our 10ft x 100ft booth modeled after an off road shop complete with sales counters, lift kits on displays, waiting room, and install garage. Wall displays will showcase new lift kits for the Jeep TJ / JK Wranglers, the 2011 Chevy HD trucks, Dodge trucks, new Ford F150 / F250 trucks, and the Toyota Tundra. We’ve included some shots of components of the booth, but we don’t want to give away everything yet, so you’ll have to check back to see the full details. Keep a look out for updates during the show and a full recap complete with media blitz after the show.

PRESS RELEASE #107

1″ – 6″ Suspension Systems—2011 Ford F-250, F-350 Super Duty Gas & Diesel 4wd

Coldwater, MI—July 30, 2010—Owners of 2011 Ford Super Duty F-250 and F-350 4wd pickups can now lift their trucks with BDS Suspension’s newly released lift kits ranging in height from 1 to 6 inches. Both standard and 4-Link systems are available along with many other upgrades.

Pro-Ride coil springs are supplied that are capable of full coil bind as well as specifically designed springs for gas vs.  diesel motors. These systems are available with either rear block kits or new Glide-Ride rear leaf springs. The heavy duty track bar relocation bracket is designed to match the steering angles of the supplied dropped pitman arm to maintain the factory steering geometry.

Radius arm drop brackets are included to restore the O.E. caster angles in the standard kit while a frame mounting bracket replaces the OE radius arm bracket in the 4-Link kit to increase ground clearance. The 4-Link kit offers less than 1 degree of caster change through wheel travel giving you better on and off road control. Massive 2.5” O.D., greasable, urethane control arm bushings are included with these kits. Two-inch O.D. x 0.250” wall DOM tubing is used to make these extremely rugged control arms.

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PRESS RELEASE #103

4″ Suspension System—2009-2010 Dodge Ram 1500 4wd 1/2 Ton Pickup

Coldwater, MI—February 16, 2010—2009-2010 Dodge 1/2 Ton 4WD Pickup owners have another lift option with the release of BDS Suspension’s 4” IFS suspension system. This kit’s laser cut crossmembers are made from 1/4” steel and are designed with high arches for increased ground clearance. A differential skid plate is included to lock the front and rear crossmembers together as well as protect the differential.

Improved geometry is achieved with ductile iron, CNC machined steering knuckles which are supplied to ease installation as well as work perfectly with the new BDS crossmembers. There is no change in turning radius, and the system works with the factory stability control system.

The rear is lifted with BDS Pro-Ride coil springs that are capable of being smashed totally solid and still coming back to normal ride height. In addition, rear bump stop extensions and control arm relocation brackets are included to properly lift the rear of your Dodge.

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Tread Lightly! Winner
BDS President Steve Olmstead hands over the keys to Tread Lightly! auction winner Matthew Nester.

The nonprofit organization Tread Lightly! held its 2nd Annual Tread Lightly! Charity Auction on eBay June 1 -11 with more than 175 products donated from companies across the country.

The Featured Auction item was this custom-built 2007 Jeep Wrangler from BDS Suspension. This JK came equipped with a BDS 6 ½” Long Arm 4-Link suspension system, a Warn Power Plant Dual Force HP winch, 37” Mickey Thompson MTZ tires and 18” Classic II wheels. The winning bidder was Matthew Nester of Roscommon, Michigan. “We’re happy to support the crucial efforts of Tread Lightly!. We are pleased to make such a significant contribution and look forward to participating in next year’s auction,” said BDS President Steve Olmstead.

All proceeds will go to address urgent recreation issues on public off-road trails and recreation sites.

“There has never been a more important time to give back to the outdoors,” said Tread Lightly!’s executive director Lori McCullough. “In order to protect recreation access in these dynamic times, we have to act immediately to implement special communications, education, and restoration programs now. This auction will make that possible.”

Tread Lightly!, Inc. is a national nonprofit organization with a mission to proactively protect recreation access and opportunities in the outdoors through education and stewardship initiatives. Tread Lightly! is the nation’s signature ethics message for outdoor enthusiasts that use motorized vehicles. The organization also offers unique training and restoration programs strategically designed to instill an ethic of responsibility in a wide variety of outdoor enthusiasts and the industries that serve them.

Students in the John Hersey High School’s Automotive/CAD/M&T class have been getting hands on training on their class Jeep XJ Cherokee. A 6.5″ BDS Suspension long arm kit was installed by the students earlier this school year along with many other customizations. These pictures show the year end results of this project.  BDS wishes the John Hersey class of 2009 the best of luck in their future careers and many happy and safe days on the trails.

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