Despite attempts from GM, Ford, Nissan and even Jeep, the Toyota Tacoma continues to be the best selling mid-size truck on the market today. Well equipped and extremely capable right from the factory as well as a multitude of aftermarket support. A prime example is Kyle Wilkins battle ship gray 2019 Tacoma dubbed USS Taco. BDS 6" coilover system, 35" Toyos, Black Rhino wheels, Diode Dynamics lighting and plenty more come together for this capable Tacoma.
The newest build to join the BDS fleet is this 2016 Toyota Tacoma, packed full of new technology, new styling and a stout chassis. While the truck is fairly capable in stock form, the BDS team had bigger plans for this truck to improve the overall look, stance, and off-road prowess. For that we turned to a some of the best names in the business to take this Tacoma to the next level. This truck will spend a fair amount of time on the road as well as the trail so we needed a setup that would be comfortable, capable and up to any beating we put on it. The BDS 6″ performance coilover system is the perfect upgrade to correct suspension geometry, add extra offroad protection, provide additional tire clearance and improve high-speed offroad dampening for better performance across any terrain. Along with the coilover system a pair of the new BDS chromoly upper control arms (UCA) were added for extra strength and improved ball joint position and to allow extra suspension travel. With the suspension installed that offered up clearance for 35×12.50 Pitbull PBX A/T tires on 18×9 KMC XD133 wheels. These tires offer a great all terrain pattern for on and off-road use, long tread life and limited road noise. The XD133 wheels have an awesome styling finished in a gray face with black simulated beadlock ring to match the styling of the truck. These wheels are 18×9 with 5″ backspacing (0 offset) which is ideal for use with our kit for fitting larger tires while offering sufficient clearance for the replacement steering knuckles from the BDS lift kit.
With the suspension, wheels, and tires knocked out the new upgrade was to the bumpers. While the factory bumpers are sufficient for everyday use, they limit tire clearance, overall strength and the ability to mount a winch and aftermarket lighting. We turned to Pelfreybilt and upgraded to a set of their steel replacement bumpers. What an improvement over stock, these bumpers checked every box with a heavy duty design and ability to add accessories. The bumpers are offered raw or powder coated, we opted for raw so we could do custom matte black powdercoating to match the graphics package we put on the truck. Mounted in the bumper is a Warn VR Series 10,000lb winch with synthetic rope to get us out of any tough position we may find ourselves in out on the trail. Attached to the front of that is the Factor 55 ProLink for safe recovery. Many times trail days turn into trail nights so improved lighting is a must for hitting the trail. Up front a Baja Designs 30″ S8 lightbar was added along with a pair of their Squadron cornering lights. These offer ample lighting at the flip of a switch in a clean, rugged housing. Out back a matching Pelfreybilt bumper was installed for added protection along with a pair of Baja Designs S2 backup lights. Finishing off the truck for the time being is an Extang SolidFold 2.0 tonneau cover providing us with dry storage for gear and supplies.
As with most project builds, this one is a work in progress and will continue to be upgraded with components and accessories to help it perform better on the trail and on pavement. Stay tuned for future updates on this build and keep an eye out for this Tacoma at an event near you.
2016 Toyota Tacoma 4wd V6
BDS 6″ Performance Coilover System w/ UCAs
35×12.50×18 Pitbull PBX A/T Tires
18×9 KMC XD133 Wheels (black/gray finish)
Pelfreybilt Front/Rear Steel Bumpers
Warn VR10000-s Winch w/ Factor 55 ProLink
Baja Designs Lighting (30″ S8 Lightbar, Squadron Corners, S2 Backup Lights)
Extang SolidFold 2.0 Tonneau Cover
Magellan TRX7 Offroad GPS
NEW PRODUCT Announcement
June 3, 2015
PR.207: Tacoma Lift Kits
#817H (2.5″ Leveling Kits
#816H (4″ Lift System)
#815H (6″ Lift System)
#815F (6″ C/O System)
2.5″ Leveling Kit
4″ IFS System
6″ IFS System
6″ Performance Coilover System
2005-2015 Toyota Tacoma 4wd
$122.74 – $3479.10
SUPPORT FILES & LINKS
BDS Lift Kits for 2005-2015 Toyota Tacoma 4WD Trucks
The Toyota Tacoma continues to be the best selling mid-size pickup year after year. These trucks offer smooth on road comfort and plenty of capability off the beaten path. BDS Suspension has now test fit and confirmed fitment of all current Tacoma suspension systems up through the 2015 models. With 2″, 4″, 6″, and 6″ performance coilover systems currently available, BDS offers a variety of suspension options for late model Tacoma trucks engineered to the highest standard to improve off-road performance while maintaining on-highway drivability and allowing fitment of up to 35″ tires. All BDS lift kits are backed by Factory Protection Plus offering a No Fine Print Lifetime Warranty and a 5-year 60,000-mile drivetrain warranty at no additional cost. Get the most out of your Toyota Tacoma with BDS Suspension.
For more information on the kit see below, head online to the BDS Suspension website or call us at (517) 279-2135.
2.5″ Leveling Kits: This kit is a great option for Tacoma owners looking to level the stance of their truck and add tire clearance for larger tires. The kit consists of a pair of top mounted strut spacers built from 3/16″ steel, fully welded and finished in a textured black powder coat. The kit is 100% bolt-on with no strut disassembly required. Rear block and shocks are available for this kit. Up to 32″ tires can be installed
4″ IFS Lift Kits: Stepping up to 4″ lifts, BDS offers 4″ complete IFS system including everything necessary to modify the suspension and drivetrain with room for 33″ tires. The kit includes a pair of laser cut 1/4″ steel crossmembers along with precision machined ductile cast iron steering knuckles to maintain stock-like handling characteristics and compatibile with the factory ESC system. Also included is a full width belly skid plate, top mounted strut spacer to retain ride quality, differential drop brackets to correct CV and driveshaft operating angles, brake line relocation, bump stops, rear blocks, u-bolts and your choice of BDS 5500-series hydraulic or Fox 2.0 performance gas shocks specially tuned for this application.
6″ IFS Lift Kits: At the heart of this 6″ lift kit is a pair of ductile iron replacement steering knuckles and high-clearance crossmembers. These components establish a suspension geometry that not only performs well on and off-road, but are compliant with the factory traction control systems. A multipoint differential relocation kit securely repositions the front differential to correct CV axle angle while allowing for the use of the stock front driveshaft. Front end drivetrain components are protected by the full width skid plate that ties the front and rear crossmembers together for a rigid subframe. Top mounted strut spacers are used along with preload spacers to improve handling performance. Also included in this kit are replacement bump stops, brake line brackets, 4″ rear block kit to level the stance and your choice of BDS-5500 series hydraulic or Fox 2.0 performance gas shocks specifically tuned to enhance the ride quality and performance. This system allows for up to 35″ tires to be installed.
6″ Performance Coilover Systems: The 6″ Performance System includes all the high quality components supplied in the 6? lift kit from the high clearance cross members, ductile iron steering knuckles, multipoint diff drop kit, full width skid plate brake lines brackets, along with the 4″ rear block & u-bolt kit. This system upgrades the front strut spacers to Fox 2.5 remote reservoir coilovers and rear Fox 2.0 IFP gas shocks tuned specifically to the this system to offer improved performance and ride quality in any terrain. Some of the features of the Fox 2.5 remote C/Os include:
Important Kit Notes for 4″, 6″, and 6″ C/O Kits:
Max Tire/Wheel Recommendations: