The team at Alberta Boys Custom has completely transformed this 2020 Toyota Tacoma. They wanted this truck to be mulitfunctional so that it had a smooth ride driving around town and was fully capable to go offroad. Tearing this rig apart and building it back up again is always something to look forward to especially with a creative team.  Alberta Boys Custom is young business that is always looking for new technology while maintaining the highest quality with their work. That is just one of the many reasons this team just landed a spot on National TV. There will be more to come from this team so be on the lookout!

BDS is always excited to work with this team. They do some really great work and each build has a unique personality. So when the Alberta Boys came to us with this Tacoma build, we were thrilled to be a part of it. While BDS hasn't released their 2020 Tacoma systems just yet, the Alberta Boys team was determined to find a way to make the 2019 kit fit. So after some slight modifications, they were able to to get this truck outfitted just right.

Be on the look out for more from the Alberta Boys Custom team by following them on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

Build Specs: 2020 Toyota Tacoma 4WD

BDS 6" Suspension System w/ FOX shocks
35x12.50 Toyo Open Country AT2 Tires
18x10 Fuel Offroad Rebel
F/R Body Armor 4x4 Bumpers
Custom Headlights w/ Morimoto high-beam projectors and laser etching,
Custom Taillights to match front
Tepui Rooftop Tent
Custom Colormatched Bodyliner (smooth and textured finish)
Custom Mudflaps by Five Star Auto Accessories
Rigid Industries Radiance Pods

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.

 

Our friends at Power Automedia stopped by our booth at the 2018 SEMA Show to find out more about what BDS has been up to. We started off by giving a quick run down of #ProjectSD126. This Ford Super Duty was our build that we did for the Ford booth for the 2017 SEMA Show. Project SD126 was  built to not only look good, but perform out on the trails and open desert. The frame off overhaul included off the shelf parts from some of the best companies in the industry combined with top level fabrication from the BDS build team. What started as an idea to bring back an old favorite has evolved into a super cool and over the top 2017 Ford Super Duty standard-cab, short-bed, diesel that turns heads everywhere it goes.

We also gave a quick overview of our build for Ford’s booth this year. This year’s build, #ProjectRangerX, was an exciting build as we got our hands on one of the first Ford Rangers to come to America. Find out more about #ProjectRangerX at https://blog.bds-suspension.com/?p=17021.

When asked “what new products do you have coming out,” we were proud to give a quick update of what is to come, including kits for the ’19 RAM, ’19 Chevy, ’19 F150, and Tacoma. While we cannot give out much information, we can say we are as excited as ever for what is to come. With all the new released vehicles, our R&D team is working hard to come out with new kits.

 

PR301

BDS Suspension expands its FOX coilover lineup with new 6" DSC Coilover Systems and DSC Coilover Upgrade Kits for 2005-2017 Toyota Tacoma trucks. These new systems bring all the features of the existing 6" performance coilover systems now with the added benefit of DSC (dual speed compression) adjustment. The adjustment knobs are built right into the remote reservoir allowing you to easily dial in the ride quality for optimal performance on any terrain. The new 6" FOX DSC coilovers are available both as an upgrade for current 6" equipped Tacomas as well as complete systems to transform your stock vehicle to tackle the trail and urban jungle. As with all BDS lift kits these new 6" DSC coilover systems are backed by Factory Protection Plus (FPP) offering peace of mind whether you’re on the road or off the beaten path. FPP combines BDS’s No Fine Print Lifetime Warranty, ESC System compatibility, and a 5-year 60,000-mile drivetrain warranty at no additional cost. Get more out of your Tacoma with BDS and FOX.

Product Description

Tacoma - 6" DSC Coilover Systems

Vehicle Fitment

2005-2015 Toyota Tacoma 4WD
2016 Toyota Tacoma 4WD
2017 Toyota Tacoma 4WD

6" DSC C/O System Features

High clearance design w/ full width skid plate
Ductile iron steering knuckles
Corrects suspension and steering geometry
DSC coilovers for improved performance and adjustability

Kit Info

#88306048 (05-17 DSC C/O Upgrade) - $2021.30
#815FDSC (05-15 6" DSC C/O Kit) - $3908.91
#820FDSC (2016 6" DSC C/O Kit) - $3908.91
#823FDSC (2017 6" DSC C/O Kit) - $3908.91

Rec'd Max Wheel/Tire Specs

35x12.50 Tires on 18x9/20x9 Wheels (4.5-5" BS)

Available Accessories

#128252 - BDS Upper Control Arm Kit

Factory Protection Plus

  • 5-year, 60,000 mile drivetrain Warranty
  • BDS’s exclusive No Fine Print Warranty

***Check the BDS website to verify details prior to ordering to ensure information is up-to-date with current manufacturer listings***

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Tacoma 6" DSC Coilover System

Tacoma 6" DSC Coilover System

Tacoma 6" DSC Coilovers

Tacoma 6" DSC Coilovers

DSC Coilovers for Toyota Tacoma

6" Performance Coilover System: BDS Suspension adds to their lineup of high quality suspension lift kits with new 6" DSC coilover systems for the 2005 and up Toyota Tacoma. These systems are designed to vastly improve the truck's offroad performance while maintaining a smooth, comfortable ride on pavement. These new coilover systems build on the proven high clearance design of the 6" BDS suspension systems, now offered with FOX 2.5 coilovers with DSC adjustment built in. These new 6" systems integrate flawlessly with the new electronic stability control (ESC) systems and allow enough clearance for 35" tires to be installed. DSC is available both as complete 6" lift system as well as a coilover upgrade kit for trucks currently outfitted with the BDS 6" IFS lift kits.

The FOX 2.5 coilovers w/ remote DSC reservoir are pretuned for exceptional performance right out of the box preset for 6" of lift for easy installation. They feature a smooth bore and honed seamless alloy body, 7/8" hardened steel carbon shaft, Eibach coil springs, black anodized machined 6061-T6 billet aluminum mounts and FOX's DSC (dual speed compression) adjustment technology built into the remote reservoir. DSC is the next big thing in suspension performance allowing for easy adjustment of your vehicle's suspension compression dampening so you can dial in the ideal ride performance to soak up the bumps, both large and small. The DSC has 12 adjustment points for the high speed compression as well as 10 adjustment points for the low speed compression allowing you to make large or small changes to further improve your performance. Adjustments can be made by simply twisting the "blue" high speed and "gold" low speed compression knobs located on the end of the remote reservoir of the FOX 2.5 coilovers. No tools or shop adjustments needed, allowing you to tune the suspension out on the trail.

Along with the FOX 2.5 DSC coilovers, the complete systems include a pair of high strength, one-piece crossmember built from 1/4" steel are supplied along with the heavy duty full width skid plate and support brace to create an extremely rigid subframe to position the suspension and drivetrain components. CNC-machined ductile iron steering knuckles dwarf the factory units and reposition the steering mount to compensate for the lift. Frame mounted reservoir brackets are supplied along with bump stop extensions, sway bar relocation brackets, brake line relocation, differential brackets and cam lock plates. In the rear, 4" rear lift blocks and longer u-bolts are used to achieve a level to slightly tail high stance. Brake line brackets and precision tuned FOX 2.0 IFP rear shocks round out the system and giving clearance for 35" tires to be installed.

Get more out of your 2005-2017 Toyota Tacoma from BDS Suspension and FOX with new 6" DSC Coilover Systems.

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(517) 279-2135 | bds-suspension.com | sales-bds@ridefox.com

PR278

Now shipping, complete lift systems for the 2017 Toyota Tacoma 4WD trucks. These kits are designed around the tried and true lift systems for the 2005-2016 Toyota Tacoma, now updated specifically for the 2017 models. Available in 2.5", 4", 6" and 6" performance coilover systems, these new systems are engineered to the highest standards, improving off-road performance while maintaining onroad drivability with clearance for up to 35" tires. All BDS lift kits are backed by Factory Protection Plus offering the No Fine Print Warranty and 5-years 60,000-miles of drivetrain protection at no extra cost. Get more out of your 2017 Toyota Tacoma with BDS Suspension.

Product Description

2.5'' Leveling/Lift Kit
4" High Clearance IFS System
6" High Clearance IFS System
6'' Performance Coilover System
6" DSC Coilover System

Vehicle Fitment

  • 2017 Toyota Tacoma 4WD

4'' & 6'' Kit Features

  • High clearance design
  • Ductile iron steering knuckles
  • Full width belly skidplate
  • Corrects steering geometry
  • Fits up to 35" tires with 6'' kit

Kit ID Number(s)

#817H (2.5" Leveling Kit) - $122.74
#821H (4" IFS System) - $1849.55
#823H (6" IFS System) - $1899.75
#823F (6" Coilover System) - $3588.89
#823FDSC (6" DSC Coilover System) - $3908.91

Rec'd Max Wheel/Tire Specs

2.5'' - 265/75r16 on 16x8 w/ 5.25'' BSing (or similar 17-20'')
4'' - 33x12.50 tires on 18x19/20x9 wheels (4.5'' BSing)
6'' - 35x12.50 tires on 18x9/20x9 wheels (4.5'' BSing)

Available Accessories

#128252 BDS Upper Control Arms (2.5" & 6" Kits)
#018218 2'' Rear Block Kit (2.5" Kit)
#55954 BDS 5500 Rear Shock (2.5" Kit)
#98224954 FOX 2.0 Rear Shock (2.5" & 4" Kits)
#98224953 FOX 2.0 Rear Shock (6" Kit)

Factory Protection Plus

  • 5-year, 60,000 mile drivetrain Warranty
  • BDS’s exclusive No Fine Print Warranty

© BDS Suspension, 491 W. Garfield Ave. Coldwater, MI 49036
(517) 279-2135 | bds-suspension.com | sales-bds@sporttruckusainc.com

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6" Coilover System

6" DSC Coilover System

Toyota Tacoma with BDS 6" Suspension System

Toyota Tacoma with BDS 6" Suspension System

Toyota Tacoma with BDS 6" Suspension System

2.5" Leveling Kit: Starting out the 2.5" leveling kit is a good option for new Tacoma owners looking to level the stance of their truck and add up to 32" tires. These kits include 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. Mounting hardware is included. Optional accessories include a 2" rear block to restore the tail high stance as well as your choice of BDS 5500-series or FOX 2.0 gas charged shocks.

4" IFS Lift Kits: Stepping up to 4" lifts, BDS offers a complete 4" IFS system that provides 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 compatible 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 is compliant with the factory ESC 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, and a set of 4" rear blocks and longer u-bolts to level the stance. Finishing off the kit is your choice of BDS-5500 series hydraulic or precision tuned Fox 2.0 performance gas shocks. 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 standard 6" IFS lift kit from the high clearance cross members, ductile iron steering knuckles, multipoint diff drop brackets, full width skid plate, brake lines brackets, and rear block & u-bolt kit. In place of the front strut spacer and preload this system ups the performance with FOX factory series 2.5 remote reservoir coilovers. In the back these systems come standard with FOX 2.0 IFP gas shocks built for improved dampening, fade free performance, and a premium ride across diverse terrains. The FOX factory series 2.5 remote C/Os include:

  • Smooth-bore, clear coated, zinc plated alloy body
  • Black anodized 6061-T6 billet aluminum mounting components
  • 7/8" hard chrome plated heat treated alloy steel shaft
  • High flow piston design with specially formulated race oil
  • External reservoir separates shock oil from high-pressure nitrogen
  • Eibach coil springs pre-installed
  • Easy bolt-on installation, coil spring preload set for proper ride height right out of the box. Right height is easily adjustable using BDS spanner tool #129600 (sold separately).

6" DSC Coilover Systems: BDS ups the ante with new DSC coilover systems for the Toyota Tacoma. These DSC (dual speed compression) adjustable coilovers takes your trucks performance to the next level with adjustable dampening allowing you to dial in your optimal performance in any terrain, on road of off. The coilovers themselves are FOX factory series 2.5 coilovers with a remote DSC reservoir. They come ready to bolt in and tuned for impressive performance tailored specifically to work with the BDS  6" suspension lifts. The DSC brings a new level of freedom to easily dial in the ride quality to soak up the harsh unpredictable terrain offroad while still providing a plush ride on pavement. The DSC has 12 adjustment points for the high speed compression as well as 10 adjustment points for the low speed compression allowing you to make large or small changes to further improve your performance. Adjustments can be made by simply twisting the "blue" high speed and "gold" low speed compression knobs located on the end of the remote reservoir of the FOX 2.5 coilovers. No tools or shop adjustments needed, allowing you to tune the suspension out on the trail. Along with DSC coilovers these kits come standard with FOX 2.0 IFP performance gas shocks in the rear. These components combined with the tried and true BDS IFS lift system bring an unbeatable suspension to the market for late model Tacoma trucks. Click to see more on DSC from FOX.

Whether you're looking for the smooth riding system for weekend trail rides or you plan to bomb through Baja, BDS offers suspension options for your 2017 Toyota Tacoma.

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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.

Build Specs:
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

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