Power Automedia met up with BDS at the Ford booth at the 2018 SEMA Show to get some insight on #ProjectRangerX. Ford’s booth is definitely one of the best booths at SEMA. The 2019 Ford Ranger is coming to America, and not only did we got our hands on one of the first in the country, but we had the opportunity to  do a complete overhaul on it and have it featured in Ford’s booth.

This build was inspired by adventure. We are offroad enthusiasts and we wanted this truck to reflect that. This truck is awesome right out of the gate both on road and offroad, but we wanted to take it to the next level so that no adventure was out of reach. For full details on #ProjectRangerX check out our blog post on it at https://blog.bds-suspension.com/?p=17021

 

 

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.

 

Each year as the SEMA Show draws near social media and media outlets have an influx of content with OEs, aftermarket manufacturers and vehicle builders show off their latest creations and newest releases. While video is king a new (old) media is gaining steam in the form of a truck and offroad focused podcast that airs weekly on iTunes and other podcast services. Going by the originally title “The Truck Show Podcast” the show regularly has industry professionals, celebrities, and representatives on to talk truck, Jeep, current trends, upcoming OE news, cover events and more. I’ve personally been a listener of the show since the beginning and have enjoyed the info, the interviews and the commentary. (Mountered Parameters!) its an inside joke you’ll have to listen to get the backstory. I’ve had the chance to be on the show a couple times in some capacity, from a random EJS on the spot interview to an email or two that were read on the air. Last week while manning the booth (the bar specifically) towards the end of one of the days Holman and Lightning (hosts of the podcast) stopped by for a beer to catch up with mic’s in hand. Take a listen to the informal interview I had with the guys talking about trucks, beards and beers and be sure to check out more episodes from the show, its worth the listen.

-Carter

Listen to SEMA Liftisode Podcast – The Truck Show Podcast (Starts @40min)