This past weekend Velocity Channel premiered season 2 of The Lifted Life, a reality TV show following Five R Trucks, a full service customization shop out of Golden, Colorado. On a recent episode they built up crane operator Logan Hood’s 2016 RAM 2500 into one killer machine. When it came to choosing the right lift for this RAM, Five R turned to BDS Suspension for the 8″ 4-Link System with dual FOX shocks and stabilizers. This system gives the best of both worlds, smooth on road ride quality and better off-road performance with improved ground clearance and tire clearance. Other accessories going on this truck include Fab Fours bumpers, Bushwacker flares, Nitto tires, American Force wheels, Royalty Core grille, Backbone rack, Rigid LED lights Amp Research steps and more… See below for the episode preview and check your local listings to watch the full episode.
Check out upcoming episodes of the show airing Saturday’s from 10-11am EST on the Velocity Channel.
Each year, BDS releases many videos. Some are project updates, event recaps, product overviews, and instructional videos. Along with these, BDS also produces 15-sec commercials to air nationally during Xtreme Offroad and Truck Tech as part of PowerNation TV which air on Spike TV, CBS Sports, and NBC Sports. Here is the latest commercial to be released, do you know BDS?
Photo Credit: Jhan Dolphin / Text Credit: Carter Reed & Jhan Dolphin
Each year the SEMA Show is flooded with amazing automobiles, lifted trucks, lower street rods, resto-mod classics and late model monsters all in the name of automotive customization. There’s something for everyone’s taste from the insane over-the-top to capable daily drivers. BDS Suspension attends this annual show out in Las Vegas and continues to make quite the statement with show vehicles scattered throughout the show grounds on display in exhibitor booths and featured vehicle spots.
This year the Sportsman Channel’s Willi Schmidt, host of the Pure Hunting series proposed the idea for an outdoor-themed project vehicle and asked for his fans participation on how they would build it, what features are must haves and what would be cool custom touches. Based off the outpour of suggestions submitted through social media from people who love to fish, hunt, hike, camp, and mountain bike the “Adventure Edition” F150 project was born. With the help of J Robert Marketing the project starting out with a brand new 2013 Ford F-150 4WD. The truck was upgraded, modified, and customized with a variety of aftermarket products. The final version of this “Adventure Edition” F150 is completely built with input from the TV show’s fans. “We were thrilled with the amount of passionate and detailed suggestions!” exclaimed Schmidt. “Experienced outdoorsmen definitely have strong opinions as to what a vehicle should be capable of.”
To improve the stance and off-road capabilities, a BDS 6” Performance System with Fox 2.5 remote coilovers and Fox 2.0 rear shocks was installed. From there 35×12.50×20 Mickey Thompson ATZ P3 tires were mounted on 20×9 Dick Cepek Torque wheels for great looks and improved traction. Rugged front and rear Fusion bumpers were fitted with a Superwinch recovery winch and Plasmaglow offroad lighting mounted up front. Bushwacker fender flares help protect the truck sides and N-Fab steps make accessing the cab easier. Inside the seats were covered with Katzkin 2-ton leather to match the exterior, Maxxsonics electonics and displays for entertainment for the whole family on long excursions. The bed is full of storage options with an ARE cap providing plenty of dry storage for gear and equipment. The bed features TruckVault case, CargoGlide and Yeti cooler.
For paint a 2-tone black gloss and matte tan was used along with red pin striping. Auxiliary lighting is a mix of Plasmaglow and KC LEDs and the killer tone comes from a Corsa exhaust system. Following the build up this Adventure Edition F150 debuted at SEMA Show 2013 in Ford’s Booth where it was received with stellar reviews from all in attendance. Keep an eye out for this vehicle as explores the US and goes on display at various offroad and outdoor events. For more on the Adventure Edition F150, head to Facebook.
If you didn’t catch this past weekend’s PowerBlock on Spike TV you missed a great episode of Extreme 4×4 with Ian Johnson prepping a 2007 Chevy Silverado 2500 diesel service truck into a bad ass chase truck for Jeep Speed Racing. Among the upgrades was a BDS Suspension 7” high clearance, no torsion bar drop lift kit with optional leaf springs and Fox 2.0 shocks, upgraded steering components, Mickey Thompson wheels and tires, G2 gears, Road Armor bumpers, and a Warn winch. If your DVR didn’t pick it up then head on over to PowerBlock TV to check out the episode on your computer or mobile device.
We leaked this photo a couple weeks back, and tonight’s the night to see how it came to be. Check out Offroad Overhaul tonight on the Outdoor Channel to see Markus Voegler’s 2008 Dodge Ram 2500 Powerwagon get an off-road makeover before hitting the trails. BDS jumped on board with a 4” long arm suspension lift kit (comparable to a 6” long arm for standard 2500) while others provided wheels, tires, lights, and more. See the buildup and all the action tonight on Offroad Overhaul on the Outdoor Channel! To see Markus’s Testimonial, check out the link.
Coldwater, MI – April 30, 2012 – Now in its second season, Off-Road Overhaul continues to seek out deserving 4×4 owners and make over their rides with a slew of aftermarket products. After the buildup, host Mike Duval takes the rig and its proud owner out for some 4wheeling to test it all out. Watch tonight as they overhaul a 2006 Jeep Wrangler with the help of BDS Suspension and others. What’s on the table for this Jeep build… well you will have totune in to find out.
Off-Road Overhaul airs on the Outdoor Channel Monday nights at 5:30pm, 9:30pm, 12:00am, and 2:30am (EST). To see more and check out clips from past shows, visit Off-Road Overhaul.