The 4wheeing trip of a lifetime and if you’re up to the challenge of a weeklong hardcore offroad adventure its one you should have on your bucket list. The Ultimate Adventure hosted by 4Wheel & Offroad Magazine is a weeklong 1200-mile 4wheeling trip across multiple states with about 25 rigs split between magazine staff, sponsors and selected readers. No trailers or support vehicles, you need to be self sufficient with tools, spare parts, and food for the journey. Its a mystery what each day of the trip will bring as you follow Rick Pewe on the route he mapped out. This year BDS was the official suspension once again bringing the Crawlorado, a bad ass V8 powered 1st Gen Colorado as well as a 2015 Colorado to shuttle the magazine and video crew around from trail to trail. Each year the magazine features the event in multiple issues of the print publication, online as well as in a feature length video. Check out the 2015 Ultimate Adventure video… #ua2015
We’ll be updating this post each day as the magazine posts their 5-part coverage from the 2015 Ultimate Adventure. Stay tuned for more and check out the rest of our coverage from the trip at https://blog.bds-suspension.com/?cat=417
If you’re like us the photos from #UA2015 just aren’t enough. While only a lucky few get to experience the excitement, the sights and smells of Ultimate Adventure we documented all the action to bring it to you first. Check out the daily update videos covering all the offroad trail action, road days and stops along the 2015 Ultimate Adventure now live on the BDS YouTube channel.
What an amazing week on the 2015 Ultimate Adventure. Despite daily rain showers, downpours at times, tornados and other inclement weather we had a blast on the week long, 1200+ mile adventure. This year BDS brought (2) Colorados with a 2011 Colorado trail rig dubbed the Crawlorado built by Pacific Fabrication along with a 2015 Chevy Colorado that served as media support crew throughout the adventure.
If you weren’t one of the lucky few to go on the 2015 Ultimate Adventure or maybe you were and want to relive the action than check out 4Wheel & Offroad Magazine’s coverage then you’re in luck. In addition to everything on social media sites the magazine has posted their photos just one week after the weeklong wheeling trip is a wrap. Check out all of 4WOR’s coverage at http://www.fourwheeler.com/ultimate-adventure/2015/
For the past several years, BDS has held the coveted title of official suspension of the Ultimate Adventure (UA). The prestigious position is good advertising, but it also gives us the opportunity to build a kick ass trail rig and spend time wheeling with a select group of magazine reps, corporate sponsors, and readers as we all challenge ourselves and our rig to the ultimate test, a weeklong off-road road trip covering more than 1000-miles across multiple states. The terrain varies from year to year depending on the region we wheel, but one thing is certain, you never know what to expect on the UA. Each day is a mystery lead by 4WOR’s Rick Pewe, some days consist of 100% hardcore trails and others have hundreds of road miles to get to the next location. One of the perks of sponsoring the event is being able to participate on the trip. When BDS started out on the UA we brought a mildly built Jeep TJ on 37s. After 2 years completing the UA that TJ retired to be weekend trail warrior. The next trail rig to come along was Project KJ, a low slung diesel 1st gen Jeep Liberty on solid axles and 40s. Once dialed in that Jeep was unstoppable, conquering the trails, mud, and rocks all the while still able to cruise along the highway at 80mph. The BDS KJ went on the 2013 & 2014 and at this point continues to be used out on the trail and at shows, but at this point is retired from the Ultimate Adventure to make way for a fresh face on the trip.
For 2015, BDS Suspension is once again the official suspension of the Ultimate Adventure. We wanted to change things up this year by opening the sponsorship vehicle spot to one of our distributors. We had a call for submissions back in March to find out which distributors were interested and what they would build for the trip. We had several submissions and after looking through them all and discussing the plans with each of the applicants, one stood out among the rest. Kevin Stearns of Pacific Fabrication in Gilroy, CA pitched the idea for the Crawlorado, a 1st Gen V8 Colorado running solid axles, modified BDS long arm kit and 37s. Kevin is no stranger to the Ultimate Adventure, he attended as a reader back in 2009 followed by being selected to build the magazine’s Tug Truck for the 2014 trip. That year Kevin wheeled the UA as the official builder taking his KOH-prepped BroBlazer. Kevin and his crew are skilled fabricators and the Crawlorado is an excellent opportunity to showcase those skills. BDS Suspension will be teaming up with Pacific Fabrication to turn it into a capable trail rig with a custom BDS JK long arm kit that is being used and Fox shocks, the truck and several other mods to get this Colorado UA-ready. Thank you to all the applicants for their interest and congrats to Pacific Fabrication, stay tuned for more on the build plans and updates from the transformation!