We love to hear (and see) what you do with your BDS-equipped rides. We recently came across a YouTube video of a 3” BDS Lifted JK running 35s on a snow covered logging trail in Alberta, Canada. Here’s what they had to say about the kit:

2013 Jeep JKU, BDS 3” Lift Kit, 35” BFG KM2, 18” XD Monsters

Thanks! LOVE the lift! It is so much better than the stock ride. Also performs fantastic off road! Thanks for a GREAT product!

-Dr. Wardner

If you have trouble viewing the video below, try http://youtu.be/KBJ32CjB02M

We’re enthusiasts here at BDS Suspension, and we love to see what you’re working on. While you won’t see us plastered all over the gamut of forums, we do participate, we get involved, and throw our 2 cents in. We know you don’t want to hear a sales pitch from us, but rather actual tech support, the tricks, tips, the stuff we’ve figured out over the years and had first hand experience with.

JeepForum.com is one we frequent. We came across a thread recently by a guy named “Peyts” from Ontario, who was starting out the build on his family TJ with plans to turn it into a weekend warrior. Check out the build thread and join the discussion at http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/transforming-my-soccer-mom-tj-lift-kit-tires-wheel-spacers-1438900/

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2Dr. #490H/496H(Rubicon)

4Dr. #493H/499H(Rubicon)


2Dr. 4 inch Suspension Lift

4Dr. 4.5 inch Suspension Lift


2012 Jeep Wrangler JK

2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited JK

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Jeep JK 4.5" long arm lift kit

4.5″ Long Arm Lift Kit
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Jeep JK Wrangler
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2012 Jeep Wrangler JK/Wrangler Unlimited JK

Coldwater, MI—August 10, 2012— The 2012 Wrangler has proven itself to be a formidable offroad vehicle in stock form. To improve its capabilities BDS Suspension now offers the redesigned 4/4.5″ long arm suspension lift kits for the 2-door and 4-door model 2012 Wranglers.

The heart of this system is the new longer 4-link design, built to outperform the competition both on and off-road. New mounts are made from 1/4″ thick steel and work with the new heavy-duty lower flex arms and adjustable upper flex arms to maximize suspension travel and optimize handling characteristics. BDS Pro-Ride coils improve the overall ride quality and offer full coil bind capability for longevity no matter how you use or abuse them.

These lift kits also include a set of ultimate sway bar disconnects (links for Rubicon models), front and rear braided stainless steel kevlar lined brake lines, drop pitman arm, bump stop extensions, track bar brackets, and your choice of BDS 5500 hydraulic or Fox 2.0 gas shocks.

Optional accessories for these lift kits include front and rear adjustable track bars and steering stabilizer upgrades.

As with all BDS lift kits it is covered under the No Fine Print Warranty. For more info on this product and other suspension options for your new Jeep Wrangler, check out BDS Suspension or call (517) 279-2135.

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Belly Pan


1997-2006 Jeep Wrangler TJ

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Jeep TJ Belly Pan

Jeep TJ Belly Pan
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 Belly Pan installed on Jeep TJ

Belly Pan installed on TJ
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1997-2006 Jeep TJ Belly Pan

Coldwater, MI—July 26, 2012—Available for the 1997-2006 Jeep Wrangler TJ, BDS now offers a heavy duty, high clearance belly pan to offer additional underbody protection for drivetrain components. This Made in the USA belly pan is built from 3/16″ steel and includes corner gussets for added strength. One key benefit to this system over others on the market is the new low profile transmission mount that allows for the additional clearance without requiring motor mount modification.

The BDS belly pan increases ground clearance by 1-1/4″ on the ’03-06 TJ Wranglers and 1/2″ on the ’97-02 models. This system fits on stock and BDS lifted applications as well as most any lifted suspension. The kit includes brackets to fit both automatic and manual transmissions, however minor modifications will be required to fit Rubicon and ’03-06 automatic models. Available in a textured black finish, this belly pan is must have if your Jeep spends time on the rocks.

For more info on this product and to find the distributor nearest you, check out BDS Suspension or call (517) 279-2135.

This past weekend BDS Suspension hit the road in route to a pair of Pennsylvania 4wheel events, the Bloomsburg 4Wheel Jamboree and the Outback Offroad Adventure. BDS Reps Dave DeVormer and Ryan Snyders took the company’s TJ out for the weekend of wheeling and camping out at the park. The ORV park is owned and operated by the crew of Meridian Offroad in Butler, PA and Rob, Terry, and Jeff continue to be a great BDS distributor offering top notch customer service and installs. Their passion for the sport get them out to the park on the weekends and organize big events from time to time like this past weekend’s outing. The park has a variety of terrains and numerous obstacles to challenge every level of offroader. Dave and Ryan made it back with tons of stories from the wheeling and hanging out with the staff and other wheelers. Here’s what Dave had to say,

We arrived in Six Points about 9:30 Friday night where we were greeted by Rob, Terry, and Jeff from Meridian Offroad with some delicious sausage and corn on the cob.   After getting our tents setup, we played some washers and ended up staying up until 3AM.  We woke up to Jeff jumping on the trailer right next to my tent at about 7 am for early breakfast before the drivers meeting at 9:30.  First we ran the snake trail with no problems then we started over to the new side to hit the extreme ravine trails on the newer property.  The trails wind up a creek bed full of boulders and ledges, where we did had to winch a few times.  Everyone in our group made it through the trail without any casualties except for Skinny, a buggy on Rockwells with rear steer.  His tie rod broke, but that didn’t stop him, he was able to drag the buggy out of the woods with the rear tires pointing whatever direction they pleased.  We ended the day with some of Jeff’s amazing cheesy, bacon burgers.  The next trail day we covered porcupine trail, pinion trail, rockslide, extreme mud and climbed House Rock just before it started to rain.  Our group’s casualties were Alex’s front u-joint caps popping out and an XJ with bent steering linkage.  The day ended with a large raffle of prizes including a winch and BDS t-shirts.  The weekend had a good variety of rigs from extreme buggies to nearly stock jeeps.  The guys at Meridian Offroad have put together a great park and the BDS Outback Adventures never fails to be a great time to meet up with old friends and meet new ones at camp and on the trail.

Check out some of the pictures from the event and make sure to head on over to the BDS Facebook page to see more.