BDS Suspension offers next level performance in a new smaller lift height with new 2" performance coilover systems for the 2019-2020 RAM 1500 4WD trucks. Designed to be so much more than a leveling kit, these new 2" coilover systems join the existing 4" and 6" lift options and have been specially designed to improve vehicle capability ride quality and strength. Offered with FOX 2.5 factory series remote reservoir coilovers (available with DSC adjustment), BDS performance series upper control arms (UCAs), and rear FOX 2.0 shocks these new systems are lift and level the stance with clearance for 33" tires. As with all BDS lift kits, these new kits are backed by Factory Protection Plus for piece of mind wherever your adventures may take you. Factory Protection Plus includes BDS’s exclusive No Fine Print Warranty, ESC system compatibility and a 5-year 100,000-mile drivetrain warranty. Upgrade your new RAM 1500 with BDS and FOX.
Say hello to J-Rated. A visual terrain scale and collection of suspension systems that take the guesswork out of building your Jeep’s chassis. It’s like asking a JKS suspension tech to join you on your next Jeep adventure. They could ride along and evaluate your Jeep’s performance. With that knowledge, that same JKS rep could point you towards the ideal lift kit for the way you drive your Jeep. JKS has done just that its new J-Rated Terrain Scale and complete suspension packages.
The team at JKS has been testing, driving, wheeling and, in general, “adventuring” our Jeeps for years. We’ve been hanging out with you on the same trails, at the same events and riding along with our customers. The JKS testing team has a motto: Driven, never trailered. They refuse to put their Jeeps on a trailer and drag them to an adventure. From Michigan to Moab or Michigan to the Rubicon Trail, JKS has probably been there, had a blast and driven home.
The sum total of JKS Manufacturing’s on and off-road experience has been translated into a range of suspension systems designed for every style and usage of Jeeper imaginable. The J-Rated terrain scale compares the performance of suspension across a wide variety of terrains. JKS focuses on 4 main categories that challenge your suspension in different ways. The ratings are based on the performance of each category, but also include any compromises that might affect one of the other categories.
The J-Rating Categories
ROAD J-RATING: “How good is your suspension on-road?” Often overlooked by many enthusiasts, JKS has mastered the art of maintaining on-road manners while improving off road performance. Engineering systems that perform better-than-factory on road while improving benefits off-road is what a complete suspension system is all about! The JKS “Road” rating factors in ease of component maintenance, ride quality on traditional road surfaces and stability at highway speeds. A system with a high road rating is great for a daily driver that gets out on mild trails a few times a year. You and your Jeep can even explore some more difficult terrain from time to time.
TRAIL J-RATING: For such a small word, “Trail” casts a wide net of performance driving scenarios. Trail is what Jeepers spend most of our off-road time on. It’s the space between the obstacles and the backcountry where we overland. Trail driving encounters speeds up to 25mph (and sometimes faster) off road. It’s the terrain that can make you embrace your suspension choice, or make you regret it. Small rocks, potholes, slight ruts and small ledges can test the “tune” on shocks and springs, and the life and performance of bushings and arms. Its were your buddies cheap, squeaky lift kit is driving him nuts. Systems with high Trail Ratings will also have good Road Ratings based on vehicle speed, however Trail Rated Systems also have more robust strength upgrades and improved wheel travel.
CRAWL J-RATING: JKS does not take the term “Crawl” lightly. This is where your Jeep encounters the big, nasty rocks, ledges and boulders. It’s the hardcore stuff that many of us dream about. This is where skill and experience meet geometry and wheel travel. It’s where we need big flex and the right combination of strong parts to work in unison. To earn a big Crawl J-Rating, a suspension system must make some compromises in other areas. If you and your Jeep play with rocks, those compromises are worthwhile.
BAJA J-RATING: This category might be the most fun type of driving to “test”. The word “Baja” brings thoughts of wide-open throttles and blasts through sand and dirt at speeds exceeding 25mph. The Baja category is for sand dune runners, desert lovers and anyone that likes to go fast in their Jeep. A high Baja J-rating mean that the suspension system includes serious shock absorbers. Valving must soak up movement, but also have the fluid capacity to stay cool and consistent for miles and miles of action. Suspension geometry is key here. High speeds require careful engineering with respect to angles and handling. You get to focus on the trail and the fun rather than worrying about your suspension system.
BDS is now offering heavy duty replacement rear sway bar links to fit lifted Toyota Tundra applications. Available in 2 lengths, these sway bar links are designed to correct the rear sway bar operating angle for improved performance for use on 4.5" and 7" BDS lift kits and are compatible with most other lift kits on the market. These sway bar links use high strength steel construction with welded eyelets and a clear zinc finish. Polyurethane bushings and sleeves are used to ensure long bushing lift and quiet operation. Upgrade the rear sway bar links on your lifted Toyota Tundra with BDS Suspension.
Sport Truck USA Dealers and Customers,
As this pandemic continues to reek havoc on both the public health and safety as well as the economy of this country it is clear that every business has been affected. With that said we thank all of our dealers and customers for their continued support and patience during this difficult time. The state of Michigan has extended and expanded its Stay Home, Stay Safe order which is now in affect through the end of April. While this has forced us to take additional measures to limit staffing across every department, the silver lining here is we are still open for business and are beginning to ship product daily again.
Shipping Resumes – As we resume shipping orders we will still be doing so with a very limited staff. The backlogged orders have begun to be processed first in the order received up through the new orders being placed. While this will take some time to get caught up, please allow for up to 7 business days at this time for in-stock item orders to ship out. Some orders will ship the following day. It’s all based on daily volume and order sizes. Obviously this will improve as we work through the backlog of orders.
Business Hours – Business hours have been updated to Monday - Friday from 9am - 5pm EST. Our sales, tech support, shipping, marketing and accounting departments will be available. It should be noted that email continues to be the preferred method of communication as the majority of staff is working remotely.
Staffing – At this time several temporary staffing changes have been made. If your sales representative is currently not available another has already been assigned to you temporarily and will be monitoring all emails hourly. You are welcome to continue sending your emails to your regular sales rep, the emails will be forwarded to the sales rep currently handling the territory. Please see the list below of available sales staff currently available to assist.
Sport Truck USA Management
When it comes to offroading, Sway Bar Disconnects are a time-honored tradition. They’re like a rite of passage. If you need to disconnect your sway bar end links, then you must be a serious Jeep nerd. While JKS Manufacturing did not invent the quick disconnect sway bar links, we did invent the Quicker Disconnect – A design that easily bolts onto your Jeep and makes off-road performance more obtainable. While often copied, JKS Quicker Disconnects are still the best solid sway bar end links you can buy for your Jeep. We’re proud of that design. At the same time, since we’re always looking for the next big idea.
BDS Suspension adds to its extensive lineup of lifts and accessories for the '14 Chevy/GMC 1500 trucks and SUVs with upgraded NX2-series gas struts standard in the base 6" IFS Systems. These NX2-struts offer improved performance on and offroad with multi-stage valving designed to react to changes in terrain. Finished in a durable gloss silver, these full length NX2 struts are designed for use with the factory springs and provided top mounting plate to work with the rest of the BDS systems for 6" of lift with no need to add strut spacers. These struts are now standard equipment in 6" High Clearance IFS Systems for the 2014-18 GM1500 Trucks and 2015-18 GM1500 SUVs.
BDS Suspension adds to its lineup of heavy duty upper control arms (UCA) with new kits available for the 2014-2018 Chevy/GMC 1500 model trucks equipped with stamped steel and aluminum control arms. These UCAs are designed for improved strength, great looks, and increased suspension travel out of your stock, leveled or lifted GM 1500 vehicle. These UCAs join the existing #121151 arms for 2007-2016 GM1500 applications with cast steel to offer full coverage for all 2014-2018 GM1500 models regardless of factory configuration.
Yesterday we announced the suspension of all on-site activities at Sport Truck to comply with Michigan’s COVID-19 Stay Home, Stay Safe order, view announcement here. While this means a delay on shipping of new orders placed, our other sales, tech and customer service departments are available to assist you. Our shelves are stocked so if you can wait for your product we look forward to shipping orders our as soon as possible.
Distributor Inventory Exchange: For others that need product now we would like to act as a mediator to support the exchange of product between our distributors. This is an opportunity to help your fellow off-road shops stay open while helping your own situation. Turning your old and or current inventory into cash while we aren’t able to ship could be a win for all of us.
If you are willing to participate, please send your BDS(FOX), Zone Offroad, JKS Manufacturing and RT Pro UTV inventory list to Sport Truck Sales (use the LINK below). This could be one box kit or full kits, don’t down-play the help a single part number could do for someone over the next few weeks. We will combine each list supplied and distribute to the rest of the Sport Truck sales team.
As retail requests and distributor requests come in we will be able to connect them to stocking dealers with to negotiate a deal. Selling price is completely between you and the shop/consumer. Sport Truck will simply be acting as the “connection”.
We have created an excel file that can be downloaded and used for locating items by Number, Brand, Dealer Name or Zipcode. This file can also be used as a template to get your inventory added to this list. Click the link below to download the newest version of the Distributor Inventory Exchange excel file. Please check this website/file location below often for updates as we bring on more updates from our partners.
If you have question, concerns and or suggestions please contact Mike Maloney.
VP Sales & Marketing
Sport Truck USA
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Here at Sport Truck, we value our employees, customers, and distributors above all else. However, given the recent exponential spread of COVID-19 in Michigan, we will be temporarily shutting down all on-site activities, including shipping through at least April 13th. We will continue to provide as much remote service as possible, including a sales and tech support team to take orders and answer questions. Every sale will be shipped in the order it was received once we can safely resume operations. Our knowledgeable sales staff will be working safely from home and the best means of communication will continue to be through email. For a list of contact emails click here.
Since March 24, when the governor-issued Stay Home, Stay Safe Order went into effect, we have continued to manufacture and ship product with only 20% of our regular workforce. Those dedicated employees have worked with premium pay, on a voluntary basis, to ship current orders as quickly as possible.
While the state mandate has allowed Sport Truck to continue operating at minimal capacity as an essential business in the “Automotive, Transportation, and Logistics” sector, we cannot, in good conscience, continue to send staff into our facilities to manufacture or ship our products while the virus is a real and imminent threat in our area.
We understand not all our competitors will comply with these warnings and make these tough decisions. We ask for your understanding and support during this temporary closure. We are looking forward to getting back to business as soon as possible and to providing the quality product and service you expect.
We believe that keeping our employees home at this time is the right decision to do our part to help eliminate the spread of the virus, protect our employees, and support our local and state healthcare systems.
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BDS Suspension adds to its lineup of vehicle specific mounting solutions for revolutionary RECOIL traction bar setups with new mounting kits specifically designed for the 2019-2020 RAM 3500 trucks. This new mounting kit are designed for bolt-on installation at both the frame and axle built from high strength 1/4" steel, and finished in a gloss black powdercoat. With the brackets installed a set of the RECOIL traction bars can be bolted in place offering improved traction and the freedom to adjust the internal spring tension for optimal performance on-road, off-road, towing, or competition pulling. These traction bars can be used on stock height or lifted trucks and work with both lift blocks and replacement leaf spring kits. They use a full floating design that won't bind up allowing the full range of wheel travel without limiting articulation.