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Unread 06-28-2013, 09:55 AM   #46
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Today is the day. Any pictures of it rolling out of the garage all done? This KJ is awesome.

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Unread 06-28-2013, 09:42 PM   #47
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Carters busy with last minute details but since I was there and took some he asked me to throw some up for you guys. It was running when I left this evening with just a couple of glitches/ final touches
He's going to be posting on Facebook , but not sure if he'll have time for more here until he gets back.





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Unread 06-28-2013, 09:46 PM   #48
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Unread 06-28-2013, 09:47 PM   #49
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Unread 06-28-2013, 11:24 PM   #50
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Just saw a video of it on Facebook. Looks sick. Great work.
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Unread 06-29-2013, 12:03 AM   #51
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Unread 07-10-2013, 04:07 PM   #52
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Hey Guys, I'm back in the office after an amazingly exhausting week on the Ultimate Adventure. While I know many of you followed the coverage on our Facebook page, I wanted to back track a bit and finish up the build thread that I ran short of time on. Thanks to Tom for stopping by to take pictures and get his hands a little dirty on the final day of prep. I saw he posted some photos up to keep everyone up to speed on the project and the trip. For now here's the final installment of the build thread to get you up to speed on how the KJ sits now, we'll have future updates with event coverage and build updates as we tune it and get it closer to what we envisioned...



It was a mad rush to the finish. 15-17 hour days in the shop as this vehicle came out of paint to be fully assembled in just 3 short days. In addition to the bolt-on items, the body panels, windshield, interior, and winch getting reinstalled, big items like front and rear bumpers still needed to be fabricated, wiring needed to be sorted out, brake lines and fuel lines routed, skid pates needed to be designed and built, and all the fluids checked before we could fire it up for the first time since its transformation from a grocery getter into a trail rig. To say there was some pressure on the crew building the KJ would be an understatement.

D-Day came along and the rig still had a long way to go. With the start of the 2013 Ultimate Adventure set for Saturday afternoon in Alabama, the guys set off to finish up the odds and ends in preparation for the Friday PM departure. While the list was dwindling down, there were still a number of things to get done. Electrical gremlins persistently popping up during the final couple days of the build as we sorted out periodic no start issues, that developed on account of the doors being removed during the buildup (security system caused no start), overhead console being unplugged (security system caused no start), headlight/taillight wiring issues, and an engine/tranny combo that was stuck in limb mode. After a day full or fabrication and diagnostic, exhausted and dazed, the crew loaded up Project KJ around 11:30pm still with an unresolved engine/tranny issue. Carter and Dave drove through the night with the KJ in tow to make it to the start point just in time. Once off the trailer at the start, Carter and Dave went to work diagnosing the problem, checking and rechecking wires, electrical connections, and exhausting just about every resource they could think of. Check in came and went and the vehicle passed tech inspection despite the persistent engine/tranny issues. The guys worked late into the night and with the help of other UA’ers, multiple trips to the parts store without resolution. Come the next morning after a measly 2 hours of sleep, they went back to work and finally after about 2 hours of testing wires found the culprit to be a wire coming from the throttle position sensor that was grounding out. A new wire was run and the KJ immediately fired up, revved high and shifted through the gears. The guys hurried out to the first off-road park 20 minutes away and BDS’s official Ultimate Adventure was under way.
















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Unread 07-12-2013, 07:30 PM   #53
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Unread 07-13-2013, 08:34 AM   #54
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Any more on the UA 13? Can you leak some more pictures?
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Unread 08-16-2013, 03:40 PM   #55
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We've got some pictures posted on our Facebook page, we're holding off on the event coverage posts until the magazine comes out with their coverage. Check out the photos at https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...1361429&type=3
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Unread 08-16-2013, 04:08 PM   #56
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We've got a ton of photos posted on our Facebook page from the Ultimate Adventure and more from other events we've attended since. We've made a few changes to the rig in an attempt to fix some shortcomings and get it dialed in. Here's a couple shots of it since completion to check out, see more on the BDS Suspension Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...1361429&type=3

Ready to start the 2013 Ultimate Adventure

2013 Ultimate Adventure

Launching out of a mud hole on the 2013 Ultimate Adventure

Spooling up the little turbo diesel on the 2013 Ultimate Adventure

Loading up for Craw Mag Event at Rocks and Valleys with sister company Zone Offroad Products

Craw Mag Event at Rocks and Valleys

Craw Mag Event at Rocks and Valleys

John from Crawl Mag trying out the BDS CR KJ

Trail riding at Craw Mag Event at Rocks and Valleys with sister company Zone Offroad Products' MJ
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Unread 11-14-2013, 11:51 AM   #57
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Hey everyone we debuted our UA video last week during SEMA along with showing off Project KJ in the booth, check out the video at:
***BDS Suspension's 2013 Ultimate Adventure Video link***

We also have the Petersens 4Wheel & Off-Road Magazine's video coverage at:
***Petersen’s 4Wheel & Off-Road Magazine Ultimate Adventure 2013 Videos***

To watch all the build videos, daily updates on the Ultimate Adventure and the finished recap video, check out the BDS KJ playlist at:
***BDS Project KJ Buildup/Wheeling***

To see all the photos from the trip, head on over to the BDS Facebook Page and watch the Ultimate Adventure photos at:
***2013 Ultimate Adventure Coverage***
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Unread 11-14-2013, 12:11 PM   #58
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Lots of great videos to watch Thanks for posting them!
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Unread 11-14-2013, 12:47 PM   #59
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The UA video says "25 capable rigs"

That might be the biggest understatement of all time...
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