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post #1 of 19 Old 06-28-2013, 09:00 PM Thread Starter
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BDS Suspensions KJ CRD BUILD

For those who don't venture into the Build Thread on here
BDS Suspensions is building a KJ CRD for the 2013 Ultimate Adventure hosted by Petersen's 4Wheel & Off-Road Magazine
I was fortunate enough to be at their shop today and heres some of the photos I took, more in the Build Thread









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post #2 of 19 Old 06-28-2013, 10:00 PM
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Great Job BDS!!! Looking forward to some video of that monster in action Oilburner

When the pavement ends, you better have some ground clearance!
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post #3 of 19 Old 06-29-2013, 12:40 AM
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I am assuming they are not finished with it yet, but i hope the add some fender flares to mimic the ones on the kj. Just kind of keeping the same overall look.

Im not too big in these huge modes and still calling it what it was. Nascar camry is not a camry, hope the bds kj at least resembles a kj a little more.
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What you see above is what its going to look like, No plastic flares going back on or any for that matter

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post #5 of 19 Old 06-29-2013, 04:52 PM
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amazing build! that thing will go places..

but how much of it is actually from the kj?
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Motor and transmisson I believe. It is still enough of a kj to call it one. so they did some chopping and put some hefty axles under it. Now if I could only talk the gf into doing that to her kj...... congrats Tom of getting to see that beast rolling!
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amazing build! that thing will go places..

but how much of it is actually from the kj?
Body, motor, trans, interior including the back seat
Rubicon axles and transfer case used
complete cage inside etc

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post #8 of 19 Old 06-30-2013, 06:17 PM
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Did they end up getting the tranny issue figured out? I saw somewhere that it was going into limp mode and they thought it might have had to do with the sensors.

Bob

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Yes got it running and out on the UA. If you have Facebook got to the BDS site and he's posted up pictures there .
They've even got the first dent in it


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Besides a stock KJ


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Man....that is one great looking SFA! Digging the battle ship gray/ blue from the new JK's/ 10th anniversary Rubicon! Believe it's on 42's also!!

That black KJ in the background isn't too shabby either Tom... ;-)
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post #12 of 19 Old 07-02-2013, 10:43 AM
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Quick question...

Does this change anyones opinion on BDS lift for the kj?

Just curious.
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post #13 of 19 Old 07-02-2013, 11:03 AM Thread Starter
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Quick question...

Does this change anyones opinion on BDS lift for the kj?

Just curious.
Well since it doesn't use any lift parts for a normal KJ

No

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post #14 of 19 Old 07-04-2013, 03:30 PM
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Ya i feel the same way. Thats why i wished they used more off the shelf style parts with a little bit of fab. Hopefully they learned a few things and may develop a better kit for the kj than what they have now.

Builds like this dont impress me much, yes its impressive with the amount pf work they have done, but you could possibley do this with any vehicle. Wish they stuck to a more traditional kj and developed new parts for the kj.
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post #15 of 19 Old 07-04-2013, 03:42 PM Thread Starter
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KJs are not a big enough market
Traditional build wouldn't of stood up to what they put them through. If you look at the other vehicles on the UA they are all the same or even wilder in the builds

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