• 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT By BDS Suspension

    2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT By BDS Suspension
  • Custom fiberglass fenders & hood
  • Smokes lens covers on lights
  • Off-road bumpers
  • Warn winch
  • Power steps
  • LED off-road lights
  • Racing seats
  • Kicker stereo sound system
  • Off-road GPS system
  • Shortend wheelbase
  • 42-inch BFGoodrich Baja T/A KR tire
  • BDS suspension
  • Fox 2.5 coilover shocks
  • Upgraded solid Axles from F-450
  • 14 inches of travel

Turbodiesel monster with off-road suspension is custom from tow hooks to hitch

Ford brought more than 50 vehicles to the 2017 SEMA Show, ranging from factory fresh models and high-horsepower Mustangs to SUVs and lifted trucks. That last one is exactly what we’ve got here – a massive F-250 Super Duty that’s been re-engineered to handle any off-road situation. Ford partnered with BDS Suspension in building what’s been dubbed “Project SD126: No Mission Is Impossible.

The truck started life as a 2017 F-250 Super Duty XLT with a regular cab and long bed powered by the 6.7-liter Power Stroke turbodiesel and backed by the six-speed automatic transmission and stock 4WD system. BDS broke out the Sawzall and cut the long bed down. The wheelbase went from 142 inches to 126 inches, hints the SD126 name. From there came the suspension parts, new body panels, and reworked interior. Nearly every inch of the truck has been touched. Check out the details below.

Continue reading for more on the SD126 Super Duty.

Exterior

  • Shortend wheelbase
  • Custom fiberglass fenders & hood
  • Smokes lens covers on lights
  • Off-road bumpers
  • Warn winch
  • Power steps
  • LED off-road lights
2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT By BDS Suspension Exterior
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Custom fiberglass fenders & hood
The bright orange paint, massive 42-inch tires, and bulging fenders do a good job at hogging attention.

Though the BDS F-250 might have a shorter wheelbase, it’s hardly the first thing anyone will notice. The bright orange paint, massive 42-inch tires, and bulging fenders do a good job at hogging attention.

The truck features steel bumpers from Rogue Racing. The front bumper hides a 12,000-pound Warn Zeon winch, a 40-inch LED light bar, and four LED light pods. The factory tow hooks stick out of the body-colored bumper, too. The blacked-out grille is flanked by smoked headlights and capped by a ram air hood from RK Sport. Out back, the rear bumper also has LED light pods and offers more protection from trail damage.

Other outside adds-ons include AMP Research power steps, smoked cab lights and third brake light, and orange Ford badges. There’s also a full-size spare tire mounted in the bed.

Interior

  • Racing seats
  • Five-point harnesses
  • Kicker stereo sound system
  • Off-road GPS system
2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT By BDS Suspension Interior
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Off-road GPS system
BDS carries the orange theme inside the truck with orange accents on the HVAC vents and controls, radio knobs, and door panels

BDS carries the orange theme inside the truck with orange accents on the HVAC vents and controls, radio knobs, and door panels. The stock seats are replaced by reclining race seats from PRP and includes five-point harness. The custom center console has cup holders and a big 12-inch subwoofer that’s attached to the Kicker sound system. An inch and three-quarter roll bar was added inside the cab for added safety and a Magellan eXplorist TRX7 GSP system keeps tabs on navigation when off road.

Drivetrain

  • 6.7-liter Power Stroke V-8 Turbodiesel
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • 4WD
  • Cold-air intake
  • ECU programmer
  • Upgraded exhuast system
2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT By BDS Suspension Drivetrain
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Upgraded solid Axles from F-450
BDS added a cold-air intake from S&B, an EZ-LYNK programmer, and a Diamond Eye exhaust system

BDS didn’t have to do much to the 6.7-liter Power Stroke V-8 turbodiesel. In stock form, it makes 440 horsepower and 925 pound-feet of torque. Then again, this is SEMA, so BDS added a cold-air intake from S&B, an EZ-LYNK programmer, and a Diamond Eye exhaust system. There’s no official word on power improvements, but we’d bet this oil-burner is squeezing out nearly 1,000 pound-feet of torque.

The real changes come with the suspension, axle, and tire upgrades.

Suspension

  • Shortend wheelbase
  • 42-inch BFGoodrich Baja T/A KR tire
  • BDS suspension
  • Fox 2.5 coilover shocks
  • Fox 3.0 external bypass shocks
  • Fox 2.0 bump stops
  • Upgraded solid Axles from F-450
  • 14 inches of travel
2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT By BDS Suspension Drivetrain
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BDS suspension
The front has a four-link setup with huge coilover springs on 2.5-inch Fox Racing shocks with a secondary, 3.0-inch Fox Racing external bypass shocks mounted nearby

The stock Ford F-250 solid axles were ditched for the beefier ones found under the F-450 Super Duty. The front axle is Dana 60 while the rear is a M300. Both are 10-lug design, are stuffed with 4.30:1 gears, and have BDS trusses for added rigidity.

Holding the axles in place, naturally, is a BDS suspension system. The front has a four-link setup with huge coilover springs on 2.5-inch Fox Racing shocks with a secondary, 3.0-inch Fox Racing external bypass shocks mounted nearby. Fox 2.0 bump stops provide a soft landing should the suspension bottom out after a hard jump or large bump. A Pac Racing monster sway bar keeps the F-250 from tipping over and extra strong steering gear keeps both tires pointed in the same direction. Out back, the rear leaf spring suspension is swapped for a trailing arm with the same 2.5-inch Fox coilover shocks and 3.0-inch external bypass shocks. All told, the suspension has an impressive 14 inches of travel.

The truck rides on Stazworks Cheyenne 8 wheels wrapped in 42-inch BFGoodrich Baja T/A KR tires.

Conclusion

2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT By BDS Suspension Exterior
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The BDS Suspension 2017 Ford F250 Project SD126: No Mission Is Impossible truck is a helluva build. It takes a full-size three-quarter ton truck and turns it into a go-anywhere monster with all the torque in the world. Its shortened, 126-inch wheelbase, 42-inch tall tires, solid axles, BDS suspension, and Fox shocks allow it to go where regular Super Duties can’t.

The SEMA Show is full of custom vehicles like this, but it seems BDS and Ford have pulled off one of the cleanest and most interesting builds of the year.

What do you think? Do you like this build? Let us know in the comments below.

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    • * Only room for two people
    • * Would be expensive to replicate

References

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Ford tough and capable F-Series trucks and adventurous SUVs are ready to take adventure-seekers to new levels at the 2017 SEMA with customized power, off-roading gear and bold designs.

These 11 custom builds are part of the more than 50 vehicles Ford will have on display at the SEMA show, making it the largest automaker display at the event. Ford Out Front also offers attendees an interactive experience of riding in one of the performance cars or trucks on a closed course.
2017 F-250 Super Duty XLT created by BDS Suspension

Project SD126: No Mission is Impossible

This 2017 Ford Super Duty XLT is an extremely capable vehicle right out of the gate. Dubbed “Project SD126,” it optimizes a 2017 Super Duty for ultimate off-road performance. Starting with a standard cab, this truck was converted to a short bed for the 126-inch wheelbase before transforming it inside and out with race-proven BDS and FOX suspension technology, a stout powertrain, and a wider body to accept the massive 42-inch tires. The cab features a pair of racing seats and harnesses along with an off-road GPS and custom stereo.

Base Vehicle

2017 Ford F-250 4x4 Super Duty XLT Regular Cab
6.7L V8 power stroke turbo diesel engine
TorqShift six-speed automatic transmission with SelectShift®

Powertrain

S&B cold-air intake
EZ-LYNK programmer
Diamond Eye exhaust system

Chassis

Custom short-bed conversion (126” wheelbase)
BDS Suspension front four-link conversion and rear trailing arm conversion
FOX 2.5 DSC coilovers and 3.0 external bypass shocks (14” travel)
FOX 2.0 IFP bump stops
Pac Racing monster sway bar and coil springs
JE Reel front and rear drive shafts
F450 Dana60/M300 10-lug axles with 4.30 gearing

Wheels & Tires

Stazworks Cheyenne 8 wheels
BFGoodrich Baja TA KR tires

Exterior

McNeil Racing fiberglass fenders and bedsides
Rogue Racing front and rear bumpers
RK Sport ram air hood
Warn Zeon 12-S winch with Factor 55 FlatLink
Rigid Industries LED lighting 40” RDS lightbar and amber radiance pods
AMP Research powersteps
Recon smoked cab and third brake light
PPG orange metallic paint by Butler Body Shop

Interior

Ford Licensed Accessories Audio by Kicker, using their component speakers and a 12” CompRT subwoofer
1-3/4” roll bar and center console
PRP Racing endure recliner seats and 5.3 harnesses
Magellan eXplorist TRX7 GPS

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