BDS Project Go Beyond: Ultimate Overlanding

Scroll this

A vehicle designed to haul all your gear, food, sleeping quarters and spare parts has grown into a movement of sorts. “Overlanding” can be done on a budget with a rusted out old truck or Jeep and basic amenities, or it can be unattainable with something like an EarthRoamer. There’s an option for everyone and for most it’s finding somewhere in between, starting with a comfortable, capable 4×4 and adding the must-haves: tent, recovery gear, extra storage, mild lift kit and larger tires.

For the team at BDS — a division of FOX Factory — when it came time to add a vehicle to the company fleet, they knew they wanted to build an overlander. Something both practical and attention grabbing, something capable off the grid for extended periods of time while being comfortable for long highway commutes. The Ford Super Duty is the perfect platform to start with, with a strong fully boxed frame, solid front and rear axles, huge carrying capacity, workhorse of a diesel motor and ample aftermarket product support. With the opportunity to get their hands on a new 2020 F350 Super Duty months ahead of the public, the BDS team set out to overhaul this new truck to be the first and most extreme overlanding 2020 Super Duty build to date, a project code name Project Go Beyond.

Here are the four build videos, followed by the final reveal before SEMA 2019, where the vehicle was featured prominently in Ford’s central hall booth. This vehicle is scheduled to be shown at Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah the second week of April.

BUILD SPECS FOR BDS PROJECT GO BEYOND:

2020 Ford F350 Super Duty 4WD (Crew Cab, Long Bed)
6.7L Powerstroke Diesel, 10-speed Transmission, 2-speed T-Case

Chassis/Suspension:
BDS 4” Radius Arm Lift System
FOX 2.5 DSC Coil-overs and 2.0 IFP Shocks
BDS/FOX Dual Steering Stabilizer Kit
BDS GlideRide Rear Leaf Springs
Ridetech Level Tow Air Bag System

Wheels & Tires:
40×14.50×20 Mickey Thompson MTZ P3 Tires
20×10 Method NV605 Black Wheels (4.5″ BS)

Powertrain Mods:
Banks Power Derringer Tuner w/ iDash Data Monster
Ford Performance/Borla Catback Exhaust System

Interior Mods:
Katzkin premium mahogany and black leather upholstery w/ customer embroidery
Kicker Audio System (VSS System and BF400 Portable Bluetooth Speakers)

Exterior Mods:
2-Tone Paint – OE Agate Black and Chroma Elite Copper
Knapheide Utility Box w/ Custom Built Rack System
Addictive Desert Designs Stealth Fighter Front Bumper
Warn Zeon 12-S Winch with Sidewinder Hook
Ford Performance “Tremor” Running Boards
(BDS) Custom Fabricated Rear Bumper
(BDS) Custom Fabricated Modular Bed Rack System
Rigid LED Lighting (40″ RDS, SR-Series, A-Series and D-Series)
Fiberwerx Front Fiberglass Fenders (4″ Bulge)
Dometic CFX-75DZW Electric Cooler on MSA 4×4 Drop Slide
CuisineArt 2-Burner Gas Grill
MaxTrax MKII Recovery Devices
Rotopax 2.5 Gallon Fuel and Water Containers
Hi-Lift Xtreme 60″ Jack and Accessories
Shovel Kit
Warn Epic Recovery Kit
Rhino Rack Pioneer Platform with Backbone mounting system
James Baroud USA Evasion XXL Hardshell Tent
James Baroud USA Retractable Awning
2000-Watt Power Inverter and 12V Power Supplies
Ridetech Air Compressor and 2 Gallon Tank

// bds-suspension