With the brand new 2015 Chevrolet Colorado just now hitting dealer lots, it seemed like there wasn’t enough time to see a modified one at the 2014 SEMA show. Yet, modifying a 2015 Colorado was a goal for the BDS engineering team. And boy did that make it happen.
BDS’ 2015 Chevy Colorado is the midsize truck, amplified. It combines the best of BDS suspensions with a host of other aftermarket products, some of which aren’t ready to be sold to the public just yet.
With only three weeks to work, BDS got one of the first three 2015 Chevy Colorado pickups in their area. They then set about adding 4-6” lift options with the ability to install 33-356” tires. The team added a prototype 6” suspension system featuring Fox 2.5” remote coil overs, a full width skid plate and rear Fox shocks.
What’s remarkable about the 6” prototype is that BDS says it is usually a 2-3 month process, yet the engineers did it in 3 weeks. And while they were testing the new components, their sister company, Zone Offroad, added a 1” body lift. Then came the wheels: Raceline and Eagle Alloys made custom drill blanks, with the project truck is running 20×9 (5.75” bs) Eagle Alloy 012 series wheels mounted on 35×12.50×20 Nitto Terra Grappler G tires.
Next, Extang delivered a Solid Fold tonneau cover from their newly-released selection. The higher larger lift made getting in a challenge, so N-Fab prototyped a set of steps for the truck in a matter of days.
No SEMA modified truck seems to be complete without some fancy lights. Rigid LED lighting helped out this build with a 30” RDS (curved) light bar mounted to the front fascia. Lastly, rounding out the look is a custom exhaust tip from Magnaflow. BDS wanted a custom muffler, but Magnaflow won’t have one ready for a few more months.
BDS then put a custom vinyl wrap on the truck and called it a done deal. Look for the BDS Colorado at the 2014 SEMA show in Las Vegas from November 4th thru the 7th.