The show is great, the potential for new business is amazing, but we know what a lot of people come for, the rides…

This section of BDS’s 2012 SEMA coverage focuses on vehicles of SEMA. If you haven’t checked out Part 1 of BDS’s SEMA 2012 Coverage: The Booth yet, click the link to check it out.

SEMA has something for everyone, that is if you are into cars, trucks, or bikes. From lifted trucks and off-road machines, to low riders and luxury exotics, purpose built racecars and rolling boom boxes. BDS teamed up with a number of builders from around the country and beyond to put together some killer customs and head turning creations.

It’s difficult to stand out at a show like SEMA. In the sea of show stopping customs, over the top exotics, and flashy (often gaudy) paint jobs, trying to play the balancing act of attention-getter without looking like you stuck every body on accessory available for it can often be a struggle. BDS was well represented around the show with upward of several dozen vehicles on display, in vendor booths and on display in the featured vehicle area. From lifted JKs to full size Fords, Rams and Silverados.

Starting in the booth, BDS had 4 killer customs on display showing off BDS lift kits and accessories. Each truck and its owner, with their own take on customization, all coming together to be part of the tailgate party.

2012 Ford F350 Super Duty 4wd

BDS 8″ 4-Link Long Arm, BDS Dual Shock Hoop with Fox 2.0 Shocks, BDS Dual 9500 Steering Stabilizer Kit

40″ Interco M-16s on 22″ BMF Wheels, Fusion Bumpers, Rigid Industries Lighting, Superwinch Winch, H&S Performance Tuning


2012 Chevy Silverado 2500HD 4wd

BDS 6.5″ High Clearance Lift Kit, Fox 2.0s, BDS Traction Bars

3″ Body Lift, 38″ Interco Swampers, 18″ Fuel Wheels, TJM Winch and accessories


2010 Dodge Ram 2500 4wd

BDS 8″ Long Arm Kit, BDS multishock kit with triple Fox 2.0 Shocks (front) and dual Fox 2.0s (rear), BDS traction bars

37″ Toyo M/Ts on 22×14 XD Diesels, Bulldog Lighting, Undercover Tonneau Cover, Performance Tuning


2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited (JK-8 Conversion)

BDS 6.5″ Long Arm Kit with Fox 2.0 Shocks

Dynatrac ProRock 60s, 40″ Toyo M/Ts on 20″ Fuel Nutz, Vision X Lighting, GenRight Fenders, Performance Tuning


Also displayed in the booth was an oddball rig shown by our sister company and co-exhibitor at the show, Zone Offroad Products. They brought out the Petersen’s 4-Wheel & Off-Road Magazine’s 2012 Ultimate Adventure rig, a 2012 JK 2Door with 2 front ends, 4-wheel steering, a 4″ lift and 40s. The booth rigs grabbed attention all week long with many of them securing photoshoots for various magazines immediately following the show (we’ll let you know when they hit the newsstand).

Also displayed throughout the show were roughly 40 other custom 4x4s showing off a range of new products and varying levels of customization. Here are just a handful of the BDS-equipped rides on display at the show:

To head to back to read Part 1 of BDS’s SEMA 2012 Coverage: The Booth yet, click the link to check it out. For more photos from the event and of the vehicles, check out our Picasa album and join the conversation on our Facebook page.

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