Memorial Day Weekend at the Silver Lake Sand Dunes in Mears, MI. After a long cold winter it’s the first opportunity to gather up the Midwestern trucks, jeeps, sandrails, quads and motos for a weekend of 4wheeling on the sand filled state land. With sunshine and temps in the low-to-mid 70s all weekend long you can bet the dunes will be packed with bad ass rides.

BDS is heading north for the weekend to spend some quality time up at the dunes. We’ll have a few of the company rigs out and will be spending some time at our local dealer/Silver Lake go-to shop, David Allen Racing. The shop is located right next to the entrance to the dunes, offering up everything from food and dune flags to riding gear and BDS lift kits. When it’s not on the dunes, we’ll have Project Slate parked out in front of the shop. Inside David Allen Racing will be offering up $5 BDS T-Shirts available to anyone that presents this coupon and makes a purchase (of any size) through their shop. If you’re heading to the dunes, stop by David Allen Racing.



With the summer fading fast BDS loaded up the rigs for one last hurrah at the Silver Lake Sand Dunes in Mears, MI. Holiday weekends are always a blast bring out the masses as trucks, Jeeps, dune buggies, sand rails and other barely legal oddball creations make. Labor Day in particular has a “Go Big or Go Home” mentality with this being the last chance to wheel their rigs before the cooler weather sets in.

BDS made it up for a relaxing weekend with friends and family, days spent on the dunes or at the beach and nights spent around the campfire telling stories. The BDS 1/2-ton Chevy running the BDS 6” Performance System and 35s had no problems soaking up the bumps all weekend with plenty of power on tap to charge the massive dunes. For the BDS KJ, it was it’s first time at the dunes. While the Jeep was built primarily for trail-riding and rocks, it held its own out on the sand. The mighty little diesel put out gobs of torque and the deflated 40s helped the 5000+ lb KJ float on top of the soft sand. The 14” travel Fox 2.5 remote C/Os soaked up terrain and when we launched a few dunes the PRP limiting straps and Fox 2.0 bumps kept the suspension within spec. BDS also had a number  of employees up at the dunes driving their personal rides, some TJs, JKs, an Avalanche, a sand rail and more to enjoy the holiday weekend.

All in all it was a great gathering at the dunes with beautiful weather and great people to spend it with. We chatted with a number of people and had a blast showing off our rides and checking out theirs. Take a look at some of the photos from the holiday weekend at the dunes and to see more of the action, head to the album on the BDS Facebook Fan Page.

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