Silver lake Jeep Invasion

A weekend out at the Silver Lake Sand Dunes is exactly what the team at BDS Suspension needed. Michigan has been hit with some good sized storms lately, which brings flooding, downed trees, and power lines, which ended up leaving the BDS Headquarters without power for a few days. So getting a weekend away in one of our favorite Michigan locations was needed. We are always excited when we get to spend time with our local Michiganders and talk all things suspension.


Friday started out with setting up our booth display. We had the orange BDS JL and the Liberty lined up and ready to go. Before the show officially opened people were already flowing in, which got us excited for the weekend ahead. There was steady foot traffic all throughout the day. On Friday evening we sponsored a BDS moving night, where we had an outdoor elevated screen for people to watch our featured movie, Jurassic Park. People enjoyed this time hanging out watching a classic, plus the popcorn was pretty good. We went around handing out BDS swag to those who attended. It was a fun family night for people of all ages.


Saturday did not start off the way Friday did. Saturday morning brought a cold rain storm came through, which kept people away, but as the day progressed the rain faded and the attendance got back into a steady rhythm.  BDS enthusiast and team member, Brandi, brought her white TJ for display on Saturday.  This TJ is equipped with a BDS 4.5" Long Arm kit. Several TJ owners stopped by to check out this rig. Later in the day the awards were being handed out, and once night fell there was an exciting firework display to cap off activities at the golf course. This show was an exciting way to end the day and lead us into the final day of the event.


Sunday was parade day! Jeeps lined up and paraded on down to the dunes where they got into formation for a large group photo.

Silverback Offroad, our local authorized distributor was set up across from us. They were giving out 15% off our products at this event. People who were interested in our products took full advantage of this discount by stopping by the Silverback booth to place their orders. It was great to work with our distributor and build relationships with a great group of people.


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There’s no denying its show season. The weather is warming up, the days are getting longer and there are trail riding, show-n-shine, and trade show events going on around the country nearly every weekend. This past weekend BDS hit the road for 4 events around the country; (1) Adam’s Jeep Jam in Aberdeen, MD, (2) Unlimited Offroad Expo in Louisville, KY, (3) the Northridge 4×4 Open House in Longmont, CO, and (4) the Silver Lake Sand Dunes (SLSD) Jeep Invasion in Mears, MI.

For the Silver Lake Sand Dunes Jeep Invasion, BDS was a bit strapped for Jeep vehicles with all the other events going on so we joined our friends from B&L Motorsports showing off some of our latest products and chatting with customers and attendees. With more than 400 Jeeps in attendance it was an impressive turnout. The event included a show-n-shine on the dunes Saturday, live DJ on site and activities on the dunes. By night the party continued of the dunes with a live band and beer tent. Come Sunday morning the group gathered for a morning prayer and blessing on the dunes before we another day of fun cruising around the dunes. Awesome event, we’re looking forward to next year’s SLSD Jeep Invasion!


If you spend any time up at the Silver Lake Sand Dunes in Mears, MI like we do, they know know the name B&L Motorsports. Right on the corner at the entrance to the dunes this they are a premier shop offering an array of products, installation and fabrication services for all forms of motorsports from RCs to trucks, dune buggies and more. BDS Suspension is excited to welcome B&L Motorsports to the family as Michigan’s newest authorized BDS dealer/installer. We’re excited for the opportunity and future growth with B&L Motorsports. If your summer 4wheeling plans include a trip to the Silver Lake Sand Dunes, check them out for your one stop shop to get dune ready.

B&L Motorsports
1920 N. 24th Ave.
Mears, MI 49436
(231) 873-3311

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.