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Old January 27th, 2014, 08:07 AM   #1
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Does anyone know if you can drive from a campground to the dunes with Terra tires on the back of your street legal jeep, without police bothering you. Or is it best to trailer it ? Thanks.
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Old January 27th, 2014, 08:16 AM   #2
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are they dot approved?
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Old January 27th, 2014, 08:26 AM   #3
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This has been discussed and the conclusion was it only legal if you have two (2) or more dune flags.
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Old January 27th, 2014, 08:28 AM   #4
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Probably best to flat tow unless (2) dune flags are used.
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Old January 27th, 2014, 08:30 AM   #5
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I've ran Terra tires on the front and rear of my CJ7 for years and never had an issue.
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Old January 27th, 2014, 08:32 AM   #6
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Come to think of it, I did have 2 dune flags on the front and 2 on the rear..
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Old January 27th, 2014, 08:32 AM   #7
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You'll be fine with them as long as the rest of the jeep is fairly legal. You cannot get pulled in by a strap anymore, has to be a solid towbar.
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Old January 27th, 2014, 08:32 AM   #8
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I've seen people drive around with paddles, I can't imagine terra tires being much of a legal issue as long as the rest of the vehicle is reasonable. Seems like they have much bigger things to worry about around there.
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Are sure on dot tires I will have to look. 2 flags front and rear or 2 on just the front ?
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Old January 27th, 2014, 08:51 AM   #10
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Are sure on dot tires I will have to look. 2 flags front and rear or 2 on just the front ?
2 on front for sure but to be safe I would throw 2 on the back also
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Omfg that's funny.
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Edit: now that you mention it, I'd go with (5) flags. Two in the front, one top of vehicle, and two in the back. I've found that some places require truck nuts upon entry.
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derbydude, you must understand that these guys like messing with people - but in the mix of answers you did get true information.

Just one flag is needed, a flag (or multiple flags) means nothing on the street. If the rest of the jeep is somewhat stock looking, street legal, and you are driving safely the local police will have no reason to check tires for the DOT marking.
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you may have wanted to post this in the general tech, or some other sub-forum than the pub.
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Old January 27th, 2014, 09:21 AM   #15
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Unfortunately now a days he would get the same retarded answers in the tech sections as he does here. When someone asks a normal, serious question on a 4x4 site I would like to think they could get a semi serious answer considering that IS what the site is for.
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derbydude, you must understand that these guys like messing with people - but in the mix of answers you did get true information.

Just one flag is needed, a flag (or multiple flags) means nothing on the street. If the rest of the jeep is somewhat stock looking, street legal, and you are driving safely the local police will have no reason to check tires for the DOT marking.
Thanks smiley , I take it with a grain of salt . I realize some people have more time on their hands , than brains between their ears . Lol. Thanks to all that have replyed .
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Old January 27th, 2014, 09:36 AM   #17
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They let people ride around in the back of pickups on the streets of silver lake.

They won't care. People drive on paddles all the time.


Only thing I've ever had trouble with up there at all is spark arresters on bikes and quads. (Yes that's dnr at the entrance not the cops on the road)
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Old January 27th, 2014, 09:41 AM   #18
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Unfortunately now a days he would get the same retarded answers in the tech sections as he does here. When someone asks a normal, serious question on a 4x4 site I would like to think they could get a semi serious answer considering that IS what the site is for.
These posts are flagged by members in the tech area, and they are quickly taken care of. I see 1730 flagged posts in the last 6 months, none by you, so I figured I would let you know how to help the tech section stay helpful!
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Only thing I've ever had trouble with up there at all is spark arresters on bikes and quads. (Yes that's dnr at the entrance not the cops on the road)
Do they do a DB test and a spark arrestor probe on every quad pulling in?
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Are sure on dot tires I will have to look. 2 flags front and rear or 2 on just the front ?
if the jeep is not way out of line for being on the street, and you aren't driving like an idiot to draw attention to you and have cops looking for reasons to pull you over, then you will be fine.

There are very few stories of people getting stopped of that petty of of reason. Not sayign it doesn't happen, but the majority of the time, there is some other reason that caused the cops to pull him over in the first place, even if they said the tires were the reason.

That said, they do NOT like seeing people tow vehicles on the road with straps, as mentioned above. That one will get you stopped.
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