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Old April 1st, 2012, 06:09 AM   #1
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I got invited by Pat Kinne to assist in the DNR Ranger training Saturday. A group of 5 GLFWDA members spent the day both in the classroom and on the dunes discussing proper offroad driving, safety and recovery techniques. It was a great time!



First tracks.



And enjoying a campfire afterwards with Pat & Kim.



Now back out to the dunes again today. Anybody else got pics to post?
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Old April 1st, 2012, 08:00 AM   #2
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no because they dont open til today for us common folk jerky face. so jim you got a new motorhome i see. thats not the one you were slumming in last year. lol
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First tracks on the dunes. How lucky you are!
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Old April 1st, 2012, 08:33 AM   #4
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no because they dont open til today for us common folk jerky face. so jim you got a new motorhome i see. thats not the one you were slumming in last year. lol
I'm figuring others are in the area and will post later today.

Yupper. Gotta keep the wife happy. More pics in the tow rig section.
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Old April 1st, 2012, 08:56 AM   #5
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Cant wait to be old and cool like jim......
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Old April 1st, 2012, 08:11 PM   #6
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I was up there pretty suprised how busy it was for an opening weekend. And really doesn't suprise me that there was already an ambulance ride out of there.
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I was up there pretty suprised how busy it was for an opening weekend. And really doesn't suprise me that there was already an ambulance ride out of there.
I had seen that too, dewrt bikoors. I think they are french.

I had fun but did not take any pics. this was my first time up with the Iroks on the jeep I still need to play around with tire pressure.

All in all it was a pretty gay day.
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I had seen that too, dewrt bikoors. I think they are french.

I had fun but did not take any pics. this was my first time up with the Iroks on the jeep I still need to play around with tire pressure.

All in all it was a pretty gay day.
5-6 psi & you will be happy. They are a great sand tire. The sand was really weird yesterday. One time you were right on top and the next moment it felt like you were slugging into mud. Traction at the top of most hills was not very good.
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I got invited by Pat Kinne to assist in the DNR Ranger training Saturday. A group of 5 GLFWDA members spent the day both in the classroom and on the dunes discussing proper offroad driving, safety and recovery techniques. It was a great time!



First tracks.



And enjoying a campfire afterwards with Pat & Kim.





Now back out to the dunes again today. Anybody else got pics to post?
Nice looking motor home!! Looks like Pat's is longer than yours though, talking about the motor home of course!!!!
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Old April 2nd, 2012, 07:12 AM   #10
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Did you stop at the Brown Bear so Pat could have his burger??
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I was there and also very surprised by the amount of people there for opening day! HAd the new Rubi there and not to sure how much I like the 4:1, it was seemed to low for test n even with the 5:38's and a 5.7 it was enough power for high range so I never made test. But the sand was really fluffy on test yesterday. made everything else, most of it in 2wd. guess I just need to learn the new setup! All in all had a great time with the family!
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Old April 2nd, 2012, 08:55 AM   #12
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Yeah a 4:1 tcase & 5.38's arent really what is needed for sand, save low range for the rocks. Sounds like the 5.7 should have the power, keep it in high range or 2WD and let the sand fly!
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I was there and also very surprised by the amount of people there for opening day! HAd the new Rubi there and not to sure how much I like the 4:1, it was seemed to low for test n even with the 5:38's and a 5.7 it was enough power for high range so I never made test. But the sand was really fluffy on test yesterday. made everything else, most of it in 2wd. guess I just need to learn the new setup! All in all had a great time with the family!
If you can't get up test with a Hemi I think you might be doing something wrong.
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Old April 2nd, 2012, 10:20 AM   #14
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If you can't get up test with a Hemi I think you might be doing something wrong.
I'm guessing tire pressure. A Hemi & 5.38's should be no problem in hi range.
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I'm guessing tire pressure. A Hemi & 5.38's should be no problem in hi range.
That's kinda where my thought was going. It's funny how many people you see stuck right where it opens up because they didn't air down or their idea of airing down was 25psi.
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I'm guessing tire pressure. A Hemi & 5.38's should be no problem in hi range.
X2 he should be able to walk up any off the hills up there.
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It was nice to meet you all. Great time out there on Saturday.
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X2 he should be able to walk up any off the hills up there.
Yup. The pic above posted by fishy007 was at the top of test hill. Now......... if a grand cherokee DD can make it.........................

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A good freind has a rubicon and hates it in the sand.The 4:1 kills the wheel speed,and the minivan motor runs out of steam in hi lock. He is saving for an atlas.
I have had trucks up there go better in two wheel,because it lets the motor rev into the power band,instead of bogging down.
I find that stock rigs usually work the best in the sand,they are geared correctly,they arnt trying to move a thousand lbs worth of tires,and they usually have street tires,which work great in sand.
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4.7L V8, 3.73s, 32" tires in 4lo (2.73) is the ticket for me. Love the v8.

I had a JK Rubicon, 4lo is to low, and it is to gutless in 4hi. You have to play the shifter just right on the JK, but 4lo was better than 4hi... Need to keep the revs high on that motor.

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