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Old December 7th, 2012, 09:36 PM   #21
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You will be fine, I climbed test hill pretty easily in my truck and it is completely stock. That is the only time I had to work at getting my truck anywhere, I just cruised everywhere else. I wanted to take it easy because I had to drive her home lol
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Old December 7th, 2012, 09:36 PM   #22
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The best way to clean the sand from the bottom of your truck is to hit the water holes a few times, just go through them fast...they are all really shallow
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Old December 7th, 2012, 10:19 PM   #23
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i will be driveing mine home also and i live about 40 mins from u lol
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Your stock truck will have nothing on my wife's Escape at the top of Test Hill.
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Old December 7th, 2012, 10:49 PM   #25
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is it that easy to get up there?
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Old December 7th, 2012, 10:50 PM   #26
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Lol. Your wife's escape can make it up, but 90% of the people driving rented jeeps can't. They freak out and stop, then freak out even more trying to back down the hill.

I did watch an awd Honda element try to make it up last summer, they tried their damndest but it just couldn't do it.
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My flipping yj on 40sa couldnt climb it to save its life last yr.....geared for rocks killed me..
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Old December 7th, 2012, 11:49 PM   #28
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I am guessing gears have nothing to do with you not makin it up. More a issue of tire pressure or not spinning them fast enough.

As for shit up there if I can take a total strangers awd astro van full of kids and camping gear up test hill you should have zero problems.

Yes some days are harder then others even more so if the top has been flattened. Just play with air pressure. I'm a big fan of 6-8 in the rear and around 10 up front. Just don't be the dumb red neck trying to rip donuts You will blow a bead. Actually it just occurred to me your running 16.5 rims don't go that low that size loves to blow beads!
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I've seen stock Subaru's make it up without a problem. As long as you air down and actually know how to drive you'll be fine. And if you do stop forward progress, quit trying or you'll just dig down and get stuck. Back up and try again with a little more steam.
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i have 255/65/16s on it right now but by next summer i plan to have 265s or 285s
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Old December 8th, 2012, 12:09 AM   #31
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i have never been to silver lake but i plan on going this summer.

my question is would a truck with very little engine work and stock every thing elese be able to really do any thing there?

my truck is a 93 chevy 4x4 350 ext cab short bed
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You will do fine ! low air pressure in tires is the best ! 10 lbs
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I am guessing gears have nothing to do with you not makin it up. More a issue of tire pressure or not spinning them fast enough.

As for shit up there if I can take a total strangers awd astro van full of kids and camping gear up test hill you should have zero problems.

Yes some days are harder then others even more so if the top has been flattened. Just play with air pressure. I'm a big fan of 6-8 in the rear and around 10 up front. Just don't be the dumb red neck trying to rip donuts You will blow a bead. Actually it just occurred to me your running 16.5 rims don't go that low that size loves to blow beads!
Bead locks, 3 psi, and 5.89 gears .....it wasnt air pressure that was the prob...
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Old December 8th, 2012, 08:42 AM   #33
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Bead locks, 3 psi, and 5.89 gears .....it wasnt air pressure that was the prob...
Were you screaming with joy?
Which tires Josh? I would think you could make it with a mild roll.
Really soft dry sand?
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Old December 8th, 2012, 08:50 AM   #34
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i have 255/65/16s on it right now but by next summer i plan to have 265s or 285s
It's more of the width of the tire than how tall it is for flotation on sand. My brothers stock 99 F-150 made it up test hill just fine. He was running 9 or 10 psi.
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Old December 8th, 2012, 09:31 AM   #35
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is it that easy to get up there?
Some weekends yes, other weekends no. The top of the dunes change from week to week. On closing day this year they were nearly impossible.

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Old December 8th, 2012, 11:41 AM   #36
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wow that looks like there is no way up.
and stumps every where
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Were you screaming with joy?
Which tires Josh? I would think you could make it with a mild roll.
Really soft dry sand?
When isn't he screaming when he wheels
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Old December 8th, 2012, 12:35 PM   #38
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do the dune flags have to be on the front ? or can i just mount one to my hitch?
i really would like to not drill holes or make tabs on my front bumper if i dont have to
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The only thing to watch out for is stopping at the correct spot at the top of hills. Lot of trucks stop right when the peak is in the middle of their truck so then their truck tires r not really gonna be able to grap anything. Almost like a "teeter-totter". Good luck. You'll get the hang of it

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do the dune flags have to be on the front ? or can i just mount one to my hitch?
i really would like to not drill holes or make tabs on my front bumper if i dont have to
They have to be on the front.
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