silver lake question - Page 3 - Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest

Go Back   Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > General 4x4 Stuff > The Pub
GL4x4 Live! GL4x4 Casino

The Pub A friendly forum where everybody is nice, and will answer any questions you have about life.

greatlakes4x4.com is the premier Great Lakes 4x4 Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Search
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old December 8th, 2012, 11:55 AM   #41
Elvis13
Senior Member
 
Join Date: 05-15-11
Location: Addison Township, MI
Posts: 1,179
iTrader: (7)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by brewmenn View Post
They have to be on the front.
x2

There is also a height requirement, you should read up on the rules before you go. You wouldn't want any surprises messing with your vacation. Exhaust restrictions have fucked with many a person up there, it all depends on the day.
Elvis13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old December 8th, 2012, 12:13 PM   #42
bbaXJ
Yooper In Training
 
bbaXJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-29-06
Location: Fowlertucky, MI
Posts: 4,761
iTrader: (62)
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to bbaXJ
Default

Flags on the front and the shops by the entrance sell a decent assortment of brackets to clamp to tow hooks and stuff.

Don't launch over the peaks either, you need enough momentum to make it, but too much and you'll beat the hell out of your truck and yourself. And if the peaks and ledges are bad enough you could do some serious damage. I've seen bent frames, endo's, you name it. Best bet is to go out there first with someone who's been there to get the hang of it, then take your truck out after. It's really not that hard at all, but it'd be a drag to go out there and screw up your truck.
bbaXJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 8th, 2012, 02:11 PM   #43
Elvis13
Senior Member
 
Join Date: 05-15-11
Location: Addison Township, MI
Posts: 1,179
iTrader: (7)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bbaXJ View Post
Best bet is to go out there first with someone who's been there to get the hang of it, then take your truck out after. It's really not that hard at all, but it'd be a drag to go out there and screw up your truck.
Good advice, my buddies and I always case the place with trikes or bikes before we bring out the vehicles. Sometimes the element of surprise isn't fun.
Elvis13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 8th, 2012, 02:33 PM   #44
dreezy
Haggard Fab
 
dreezy's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-28-08
Location: Holland Mi
Posts: 9,983
iTrader: (7)
Mentioned: 20 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to dreezy Send a message via MSN to dreezy
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 04psd View Post
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
x2
__________________
"you think you're precious, I think you're shit."

Quote:
Originally Posted by ScOoTeR View Post
Ryan, if I wanted any shit from you, I'd go looking for Leah's strap-on.
dreezy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 8th, 2012, 03:42 PM   #45
Trail Junkie
iamfawkinwithyou
 
Trail Junkie's Avatar
 
Join Date: 12-01-05
Location: Zeeland, west of Grand Rapids
Posts: 31,310
iTrader: (29)
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by whiterhino View Post
Were you screaming with joy?
Which tires Josh? I would think you could make it with a mild roll.
Really soft dry sand?
Yes, why wouldn't i?

All my tires (isucks/TSLs/mtrs) told me no go
Trail Junkie is online now   Reply With Quote
Old December 8th, 2012, 04:00 PM   #46
AJ Hall
Jacked up Chevy
 
AJ Hall's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-04-09
Location: White Lake, Michigan
Posts: 1,908
iTrader: (5)
Mentioned: 14 Post(s)
Default

Just mount one to your tow you. Pretty simple and cheap. You can probably pick a mount up anf your local powersports store.
AJ Hall is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 8th, 2012, 04:01 PM   #47
AJ Hall
Jacked up Chevy
 
AJ Hall's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-04-09
Location: White Lake, Michigan
Posts: 1,908
iTrader: (5)
Mentioned: 14 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tie Dyed View Post



Your stock truck will have nothing on my wife's Escape at the top of Test Hill.
All this time I thought you were gay..
AJ Hall is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 8th, 2012, 04:03 PM   #48
Tie Dyed
O.G.
 
Tie Dyed's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-04-05
Location: Howell
Posts: 4,168
iTrader: (28)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to Tie Dyed
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by AJ Hall View Post
All this time I thought you were gay..
All this time I thought you had a chance at not being a fuck-up.
__________________
2000 XJ with a 3 inch body lift
Tie Dyed is online now   Reply With Quote
Old December 8th, 2012, 04:12 PM   #49
yyj87
Senior Member
 
yyj87's Avatar
 
Join Date: 04-10-10
Location: Traverse city(Silver Lake)
Posts: 1,671
iTrader: (1)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bbaXJ View Post
Flags on the front and the shops by the entrance sell a decent assortment of brackets to clamp to tow hooks and stuff.

Don't launch over the peaks either, you need enough momentum to make it, but too much and you'll beat the hell out of your truck and yourself. And if the peaks and ledges are bad enough you could do some serious damage. I've seen bent frames, endo's, you name it. Best bet is to go out there first with someone who's been there to get the hang of it, then take your truck out after. It's really not that hard at all, but it'd be a drag to go out there and screw up your truck.

Its amazing how much shit loosens up or breaks when the front end it 2' in the air over the top of every dune. what is equally amazing is how easy it is to get the front end of a jeep 2' up over the top of every dune! My rough country "off road" shocks were toast after about 10am.


Throw a flat shovel in the bed, I shredded a front drive shaft the first time I went. I went most places in 2wd the rest of the day and was stuck twice, 10min with the shovel had me free both times.

Be sure to spend at least an hour at the beach watching the big trucks and retards in razors/small jeeps attempt to blast through the VERY shallow water puddles.




yyj87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 8th, 2012, 04:16 PM   #50
yyj87
Senior Member
 
yyj87's Avatar
 
Join Date: 04-10-10
Location: Traverse city(Silver Lake)
Posts: 1,671
iTrader: (1)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default



stock grand cherokee!



my junk in 2wd.



GO HAVE FUN!
yyj87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 8th, 2012, 06:12 PM   #51
AJ Hall
Jacked up Chevy
 
AJ Hall's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-04-09
Location: White Lake, Michigan
Posts: 1,908
iTrader: (5)
Mentioned: 14 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tie Dyed View Post
All this time I thought you had a chance at not being a fuck-up.
Be nice young lady
AJ Hall is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 8th, 2012, 06:53 PM   #52
Raerad
Senior Member
 
Raerad's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-18-10
Location: Mid Michigan
Posts: 533
iTrader: (2)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 04PSD View Post
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
It helps..
Raerad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 9th, 2012, 02:56 AM   #53
90Notch306
Senior Member
 
90Notch306's Avatar
 
Join Date: 01-05-10
Location: Waterford, Mi
Posts: 723
iTrader: (5)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

The water puddles on the beach are shallow. Here's proof.

90Notch306 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 9th, 2012, 06:50 AM   #54
dragginwagon406
Adrenaline Junkie
 
dragginwagon406's Avatar
 
Join Date: 08-06-07
Location: Perrysburg, OH
Posts: 1,192
iTrader: (0)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Trail Junkie View Post
Yes, why wouldn't i?

All my tires (isucks/TSLs/mtrs) told me no go
Tired engine or funky drive ratio? Too much weight for horsepower?

I find you can crawl nearly to the top but to crest, you need to apply some horsepower .
dragginwagon406 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 9th, 2012, 07:36 AM   #55
Tie Dyed
O.G.
 
Tie Dyed's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-04-05
Location: Howell
Posts: 4,168
iTrader: (28)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to Tie Dyed
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by AJ Hall View Post
Be nice young lady

AJ, maybe you should take a look at your life instead of attempting to put others down to make yourself feel good.
__________________
2000 XJ with a 3 inch body lift
Tie Dyed is online now   Reply With Quote
Old December 9th, 2012, 09:06 AM   #56
Jhoskins
Senior Member
 
Join Date: 01-27-07
Location: Howell, Michigan
Posts: 117
iTrader: (3)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

I have taken a 92 Chevy 1500 350 with 35" mud tires a few summers ago for my first and only time and I dealed with over heating issues the entire day. My truck never had any issues until that day and was fine on the way home. I had a good time but alot was wasted letting my truck cool down.
Jhoskins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 9th, 2012, 09:15 AM   #57
dragginwagon406
Adrenaline Junkie
 
dragginwagon406's Avatar
 
Join Date: 08-06-07
Location: Perrysburg, OH
Posts: 1,192
iTrader: (0)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jhoskins View Post
I have taken a 92 Chevy 1500 350 with 35" mud tires a few summers ago for my first and only time and I dealed with over heating issues the entire day. My truck never had any issues until that day and was fine on the way home. I had a good time but alot was wasted letting my truck cool down.
A few thing can contribute to this...

Did you air down until your tires looked nearly flat? 35" tires with stock gearing could have been part of it as could too much air in the tires.

Mud tires? How much mud was in the radiator? Was it the stock TBI engine? What kind of shape was the fan shroud in?
dragginwagon406 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 9th, 2012, 10:21 AM   #58
muddinman56
blood,sweat and beers
 
muddinman56's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10-06-08
Location: armada michigan
Posts: 3,691
iTrader: (18)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Elvis13 View Post
x2

There is also a height requirement, you should read up on the rules before you go. You wouldn't want any surprises messing with your vacation. Exhaust restrictions have fucked with many a person up there, it all depends on the day.
Exhaust might be my problem I have a flow master series 10.
But I don't have a cat ?
muddinman56 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 9th, 2012, 10:47 AM   #59
dragginwagon406
Adrenaline Junkie
 
dragginwagon406's Avatar
 
Join Date: 08-06-07
Location: Perrysburg, OH
Posts: 1,192
iTrader: (0)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

I don't think you'll have a problem if you have a muffler at all.
dragginwagon406 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 9th, 2012, 06:30 PM   #60
Freak
Wheelin the HD
 
Freak's Avatar
 
Join Date: 01-27-07
Location: Portland, TX
Posts: 7,227
iTrader: (14)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via MSN to Freak Send a message via Yahoo to Freak
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by muddinman56 View Post
Exhaust might be my problem I have a flow master series 10.
But I don't have a cat ?
Just don't hot rod it past the gate.
__________________
Motors hate me, axles fear me.

I got your jeep thing, now my damn Chevy wont start, and its missing a wheel.
My build: http://www.greatlakes4x4.com/showthread.php?t=206107
Freak is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > General 4x4 Stuff > The Pub

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:20 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright 2000 - 2012, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Page generated in 0.29097 seconds with 81 queries