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Old May 17th, 2013, 06:42 PM   #21
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With the right tire pressure u should be able to go just about anywhere in 2wd. Drop it until it looks too soft and then drop about 2 more lbs and it should be perfect.
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Old May 17th, 2013, 07:05 PM   #22
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Old May 17th, 2013, 07:17 PM   #23
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Alright thanks guys, like I said when it comes to steep hill climbing ill eithe get a good head start in hi or just go low. When I am encountering flatter light hills ill go high. I was at 8 psi last time but was scared my tires might pop off the rims. If I run the 31s at say 6 psi do you think they would pop off the 15x8 rim I have?

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Old May 17th, 2013, 07:19 PM   #24
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And anyone plan on going there June 20-26th? Ill be there
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Old May 17th, 2013, 07:36 PM   #25
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You will be fine on 6. Just don't do a bunch of donuts
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Old May 17th, 2013, 08:34 PM   #26
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How wide are your 31s?
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Old May 17th, 2013, 10:55 PM   #27
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How wide are your 31s?
31x10.5R15
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Old May 17th, 2013, 11:10 PM   #28
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There is no right pressure, but lower the better when horsepower is limited.

Invest in a really good gauge capable of reading in tenth of a psi increments.

In my deceased grand Cherokee on 265 75 16's I ran 5 psi in the rear and 6

psi in the front and never lost a bead and I tore it up pretty good, sharps

turns, couple of small jumps ect.



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Old May 17th, 2013, 11:55 PM   #29
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True, but I have 408 cubic inches of small block chevy as well
You run 4 wheel with a 408?
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8" rims and 10.5" rims.....i wouldn't go much under 6psi IMO

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You run 4 wheel with a 408?
I run 2 a lot. 4 is just mo fun. My rig weighs a lot more than a jeep too....
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31x10.5R15
Start at 8 psi
After they warm up some, drop to 6 if necessary.

Hi-Lo is personal preference and varies in every location at the dunes depending on your speed and desired results.
Out on the flats - Hi
Tight & Twisites - Lo
Small hills - Hi
Steep hills - Hi if you are going fast, Lo if you need more instant speed & are losing momentum in a higher gear.
What gear? Who knows, it's your rig, you need to experiment.

Best way to learn;
start out close to the bottom of a hill & hit it fairly slow. Go up the hill till you bog down. Stop, back down & either hit it a LITTLE faster or from a LITTLE further back. Make it so you learn how your vehicle reacts with SMALL changes in driving either by speed/momentum or acceleration. If you made it on your first try, you hit it TOO FAST. Back down and try it slower, till you can't make it. Many people are amazed at how easy hills are to climb with not nearly as much speed as they thought they needed.

Good luck and have a good time. Most of all, be safe.
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Start at 8 psi
After they warm up some, drop to 6 if necessary.

Hi-Lo is personal preference and varies in every location at the dunes depending on your speed and desired results.
Out on the flats - Hi
Tight & Twisites - Lo
Small hills - Hi
Steep hills - Hi if you are going fast, Lo if you need more instant speed & are losing momentum in a higher gear.
What gear? Who knows, it's your rig, you need to experiment.

Best way to learn;
start out close to the bottom of a hill & hit it fairly slow. Go up the hill till you bog down. Stop, back down & either hit it a LITTLE faster or from a LITTLE further back. Make it so you learn how your vehicle reacts with SMALL changes in driving either by speed/momentum or acceleration. If you made it on your first try, you hit it TOO FAST. Back down and try it slower, till you can't make it. Many people are amazed at how easy hills are to climb with not nearly as much speed as they thought they needed.

Good luck and have a good time. Most of all, be safe.
Very informative, I know last time I went there (my first time ever going offeoading) I used low a majority of the time, rarely used hi. Even in the flats I wss in low, probably a bad idea. I've been on a few other mud trips since and learned the way around my jeep some more since them but this time I want to experiment.

I did everything at silver lake last year other than test hill just because my jeep is also my daily driver and I felt I didn't have enough experience at the time. Instead I went up it with a guy I met there in his 4 banger YJ.

I'm thinking that if I run at test in hi gear, thn when I start to lose speed switch it over to N and pop it in low back to D I should be able to get over it. At what speed should you not switch over to low from hi and speed?
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Very informative, I know last time I went there (my first time ever going offeoading) I used low a majority of the time, rarely used hi. Even in the flats I wss in low, probably a bad idea. I've been on a few other mud trips since and learned the way around my jeep some more since them but this time I want to experiment.

I did everything at silver lake last year other than test hill just because my jeep is also my daily driver and I felt I didn't have enough experience at the time. Instead I went up it with a guy I met there in his 4 banger YJ.

I'm thinking that if I run at test in hi gear, thn when I start to lose speed switch it over to N and pop it in low back to D I should be able to get over it. At what speed should you not switch over to low from hi and speed?
You wont do it fast enough ....
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At what speed should you not switch over to low from hi and speed?
Who knows? It's your rig. Tires, gearing, transmission ratios, whether you want to redline it all dictate.

Common sense prevails..................


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You wont do it fast enough ....
Maybe if he screams while doing it...........
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Old May 18th, 2013, 09:22 AM   #36
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You wont do it fast enough ....
And your transfer case will be very unhappy.
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Haha alright looks like ill be experimenting..safely :p
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