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Old May 17th, 2007, 04:07 PM   #1
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i've got a stock 78 f150 that has cut fenders and 35's. if i mount my flag on the bumper will it be tall enough for the dunes?
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Old May 17th, 2007, 04:09 PM   #2
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also what do the flags run? do they have to be on the front
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Old May 17th, 2007, 04:15 PM   #3
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Yes they have to be on the front of a vehicle(bike and quad on back)..
Should be more than tall enough if on the front bumper....

What kinda flag do you have??? They can run upwards of $25.00 each in the dunes... Some could be cheaper I have not had to buy one in a few years...
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Old May 17th, 2007, 04:18 PM   #4
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should be tall enough, $20ish, on the front, 1/2" hole
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Old May 17th, 2007, 06:00 PM   #5
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Also, the flag has to be a rectangle. I had a triangle flag and they wouldn't let me in. But if you o have a flag that is a triangle, they will replace it with a rectangular flag (for a price) at one of the shops by the gate.
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Old May 17th, 2007, 06:09 PM   #6
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It gotta be orange too i think..
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Old May 17th, 2007, 06:11 PM   #7
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You will be tall enough. My stock hieght 2002 F-250 with a flag mounted on the tow hooks was tall enough. Just remember to air down your tires prior to entering the dunes. I would say some where around 15-20psi should be good.

Has to be orange flag, ractangular shape, the flag can have writing on it but it must be orange. You can get real nice ones for around 20-35 dollars at the store just outside the gate. They have a heavy duty fiberglass mast with the correct flag on it. I have several in my barn from previous trips.

Also if you are going on the weekend you must get a voucher from the voucher station by the dunes. The Station is open till midnight on the weekends. With out the voucher you will not be let in on the dunes. Also get there early so you are gaurenteed to get it in. If you go during the week no voucher is necessary.

http://www.mi.gov/dnr/0,1607,7-153-1...4760--,00.html

The link above is all the information for silver lake sand dunes.

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Old May 17th, 2007, 06:12 PM   #8
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i hear they should have a sunflower painted on them.... or a butterfly if thats your thing
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Old May 17th, 2007, 06:42 PM   #9
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You will definetly be tall enough I have seen suburu outbacks there with it on their stock bumper.......Your good


Word of advice if you are going to mount it then drive on the freeway with it on you may want to roll the flag up and zip tie it to the pole.......They can get ripped up.

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if your not tall enough, just buy a taller flag.
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Old May 17th, 2007, 08:14 PM   #11
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Your cool, If you need any help mounting it I will be at my shop until late tomorrow night.
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Old May 17th, 2007, 08:19 PM   #12
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Just remember to air down your tires prior to entering the dunes. I would say some where around 15-20psi should be good.

I am going to have to say that is way to much air.
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Old May 17th, 2007, 08:24 PM   #13
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I am going to have to say that is way to much air.
depends on the vehical and tire size.. if that dudes running a 14" wide tire on a jeep thats more then enough let out
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I run 5 lbs in my tsl swamps.
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Old May 18th, 2007, 12:31 AM   #15
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i always ran 8psi up front and 6 in the rear with my old chevy...i say the lower the better, just dont pop the bead
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Old May 18th, 2007, 06:53 AM   #16
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don't know about the airing down thing. we went with a guy last year with skinny bfg all terrains and he drove from the freeway onto the dunes and the 170 miles back home, no airdown and he did just fine..
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And remember, the air pressure you enter the dunes with in the morning will double by lunch time if the sun is out
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most of the flags that are purchased in town are tall enough to get into the dunes if they are mounted to the ground.

2-4 psi is best, high pressure works, I've done it, drove to court, left court, drove straight onto dunes and out to the beach, hung out, drove straight home. Did fine, but lower pressure surely worked much better.
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On my old dodge I ran 10 up front and 12 in the back now with the buggy and beadlocks i run 4 just dont try donuts with no bead locks and 4 psi

Personally I would go some were areound 10-12 and see how it does you can always let more air out if needed.
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Old May 18th, 2007, 03:22 PM   #20
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where is the nearest place to air up for the ride home?
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