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Old 12-20-2009, 10:23 AM   #1
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Jeep Wrangler sahara (2009)

just recently got this jeep. Want to take it out on the sand dunes and was wondering what the key things to do were. i Understand tht the tire pressure would have to be reduced to a minimum of 15 psi. However this is my first time attempting to have a go on the dunes and am umfamiliar with the gears. It's an automatic. Was wondering what gears to have it in while on dune?


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Old 12-20-2009, 10:37 AM   #2
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We don't have any dunes here where I am, but noticed that it was your first post and wanted to say Welcome to the Forum

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Old 12-20-2009, 10:58 AM   #3
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Welcome From Central IL got any pics of the jeep and have fun in the dunes
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Old 12-22-2009, 12:09 PM   #4
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I used to ride my Cherokee Sport on the sand dunes all of the time, lowered my tire pressure to 10psi and was able to climb all over. I kept it in 4 Hi, never had too many issues.

You'll have some problems on the biggest hills but just get enough speed Be sure to let up before hitting the top or you'll be sure to get some air!

What dunes are you getting on?
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Old 12-23-2009, 08:29 AM   #5
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The stock Sahara tires aren't all that good for sand.

But, air-down, maintain momentum, and make long graceful arcing turns; don't try to turn sharply or stop on the soft stuff. Don't wheel alone; bring a shovel and some sand ladders.
These are great because they're strong enough to use as a bridge on crevices or as ladders on sand: Equipment - Waffle Boards
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