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Old 03-06-2011, 12:00 AM   #1
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Offroading for the first time!!!

I went to the dunes in pismo it was so fun but scary. I didn't drive it in there my boyfriend I was too chicken
Hopefully next time I'll try it lol
Just wanted to share my first experence with you guys

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Old 03-06-2011, 12:14 AM   #2
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Got any pics of your adventure?

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Old 03-06-2011, 12:16 AM   #3
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I took a short video you can here me being a scardy cat lol I'll c if I can post it when I get home
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Old 03-06-2011, 12:36 AM   #4
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Love Pismo......and Bluebell......and Indiana Dunes..... and South Padre Island...... for the dunes and the attitudes..... next time..... do some wheelin' yourself....
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sounds great!
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Old 03-06-2011, 01:21 AM   #6
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I don't know how to post the video but here are a couple pics driving by the ocean I didn't take pics on the dunes u was too busy holding the "oh shit bar" lol
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Old 03-06-2011, 01:28 AM   #7
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nice jeep/pics post the video on youtube and past the link to the forum
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Is it easy to tip over on the dunes? We are inexperienced at off roading does anyone have any tips. Anything to help ease my nerves a little???
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Old 03-06-2011, 01:56 AM   #9
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dont drive sideways on the duns or make sharp turns as your going up actually just stay straight as you go up.
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looks like you guys had a good time. were you from? slo native here. ive lived here all my life but never driven my jeep on the dunes mostly because i prefer trails.
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Old 03-06-2011, 02:31 AM   #11
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It's just scary cuz you never know what's on the other side of the hill. Either it's a nice hill or a sudden drop. I think I would flip over going down a steep hill. I'm around the Fresno area
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Old 03-06-2011, 05:30 AM   #12
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I love the dunes I think I'm going back soon
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Old 03-06-2011, 11:28 AM   #13
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Driving in sand isn't hard once you get the hang of it. Air your tires down to make the tire's footprint bigger for more support on the sand, 13 psi is fine. Unless you're below 15 psi you're not even aired down so don't be afraid to take the tire pressure down to that pressure which will help keep you on top of the sand instead of digging down into it and maybe getting stuck.

Don't use your brakes all the way to a stop, let the sand stop you. Using your brakes all the way until you're stopped can form a sand berm in front of the tires which can make it much harder to get going again.

And yep as suggested above, don't drive sideways or at an angle on a steep dune. Always go straight up and down steep dunes to avoid the chance of a rollover.
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Should you go fast or slow down a steep hill? Sorry if it's a dumb question
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start slow and use light breaking and engine breaking.
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Old 03-06-2011, 05:40 PM   #16
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What's engine breaking?
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What's engine breaking?
I think he means let the engine slow itself by shifting down in gears.
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Oh ok lol
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I wanted to show off the bit of dirt I got on my jeep and it rained the next day and washed the sand away
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Should you go fast or slow down a steep hill? Sorry if it's a dumb question
Is it a stick or auto? If a stick just put it in low and let the engine take you down. If an auto same thing manually put it in low and "LIGHTLY" touch the brakes only if needed.
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I like driving stick baby lol
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Old 03-07-2011, 11:33 AM   #22
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LOL I always cringe when I see brake lights going downhill on loose footing (sand or gravel) because it is so easy for one of the tires to lock up and a locked up tire is nothing more than a rudder. As long as tires are rolling you have at least the illusion of control.
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I don't know if I can go down hill without pushing the brakes
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I don't know if I can go down hill without pushing the brakes
Put it in 4L and use 1st or 2nd depending on what speed you want to go...this will usually hold the jeep at a slower speed when going downhill (esseentially engine braking)
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Old 03-08-2011, 11:18 AM   #25
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Probably 1st I'm a big o'l chicken lil
What was so embarrassing was when we first got there there was this other jeep torchering us lol he was going around us in circles and going all fast lol

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