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09-20-2013 11:07 PM
mrobinso Headed down next week for a late summer trip. Plan to take my tj out on NC12 since we are staying in Corolla Light. Have gone on the jeep tours before so that helps with knowing the lay of the land. This thread has been helpful too. Was planning to air down but likely won't bother after seeing so many ppl have no issues. Will post some pics up here.
09-20-2013 09:47 PM
JaysGolf Had an amazing time! Didn't bother airing down. Had a little stuttering on the soft stuff on the trails behind the dunes while going up hills, but nothing crazy... Going through the washouts was a blast
07-02-2013 08:12 AM
Maneely I do it on stock wheels on my jk with out airing down at all, that includes goi g over the dunes and back roads. Just need to know how to drive is all
06-29-2013 12:01 AM
JaysGolf Beach and/or hummer recovery kit arrived today
06-25-2013 05:59 PM
WesterM3 Corolla is a must do for jeepers! Haven't been since last August but I'm planning another trip soon!



06-25-2013 05:00 PM
tabo
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Originally Posted by MCDavis View Post
We took our LJ out on the beach at Corolla (see pic), haven't been back since I got the JKU. With the LJ, we didn't air down at all.

How many of you air down for the beach, and how many don't?
I was going to air out the tires but decided to just go for it and see what would happen. I went through just fine (on 33s)
06-25-2013 04:50 PM
MCDavis We took our LJ out on the beach at Corolla (see pic), haven't been back since I got the JKU. With the LJ, we didn't air down at all.

How many of you air down for the beach, and how many don't?
06-25-2013 04:38 PM
tabo
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Originally Posted by JaysGolf View Post
cool, did you get to see some? and low tide reveals tree stumps, so that may have been a blessing in disguise if you didn't know they were there
Yep, ran across a group of them a little ways in the trail. Took a bunch of pics, just haven't pulled them from the camera.

Totally didn't expect stumps to be there. The tide was just coming in and I was being a wuss going in by driving like 10mph, so I managed to avoid them. On the way out tho, I manned up a bit and hit 20.
06-25-2013 12:56 PM
JaysGolf
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Yep. But I got there a bit late in the afternoon and the tide was coming in. Didn't get to stay long. Ended up running around the trails, looking for horses.
cool, did you get to see some? and low tide reveals tree stumps, so that may have been a blessing in disguise if you didn't know they were there
06-25-2013 12:54 PM
JaysGolf came upon this via casual web surfing, asuming its not a repeat post, hope this helps some peeps.. Driving on The Beach - North Carolina Beach Driving & Off-Road Vehicles - The Outer Banks - North Carolina
06-25-2013 07:17 AM
tabo
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looks like you made out well!, you head up corolla way?
Yep. But I got there a bit late in the afternoon and the tide was coming in. Didn't get to stay long. Ended up running around the trails, looking for horses.
06-25-2013 01:28 AM
JaysGolf
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Just got back from NC. Trucking around on the beach was hella fun. I need to do it more often.
looks like you made out well!, you head up corolla way?
06-22-2013 07:09 PM
tabo Just got back from NC. Trucking around on the beach was hella fun. I need to do it more often.
06-21-2013 10:51 AM
ThingsAbove Just returned from another trip to the NC outer banks. We normally stay at Naggs Head since it's sorta central and we can hit Hatteras or Corolla in about an hour either way.

I highly recommend Corolla...



Make sure to see the horses...

06-17-2013 11:32 AM
Utm18 Arrived in Corolla yesterday, to a short drive on the beach in the pm. Getting ready to go back for a longer cruise
06-17-2013 10:53 AM
Snowren24 We took a horse tour on Monday, and went back out on our own Wednesday. The tour was great, but not needed to see horses, we saw them readily when we went on our own.
06-15-2013 10:10 AM
tabo
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Originally Posted by JaysGolf View Post

technically speaking that area is actually considered a continuation of beach road 12, so unless there is an event of some sort, its a thoroughfare (just without the yellow line).

from KDH, it's a good hours ride as well. when i stay in nags head, i go south toward ocracoke, there are no houses down there, so that may be more what you are after, as far as "getting a spot" and spending the day there, on the beach.

Pictured is my old jeep by the inlet bridge..


Then and Now by HPGolfer101, on Flickr

i dont know though if that area of beach, down by ocracoke, is still "free access". thought i remember reading you needed permits now... not sure though.

but up by corolla is not restricted, again cause its technically RT 12.
Okracoke requires a permit and I think they only allow off road access a few months or of the year and it end in April. But thanks for the info, I'll keep in mind the hour drive.
06-15-2013 01:12 AM
JaysGolf
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I didn't, but stuck to as much hard pack as I could and stayed away from anything that looked tricky.
I did spin pretty bad once on those back roads but was able to keep the momentum up.
We also saw a JK buried up to its rear axle on the main beach in the way out! Looked like plenty of help was getting it out though.

We had a great time, planning on going back before we leave.
thanks for the reply, pics look great! i worry more for my JKU than my old TJ, just feels heavier, less nimble. it's also my daily driver, i'm not trying to get it FUBAR.
06-15-2013 01:09 AM
JaysGolf
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How crowded does the off road parts in Corolla get? I'm heading down tomorrow, but staying in Kill Devil Hills area. Trying to figure out if I need to leave early to get a good spot and not get crowded out on the beach.
technically speaking that area is actually considered a continuation of beach road 12, so unless there is an event of some sort, its a thoroughfare (just without the yellow line).

from KDH, it's a good hours ride as well. when i stay in nags head, i go south toward ocracoke, there are no houses down there, so that may be more what you are after, as far as "getting a spot" and spending the day there, on the beach.

Pictured is my old jeep by the inlet bridge..


Then and Now by HPGolfer101, on Flickr

i dont know though if that area of beach, down by ocracoke, is still "free access". thought i remember reading you needed permits now... not sure though.

but up by corolla is not restricted, again cause its technically RT 12.
06-14-2013 11:10 PM
tabo How crowded does the off road parts in Corolla get? I'm heading down tomorrow, but staying in Kill Devil Hills area. Trying to figure out if I need to leave early to get a good spot and not get crowded out on the beach.
06-14-2013 10:06 PM
moscoeb Last trip before leaving in morning. Saw a ton of horses today, I'll post more when get home.
Loved exploring through town and side roads.
06-12-2013 07:58 AM
ortizml86
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Originally Posted by Jaysel View Post
Is there anywhere nice to go near or not to far from havelock nc? I'm dying to offroad with my jk
The Croatan national forest has quite a few areas to wheel. specifically on the swansboro side
06-12-2013 07:53 AM
moscoeb
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Originally Posted by JaysGolf View Post

awesome!, did you bother to air down etc? friend told me he didnt bother, just 4High and disabled ESC...
I didn't, but stuck to as much hard pack as I could and stayed away from anything that looked tricky.
I did spin pretty bad once on those back roads but was able to keep the momentum up.
We also saw a JK buried up to its rear axle on the main beach in the way out! Looked like plenty of help was getting it out though.

We had a great time, planning on going back before we leave.
06-12-2013 01:26 AM
JaysGolf
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Originally Posted by moscoeb View Post
From earlier today.
awesome!, did you bother to air down etc? friend told me he didnt bother, just 4High and disabled ESC...
06-11-2013 02:26 PM
moscoeb From earlier today.
05-31-2013 11:16 PM
Unlimited13 I'm going down there tomorrow. Last years I think I remember seeing people in the back of pickups. Do you think I would get stopped for having some one in the back of a JKU?
05-31-2013 04:15 PM
xxxJaysel Is there anywhere nice to go near or not to far from havelock nc? I'm dying to offroad with my jk
05-30-2013 12:47 PM
moscoeb
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I'm heading down June 8th, so close!

do i need to worry about disconnecting the front sway bar? I havent done the mod yet, so it would be a last second thing I will have to worry about if so.
I will be down there June 8th also.

Shouldn't have to worry about it. Mostly sandy stuff from what I saw. But didn't go too hardcore as I was by myself.
05-30-2013 11:45 AM
Snowren24 I'm heading down June 8th, so close!

do i need to worry about disconnecting the front sway bar? I havent done the mod yet, so it would be a last second thing I will have to worry about if so.
04-18-2013 11:05 AM
moscoeb Going again this summer. I need to try and get some of those caches that we didn't get last time
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