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Well I heard of a spot near me that sounded like a fun area and I decided to try it out. It was my first official off road adventure. The area had a lot of sand dunes and wooded hard packed dirt areas. With a mix of some water and hills. It was a blast. I was the only vehicle but I did go with one friend. I ended up getting stuck for a little three times. All three times I got stuck in the sand because I made a rooky mistake and went to slow :doh:. The big 12.5 wide tires sure didn't help though. One time I got stuck real good and I ended up smoking my clutch a little when I was trying to get out :hide:. That was definitely not a very good feeling. All in all I was very nervous about the whole ordeal because it was my first time and no one else was out there to pull me out of I did get stuck really badly but I loved it. I can't wait until next time and maybe then I won't make so many mistakes.
Here's some pictures of the area and my jeep!



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Nice rig! Looks like fun.
 

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4 wheel lo and low tire pressure... :thumb: that'll help you out in the sand going forward... like 12 to 15 psi in your tires.

your clutch will thank you! :D
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4 wheel lo and low tire pressure... :thumb: that'll help you out in the sand going forward... like 12 to 15 psi in your tires.

your clutch will thank you! :D
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What about driving on the pavement after I'm done in the trails? Would that low of a PSI be ok for 20 minutes of pavement driving back to my house?
 

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What about driving on the pavement after I'm done in the trails? Would that low of a PSI be ok for 20 minutes of pavement driving back to my house?
yes... i wouldn't go nuts... but it should be fine for limited driving. :thumb: as the tires get hotter (from the road) air pressure will rise a little anyhow.

also not a bad idea to look into a portable compressor to bring with you. viair and smittybilt make decent ones...
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yes... i wouldn't go nuts... but it should be fine for limited driving. :thumb: as the tires get hotter (from the road) air pressure will rise a little anyhow.

also not a bad idea to look into a portable compressor to bring with you. viair and smittybilt make decent ones...
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Thanks for the advice! I'll look into the compressors.
The only issue I was having with 4L is that when I would slow down to put it into 4L I would get stuck and then on occasion I couldn't get it to engage since I wasn't rolling.
 

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trans in neutral? sometimes mines a little picky... but if i'm stopped or barely rolling with the trans in neutral it always works fine. :thumb:

and with the lower tire pressure, you'll be okay in the deeper sand. don't want to be in 4HI is soft stuff, you'll cook your transmission!

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trans in neutral? sometimes mines a little picky... but if i'm stopped or barely rolling with the trans in neutral it always works fine. :thumb:

and with the lower tire pressure, you'll be okay in the deeper sand. don't want to be in 4HI is soft stuff, you'll cook your transmission!

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Yep always in neutral. I read somewhere in the manual that sometimes if you go into 4l when your stopped then it may not engage due to the gears not being lined up properly.
Ya I found that out about my transmission on my last outing haha. I'll make sure to definitely deflate my tires for sure next time!
 

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Don't worry about driving on the road aired down, just keep it slow.

Next time you get stuck, burry your passenger waist deep in the sand and then have him hold your winch cable :rofl:
 

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Don't worry about driving on the road aired down, just keep it slow.

Next time you get stuck, burry your passenger waist deep in the sand and then have him hold your winch cable :rofl:
now that's a great idea :thumb:















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I love the jeep what lift and tires do you have. I'm only 17 with a stock 98. I would love to have a jeep like yours.
 
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