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Old January 20th, 2011, 08:19
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Re: Feb 12th Little Sahara Sand Dunes

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We were there on the quads last Saturday and I would like to report that is the OLD price! It is now available for the low, low price of only $18 for a soooo useful TWO DAY PASS!

No, I'm not happy about this change.

Regrettably, I will no be attending this event. I found out today that I am moving to Tucson, AZ immediately for work.

Jared
I think I can make this one, Jared you will like Tucson, lots of great 4 wheeling down there
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Old January 20th, 2011, 16:50
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Re: Feb 12th Little Sahara Sand Dunes

I may be riding passenger on this one. Not likely the jeep will be up and going yet.
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Old January 20th, 2011, 18:14
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Re: Feb 12th Little Sahara Sand Dunes

Sounds fun... How is the sand if your open front and rear? guessing as long as you don't go crazy with the skinny peddle you will be fine?

Also this is an all day thing right?
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Old January 21st, 2011, 01:42
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Sounds fun... How is the sand if your open front and rear? guessing as long as you don't go crazy with the skinny peddle you will be fine?

Also this is an all day thing right?
The dunes is a crazy wide open skinny peddle affair no matter if you are open or not.

You won't have too much issue not being locked up though.
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Old January 21st, 2011, 14:59
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Re: Feb 12th Little Sahara Sand Dunes

I'm ARB locked front and rear and I rarely use the lockers in the sand.You'll actually dig holes and sink if you try and climb sand hill locked up. You need to be able to rev the motor and spin the tires to get momentum and if all 4 tires are driving, a stock 4.0 doesn't have the torque to spin them fast enough in the sand.

I typically run in 4 HI and open in the sand, with 4:88 gears.....and dream of an LS-3 V8 under the hood.
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Old January 21st, 2011, 16:54
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Re: Feb 12th Little Sahara Sand Dunes

My father is acting like he wants to go... I hope we can!
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Old January 21st, 2011, 17:23
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Re: Feb 12th Little Sahara Sand Dunes

So the sand is not soft except on the climbs so I wont just dig holes all over the place...

Sounds like fun, will like to see how my tires work on the sand. since you have 4.88 gears and I am stock gears with 33's sounds like I will be in 4-low most the time.. :-)
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Old January 21st, 2011, 18:05
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Re: Feb 12th Little Sahara Sand Dunes

It's soft everywhere but if you air your tires down you pretty much float over it. On the hills you dig in because there isn't as much traction, not so much that it's any softer.
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Old January 22nd, 2011, 06:53
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Re: Feb 12th Little Sahara Sand Dunes

In addition, the sand is more firm and offers better traction in the winter months due to the moisture content. Sunny sides of the dunes typically have less traction than the shady sides for this reason, but you can typically offset the reduced traction with mo..........mentum.





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Old January 22nd, 2011, 10:01
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Will do!
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Old January 22nd, 2011, 22:12
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Re: Feb 12th Little Sahara Sand Dunes

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Sorry to hear that Jared, I was hoping to see the debut of your D60 equipped Durango.
I'm sorry to hear it too. I wouldn't go if they weren't making it worth our while. It's just hard to say "no thanks" to a 50% raise these days...

D60's under Durangos are so 2000's... the 20-teens are looking more like something LS-powered with go-fast suspension.

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This a permanent move?

Tucson isn't so bad other than the summer heat. Lots of beautiful country to explore down that way.
My goal is 3 years or less down there. My Ogden position will be filled when I leave and it may be hard to find a position back at home when I'm ready to return. But, I will certainly be moving back as close as I can. On a positive note the high was 64*F today in Tucson, and Moab is still feasible at 10 hours away.

Jared

If you guys have not been to the annual dune run, just do it. You will NOT regret it and will have the time of your lives. We were screwing around on the sand in the Dakota for about 20 minutes last weekend, and I probably had more fun in those 20 minutes than I did the rest of the day on the Suzuki. It is literally like no other wheeling you will ever experience.

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Old January 22nd, 2011, 22:33
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Re: Feb 12th Little Sahara Sand Dunes

i'm in, i got a few bugs to fix from crawlfest but i'll definitely be there.

just a reminder DON'T FORGET YOUR FLAGS! jared or jeff might be able to help with this since i haven't been to the dunes since oct. of '98. but the flags used to cost 25.00 there. if you don't have one they are anywhere from 8-12 dollars at an ATV shop.


also i will be bringing calendars for those that want some.

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Old January 23rd, 2011, 09:15
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Re: Feb 12th Little Sahara Sand Dunes

I will probably need to ride passenger.
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I will probably need to ride passenger.
I owe you a seat for a few trips


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Old January 23rd, 2011, 23:39
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Re: Feb 12th Little Sahara Sand Dunes

Sweet! It sounds like my dad wants to go... If anybody needs a flag we have tons and we usually bring a couple extras incase we have one break. Mounting them takes a drill or some zip-ties + creativity.
 


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