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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-12-2004, 11:05 PM Thread Starter
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The Dunes

Hey has anyone ever been to the Dunes in Moses Lake washington. I am going to go there tomorrow. Any advice for someone that has never driven on dunes before from all of you baja people


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Lower the air pressure the better and stopping usually = stuck.

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How low of pressure
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Umm, if you have 15's or 16's probably around 12-14... If you have 16.5's probably 16-18. I run about 2, but on the street I get crazy and run 12 [img]images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]

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I usually cruise around from 15-20 depending on tires and how soft the sand. I have gone through some pretty soft sand on some weenie tires.
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Ok I have 16 inch wheels on 33" BFG MT. I have heard that the sand is a little ashy from the Mt. Saint Helens volcano. what does this mean "I run about 2, but on the street I get crazy and run 12 " and should I have the total air pressure around 14 or lower it by 14
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he's got beadlocks...if you run your pressure at 2 you won't go anywhere.
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Re: The Dunes

At the Silver Lake Sand Dunes here in Michigan, I usually run around 4 psi in the rear and 6 in the front. I have never blown a bead out there, and I can go anywhere as fast or as slow as I want. I usually piss off the amateurs out there that have 800 HP engines and lots of wheel spin, as I crawl backwards in 4 low up the hill. [img]images/graemlins/ooo.gif[/img]
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Re: The Dunes

Depending on the width of your wheels and if they're not 16.5s you can go pretty low. I've driven my truck on 16/14 and it did alright. I ran it home on that too. But that was the local sand and I knew I had to drive home. If I were at real dunes I'd probably start there and go lower as needed.

I wouldn't go below 12/10 unless you've got air though.

My Dad used to run 10/8 when we went to Silver Lake Sand Dunes on 33" Laredo MTs on 15x8 wheels. But he had onboard air.

I found a picture from the last time we were at Silver Lake. It's a bit blurry but oh well. He's got 24/22 in the tires in the picture. He never went any lower that day because we just ran the sandrail. He never got stuck but we didn't do anything serious in the truck either.

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